First though, the wonderful Lynne has another fabulous giveaway over at her blog - this time you could be the lucky person who wins two (yes, two!) bounty boxes of Kona solids. For those of you unfamiliar with these boxes each one holds 100 different Kona fat quarters. Now I don't know about you but I could definitely make room in my sewing room for these! Actually, if I win I may sleep with them for the first few nights.
|Shamelessly pinched from Lynne's blog!|
And before I forget you have four days left to take advantage of the 11% off orders over £11 over at Simply Solids - I got my order(s!) yesterday...
|The only thing better than interesting post is interesting pink post!!|
Another excitement this week is the release of Kerry's latest pattern
|Lifted from Kerry's blog - I hope she doesn't mind!|
I've finished the quilting on my Pillow Fight cushion and I'm just stitching down the binding on the back - I'm not going to show you a photo of the cushion until I can share it in all its finished glory (?!) but to keep you going here's a (doctored!) photo of the label (which now attached to some freezer paper ready for a little bit of applique)
|Sorry, I can neither confirm nor deny that the name of my partner fits exactly under that oblong!|
And as I've spent all afternoon stitching it and, if I'm honest, quite a lot of time this morning trying to use the alphabet on a friend's posh sewing machine (I couldn't fit everything I wanted on a relatively small label) and then trying to FME them (couldn't get them small enough to fit but big enough to be legible!) I'm going to share the back as I'm quite pleased with how it's turned out *grin*
|The whole label (including 1/4" seam allowance) is 3.125" x 2.5"|
Archie and I had a photo taking session a couple of days ago, trying to get a photo of him and his bone quilt to add to the header and after a few photos (about 18!) we got these...
|Cute (those ears get me every time!) but washed out...|
|Something about his posture reminds me of a bloke propping up the bar!|
|Eager and attentive - that's the Archie we know and love!|
I hope you've all had a lovely week and have a fabulous weekend planned? I'm going to the Festive Regional Day for the Quilters' Guild of The British Isles (shhh, don't tell anyone but I'm not a member, I'm going to assist a friend with her mini workshop!) which means a very early start - maybe I should have my tea and go straight to bed?! I'll tell you all about it in my next post - the speaker is Jonathan MacPherson from Barnyarns and I'm hoping to be able to hear his talk and maybe learn lots about threads. Note to self - take a notepad and pencil!
Have a lovely weekend!
P.S. Archie is now off the lead for most of his walk with me and about two-thirds of his walk with Dad - who's a clever dog?!