Now, you may remember that I've been making a secret something for what feels like months (actually, I think it might be months!) and I haven't really been able to show you anything of it. You may be pleased to learn that I've finally finished it and it has arrived at its new home. What is it? I hear you ask...well, I'm not showing you it today either! Instead I'm going to show you what a wonderful quilter and friend sent me.
Back in October (I think, it's so long ago I can't remember the details!) Nicky and I decided that it would be fun to do a swap, just for us. In fact I think it might have started when I commented on Nicky's mosaic for Cindy's Goodie Swap which happened way back in August/September. We decided to make each other a cushion and we would use the mosaic from the Pillow Fight swap as our inspiration. I think the initial idea was that we'd then have two cushions that went beautifully with each other and whilst Nicky managed that I kind of fell off the wagon and wandered into the undergrowth...you'll see what I mean when I show you what I made (I'll post about it in the next few days - if you can't wait pop over to Nicky's blog but not before you've seen the marvellous things she's made for me. That way you can tell her how wonderful, thoughtful and talented she is!). The initial plan was to send the cushions (and two goodies) as soon as we could after the Pillow Fight swap was over and once again I scuppered the plans. But more of that another day! Let's just say that we've had three tentative 'deadlines' and I missed two of them!! Sorry, Nicky!
Right, enough writing, let's get some photos sorted!
First up, my wonderful cushion...
|Isn't it fantastic? Wait until you see the back!|
|See?!! Have you ever seen a nicer back on a cushion?|
Let me tell you that Nicky's FME is fabulous - you'll see more of it in a moment, prepare to be amazed (and a tiny bit envious!)
|Don't they look fabulous together?|
|See what I mean about fabulous?!|
And then, as if that wasn't marvellous enough there's the goodies!
|A bone shaped pincushion - far too nice to stick pins in, they might wake up the dog!|
|I think you'll find that this is mine...|
|See? It's got my picture on it which makes it mine.|
|What do you mean I can't sleep under it?|
Thank you sooooo much, Nicky, I love everything you made for me (and Archie!). This swap has been so much fun and I've enjoyed every minute of it!
Archie likes all the things in the parcel and seems to think they're for him - don't worry, I'll soon put him right!
|What do you mean it's not a real bone?|
|It certainly looks real...|
|These are definitely real...I can smell them through the packet!|
|Come on treats, you know you want to come out...|
I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow the packet open!
Yes, I did give him a few when I put down the camera! And then he followed me into the kitchen and looked disbelievingly at me when I put them away!!
Now, don't forget to leave a comment telling Nicky how talented and thoughtful she is. And then pop over and tell her again on her blog! Please?! And while you're there you can see what I made her...or you can wait until I post about it but where's the fun in that?!
In other news (I'm not sure why but typing that reminds me of The Two Ronnies - only one in this clip though!) I've finished the sewing club sessions I was taking at a local primary school. For the last few weeks I've had 12 Y5 children (aged nine and ten - five boys and seven girls) after school on a Wednesday for about 75 minutes (and a few dinner time sessions squeezed in as well, just 45 minutes at a time with half the group so I could give them more attention) and
Must go, Nicky and I are posting at the same time and I'm late - again!!