In the meantime, I'm mentioned Laughing Boy's mum a couple of times in my blog. Well, she is called Carol and is quite adorable. For her 60th birthday last year, we bought her a sewing machine and she has become quite intoxicated with quilting. So I thought I would showcase some of her work here. Carol has taken some english piecing patchwork classes and is way more technically proficient than I am (I know it's not a competition!) so here are some of the results of her classes:
Aren't they good? Now, we have the odd differences of opinion when it comes to fabric choices but she is much more accurate than me and is showing me a thing or two. Carol's also finished her first full quilt, using a free pattern from http://www.modabakeshop.com/
|if you look hard enough you can see Laughing Boy's legs!|
Pretty neat, huh?
My mum and dad came down for a visit this weekend (thank you guys it was lovely to have you) and mama p asked me to make a bag for her friend's 70th birthday. [Her friend is also called Carol - I'm sensing a theme!] So, despite the ongoing mojo negotiations, a truce was called and we rustled up a bag using a small satchel pattern from Keyka Lou in the time that it took Scotland to valiantly grab defeat from the jaws of victory against England in the rugby.
|expertly ironed and modelled by mama p|
I think this is the first thing I have made all year! And, you know, it wasn't so bad......