So a while back, before Christmas, you may remember that Sew Mama Sew held a massive Giveaway event. It was loads of fun seeing all the amazing stuff that everyone was giving away. I offered up an embroidered hoop and had a fantastic response. The conditions of the event were that the prizes had to be mailed before Christmas....
No problem I thought and started stitching the hoop. Somehow in all the hubbub of Christmas the hoop got buried under a pile of stuff and I managed to get almost everything I planned to make made in time, and posted off (except a bag for my sister's Christmas present but I wrote her an IOU)
Back in February when I was tidying up I came across the Sew Mama Sew Hoop. I hadn't finished it! I hadn't sent it! I sent a grovelling email to the prize winner and she was lovely about my tardiness. I carried that hoop around with me, to work, on holidays and never managed to work on it, but it bothered me and bothered me until I cracked.
Here it is. I has taken me 5 months to make it, and in that time I think I've managed to make 7 quilts! I really don't know why it took me so long, but I'm so relieved I can finally get it mailed off to it's new owner. I can finally stop feeling guilty about not having done it! The pattern is Laundry Day by Tasha Horsley
Thanks for all the lovely comments on my circles post. A lot of people have asked me for a tutorial on how I made them, but I'm not going to do a tutorial just now. The lovely Lucie Summers will be teaching a class at the FQ retreat in June, showing how to make her gorgeous portholes, and given that I studied her photos to work out how to make something similar, it would be really unfair of me to do a tutorial. Hope you all understand :)
And just in case any of you are wondering why there have been no pictures of wee Murphy this week, it's because he won't be still enough for me to take a photo! This is how he usually looks
Or crashed out, lying on his back with his legs akimbo, showing his boy bits!
I have managed to teach him to sit now though so I was able to get a quick snap this morning