Thursday, 13 November 2014

SWAP ENVY...

I make lot's of things.  Some I try to sell and some I give away and I don't often get attached to things, I did have a pang last week when "The General" left but I knew he was going to a wonderful home so I was really happy.
Then today when I had finished sewing my project I was working on I laid it on the floor and realised I had "SWAP ENVY" of something I was making!! 
I am in a wonderful swap FHFS organised by the beautiful Peg and Shez and the deadline is getting close.  My partner (oh that's a secret) is all the things people should be - kind, thoughtful, generous.  So I wanted to make her something special.  It started in my head but you never quite know if it will work so I started it.  Beautiful colours but it was a little too simple, so I added a Santa, it wasn't balanced so I added something else...
 
 
It just needed a little something else..
 
 
And then I started the quilting.  I am normally a girl that quilts by cheque but I wanted to do this myself.  So I stitched in the ditch and it looked TERRIBLE.....
So in for a penny...I had a go.  I got some back up.  I went and got Josh Groban out of the cupboard - well his Christmas CD and put on my favourite carole - Little Drummer Boy said a hail Mary to the quilting God's and off I went...  So two hours later and in 34 degree heat I was done....
 
 
So to my partner if you are reading this the quilting is a little like me, a little rustic, a few lumps and bumps and it wouldn't win a sash, (well maybe Miss Congeniality) but it has been done with much love.
 
Keryn
 
 
 
 
 


14 comments:

  1. Looks like an exciting gift. We all love handmade, so the little lumps and bumps are part of the charm........of whatever it is.

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  2. Oooh you are a tease. Your quilting is great! I wouldn't even attempt it so well done xxx

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  3. I'm sure it has come out wonderful. It sounds like so much fun

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  4. You crack me up you do - your quilting looks great. I'm a "in the ditch girl - nothing too adventurous", so it's great you will have a go. Whoever gets your gorgeous project will be a lucky girl indeed - love the colors, it looks fabuklous

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  5. Lol love you quirky posts Keryn and can't wait to see what you have made.xx

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  6. Can't wait to see it. The quilting looks great to me.

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  7. your quilting is spot on.....enjoyed your post Keryn. Regards, O'faigh

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  8. I'm sure your swap partner will be delighted with what you're making, I can't wait to see the big reveal :) Barb.

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  9. Your quilting looks fine and a handmade gift is always lovely..
    Oh "little drummer boy" is also my favorite Chrissy song.

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  10. By the look of your sneak peeks I would say it looks perfect xxx

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  11. Well I would be honoured if it was headed my way! I'm sure it's Wonderful... Like all your work! Xox

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