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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Melancholy


It has been very strange, these last few weeks.  We are all feeling the effects of Nicholas not being here - poor Buddy is lying on his bed  feeling sad that his "Big Bro" isn't home and I have decided (shock horror) that I don't like having an Empty Nest.


And after waving the newlyweds off on their honeymoon, things have been very quiet.  They are having the time of their lives travelling through Europe and as they visit each new country, I think of all you wonderful bloggers I have become friends with over the past year. 


I been distracting myself with some sewing.  This quilt top is from the latest book by Kathleen Tracy and is called "The Soldier's Cot Quilt" .  How appropriate for my soldier boy.  I will give this quilt to him at his March Out parade next month, to keep him warm and remind him of home.


And speaking of Civil War quilts and soldiers, this is a quilt I made a long time ago for Christopher's 21st.  It is called Civil War 2 and is designed by Susan Smith.  I finally grabbed it back before they left for their honeymoon so I could get a couple of photos of it.  Oh my goodness, there was a LOT of sewing in this quilt!



I haven't spoken about Browne Sisters Sampler for a while but I have been putting a few stitches in every now and then.



And these two album blocks (one from Jan and one from me) are on their way to Linda from Quilts in the Barn.   They are going to be part of the raffle quilt for this year's Quilts in the Barn exhibition.  The guest artist is Jo Morton and every block will be made from Jo Morton fabrics.  Can't wait till September!!!!

The weather was beautiful over Easter but it has finally turned.  It is snowing at Falls Creek and I can feel the icy chill in the air.  I think I will go sit in front of the tv with a quilt over my lap and sew a few stitches into my clamshells.

Sue-Anne xxx

20 comments:

Maree: said...

It does take a while to get use to the Empty Nest...your civil war 2 is Absolutely Gorgeous can see all the work that has gone into it..
lots of Lovely Show & Tell ...you have been busy.
cheers

Denise in PA said...

The newlyweds look very happy! I remember when our daughter left for college, we really though something was wrong with our Peke Lilly - she was acting very strange. Luckily, Ariel was only an hour away and was able to come back the next weekend - and then Lilly perked right up when she saw her. As for you Empty Nest Syndrome - it does get better!! Love the Soldier's Cot Quilt and the Civil War - well, that's just amazing!

Karen said...

You had a lot to share with us today. I love, love the Civil War 2 quilt. Lots of work went into making that. You make the best quilts.

katrien said...

WHAAAAAAAWWWWWWWW what a lovely civil war 2 quilt.

Barb said...

Sue-Ann you are not alone here.Your work is beautiful.I am 7000+ miles away about to start pulling fabric for Irish Circles and you are partially responsible.I shall think of you a lot today Thank you

Cardygirl said...

What a lovely post. I still miss the kids every day....I wonder if I will ever get used to it. Love your quilts...thanks for sharing...hope you keep warm & cosy and do lots of stitching!

Karen said...

Poor Buddy! :(

Love your Soldier's Cot Quilt, one of my favourites from the book and Civil War 2 is a beauty.

Terry said...

All normal reactions. Animals moping and checking. Sewing for us quilters always seems to be a comfort. Forward looking with time to reflect.

I like the close up views on your New header and Swan Lake is stunning
Welcome back to blog land

gloria said...

Admiro mucho tus trabajos. Besos desde Tenerife.

Leanne said...

Buddy does look very sad. Lots of nice quilts there it has turned cold here also ...... Great weather for quilting.

Barb said...

I know big life changes are hard. The house must seem very empty. They look so happy!
Your projects are great and will hopefully keep you company.
xox

Diane H said...

Your quilts are always such a delight to see, Sue-Anne. I'm a big fan of Kathleen Tracy, love the Soldiers Cot Quilt - well done.
Hugs to poor Buddy.

Elyte said...

Glad to see you back again.
You are keeping yourself busy and distracted.
Lovely work as always.

Quiltendewilma said...

You had a lot to share with us. I love the Civil War 2 quilt!! Your quilts are always such a delight to see...
It does take a while to get use to the Empty Nest. Buddy looks so sat....

Wendy said...

Your quilts are all awesome. I sent my signature block. Such a good cause.

yvonne said...

Whaaauuuuwwww !!!! die is prachtig!!! groetjes yvonne

Marieke said...

Sounds like you have been busy making wonderful things. Enjoy them, as well as the quilt over your legs on the sofa sewing other wonderful things. That will destract you from your childeren. I hope.

Stina said...

Its hard to see them go... but good to know they can fly on their own wings....Hate having my daughter in Italy... but ahhh.. what to do but cheer her on..:O))
LOvely quilts made... just ever so pretty and full of detail!!

tijerasycuchara said...

I like your works, they are beautiful.
I congratulate them
fappy weekend
Josefina
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