Thursday, 19 March 2009

Bethany's work

As I can't show my current work at the moment I thought I'd show you some of Bethany's, (one of my GDs) instead. These pieces are bout 2-3 years old and I'm ashamed to say have been in my possession for about a year and a half waiting for me to get around to photograph them, bad Nanny!

Anyway the quilt was Bethany's first attempt at FME, her next quilt won her 3rd place in the 12'-16's at the FOQ 2006.

The Winny the Poo cushion followed on from quilt number one, I think! And the little bag was made for a long forgotten party, how time fly's!

And this is her latest project, view B, in a gorgeous midnight blue taffeta, it's for our DS's and his DF's wedding in August.

We had a great evening's catch up yesterday putting the finishing touches to the dress. We hadn't been able to get together for a while, due to our busy lives and coursework, so there was lots to talk about while we stitched, not least the Japanese pop scene of which I am now an expert ( not LOL). I couldn't decide if our meet made me feel 19 again or 79!!! I think the latter, the former was just plain wishful thinking.

And just a PS to make you jealous. My OH took a day off work today to enjoy the sunshine and we went to one of our favourite places the Arundel wetland centre and I spent a very happy couple of hours working in my sketch book in this lovely living willow arbour.

I just couldn't resist taking time off from the project to have a go at sketching in this beautiful hidden garden, especially as it has the most wonderful inviting seat.


Julie said...

What a lovely post Sharon and what a talented Granddaughter you have! I wonder who she takes after ;o) Beautiful carving and a lovely lively sketch.

Have a good weekend :)

Cait said...

Thank you for your comment about my quilt Sharon. Yes, a very talented granddaughter; and I'm intrigued by the living willow arbour - how beautiful.

Pat said...

Bad Nanny indeed, what a talented young lady.Glad you have made the most of this glorious weather.

Fran├žoise said...

Yes... you are a bad nanny! You are very lucky to have such a talented GD. I like the little turtle quilt a lot. Does she go to FoQ this year?
Beautiful sketch you did! It really feels like spring here, but it's still cold at night.

Purple Missus said...

Bethany is obviously going to follow in her grans footsteps. :)
Just been catching up on the blog - the gauntlet is superb and well done for being accepted for the competition - no suprise really. Very much look forward to seeing what you come up with.
P.S. Congrats for finishing the C&G course - pleased you decided to stay with it in the end.

Heather said...

Bethany's work is so good - I'd be happy to make a quilt like that. She has obviously inherited your skills and I'm sure she will look lovely in her dress for the wedding. I love the willow arbour and that piece of carving. We live not far from Slimbridge which is also a wetland centre, and a visit there is always rewarding.

hippopip said...

Well talent certainly runs in your family,and the sketch is lovely.

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

Fabulous to see Bethany's work
I also enjoyed seeing your sketchbook page - you are good about getting out there and drawing.

Gina said...

Bethany's work is fabulous - she's obviously very talented. I love your sketching.

Homeleightigger said...

What a talented family you have Sharon - it must be catching!!
Love the sketch you did, and the carving is brilliant.