Thursday, May 10, 2012

finally some photos!

 I have been seriously missing some photos in my blogging of recent times.  I keep finding strange photos on my camera such as the one of cookie making himself at home on the last quilt I made for my cousins new baby.  Today I was doing some mending at the table and he amused himself by batting at the cotton and needle as I tried to sew.
 I used a stripey fabric for the binding and quilted it myself with a lovely variegated cotton.  Rather than doing boring old stipples I threw in little flowers and when I got to the outer edge I decided to do more of the flowers to finish it off.
 My Friend Liz had a birthday recently and she loves crocodiles so I made her one from Jodie from Ric Rac his name is Gulliver and the pattern was really easy to follow. Gulliver came together in no time with only a few mistakes which was my fault.  I will make another one of these guys for sure.  Need to remember though to buy one of those big needles for doll/bear making though for the legs, using a small needle doesn't cut it.
 of course no post is complete without a photo of little Milly.  She is a real cutie and I doubt she will get much bigger than this.  I think I will buy her a coat and applique the words "I am a Jack Russell"  I'm always being asked if she is a Chihuahua.  I told someone she was a miniature dingo and they believed me!!
 here's a close up of my quilting.
I haven't been riding this week as I have contracted a lurgy from the froglet, so didn't even go to the gym today.  No quilting tonight either, will stay at home and have an early night.


Nita said...

Your Cookie looks just like my Misty! There will be a photo of her on top of a quilt in my Wednesday blog post ( or there will be as soon as I post's a WIP Wednesday post and its still Tuesday here in Canada, so i cant post it until tomorrow, lol! And your Milly looks very sweet. I love your pinwheel quilt.

Wendy said...

Your quilting is beautiful! I also really love that crocodile