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Saturday, June 25, 2011

What a Month We've Had!


Last week saw us attending the March Out of our son Nicholas, with the Australian Army.  He has completed his basic training and is now in the process of learning his new trade of Australian Soldier.  We were so excited to see him and our time with him went far too quickly. 


Here he is with his brother.  Of course we are very proud of both our boys and I can see a proudness in Nic by the way he carries himself now.  Amazing how they can grow up so completely in such a short time. 


His quilt was completed a couple of weeks before and I couldn't wait to give it to him.  It is now with him to keep him warm and remind him of home.


Chris and Amy arrived home from their honeymoon a couple of weeks before the March Out and here they are at the airport with Lucy (their baby).  Amy's sister Kate made a sign and brought her to the airport.  I don't think I have ever seen Amy so excited as when she realised Lucy was there.  5 weeks is a long time away from the people/dogs we love.


Remember this quilt?  I finally got around to having it quilted and got it back yesterday.  Rose did a wonderful job with the quilting and now I have to make another binding.


I have also been doing a little machine piecing and this is the start of another quilt, Washington Sidewalks.  This was a pattern from Patchwork on Stonleigh's fabric club.



These are the latest Irish Circles blocks. 

Sue-Anne xxx

20 comments:

Elyte said...

You have been quiet but busy. Glad to hear you are well.
That is the perfect quilt for your son to take with him. Beautiful work as always.

Shirley said...

What a lovely post Sue-Anne. You have such handsome sons. Nic looks so wonderful in his uniform and his quilt will certainly be his most prized posession. Hope Chris and Amy had a great time away. Glad to see you have kept yourself busy.
Love Shirley.x

Fiesta said...

Sue ann your Irish circles are stunning. Is there a pattern source so I can purchase it?

Quilt Hollow said...

I just love your Irish circle blocks and noticed that one in the header too! With a my last name Flynn...I should make one don't you think? Where is the pattern?

This past weekend I had both my boys home together...it is rare these days and I enjoyed every bit of it as I bet you did. Why do they grow up so darned fast? Have you ever just wanted to go back and have a do over or an again? LOL

Donna~~ said...

It looks like you've been busy working on all sorts of lovely things! The quilt you just got back from the quilter is very interesting to me. Is it from a pattern or your own design? And such handsome sons--Nic's photo looks like a movie soldier! Must be good genes! ;)

Taryn said...

You have such handsome sons!! I can only imagine how proud you are of Nic and congratulations on the new daughter-in-law. Your projects are also quite dreamy to see. I've been missing from blogland for quite a bit so am wondering if you more photos of your newly quilted project in earlier posts? I really enjoy seeing your Irish Circle blocks.

miranda said...

What a joy... to see all those nice pictures...boy's and quilts...you know what woman wants!!! Wahahaha
Greetings from the Netherlands from Miranda
http://miramoza.blogspot.com/

Mayleen said...

I've missed your blog posts and its good to see you're back! It looks like you've accomplished quite a lot lately. I really like the Irish Circle blocks and the Washington Sidewalks quilt is appealing to me too!

katrien said...

OO what a lovely quilts you make.

Jo in TAS said...

YOur son looks very handsome in his uniform. I wish him all the best for a safe and successful career. I married a soldier, he's out now but I went week at the knees whenever he was in dress.
Gorgeous quilts too, love those Irish Circle blocks!

Notjustnat said...

Wow Nicholas is now fully in the Australia army. He looks so handsome in the uniform. I can't help but feel proud of him too! I love the quilt you made for him too. A gorgeous looking quilt to keep him warm - Hugs Nat

Brandie said...

I see you have been very busy. Everything looks beautiful.
Congrats to Nic and you. Having our kids grow up can be so bitter-sweet. We want them to grow up, but always be there with us. It's hard on us all, even Buddy.

Barb said...

busy indeed! Your son looks so handsome in his uniform. I love the dog photo!
His quilt is great!!

Wendy said...

Your son's quilt is a good guy quilt. Love the Me and My Shadow, I have the pattern but haven't got around to making it. The Irish Circles is intriguing. Where did you buy the pattern?

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Those Irish circles are stunning!

I love the quilt that you just got back from the quilter...so very pretty!

Chookyblue...... said...

love all the quilts your working on.............congrats to your son........esp those circles...

Karen said...

Nicholas is looking very handsome in his uniform and his quilt turned out wonderful, as are the other quilts. The Irish Circles are fun, what pattern is that from?

Nanci said...

Anyone could tell that they are brothers! So look alike! Love, love the guy quilt along with the others. You have been missed!

Miriam said...

I love your Irish Circle blocks.
Good luck to Nicholas with his career in the Australian Army.

Stina said...

Catching up on you :o) .. and always a treat coming here.. Love your me and My shadow quilt... by Lynda... really love the look of it!!
And all the other blocks you made.. such an eye for colour choices..:O)