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Wednesday, 30 January 2013


Here we are at another Wednesday....one of the best days of the week when I can go snooping round all my blogging friends crafty spaces to see what they have all been up to this week.  I have had a great week so far.  My little twinnie munchkins came for their usual fun day with Nanny Annie yesterday and they stayed the night cos I have them again today...their mummy has to work the occasional extra day and today is one of those.  Great Aunty Jo is coming down today to allow me to open the shop up and to enjoy some quality time with the twins.

So on my desk today is what was left on their last night after the twins went to bed.....

My first completed LillyBo quilt.....and I'm thrilled to bits with it  :-)

Here is the quilt....it's about 70cm x 100cm and I feel it would brighten up the day of any little girl or boy who isn't feeling at their best.

I've joined in the fun over at Pixie's playground with this quilt  because it's made of lots of snippets  :-)

I've made a matching bag for it to go in so it could be used as a pillow to snuggle up on if need be.

The bag is lined with red fabric and has a little pocket inside.....I wonder who this is peeping out?

Meet Scamp.  There is a little Westie on the picture in the middle of the quilt so of course I just had to knit one of my favourite little dogs to go with the quilt.

This will soon be parcelled up and on it's way to Jo over at Jozart who is organising the LillyBo quilt blog.

Hope you like it Jo  :-)

Thanks for dropping by today.  I will probably have to do my return visits later on today when the twins go home or tomorrow in between catching up on my sewing jobs but I promise I will do my best to drop in on as many of you as I can.
Annie x

Don't forget to pop and have a look at the smiley posts this week and link your own smiley pics for the week here.
After all there are always days when we need a smile and it's so lovely to share our smiles with others.  Come on....lets make the world a happier place.  :-)


Anne said...

Gorgeous makes Annie. I especially love the bag with the little westie.Where did you get the pattern for him? I would love to have a go knitting one.

Twiglet said...

Brilliant! Will be down asap. x Jo

Di said...

WOW and double wow Annie!! Both you and Jo are hard at work. I love the quilt and the bag is great - but the little Westie is such an adorable addition to totally complete the set. Perfect, and made with a lot of love I'm sure!

Happy WOYWW,

Hugs, Di xx #38

JoZart said...

Absolutely super, you and Jo have done so well... such stars TYTYTY! Love the little Westie too! Can't wait to get them and pass them to CLICs at the hospital for the children.
Jo x

KC'sCourt! said...

Have a good day with the little ones, we have ours on Monday.

The quilt looks wonderful and I love the idea of the bag to keep it in!
Julie xxxxxxxx

sandra de said...

Stunning quilt bag and doggies. You are a sewing marvel.
Sandra @76

Karen said...

Everyone is quilting at the moment, how lovely to make something that is kept forever! A real labour of love quiltmaking! Love the bag and matching westie too. Do you have a pattern for him? Or maybe a cat somewhere? Happy WOYWW! Karen 84 x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Awww cute little dog and lovely quilt.

Happy WOYWW.

Sarn xxx

Helen said...

Such a gorgeous quilt and matching bag, and as for Scamp!! Have a lovely day with the littlies! Helen, 9

Queenie Jeannie said...

Just....WOW!!!! Stunning quilt, bag and doggie! Someone is going to just be over the moon when they receive these! Bless you for doing all this!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #12

voodoo vixen said...

Aaaw, I knew yours would be a gem and it is! What lovely bright cheery colours and the dog, such a lovely little friend to find inside!! Annette

Kate said...

Lovely quilt. Was just thinking how cute the little dog was on the centre and the next thing you've made one! Like you said a boy or a girl would adore this.

** Kate **

Ann B said...

Beautiful quilt Anne and sure to make any child feel comforted. I'm struggling a bit with mine - sorting out the size and colour combination. Goodness knows how I will go on making a bag as well (Jan has given me a link to a site with free patterns for that).
Ann B

Roudi said...

Awww what a sweet quilt! And the little puppy, too! How adorable! Seriously, you're amazing!

Happy WOYWW from Egypt. xx
Roudi # 94

Monica said...

Oh Annie I just love the loving things you make. Visiting granny has got to be a lovely day or two.
Monica 102

Minxy said...

What a trio of treasures Annie, love the wee doggie.
I've actually been sewing myself this week so would love your opinion on my pieces {being a newbie} on my desk
Happy Desk Hopping Day
Hugz Minxy #59

Eliza said...

Just devine but how can you give it away with carry bag and puppy, no way.

Eliza 100

Mrs A. said...

A beauty of a quilt and the bag is a lovely thought too. Hugs Mrs A.

Ria Gall said...

Oh boy you should be so proud of yourself for those beautiful creations they are STUNNING
Thanks for sharing
Ria #44

Julia Dunnit said...

Aw my word, that's going to be one comforted little girl or boy - fantastic job. Hope you had a lovely second day with the twinnies and Jo, I think you need not worry too much about catching up with all of us!

pearshapedcrafting said...

You really have made something amazing here - so thoughtful - love the cute little dog that's going along too! Chris#93

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love the fabric you've used, so bright and cheerful. It makes an awesome bag too....just brilliant. Well done you! Hope you're not too exhausted by the twins' sleepover!!
Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

Carol Yates said...

What a beautiful quilt, i wish i could sew like that. The matching bag and Westie are gorgeous too, you kind thing!
Carol.x #56

mamapez5 said...

A lovely quilt Annie, and I especially like the westie! I am sure it will bring a smile to a poorly little one. i love the idea of the LillyBo quilts, but I am not a sewer by choice, and I am still up to my eyes with my Knit for Africa project.

Lynn Holland said...

Late visits too Annie. Your wonderful quilt, bag and scamp brought a tear to my eye they are so lovely and you are so kind and clever.
Hope you enjoyed your day with the little ones.
Lynn xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, you and your sister are doing great with the quilts. The patterned fabric you've used is just perfect for a child to love. Hope you've had a happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #71

Anne said...

Oh what fun having 'the twinnies' overnight - always love doing that. Annie your makes are gorgeous - I don't know how you get so much done. I have promised a quilt just trying to get it sorted in my head- never done one before. Anne x #144

Chrysalis said...

Hi Annie - love the quilt and bag, and the westie is so cute! This will delight any child lucky enough to receive it. Thanks for sharing. Smiles, Chris x

Lydia La La said...

Good on you, Annie. You have a big heart. Hope all is well in your area. we are north of the terrible disaster areas on the east coast of Australia and I'm gearing up to help in some way. xo

SueH said...

Well there’s no desk pictures from me this week but I just wanted to stop by a few friends to see they were up to.

Oh Annie, that quilt and bag are fantastic and how cute is that little doggie. You’ve done a great job for a fantastic project.

Happy Crafting!
x x x

Lisa said...

love the quilt and bag and such a cute westie too, hope you had lots of fun with the twinnies too


Caro said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love the matching bag and the little westie, as well as the gorgeous material. Happy belated WOYWW. Caro #60

Nan G said...

Scamp is adorable, sure to bring a smile to little ones face. Love the quilt and matching tote!! I'm a bit late desk hopping... Happy WOYWW! Nan 107

lisa said...

I'm glad you had a lovely time with the twins, Annie. Their first sleep over is a very special event!!
Your quilt is stunning, so bright and cheerful and the little Westie is extra special. I love him.
hugs Lisax #63

MaggieC said...

I am so in awe of that beautiful quilt and your talent in creating it. Any little girl would love that for her very own. Good luck with all your creations. xx Maggie #11

fairy thoughts said...

Oh Annie your quilt is fabulouas and the bag and dog are the perfect finishing touch.... just perfect to make a little feel better. hoping to finish nine this weekend

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful quilt Annie, Jo will be thrilled, as will any child who is lucky enough to receive it.


jude said...

OMG annie ive been missing for couple weeks but i can't believe those two adorable twins have grown so much .Maybe i have been away longer than i thought!Gorgeous grandchildren to be proud of !The quilts well they are just fab hunni.Well i shall be back as at moment have loads time so i cant craft so getting inspiration from you all
Have crafty week hugs judex167

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your snippets quilt and matching bag are so bright and cheery! Such a great job, Annie!!

I have twinks grandchildren, too, and we just love it when they come for a sleepover!!

I didn't get a chance to WOYWW last week, but it's good to see you on the Playground!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Bravo good work-love all creations-but for me animal lover is dog top
Hugs Tamara

scrappymo! said...

Fabulous quilt and I love the carrier bag to go with. Beautiful work.

Irene said...

Absolutely gorgeous makes, I love the quilt and bag. Your little westie is so cute.