There has been some sewing here at Ruth’s Place – though not as much as I would like. My self-imposed deadline of a block hand-quilted every two days has gone by the wayside. Gorgeous Man (after overhearing me cursing at the neverendingness) suggested putting it aside for a while since it’d become a chore. But with only 13 blocks to go, I’m so near the end, and if I do put it aside it’ll turn into a 10 year UFO I’m sure, so I’m persevering.
I finished sewing the hand-made part of my giveaway on Sunday, I can’t show it. But I have to say I’m really pleased with how it turned out. Good thing I’ve got more of that fabric since I’m going to need to make another one or two of these. Chocolate Cat I’ve got everything ready to send you now, I just need to get to the post office. Hopefully it should be on its way this week.
In addition to hand quilting and gift sewing, there’s also been sewing of a more practical bent. You all know it’s winter in the southern hemisphere right? Well, here on the southern tip of Africa it’s cold. And my doors have inch gaps between the door and the floor.
This is the front door. Anyway, my favourite pair of jeans (my last pair from Australia – Jeans West fits best) died beyond repair. So behold, the door snake:
Because I have short, stumpy little legs, I had to add extra fabric in to make it long enough to cover the door. The extra fabric came from the giant bag of scraps my next door neighbour gave me last year.
While I was on a roll, I dug into the scrap bag again and came up with this.
This fabric is a really stiff nylon and when I’ve made one more it’s going to live behind the couch. We have a living room that used to be two rooms and so don’t use one of the doors. (Gorgeous Man just walked in and told me I should be embarrassed for showing these).
Gorgeous Girl has a new trick.
She can’t pull herself up yet, but can stand for a surprisingly long period of time (resisting all attempts to get her to sit down) if put into that position.
This picture is for Emily.