Well – such a busy week. But I finally took down the last Christmas decoration. A wall quilt of the three wisemen.
I made this a number of years ago. When I had finished the applique and quilting, my mother stitched faces on the camels and wiseguys.
Also this week - I had the plague… and control of both of my granddaughters for the past few days. David, my dear sweet husband, assured me that it was not the plague, just a cold; so for two nights, he gave me zinc and a massive hot toddy, which he would not let me watch him make. I don’t know what was in it, but I slept like a baby, and now I feel soooo much better. Well, I FELT better, until I was serving breakfast to my older granddaughter. She asked if I had any honey for her toast. I assured her we did, as I had just purchased a bottle.
This led to a side discussion with hubby. He informed me that there was no honey left.
‘Those hot toddies are mostly honey’, he says.
‘No wonder I look like Winnie the Pooh’, says I.
‘You don’t look like Winnie the Pooh’, says my granddaughter, hugging me around my middle.
[I smile, smitten]
‘He’s ORANGE!’ She says.
She is now with the other grandmother (completed unrelated to this story, I assure you). They have gone to a resort where there is a swimming pool, Jaccuzzi, and buffet breakfast, complete with lox, bagels and capers. [Dodged that bullet – if I had gone, I might wind up resembling Shamu].
While she was with me, we kept busy. She decided she needed a mug rug with a cupcake on it.
This was based on my Cupcakes! pattern.
She chose all of the fabrics, and did all of the pressing. I quilted it, and put on the binding. She usually does this as well, but a deadline was looming(apparently, she thought it would come in handy at the resort). Did I mention she is not yet eight years old?
I used my micro tac basting gun to hold the mug rug together while I quilted it (outlined the cupcake with Invisifil 100 wt. thread from wonderfil. I love that thread – not only is it great for quilting (especially dense quilting, where a heavier thread causes unattractive thread buildup) I also use it in the bobbin – because it is so fine, the bobbin lasts forever!
Oh, speaking of Cupcakes – as part of my Drop And Give Me Twenty, (see here) I did manage to quilt the Cupcake wall quilt. I know it looks lumpy, but that is my photography skills rather than my quilting.
Now I just need to bind it and add buttons. There are so many ways I could embellish this, I really want to play …