This is the cute card which accompanied Ruth’s charm squares as part of my ebay forum’s swap. Each month, we’ve exchanged 9 squares and then made an altered 9-patch each. Now I need to decide what to make…I had thought of using some to make some more Blankets of Love but since someone mentioned a floor cushion, I’m wondering about a bolster to hold some of the many fleeces currently piled on the end of a certain teenager’s bed!
The brief for this swap was that it had to include at least one recycled object, be about 10″ square and reflect an aspect of the maker. Rosemary chose to paint an iris on leftover silk and was inspired by the gardens at Givenchy, where she spent time whilst on holiday. What she didn’t know was that irises are actually my all-time favourite flower!
At last, a postcard! This is “Y for yesteryear” from the lovely Jan as past of an alphabet swap. I sent these yellow yo-yo’s to Caz :(yes, I know they are really Suffolk Puffs but I was desperate, having already used fabric with yachts as “B for boats”!)
The Popular patchwork forum has begun another postcard swap. I like making postcards as they are small enough to do quickly but still be satisfying (rather like the old Cadbury’s fudge advert?) May’s first swap theme was Hats due to a certain wedding. I sent this one off to Anna:
Margaret sent me this one:
Recently, I’ve been referring to myself as an “Airfix Widow”…since I gave DH a kit at Christmas, he’s been obsessed! We have dozens on display, far more piled in boxes to make. I could go on but then he’d probably mention something about fabric and stashes…:) Anyway, I used an extra bit of kit on the postcard after DH suggested it so it can have its uses!
Both my son and middle daughter sail, although DD2 is kayaking tomorrow at Reading in the Area competition for Sea Cadets. Last week, she also competed in sailing and was happy with the result although happier to win the yoling event once more! I think that means she’ll be off to the National competition in September. 🙂 (And yes, DD1, I know that you sailed before either of them!)
Phew, enough of a catch up session for now, I think! DD1 has sent a text to say her coach is finally leaving London to travel back to Scotland. DD2 is to be at the unit for 6am(!) and little one has church parade for the last time as a Rainbow tomorrow. Afterwards, providing the weather is dry, we’re hoping to visit the Artists in the Woods at Oare. Have a fun Sunday too. 🙂