Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Anniversary card....already?

Hello, and welcome!

Do any of you quilt (apart from you, Leigh-Anne!)?  I've always loved the whole concept of quilts.......the warmth......the patterns.....the colours.....the textures......and the stories behind them.  I very badly wanted to learn how to make one for myself....just the one would have been fine.  One problem.......I couldn't use a sewing machine.
To cut a long story short....ooooo, that's not like me........a very special lady introduced me to Singer Featherweight sewing machines.......and off I went!
For those of you who have never heard of these little miracles, Featherweights were the first "portable" machine's that Singer made.....and in a side note, one of my Scottish ancestors was responsible for opening and running the first Singer factory in North America.......and these little machines are so sturdy, and so easy to use that I instantly fell in love with them, and had to buy one.....enter eBay and a fierce bidding war, which I was determined to win...and did!
Featherweights are all antiques, now.......I own two little beauties......both from the early 1930's, and I wouldn't part with them for the world.
Daughter #3 (Leigh-Anne) fell in love, too, even though she'd never sewn, either......and I bought her a Featherweight as a combined Christmas and birthday present, a few years ago.
So, off we went on our journey to learn how to make quilts.....and Leigh has far outrun me....she's made a number of beautiful quilts that are in daily use in her home, while mine......well, let's say a made a few, but I've got quite a few "tops" that really need to be finished....trouble is, I love sewing and pieceing the quilt tops, but really don't like doing the "sandwich" bit....or the cutting out at the beginning....Leigh-Anne, I can hear you shoutin' at the screen!.....and #3 does the cutting for me, for which I'm very grateful :D......but she does get the benefit of all my scraps, and some of her loveliest quilts have been made from those scraps.....so, good result for both of us......yaaay!

This has been rather lengthy...sorry....but the point is, I want to finish one of those lingerin' quilt tops, and show you the finished article....so please spur me on.......I'm relying on you, lol!

Today's card is an anniversary card for Jonathan and Tanys....I can't believe they will have been married for two whole years, at the end of this month!
I enjoyed making yesterday's overhang card so much, that I thought I'd do another one........

I've been very wordy, so I'll do you a favour, and just let you see the piccies, lol.......

There you go.........thanks for stickin' with me!

Things with wings
Have a butterfly on your card (mine are in the image)
Its a celebration

Anne-Marie x


  1. What a fabulous anniversary card,I love the cute imag.
    I would love to see a finished quilt so I suggest you get your skates on.xxx

  2. such a cute card, love it my friend :)

  3. awwwwwwwwww! this is sooooooooooooo tweet... er... sweet!

    your comment was soooo nice. if you email me your address, i'll be happy to send it to you. i'm at poca62@comcast.net. yeah, ur worth the postage - lol

    hugs, stef (Glitterbabe)

    do check me out, my store and
    Glitterbabe@Stitchy Bear

  4. Beautiful card AM! they're gonna love it :)
    Now that you're done with the anniversary card I think you should work on a quilt for them too... you can do it!

  5. I'm so looking forward to seeing your quilt, sis. I'm cheering you on from across the pond!!! You go girl!!! You can do, yes you can!!!

    I too love quilts. For years we slept only under quilts made by hubby's grandma. She's been in Heaven for quite awhile now and all our quilts are in tatters, except for the one she made for our wedding gift.

    I once cut out all of the pieces to make a lovely queen size quilt and then we suddenly switched to a king size bed. I didn't have enough fabric to make it a king size, so a friend suggested I make the queen size and add strips of coordinating fabric to enlarge it. Didn't like that idea, so never made it. Now my neck prevents me from sewing.

    Your card is lovely. I like those sweet love birds.

    Hugs to you!!!

  6. CUTIE FLOWERS!!!!!!! Thanks for playing with us at Sarah Hurley Challenges!!

  7. Lovey card! Thank you for joining Sarah Hurley challanges! Have a nice weekend.

  8. gorgeous Butterflies!! thanks for playing with Claudia and Company! Joy DT

  9. oh how CUTE! Thanks for joining us on Digistamps 4 Joys "It's a Celebration" Challenge.
    luv n huggz
    DS4J DT Co-ordinator

  10. Anne Marie
    Go to Sliekje's Cards Challenge have a DT Call. Info on my blog.
    Good Luck!