First of all, I have to tell you what my smart-alec son, Ben, said the other day. He had found a can of WD-40 in the bushes (not sure what he was doing in the bushes - not gonna ask!). It was all rusty, but he was surprised to find it was completely full! So of course, being a male, he just had to find something to squirt :-) So he came in the house and squirted the front door hinges. Apparently, they had been squeaking for years, but I'd never noticed. He applied some WD-40 and the squeaks disappeared. So proud of himself, he was... I said "Hmmm...maybe I need some of that for when I get up in the morning..." He replied "Mom, it's WD-40, not WKnee-40...and besides, you'd need WKnee-60." Harrumph! I resemble that remark!
Let's talk about sewing now :-)
First off, I was in Aunt Pitty Pat's Spring Mug Rug Swap and my partner was Cheryl in Virginia. She sent me this lovely Mug Rug, and included a pair of cute gardening gloves, and a BUNCH of packets of seeds! I love the fabric - it's so pretty - all the little seed packets, and she stitched around them for definition. She also included a nutrition bar but it disappeared, never to be seen again - must have gotten snitched. Thanks Cheryl for the wonderful swap package!
So here's what I sent Cheryl. I was a bit tardy, so I made sure I added a couple extras to make up for it.
|I appliqued some flowers on the Mug Rug|
|I included a clear glass mug and wrap with butterflies|
|Here's the wrap, full-flat-view|
|A linen-and-patchwork zip pouch|
|Here's the inside|
|I jazzed up a yellow dish-drying towel to match|
|I found this sweet little sewing kit in a polka dot tin at a LQS|
Next, I made a sweet quilt for a friend's NEW baby, due May 1. It was a quickie quilt, in that I started it on Thursday and presented it on Saturday. Phew!
So she didn't have her nose out of joint, I also made OLD baby (22-month old Abby) a cute lil' bunny. I got the pattern here.
That's all for now...next project is a fabric Color Book for Abby's birthday. I've got three pages done already! Might actually have it ALL done without having to "cram" at the very last minute.
Nah...never gonna happen ;-)