Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Making my mum happy is Very important.

Taste was fantastic! So many things to see, and so many things to try. My mother is so proud of me, the samples and vouchers for 30p off I collected. And to top it off, I found someone's dropped crowns (the odd taste currency you have to use) on the floor. Only a couple of pounds worth, but when there's a man selling lovely Dorset ice-cream in front of you, thats all it takes! And it meant I technically stayed in my budget.

Didn't really manage to do anything when i got home, apart from have a lie-down in a darkened room, and try and recover a little. But before collapsing on my bed, I was able to lay out all the material I'm using for my next quilting project.

Its a denim quilt, with a tartan backing, that I found on allpeoplequilt and looks great. I've been trying to collect jeans donated from family and friends, buying the odd pair from jumble sales, and have got 7 now- not the number they say I'll need, but enough for a decent start, I think. For some reason, this project has inspired my mum, and she keeps calling me, saying she's found a skirt in a charity shop, and do i want it? Dont know why this one has taken her, but it helps, so I won't object.

I'm pretty impressed by my inspired choice of backing and binding. I decided to highlight the yellow stitching from the jeans, with a satin binding. Then the pink of the tartan caught my eye on the wonderful Walthamstow Market. Could have been a problem, had I not noticed the little yellow thread running through the tartan. Now I can claim I planned it and took my tme, not that I'm just easily led! Yay fate!

Only one and a half more days left at work! So nervous about my new job on Monday. It feels very much like the last day of primary school, carefree and bringing in toys, with the nerves of going to secondary school, only a weekend away not 6 weeks. But without the uniform...


flowerlkd said...

You seem like a very crafty person! : ) thats awesome! : ) i'm not really artistic in that an artistic in music kind of way... : )

quiltygal said...

Welcome to blogland Kelly,can't wait to see your denim quilt. I am going to post about your blog on mine so you might get a few more visitors you might also want to join at
catch you soon

Lilly said...

Hello K.
Quilty Gal said to come visit you, and so here I am. Welcome to the community of bloggers. I started my blog not too long ago. It has been fun and it is amazing how many kind, caring and crafty people I have gotten to know. Hope you enjoy making your blue jeans quilt. I like the backing you chose. Are you going to give it to your Mum when it is finished?


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