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Welcome Winter.

Posted on | June 7, 2014 | 16 Comments

Here we are at the start of Winter, but my trees seem to have skipped a season. As you can see in the photo there are hardly any leaves turning colour or falling to the ground. Yet only a few streets away, these same trees have dropped their leaves and the branches are bare. Very strange.

Sunburnt Quilts - June


It has turned very cold and it is perfect weather for being inside and sewing. I have a lot of projects on the go, but very few finishes.

I have been quilting away on this one and am ready to start the binding.

Sunburnt Quilts - June


There were a few left over HSTs so I used them to make some doll quilts.

Sunburnt Quilts - June


I was also asked by our grand daughter to make another mattress and pillow for her second American Girl Doll.

And I included a small crochet doll blanket.

Sunburnt Quilts - June



I have been busy sandwiching and pinning some tops ready for quilting.

Sunburnt Quilts - June



And I have made the backing for this one so I can send it to my quilter next week.

Sunburnt Quilts - June



Just for fun, I have been going to Secret Santa classes with Rosalie Quinlan.

Here is our most recent project.

Sunburnt Quilts - June


We have a long weekend here to celebrate the Queen’s birthday, but I didn’t get invited to the party. Maybe next time!

Have a lovely weekend.

Cheers, Karen



16 Responses to Welcome Winter.

  • marina says: all your projects are gorgeous. Love the bright 1/2 square triangles, they are great. I like the blocks and fabrics in your last quilt. Very pretty. Your santas are adorable too! My invite must have gone missing too...
  • Sunnybec says: LOL, We have a long weekend here but don't think it's for the Queen's birthday even though she has been in France for the D-Day services!! Love your quilts and I especially love the little snowmen. Not sure if we have summer yet, it's been really nice for a few days, now it's raining and cool again. Hugs xx
  • michelle from Rag-tag Stitchin' says: You are such a lovely Nanna...beautiful projects....stay cosy!
  • peg says: projects...
  • Shez says: Beautiful work as usual Karen,love those little snowmen,enjoy your long weekend my friend.xx
  • Raewyn says: Wow you have been busy! All sorts of scrummmy projects :-) I like how you have quilted the top quilt and those snowmen are too cute!
  • Denise in PA says: Makes me laugh when you say it's gotten so cold...I just turned my air conditioner on! Such lovely projects - I love the colors in the quilt you're sending out! I really think the Queen should have invited you to her party o:)
  • Joan says: Well, you sure have been busy. Love the bright colors on your quilts. Your grands are going to have the best dressed and most comfy slept dolls on the planet. LOL!! Too cute. What fun little snowmen your making. What a great class, and what better time to work on those projects but now. I wouldn't worry too much about not being invited to the Queens "stately" usually means you have to dress up, and who wants to do that? It's way more fun to stitch in your comfy clothes at home! ;-)
  • Patti says: Fabulous projects, Karen! The secret Santa class looks like so much fun! Hope you stay cozy and warm this winter!
  • Frances says: Wonderful projects. Cant wait to see them when they are quilted and finished up. I particularly like the pinwheel looking top!!
  • Elaine/MuddlingThrough says: My, you HAVE been busy! Those fabrics in the first quilt are just the cutest, great quilting, too, and your hst doll quilts are just sweet. The American Girl bed and blanket.....makes me want to be one of your granddaughters. Yes, I know I'm too old, but still.So many projects so close to completion. Wonder Woman you! And Rosalie Quinlan, I'm not going to be jealous. Well, not much!
  • Fiona says: Karen you have heaps of lovely projects on the go.... it amazes me how even trees next to each other shed at different times... enjoy the extra holiday Hugz
  • Suz says: Lots of lovely projects to keep you busy Karen! Even though it is winter, the sun is shining in Melbourne today!
  • Linda King says: Your quilting on the first one looks fabulous, you'll have to show us the whole thing when you have the binding finished. Enjoy your quilting time!!!
  • Cheryl says: You have been getting lots done Karen. Oh lucky you - I would love to be doing those xmas classes with rosalie
  • Linda at Roscoe's Ma says: As you can see, I am WAY behind in my blog reading. Your AG doll things are so cute. The little snowpeople are adorable! And your quilts are pretty. I especially like the pink, green and aqua one.

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