On Friday evening Louise 'found' some turquoise ribbon lurking around the house - I say 'found' and take the opportunity to quote my father who always used to say to us as we announced that we'd found something we wanted to purloin 'You found it before it was lost'
'This is nice, can I have it?'
I had no immediate purpose for it so relented and gave it to her
'If I find some fabric,' (something else that wasn't lost I might add) 'can we make a pair of trousers for this bear?'
So here we are - one bear, some turquoise fabric, the ribbon and my brand new pinking shears (needed an excuse to try them out and pinked edges don't need neatening so at least I didn't have to change from my straight stitch plate on the machine)
Ten minutes later one smart(ish) bear in baggy drawstring trousers (well I was working without a pattern!) and one happy ten year old
The things we do for our kids
The postman brought me some lovely fabric from Angela who quilts in Cornfields in the US - and what a gorgeous card - that would adapt beautifully into a stitchery pattern
This fabric was a swap for my circular Christmas stitchery pattern and had been delayed as her daughter (much smaller than mine I might add) had acquired it to use as a tent for her soft toys - Bless! I can't begin to imagine the negotiations mum may have had here to reclaim it :o)
Next I reckon 'Flying Geese'
Back to the cutting board...................