Wednesday, 2 July 2014

All packed and a thank you to Lorna :)

So the packers were here yesterday. Note for next time: if you don't tell them beforehand not to pack ALL the cat food and ALL your tea towels ... guess what? Turn your back on them and they pack EVERYTHING !! Grrrrrrrrr :( That'll learn me! 

But then, I had a reason to smile. It wasn't my birthday, I hadn't won a giveaway ... dearest Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts had sent me this parcel of goodness all the way from Canada:

Just for being her friend :) thank you, Lorna - naughty but very nice! Sending you a virtual hug { x }

And, before my sewing room was packed away, I started making this cushion (pillow) for my friend's little boy to give to his teacher next week: 

I love finishing cushions this way, although am always amazed it works out:

Just pin the life out of it! 

When I get home from work tonight, DH and all our stuff will be gone, all packed up and on its way to Wales - leaving me and the cat rattling around an empty house until Saturday so I'm happy to have a little hand sewing to do :)

Linking up with the Lee and the lovely Lorna:

Sew Fresh Quilts


  1. Very cool! I'll have to try that method sometime.

  2. I love those dusty pinks. I also enjoyed seeing how you finished the pillow. Wishing you the best in your housing adventures. :)

  3. So, is it fish and chips out of the wrapper for you and Nell tonight? Hope you have a peaceful evening, so much to look forward to x

  4. The first magazine that brought me a copy of USA was 2002 Quilt Sampler, I keep it fondly, that and some more. Nice gift and nice cushion. No English, I use translator.

  5. At least you still have the cat!
    A thoughtful gift from across the pond - she must have known there was a fabric crisis!

  6. And away you go... Saturday will be here so soon. Hand sewing will be a good thing and you and Nell will be camping out waiting for GO! Good luck in the move. Can't wait to see the new place.

  7. Good luck with the move. Can't wait to see pics of you new sewing room :-)

  8. Hope you and kitty have a pleasant time alone. And that your move is a wonderful new adventure! Love that method of finishing the pillow. Sew pretty!

  9. That pillow is fantastic! Hope you had a great quiet night :)

  10. Good luck with your move! It took me quite a few looks before I realized that the pillow is a nine patch. The colors go together so well that I thought it was a single piece! Very nice.

  11. Lovely little projects you squeezed in before you moved. It's amazing what you can do when you 'pin the life' out of something.


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