Sunday, January 9, 2011

A stitch in time...and on the couch

Gratuitous tummy shots at the end of the post for those that can't resist my naked belly!

I blame Terry - she pretended to be nice but really she is just one of those bloggers that 'innocently' blog their next challenge and somehow....she sucks you in!
I have decided to try my hand at a this lovely (well I assume it is, each month is a mystery) stitchery quilt. I'm not sure who it is going to be for but I figure it's a good project to have that I can keep by the couch and do between packing boxes and moving house.

By Little Miss Shabby
I just couldn't resist the birdies.
It already has me out of my comfort zone - I just tried my first ever French Knot. I did a few after watching some You Tube tutorials and I think I might have mastered them. I'm doing my blocks in 1930's coloured thread and with 1930's sashing of pieced one inch squares. It should look pretty cool. I had fun at Spotty buying random, lovely colours of DMC and I sense that I could get addicted to buying it... Another bloomin addiction!
I have started trying to organise some of this mess that I inherited from my mum. I wish I'd kept all her fabric and bits and pieces but when I moved out of home but back then I was just a wannabe crafter...
I'm sure she'd be happy that I am finally putting her threads to use. She tried hard with her crafting, in fact she tried almost anything but I guess that was her generation (evidenced by the amount of Tupperware we owned!) Mum died when I was 17 after being sick for a long time. I wish I could show her what I have done with my patchwork. I think it is something she would have loved to have done more of if she's had the chance.
Oh well, I'll just have to do 'enough' for both of us ;o)
Ab x

28 weeks and 2 days of tummy time.
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  1. Abs, I'm sure your mum would be loving all of your crafty goodness
    Shan xxx

  2. There is that tummy again....HA!!! cute

    Yes, Terry is one to suck you in...that is such a cute project and Terry is such a motivator.

  3. Your Mum would be touched to know you are using her all her bits and pieces and excited that there is a grandbaby on the way. You will have to make bubby something precious to keep from all those threads.

  4. Your stitching looks very cute and so does your tummy not too long now.

  5. ROFL!! So I'm an enabler! Deal with it! ;0) And look at your first birdie block almost done already! I just got mine traced tonight! LOL

  6. Oh MY you are Growing very quickly now & still a few weeks to go yet....I Love this block too but have held off for now...
    Lovely that you are using your Mum's threads I'm sure she know's that you are...

  7. ohhh I love a good belly shot! I just can't wait to see pics of that sweet little baby in there! you are looking nice and tiny too by the way!