Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Midweek Catch Up
A family friend's birthday is this Monday coming. We didn't know what to give this person. I am all for making at least an element of the presents I'm giving. I had originally thought about a mug rug, only the recipient is not likely to get the whole concept, so I thought a coaster might be a better option. I bought a couple of mugs first, so I could pick fabric to co-ordinate and ended up using some Annie's Farm Stand by Lakehouse Dry Goods.
These were very quick and came from this book. They are the first project I've made from the book because I'm not a big fan of making projects in books. I much prefer quilting books for quilting inspiration. I have good intentions about making projects, but something will distract me and I'll be off on another project of my own devising!
Did you notice I had a little make over? I think I might change it more often!
Thanks for everyone who made suggestions about what I should call my other half on here. I can't really start calling him anything 'husband' related because we are not married. (And he's far too old to be referred to a boyfriend!) I had brainstormed things to do with his rank, but that's not something you can easily shorten. Then I remembered that he has a nickname at work to do with his position. "Chief". Whilst people below him call him 'Sir' and people above him often address him as 'Mr', He's most often referred to as 'Chief.' So that will be good enough for here too.
Also, after mentioning the Springetts in yesterdays post, I found that whilst they are no longer selling bobbins you can still buy books and patterns from them here.