Friday the boys came home again, and it was back onto the washing chain gang. Not to be confused with chain piecing of course :o) Once again, the house has returned to it's somewhat normal state of confusion... and finally, today, I got to venture back out into my shed for some well deserved peace and quiet (I didn't realise Nadia talked quite so much until it was just me that had to listen to it!)
I did actually get a small amount of sewing done during the week. Monika's birthday had come and gone, although I had an idea of what to make her. She has recently announced an impending move to Brisbane... so I just knew that she would desperately need a small tote bag (very suitable for carrying fabric or small techie items) made from a souvenir tea-towel to remind her of all the best NZ has to offer. When I saw this particular towel, I knew she would enjoy both it's bright colours, and the beautiful birds and foliage in the design. Having random left over bits of batting comes in handy for projects like this , and a bit of simple quilting just finished it off.
|Simple boxed corners|
|Modelled by my able assistant|
|I did add a tiny bit of McJobbiting...|
|... a little bit of tiny clamshells...|
|... a little bit of poorly executed but OK echoing|
|... a whole heap of stippling.|
The threads I'm using are mostly 50wt Aurifill in a subtle range of neutrals - 2000, 2310 & 2314. In the coloured squares I'm using a Gunold 40wt variegated khaki.