A few fun things to share from my not-yet-over long weekend. It’s been busy here, but particularly busy for Sean and his dad who have been building stuff and getting prepared for three new arrivals of the avian variety. But I’ll save that for when they arrive!
In between cooking sustaining meals for the builders, I’ve been sewing, playing with Alice who came for a visit and taking some photos. Here, let me show you.
First of all I spent some time admiring my yellow tulips. They’re like giant buttercups, I decided, as I tried to capture their magnificence. Even the dull day can’t diminish their spectacular beauty.
The inside of a tulip is always worth peering into.
This morning, inspired by Mooncalf and her quilted coasters, I dug out my recent acquisition, Last Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts and whipped up some quilted coasters for myself out of a scrap of fabric. These were great fun. I got to use my nifty Walking Foot, a mighty beast of a sewing foot that I’ve been staring at for weeks and feeling seriously intimidated by. Then I watched a tutorial online and thought, ‘well I can do that!’ So I did.
I love them! Simple little projects that taught me an introductory lesson on how to use a walking foot, how to sew concentric straight lines (I reckon circles would be so hard!) and gave me something to use afterwards. If you’re a real life friend of mine, I predict some of these for surprise or birthday gifts!!
And just for fun, this great photo of Alice is too good not to post. I took her to visit my friend Ally yesterday and at Ally’s house was a box of fabulous dress up costumes for little people. I think Alice shows natural flair, don’t you?
Love the pot belly, as always!