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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What do you think?

 This Thursday I am sharing a birthday lunch my girlfriend Karen.  I did some spying courtesy of her 15 year old son and he assures me that she likes pink and blue, with a preference for blue, so I have made this bag.  I am planning to make her a second one in a different range of fabrics and will give her the choice.   What do you think?  Does this fabric say more "teenage girl" than "young at heart 50 year old"? 
 It doesn't matter which bag Karen chooses as the other one is going to a good home too.  Every year I choose at least a couple of cards off the Tree of Joy at my local shopping centre.  The local Roatary International Club arranges to collect donated gifts and deliver them to those who need them.

This year my recipient is a 17 year old girl.  Firstly I am making her a quilt using fabric from the Olive Rose range by Valori Wells for Free Spirit Fabrics of Westminster Fibers.  I have the fabric in pink, peach, orange, brown and blue.  I am teaming it with a white star on white from Robert Kaufman's "pimatex Basics".  Most of the blocks will be like those below but four or so will have more white.  I don't think I will use the blue in the quilt.  I am planning on making her some pot holders and coasters and a few other bits and pieces.  I will just see how much I can get done before the closing date.

Now,I started this little cross stitch YEARS ago to have something simple to do when watching the boys (at gymnastics, basketball, swimming whatever) and just managed to finish the last little bit. I can't remember what I intended it for. I think I was planning to do more in other colours but that won't happen as my arthritus won't let me! So I thought I would post it and see what creative suggestions I get for using it or incorporating it into another project.  Any ideas?

Finally this pile represents a bunch of potholders for Christmas presents - everyone from the favourite teacher and the lovely office lady to my cleaning ladies.  Better get to work on them or they will still be a pile of fabric come December!

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