Friday, 2 March 2012

For the Love of...

...Solids. It's done. Complete. Needs packaging and posting. But I have taken advantage of a brief spell of quiet between visitors and sewn like a demon here. I've concentrated like, well, like I am seldom known to do. The iPad played Rhonda's podcast about Cindy, which is a great interview and has some very funny moments in it. Rhonda is developing a good dry British sense of humour. She will be talking with an accent soon if she keeps it up.

So I listened and sewed.

And here is what is going off to my partner.


The cushion looks a little sad because I didn't have a big enough insert to put in it to make it look properly puffed up. My extras are the little pin cushion I made with the Drunkard's Path scraps and a zippy pouch.

The back of the cushion is in a chocolate brown with hand stitched circles of various sizes stitched in the same colours of perle cotton used on the front of the cushion. And I just did a simple envelope back.


I'm hoping that my partner likes what I have made for her. I am a bit nervous about this one. But either way, it will be on its way to her as soon as I get it wrapped up and to the Post Office.


Please don't groan when I tell you that I got post today - really nice, make me smile post. Because I got an unexpected gift from the lovely Laura Jane and she is just the best. She sent me the gift just because. No other reason and I can't wait to meet her in person. We will be driving down to London together in June and sharing a hotel room as well. Oh, I lie - Laura Jane will be driving and I will be navigating. God help us!


A little purple cutting mat to take to London! Isn't that just the most gorgeous wee mat you have ever seen?! And some fabric. Laura Jane - you are absolutely fabulous. Thank you!! I cannot wait until London.

Susan

37 comments:

  1. There is no way your partner can't like the things you made. The hand quilting turned out really beautiful. Nice to see which way to quilt you chose in the end.

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  2. Lovely makes - I can't imagine that your partner will be anything other than thrilled! Fab goodies from LJ. I no doubt will feel really sad about not going to the retreat when I hear about all the fun everyone had - but I guess there is next year!

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  3. do I see brown there? Oh my word, you are so brave! (You know I love brown) so I will be watching for this one.If I am not your partner she is a very lucky recipient!

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  4. I think you are right...pretty soon you won't hear a southern drawl but instead a British accent. Wonder what my family will think of that? hehehe I might the only hillbilly Brit there is. OH I crack myself up. hehehehe thanks for the kind words.

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  5. Suse your solids swap goodies are treeemendous, your partner is gonna love them! And yes. Laulipoo is an absolute doll :-)

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  6. Susan your swap goodies are wonderful. I would have never thought to use brown, but it looks great.

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  7. More DS!!! I am not talking to either of you!

    For the Love of browns look great though! x

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  8. I love your cushion and little purse. Very fun and elegant too. Lucky you getting presents from Laura Jane! I have never seen a purple cutting mat. Very cool indeed.

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  9. Your solid partner is one lucky lady! I love the cushion and the zippy pouch too (fab ends). LJ is a sweetheart! Jxo

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  10. Wow, it looks amazing, you're partner will be over the moon I'm sure. :-)

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  11. Wow your partner is bound to be super pleased with your goodies, they really look brilliant.

    how nice to gets presents too, don't think I've ever seen a purple cutting mat I'm still using the one I used at work 8 years ago - boring green.

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  12. Your solids pillow and extras are wonderful, I would love them to come to my house! And you have the best mail!

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  13. ftlos is amazing, love the quilting! Now a mini cutting mat sounds like just the thing to add to my kit list, more pennies to find!

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  14. Lovely goodies, sent and received :-)

    You have had a fab week by the sound of things, lots of lovely post and great news about your sewing machine.

    Love the mouthy stitches pouch you got, and my initial is S too. Just sayin' .........

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  15. That cushion is stunning. I have no doubt that your partner will be thrilled.

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  16. Love your solids cushion and goodies - you have a very lucky partner! And what a lovely parcel from LJ - is it an incentive to polish your navigating skills?!!! Or a bribe to not snore?!

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  17. Your partner is a lucky duck! Those are lovely gifts!

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  18. IF your partner does not love this ..... she is MAD! It looks wonderful from here x

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  19. That is a wonderful package you have prepared - you have a lucky, lucky partner.

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  20. WOW! It's beautiful! What a fabulous make - you have a lucky partner!
    So glad you got a giggle with the interview :)

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  21. Can't imagine any reason she shouldn't like them as they are all fab! Love your DP things! But you know that already!

    LJ and you will have a great time - I'm thinking it will be like Enid Blyton school stories with midnight feasts and apple pie beds!

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  22. You get the best mail of any blogger I know!! HR one day, DS another! But you give good too!! The solids goodies are wonderful! A quick question- do you send the cushion cover without the insert ( I assume so, to save on postage costs!)

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  23. Lucky FTLOS partner! My last bits of fabric I needed finally arrived today, so I know how I'll be spending my weekend!

    Love your wee gifts too

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  24. Oh heck, I love the drunkards :) (takes one to love one, eh?) x

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  25. How wonderful to get a surprise package! You have done a great job with the FTLOS2 swap. Really beautiful.

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  26. Your partner will love all those goodies! Wonderful to get an unexpected package!

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  27. Oh, Susan! I love what you've sewn for your partner. Truly beautiful - the design, the colours and all that hand quilting. Your partner is so lucky!

    You do receive the best mail. :o) Enjoy!

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  28. You have a very lucky swap partner! Your cushion, pouch and pincushion are all just gorgeous :)

    What a lovely surprise from Laura Jane - how sweet!

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  29. such awesome makes! You have out done yourself this time miss! Outstanding. :)

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  30. Love your swap package - just perfect!!

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  31. These are gorgeous, I really like the quilting and the back is lovely. Fab mail, London is going to be so fab!

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  32. This is just fab Susan, I love it! Your partner will be totally thrilled. :-)

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  33. Gorgeous makes!! Love the dps and the pouch is fab!! How do you get those zip ends so perfect??
    I can't wait to meet you and Laura :)

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  34. Absolutely gorgeous Susan!! You have one very lucky partner :)

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