Thursday, February 25, 2010

Good News Day

Thank you to all the kind readers who have left such lovely comments on my previous post - hand pieced hexagons by MIL.  Jan enjoyed the post and was thrilled to read all your comments, including that she "rocks". 

She rocks indeed, and I am privileged to have Jan, not only as a mother-in-law and a quilting buddy, but also a friend.

There are lots of wonderful things happening at the moment for Red Pepper Quilts - all requiring my time and attention and keeping me absent from my sewing machine.    

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And, do you remember the Stashbuster quilt that I made for my pregnant neighbor? The quilt with the all that pink backing, anticipating a baby girl?


Well, it's a girl!  Amy, born February 15th, and weighing 7 lbs, and she is such a beautiful baby! 

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And for a little relaxation I have been to my local patchwork store to enjoy the 25% off sale starting today!


GJ Discount Fabrics in Lygon Street, East Brunswick, Victoria.

Lots of good things there too, and I couldn't resist.

21 comments:

  1. Jan definitely rocks, her attention to detail is really inspiring. And how nice you love your mother in law. I am blessed like that too. Susie x

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  2. I can't remember whether I've ever commented on your blog, but I came across it a couple of months ago, and everything you make seems to leave me feeling amazed and inspired! I love the colours and prints that you use too.

    Florence x

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  3. How excellent to be a MiL AND to rock! Definitely a worthwhile aim in life! (and so, so pleased it was a girl)...

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  4. Jan rocks indeed! Nice addition to the stash - might have to visit GJ's tomorrow!

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  5. it is always nice to hear someone say great things about their mother-in-law. too often MILs are complained about. my MIL is also a wonderful woman who is also a great quilting buddy. it is such a blessing!

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  6. oh dear 20% off at amitie tomorrow and GJs on sale! my credit card will be getting a work out... I think i will be following your lead and getting some of those kei dots while they're slightly closer to within budget!

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  7. So much to take in for this post! The stashbuster quilt looks beautiful- it's one I aim to make one of these days when I get through all the other things I have in piles all over the place! And yes your MIL does rock. Her stars are just lovely.

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  8. Looking forward to hearing all the Red Pepper 'news'!!
    Andi :-)

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  9. So glad that Jan enjoyed the post. She is definitely well deserving of all the lovely compliments. And oh that stashbuster quilt is just wonderful. I am so glad to see it again. They will love it!! Congrats to the new family!!

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  10. So much good news! :-)
    Jan´s quilt is really great, just my kind of pattern and fabrics. (yours are beautiful too, of course!)
    My MIL is not a quilter, but she is nice, too.
    Steffi

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  11. I so enjoy your blog and seeing the type of fabric you choose. You're a half a world away but make it seem as if you're right next door. Keep up the interesting postings.

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  12. Phew! I thought you were going to say it turned out to be a BOY! Good think it didn't. That is one spectacular quilt! Jenn

    P.S. Your MIL does Rock!!

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  13. Hahaha -- I thought you were going to say it was a boy too -- you're too funny! Yummy new fabric -- couldn't be going to a more creative place!!!

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  14. Haha, I'm with Purple Quilter Queen: I too thought you were going to tell us that they had a boy! Anyway, the quilt is spectacular. She will love it! How fun to be able to quilt with your MIL. Thanks again for all the inspiration.

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  15. I just love that Stashbuster quilt. Such a great fabric combo... lucky Amy!

    Arabella

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  16. I just bought that blue dot fabric today! Isn't is cute!?

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  17. Congratulations on your Sew 'n Sell store! I was aware of Sew 'n See, because I am participating in Dollies Online, but I didn't really understand that it was similar to Etsy. I'm going to have to go exploring there....

    joan

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  18. Thanks for letting me know about sew n sell. I'll go and check it out now.

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  19. Your quilts are lovely - the colours are so fresh and your workmanship is beautiful. Hope there are some bolts left on the shelves for me when I go to GJ's tomorrow.

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  20. Perhaps MIL Jan would like to sell her pattern? ;)

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