Friday 21 August 2020

2020 Wk 34 - an assortment

 A batch of assorted photos in today's post.. A friend became a grandma a few weeks ago - very early: mum and dad had hardly even told anyone she was pregnant when baby Millie arrived at 23 weeks!!!!

I just have some binding to sew and this quilt can be delivered - it will be absolutely enormous next to here and it will be a long time before she is out on an incubator and needing this but I enjoyed making it

Repeat after me "the correct response to repair requests is "I'd love to but I'm afraid I cant""!  Sigh - I wish I could remember that at the right time!  Anyway they are done now and can be delivered soon.

(They really did need new backs!)

Another repair was for Niki (I don't mind so much for a daughter - and I got to do some applique too!)

I've been back making Gingers: some duplicates to order


and one special request

And one for me: our final village trail is going to be a scarecrow trail: most people who are joining in are making life size scarecrows - I though it would be much easier to make a ginger sized, um, "ginger" scarecrow!!!

I could imagine the hair perfectly, but had to go long to cut it to size: this stage was a bit scary!

But I think it worked out fine ... the button eyes made it a bit creepy

So this is the end result!

Niki's kitty finally has a name - Penny (as in "see a penny, pick it up ...")  I though she needed a quilt too!  I found this is the 'orphans' drawer (left over from the La Pass quilt).  I rounded the edge, quilted it and backed it

And little miss Penny seems to rather like it!

Saturday 15 August 2020

2020 Wk 34 Another random post

I washed the new summer quilt I made for our bed - not really an event worth blogging about - but annoyingly what started off like this ...

ended up like this!  Will I never learn that red runs?  What I don't understand is why some cream turned pink and some stayed cream!

Following on from my embroidery of the pharmacy in the village, Lisa asked if I would do one of here soon-to-be house, to thank the owners!  This is just a draft but it's heading in the right direction.

The flower tub hasnb't photographed too well but looks great in real life ... 

until you look at the back and see how dense the stitches are - LOL

I then wondered if I could do one of the bungalow that been Jim's home for the last ten years: 

I need to cut back the greenery on the left and move things around a tiny bit so the window to the left of the door is visible, but otherwise it's not too bad

We've been doing some work in our house too:  The bottom row of cabinets has been there for a long time but the work surface just collected junk - so a first row of additional cupboards has been added and some shallower ones are on their way

A friend has become a Grandma, so obviously the baby needs a quilt!  The mum and dad live in Canada so I wont have the opportunity to explain what an i-spy quilt is ...

So I embroidered the poem on the quilt so hopefully they will realise!

This photo appeared on FB: I love seeing little munchkins using their quilts!!

I have been working - admin work and embroidery for a friend / customer who runs this pre-school.  60 down, 20 to go before school starts back in September!

I had a socially distanced play-date with Tara and Lynne yesterday - lots of chat, lots of yummy food, lots of admiring Tara's crafty bits, and her crafty / office, and her (and Mat's) awesome Lego collection and we even managed some making!

And finally I have a new grand kitty - Niki picked up this ball of fluff yesterday - no name yet but rater cute isn't she!!!