Monday, 9 June 2008

Mini quilts!

We have been away for a looooong weekend - more on that tomorrow - and it turns out our timing was bad because both my quilts from Lucy's mini swap turned up arou d the same time. Lucy's arrived just as we were leaving, and Rachel's was waiting for me on our return. I have taken some rather rushed pictures because I have to show these to you NOW. My words will not do them justice ...

This is Rachel's - I love the colours, the stitching, the whole shebang. I have to hide this from the small cookies because they are rather fond of pink and butterflies and they are NOT having this one.


This is 'just' the label:

And here is the one Lucy made - she has sewn a picture of me making dottycookies in my kitchen! (Those of you who have seen the mess I usually make in the kitchen can pipe down right about now). Thank you, Lucy - I adore her!


Though you have pitched my prices worryingly low ...


PS Thanks for the piggy photo love last week. Though I wish I could take credit for it, I have to confess it was one Mr DC took. I should also add he took ten more that were RUBBISH. I realise I am being uncharitable, so even though it pains me to admit it, I must say he is the king of (pig) photography in this household. Ha!

26 comments:

  1. Rachel's sewing is absolutely incredible isn't it? I got my quilt from her on Friday and it is just exquisite! I'm glad you like your dotty cookie quilt - I was inspired by the cookies you brought to London for us all! Did I tell you that it was adapted from an Anni Downs stitchery design - she is an incredible Australian designer - I love all her work!

    As for the pricing of your cookies, Dorothy complained that because I had put 10p ea(ch) with the ch being off the picture it looked like they cost 10 peas - that amused me so I left it as it was!!!!

    Lucy x

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  2. P.S. Can I borrow the picture you have taken to put on my blog as I have stupidly deleted the one I took?

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  3. Oooh, you lucky, lucky girl! To have a Locket quilt from the swap -- great deal. And I love Rachel's embroidery -- especially those beautiful coneflowers!

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  4. Those pieces are fabulous. Lucky girl.

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  5. Lucky you, two wonderful quilts!

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  6. I'd buy a dotty cookie from you, even if they are dear...

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  7. Aren't they wonderful? I just love Rachel's embroidery and have just had a drool over on her blog!

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  8. What truly beautiful quilts!

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  9. Those are two absolutely beautiful quilts - what exquisite stitching. I'd happily pay 10 peas for your cookies!

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  10. I missed your blogging, glad you are back again. Those quilts are so gorgeous, so much work has gone into them.

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  11. wow- the quilts are beautiful!Now quit stalling and tell us about your 'long weekend' I have been checking in every day to see how you got on! Did you love it?!x

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  12. Aah go on! Be magnanimous, he's got to be king of something.

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  13. More absolutely beautiful little quilts. I love the humour in Lucy's. Gina, I'm afraid I can top your offer - 20 peas. Can I have it now?

    Rachel's is gorgeous too. I can see those lovely colours and themes would appeal to any small cookies nearby. A small pebble would covet it too.

    Glad to see another cookie post - I was worried you'd fallen into the biscuit tin.

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  14. What gorgeous quilts!! They are both very beautiful and the stitching in both of them is fabulous!

    This has been such a lovely swap :)

    10 peas seems remarkably reasonable for one of you yummy dottycookies!

    xxx

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  15. Wow, gorgeous! I keep saying this but I feel way out of my league in this quilt swap.

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  16. Lucy's quilt is just lovely and I can't believe how well she is tackling the challenge. I'm so glad the mini quilt has arrived safely and the girls like their bunny bags!

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  17. what wonderful quilts you've bagged, I love that they're both so beautifully worked and so different and yet both perfect for Mrs Dottie Cookie.

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  18. Hi Val, those quilts are wonderful, no wonder you wanted to show them to us straightaway! 10p for a dottycookie - bargain! Looking forward to hearing about your weekend
    Kimx

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  19. Love your quilts! Lucky you!!! Rachel is such a clever stitcher. I watching the post for mine and can't wait.

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  20. Awww, lovely quilts. Rachel makes beautiful things doesn't she? And Lucy - what can one say - she's making 22 quilts and every one of them personalised. She's a star.

    x

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  21. What lovely quilts! And how dare yo send me off to Rachel's blog... wher I had to go to Leanne's blog and then to.... well, you get the picture. And I'm only having a quick browse!

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  22. Fantastic quilts. Rachel's stitching looks perfect - the colours are beautiful and Lucy's quilt portrait of you is brilliant! (More flattering that Lesley's!)

    Tell Mr.Dottycookie not to get too carried away over his pig-photographing prowess :)

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  23. The quilts are very well made with so much attention to detail. I would love to join in the quilt swap one day but I seem to find paper easier to handle than fabric!

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  24. WOW--lovely mini quilts...the amount of detail on both is exquisite and beautiful...I can see why your little cookies want to "borrow" these ;o) Happy Days (HUGS)) Oh, stop by when you can, I'm having a little gift giveaway!

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