"How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it" - George Alliston

"Do something today that doesn't have to be done again tomorrow."
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

bits and pieces

ive enjoyed a quick fly around some of my fave blogs just now - and people have been doing some really lovely things! i love the soft colours that people seem to be using at the moment - just beautiful!

well, here are the things that i have been working on....

this is a (dodgy) sneak peek photo of my Christmas in July Mug Rug Swap that we ran through the Christmas Block Swap.

the back...

the front....

just have to get some little pressies to put in and then send it off to my partner.

next is my finished cat in the hat quilt top!  im really happy with it - the colours are great, and i like the way the four patches make a pattern diagonally.  i am about to start work on the back - my dad has written out the story of cat in the hat on fabric for me (he has neat handwriting!) and i am going to cut it up and piece it into the back.

and my final creation is a pin cushion for my mum.  she is a bit 'anti-craft' in that she thinks it is all a bit much (why would you cut up fabric just to sew it together again?.....and how many quilts does a person need anyway?).  i gave her a pin cushion that i had made, but didn't have a use for and she said that she didn't want it because pins always go through pin cushions and prick her leg when she mends in front of the telly (her extent of craft work!).

so this one has a piece of cardboard sewn into the bottom piece of fabric, and then is stuffed with polyfill.  i am going to see her on tuesday and will give it to her then - so i will let you know her thoughts :)

and to finish with - a piccie of the little human enjoying a day at the zoo - its always great when the get to interact with the animals!

much love and kisses



Alex said...

I love your updates! They're so cheerful and productive...and I'm a sucker for cute kiddie photos!

Had to LOL @ your mum! I know when I'm hand piecing I often sew things onto my pants (or fingers)

I can't bear to undo my work so I cut holes in my pants! A firm tug is all that it takes to free things from my skin.

Maria said...

You have been busy stitching.

How nice of your Dad to write the story for you to peice on the back. A lovely memory.

I am sure Mum will love the idea of the cardboard so she does not prick herself. LOL