"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Monday, December 8, 2008

A busy day!

With my husband away for three days I have launched myself into a marathon sewing binge. My 16yo son is full up with a cold so he is huddled on the couch being pampered occasionally, and 14yodd is working hard at her cross-stitch whilst watching DVDs - though this afternoon she began showing signs of following her brother's lead in the health department.
Finally I was inspired to finish my 10 month old grandson's quilt (more of a security blanket actually). It just wasn't coming together at the end so I put it aside for a couple of weeks - then today, inspired again, I added little loops of orange felt all around. I'm not sure where I saw this idea but it's to keep the little one amused, something bright and little for small fingers to play with. The little cows I printed up from drawings his 7yo brother had done for me.
I bound it this evening and now it's ready to be posted next week. Isn't it great to finish something that puzzled you?!




I also finished the redwork block, though it only had a few stitches to be sewn once I bought more thread.

At Friday's sewing group Christmas luncheon we had a Kris Kringle and I received this pattern. It looks like applique but instead it's coloured with Paintstiks. I missed the workshop our ladies had last month so I haven't seen this done before. Have you used them? If so, how do you like them?

Tonight I'll be working on a wall hanging for my son-in-law....and tomorrow?? If I'm not nursing two teenagers I'll finish up a pillow for one of my older daughters and set to work on our Christmas lunch placemats.

Thank you for dropping by!
Jenny

3 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny,
    The flu has done the rounds here also, but it's awful to see the kids sick, hope they get better soon.
    I love the butterfly pattern.
    Those paintsticks are amazing, I have used fabric crayons and loved them.
    Hugs

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  2. LOVE the quilt Jen, and your red block. That's gorgeous. You are a busy pixie!!
    Fiona :-)

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  3. Jenny, I LOVE the comfort blanket you made for your grandson, the colours and fabrics 'sing', and it's so special having the drawings there also from your grand-babe's older sibling! You are so very thoughtful.

    The redwork block is gorgeous too -is this one of your designs?

    Have you done anything with your butterfly pattern yet? I have seen the shiva paintsticks but think they are quite pricey to buy. But the design looks absolutely beautiful.

    (((((hugs)))))
    Vikki xxxxx

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hugs
Jenny
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