That one picture can sum up the last two weeks for me, meds and tissues. Now I’m thinking I need one of those swanky tissue box covers 🙂 I obviously have too much time on my hands as whilst watching yet more TV the Kleenex advert came on and 2 of the quilts look like they have been made from Little folks by Anna Maria Horner.
The other thing I noticed was how stupid and politically correct ads are, two examples Firstly Cadburys fruit and NUT has a “May contain nuts” warning, well I’d bloody hope it does really! Second is the Kinder egg advert (Yes I pay attention to sweets adverts!) that one warns you that it contains a toy! I don’t know one child that gets them for the rotten chocolate do you? Anyway enough of my TV ramblings moving swiftly on!
When this came I nearly had a cow!
Do you see that hostage note!?! £93.25 that about $140 I think I shall with hold my customs rant for another day! Once I got over my shock and got the parcel opened this one shot out of nowhere and claimed it for her own
|If I spoke Siamese I would hazard a guess I’m being told to bugger off, either that or she has adopted a Golem voice and is warding me away from her preeeeeecious|
Once I managed to actually get into the fabric madam claimed a beautiful pink dot as her own instead of the whole lot
I swore no Christmas themed quilts unless I loved the fabric because as you may have worked out I like some really bright fabric and you don’t tend to get much for Christmas time. So when I came across this lot they jumped into my cart before I could say “what will I make?” (Christmas quilts was the answer)
So other than glugging down cough medicine I have made some quilt tops (I’m quite pleased with the ‘S’ on that!) So as I can’t really sew right now I’ll do a show and tell of my wip list 🙂
This is a teeny tiny receiving quilt I say teeny as its 35″x 40″ but if i’m being honest I just wanted to play 🙂 I mixed up some Joel Dewberry prints, as they all go really well together, and this little quilt is what happened.
Sorry the blue in this looks really washed out 😦 it isn’t in real life though so thats my photography skills for you. I have always wanted to make a quilt with only one block so this is it. Its lap quilt size I can’t remember exactly and can’t be chewed going to measure it up again. Again I wanted to play so I did.
This bad girl came from the ladies of the Sew Modern Quilt Bee I have a few blocks left to make into a giant floor cushion which I think will rock when we’re chilling out on a weekend. Thank you ladies for helping me put together this quilt 🙂
If anyone has any thoughts on how any of the 3 should be quilted please let me know, right now I’m toying with ideas but haven’t pinned one down yet.
And lastly some embroidery, as I’ve sat on my bum for quite some time I thought I had better do something more productive than watch crime dramas and shout at adverts. I picked out some fabric and embroidered it to death 🙂 here are the pics to prove it
|Again these colours aren’t quite right! that red is purple!|
My french nots are a little sloppy but I don’t really care 🙂 satin stitch and split stitch have been the heroes of the day!
I may have a massive crush on Anna Maria Horners fabrics, I adore what she does with florals!