Very exciting news. Charlies blanket seems to be very popular which makes me so happy! Its lovely that so many are enjoying it. You can see it over on this Crochet/Afghan Pattern website and of course find the pattern on here.
Hello! Just popping in to lead you over to my wish list.
I thought the guys might need some help for Mothers Day with the kids tugging at their sleeves. You know that crafty goodness is going to come home lovingly tucked inside the school bags by sweet little hands and excited hearts but it doesnt hurt to hanker after something a little more decadent aswell.
Our kids love to have a chance to spoil us, I have realised over the years. My boys get terribly upset if they feel as though nothing special is happening. Dont worry it goes the same way for Fathers Day too!
Go on, show your guy the list. You know. Its for the kids sake ; )
The colours she has used in this range are stunning together and I love the designs.
I think the patterns will make gorgeous quilts, billowing patchwork curtains, bunting. So many ways these patterns and colours will work around the house. There are also sweet little chickens which are cute for children and I will definitely be snapping some more up for Charlies space. I think orange for him.
The weight of the fabric is very nice and would happily lend itself to dressmaking too.
My husband is very happy 'Bella' is in the house. Its a bit more his style he says. Still feminine but more graphic. He's right isn't he!
Is done! And I love it. Well not really the pink panels because it suddenly became PINK but the hex's on the shot green is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous and I would happily toss it over my bed or sofa.
Hexagons are just an excercise in hand sewing arent they? To the paper, to each other, to the quilt back. Teeny tiny incy wincy stitches. And then you quilt it. One by one. I do love hand quilting but its not something that can be rushed ( which is the point I think) so, given its the way I quilt, my fingers would really appreciate it if I invested in a thimble.
Being a brand new, callouses on finger tips handstitched quilt, I am still exisiting in the mindset that nobody is allowed to climb on it, crawl on it, suck on it, roll on it, play house with it or wrestle the cats on it. Particularly not wrestle the cats on it.
And no jeans will perch their behind and rivet stud pockets on it.
They are 'Auntie Rules'. She who makes the quilt makes the rules because she will be the one unpicking and re attaching a lilypad if one single itty bitty stitch gets broken. Which would require an aeroplane ticket.
Ok. So maybe she can break a little stitch.....
My sister is not allowed to stroke it until someone very special turns one.
That there is a 'Sister Rule'.
She turns one in July.
That practically makes me a sadist doesnt it.
Gee I can be mean
*Forgive the appalling photos please.The camera and I were having a major disagreement over what constituted "in focus".