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
He's definitely having a Sherbet Pips moment racing around like that! I hope a lot of stuff that goes on at the retreat is shared on Fat Quarterly at a later date, so everyone who can't make it doesn't miss out completely!ReplyDelete
I love it when someone else procrastinates as well as I do. Thank you! And Murphey is adorable.ReplyDelete
Lovely end result though!ReplyDelete
oh dear - have to say it was worth waiting for though - gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Embroidery-Thanks for keeping it real! (I have so done versions of this...LOL)ReplyDelete
Tutorial-Thanks for declining to do a tutorial based on the inspiration, etc. Good for you!
Murphy-OK, even all blurry he is adorable! That face!!
Adorable finish is excused from being tardy, the winner is still very much a winner. Murphy in motion, so cute!ReplyDelete
I'm sure she will agree it was worth the wait! And Murphy seems to be having a ball!ReplyDelete
Oh Murphy is sooo adorably cute! Butter wouldn't melt!! Love that embroidered hoop! Well worth the wait I'd say! JxoReplyDelete
I agree with Suse, its so nice to hear I'm not the only one that sometimes takes FOR EV ER to do something.... Turned out braw lovely tho xReplyDelete
Way to stick with your commitment and finish off that hoop - it is totally worth the wait for the winner, I'm sure! I really admire the consideration you are giving to Lu and not posting a tutorial for the circles. Sometimes people just need to work things out for themselves.ReplyDelete
Hee hee - I can imaging the OMG moment when you found it!ReplyDelete
Oh it isn`t just me - phew!!ReplyDelete
The embroidery is beautiful, love the stitching on the quilt!!ReplyDelete
Very cute, both embroidery and resident 4 legged toddler!ReplyDelete
Murphy is so like the Pips puppy!!! So cute! I love your embroidery, did the hairs on you neck stand on end when you realised you hadn't finished/posted it?!!ReplyDelete
I love the embroidery - the patchwork quilt, the socks. So cute!! I'm sure the winner is thrilled with it!ReplyDelete
I love the embroidery and I am glad that you shared this. We all have done something similar and it is nice to see we are not the only one. The puppy is adorable.ReplyDelete
I am the lucky one who won this lovely embroidery and I wanted to let you know it arrived today! I LOVE it!!! Thank you so much. It was well worth the wait :)ReplyDelete