Friday, 24 April 2009

redwork cushion swap

Here are some more treasures from my dresser. My mum is a very talented woman and everything she attempts turns out beautiful. These are some of her China painted treasures. She made me the teapot and sugar bowl for my birthday or christmas, can't remember exactly, but I have always been too scared to use them in case they break or chip. So they just get to look lovely.
The christening cup was also painted by her and being blue it was destined to be mine! Next to the cup is the most gorgeous miniature tea set we bought when we went to Sydney a few years ago. I just love them and they are small enough to fit on the palm of your hand. They have dainty little painting on them too.
My redwork cushion for Maree's swap has left and is on its way to Western Australia to Kate.
I will post a pic once she gets it next week.
cheers for now.
ps thanks for the positive feedback on my doily runner. I hope to baste it and start quilting this weekend!


Sew Lind said...

Your mum is very talented, beautiful china painting!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

I really enjoy visiting your blog!
Your mom's painting is beautiful! I've got this teapot too!!!! I did paint forget-me-knots on mine:o) I miss painting, but the quiting takes all my time now. But I still have all my painting stuff and I have my kiln too. I just got to do some painting again soon. Maybe this winter? I have some photos of my painting on my blog if you want to take a look:o)
Happy sewing:o)

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

You are doing the Girls day out too!!! So fun! I tried to find the author of the pattern and ask if I could make a button to put on the blog for us who are having this going. But I never did find her... We should have a button for this:o)