I posted off four mini quilts and two PIFs on Friday so that has made quite a dent in my to-do-list and as three of the minis have safely arrived with their new recipients I can show you them here.
The first was for Kate
- the central stitchery was taken from the gorgeous Tilda book "Sew Pretty Homestyle" (can't wait for the new Christmas one that is out next month hopefully!)
The second was for Anne and was built up round the lovely fabric Lina sent me with her mini quilt
and the third was for my mad friend Trashy
I thought this Bronwyn Hayes design from her "Sunshine in your pocket" book was suitably silly!!!
The fourth quilt was for my official swap-partner, Leanne (yes, I'll admit it, I was very late!!!) But as she is all the way over in Australia I'm not expecting it to arrive just yet! Leanne was also one of my bloggy-versary "you don't have to pay-it-forward" PIF-fers so she will get a double dose of gifts in her parcel!
In other news, I have been trying to catch up a bit at the allotment and have finally managed to get my pumpkins planted and some other general work done - so here is a late June allotment photo for you (really it's here for me so I can chart how it is going over the year!)
And my final crafty bit of news is that I have learnt how to ripple! Lovely Lesley explained it to me and look - I can do it!
I now have a particularly annoying song going through my head to the tune of "I can boogie"
"Yes Sir, I can ripple,
I can ripple all night long,
I can ripple, ripple ripple,
all night looooooooooooong!"
and on that embarrasing note I shall leave you for today!