This is my first attempt to link up to anything, never mind Lynne's Fresh Sewing Day at Lily's Quilts (thanks for the prompt, Nicky, I'd completely forgotten!) so bear with me while I find my way with this...it's taken me three goes to get the button up there without it being in a funny box!
September has been a busy month but not necessarily with sewing...
1. I did some more work on what will eventually be a Christmas garland for my mam Red work garland
2. I cut out and (hand) pieced 85 Drunkard's Path quarters Ready to stitch into blocks
3. I know it's not technically something I made in September but I went to see my quilt in a show Going in circles - in show
I made several more hexies and took another group photo...
4. Untitled 5. I love stripes! 6. Hexie #21 7. Adding a little more yellow! 8. 41 hexies 9. Untitled
And I signed up for the Brit Pillow Fight and made my mosaic.
That's not bad going for me!
For those of you who read my last post and wondered what on earth I was making...Kelli got it right - a giraffe, or rather a pair of giraffes! There are times when I think he looks more like a blotchy camel but everything came from my stash (fabric, thread, the lot!) due to the lack of time and I did the best I could...he's quite cute in real life!
They are postcards for a swap...the theme this month was 'My earliest memory' - which in my case was a giraffe talking to me when I was about 18 months old. Now, obviously I don't really remember this but have grown up with the story and it's one of my favourites! (How many of you thought I was going to say 'obviously the giraffe didn't really talk to me'?! He really did...) I always make two postcards - one to post and one to keep and put on my postcard wall - and usually I make them identical but this time I decided to miss my name off the one I was sending as I wasn't sure someone would want a postcard with my name on it!
Archie continues to be on a very restricted regime and he's getting sick of it. He can't wait to be allowed to run on the field, although he quite likes being lifted into the house at the end of his walk up the street and wags his tail every time I carry him downstairs...after I've moved the boxes!! I'm still concerned about the way he's walking but it's very difficult to tell what he's doing - I'm sure the vet will see immediately if there's still a problem. We're going on Wednesday (5th October) so please keep your fingers crossed for good news.
Unlike me Archie is loving the unseasonable warm weather (even though he isn't allowed in the garden) and spends most of the day in his favourite spot in the conservatory (which, as you can see, also doubles as a boot room!) and this is how I found him this morning...
|Please excuse my walking boots in the background!!|
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