Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Gifts from Gamma

I thought I would show you what Gamma (Jean), who is Babes Mum, therefore my mother-in-law and the Princess's grandmother (all that detail so that you are clear on who she is!) made the Princess for Christmas.

I can't believe she made it, well I can because she is very clever . . . anyway, its this gorgeous, shabby chic, girly pretty, comforter for the Princess's bed.


The underside is pink gingham, so pretty! Its all I need on her bed at the moment because it is so warm here at night. In the winter I will fold it and have it sitting on the end of the bed.

We all want one!!!


A few posts back I showed you my Christmas presents, well here is a close up of the ornamental shoe Gamma gave me.


Isn't it stunning! The heel and body part of the shoe are ceramic, the toe and embellishments are all fabric, braids and lace. It has sewn a seed, thinking, thinking . . .

We are having a great summer, its hot, hot, hot here right now, just lovely, we have our little pool up and the Princess and I have been having fun playing in it and cooling off.

Our children don't start back at school until early February. I am loving having the Princess home, no getting up early, getting dressed early or making school lunches!!! Bliss or as my best friend Mary Thistle says "Heaven on a Stick".

I am off to bed, a big day tomorrow, stuff to do, places to go, people to see . . . you know how it goes . . .

Take Care, Bye for Now

Rachaelxo

24 comments:

thriftymrs said...

Wow, I love that bedspread. What a lovely thing to make and indeed to give.

Vintage Tea said...

How lovely and such a treasure to have been made by a family member.

Stop by my blog and you'll see I've given you a couple of awards!

Victoria x

Vintage Tea said...

How lovely and such a treasure to have been made by a family member.

Stop by my blog and you'll see I've given you a couple of awards!

Victoria x

Vintage Tea said...

How lovely and such a treasure to have been made by a family member.

Stop by my blog and you'll see I've given you a couple of awards!

Victoria x

Linda said...

Princess's comforter is just beautiful....I love the soft colors...it's perfect for a cozy snuggle.
We are having cold, cold weather here...your summer sounds wonderful....it will be nice to have warm lovely days...enjoy. Hugs, Linda

p.s. Did you see you have an award from me? L

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Sweet little quilt! Reminds me of when I was little. Enjoy your summer :)

Lori said...

oh, that quilt is just lovely!!!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi Rachael, The bedcover is gorgeous, what a lovely gift. I love the shoe too, its so pretty. You would definately have to pop round to Chez Kitten for cocktails, such a shame we live so far apart. X

Kerryanne English said...

Isn't that just the most perfect quilt for a 'Princess'? She is one lucky litle girl.

Thanks for stopping by to ask how I am. I'm going well but looking forward to getting out of bed in 2 weeks. I'll never take my legs for granted again!! Hopefully by March I will be back to normal.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Pink Slippers said...

Ask her if she would like to adopt me and my daughters as grandchildren too. The quilt is gorgeous to say the least. Beautiful.

Amy said...

I am SO loving that bed quilt Rachael! When I finish work at the end of January I hoping to be able to do some sewing projects like that in my spare time :-)

LiLi M. said...

What a great quilt! The shoe is amazing too!

Simply Dandy said...

What a beautiful quilt and to think it will be an heirloom someday!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

bluemuf said...

What a beautiful quilt, I love the colours.

Karen

Meredith Teagarden said...

I love the goodies from your MIL! Happy New Year!

celestina marie said...

Hi Rachael, oh my gosh the comforter your grandma made is gorgeous. I love love love it. The shoe is divine as well. Such talented and creative works. Treasures to keepsake forever.

Glad you are enjoying your hot weather. We are into winter and while we are not as cold as most of the country, we have had some very cold days. Tomorrow is warming up to the 80's and then dropping to the 50's by Monday. LOL!! crazy!!

Thanks for stopping by the other day, always great to see you and I hope you have a wonderful 2009.
See you again soon.
hugs, Celestina Marie

Gina said...

OMG, that blanket is the best, I would like one too : ) So funny that it's hot there, it's cold here in Seattle. Have a nice day off, and a happy new year.

She'sSewPretty said...

That quilt is so pretty! I want one too! LOL
I love that shoe. Are you going to try to make one?
Happy New Year Rachael and Princess!!

Lori said...

Rachael! Oh my I always laugh while I look at all our snow and think of you basking in summer sun! Glad you had fun checking out my pink. Now please stop byand link to the contest and vote for me to be Queen of pink! If you post could you mention this contest for me? So far it's a tie! Love ya,Lori Oops, beautiful quilt!!!!

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

An heirloom! How pretty!

barbara burkard said...

beautiful bed cover!!!! been sooo long...finally getting back into the swing...it's sooo cold here...and this next week it will be below zero most of the week...

SEND SOME WARM!!!

HUGZ

Gail McCormack said...

Just beautiful! Something the Princess can keep forever, she really is a lucky little Princess

Sabii Wabii said...

I am so taken by this shoe. It has a similar feel to the hearts I do!
Terisa

Lori Anderson Designs said...

That shoe rocks the house!