Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The wonderful world of blogging .......................

Isn't it funny how reading one persons blog post leads you to another, then on to another, and then suddenly you just have to make something RIGHT NOW!  Last Friday I was reading about Josies day with her friends and what they were working on, which led me on to a new to me blog, Kristyne at Pretty by Hand and her wonderful Project Simplify challenge.  Kristyne made every quilt and cushion in Camille Roskelly's beautiful Simplify book.  Do have a look at her blog, I had a good giggle, she's a very funny girl, and thankyou Josie for sharing the link.

So I dug out my copy of Simplify and decided that right then I had to make one of the cushions in it.  I did choose the simplest one of course as I only had about 1 1/2 hours before I had to go meet the school bus.  So our youngest arrived home to a new cushion on her bed and she is pretty chuffed about it!  I used some of my Sherbet Pips charm square and finished it with some straight line quilting.  Now our eldest has picked out a cushion for me to make for her room, but that will have to wait until my Tis the Season is finished.  Which of course will(hopefully) be by this Fridays deadline. After a long drought this is also an OPAM finish for me for September.

Aren't those little puppies the cutest ..............


And the book for the inspiration ...............


This week I've also been thinking about what to make for my partner in Chookyblues 2011 Secret Santa Christmas Swap, and to be honest I'm really not sure yet what it's going to be.  But it's been fun doing some blog stalking to get an idea of what my partner might like. 

Thanks for all the comments about my hens - it's 'eggciting' times around here, as we check the nesting boxes every day to see how many eggs there are, we're up to two most days now!

Until next time, thanks for visiting ...................... happy stitching ............ Nicky

17 comments:

Farmyard Crafts said...

Looks cute!! Good on you for getting something finished!! I think I have my SSCS all under control!!

rosie said...

I am in awe Nicky that you got the cushion finished in the time you did!! Way to go girl!!It has turned out perfectly...

shez said...

Nicky this cushion is fantastic,well done.

Fiona said...

Great cushion... I think with these lovely fabrics sometimes the simple designs are best... that looks lovely... good luck with TTS.... you can do it!!!!
Hugz

Annie said...

Bloggers really do provide a lot of inspiraton. Love that cushion with the little puppies. That looks like an interesting book too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Spur of the moment projects are the best...love the cushion Nicky and well done on the finish...

Raewyn said...

How satisfying to have a project finished that quickly!! I just love the inspiration and friendships formed through the blogging world too, modern day pen-pals I have decided!

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely cushion.........nice simple quilting........glad to hear your thinking about the SSCS.......

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

what a good way to spend some spare time!! yes to think about SSCS - what to do huh...

suzitee said...

Kristynes blog is soooooo inspiring! I can't believe how FAST she is...amazing.
Good luck on finishing TTS...I know you can do it!

Carol said...

You're so right about blogs leading to other blogs leading to other blogs! I could spend all day wandering from one to the other :)

Your pillow is so, so cute, Nicky--just love the fabrics. Beautifully put together as always!

Kathy Ellen said...

When the inspiration comes, the mind creates some wonderful, and your sweet little pillow is testimony to it, for sure! I especially love the cute dog fabric.

Seams Sew Together said...

Loving your cushion!!

Suzanne said...

What a cute cushion!

Christine said...

Gorgeous cushion ... love the puppies.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Gorgeous cushion, you and Josie are tempting me with this book!!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous cushion Nicky. I never got around to adding this book to my 'library' so I may have to remedy that situation!

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