Friday, 8 June 2012

Turtle progress

What a treat. Hubby has taken the boys to school so here it is, 9am and I'm still in my pj's drinking coffee in the morning sun. It's the simple pleasures in life.

I have been working on my turtle pincushion. You know, the sweet, cute, innocent looking one in Anni's new book. Why am I drawn to these projects with fiddly bits? I think it will be ok, but I know why people use pre-cut papers. It's because even the smallest difference makes them really HARD to piece together.

Don't even ask me about turning and stuffing the teeny tiny limbs.

I have also been piecing my long strings of hexies together. It took me ages last night to work out the border measurements so the sides all meet nicely in the corners. I am afraid that they won't meet when it comes time to sew them on. I like appliqué but not when it's a long, narrow border piece.

Happy Birthday to the Queen and thank you for a long weekend. Our neighbours are moving into town this weekend, so we are having our final farewell drinks tonight. No more stumbling across the paddock in the dark. We will miss them being so close.

Have a great weekend.

Susan x


  1. Awww he is adorable....A little flat but cute as a button...Ha ha. I am sure he will be nice and puffy soon. Is he coming on our road trip?

  2. He's looking great so far! Enjoy your relaxing day and have a lovely weekend. I just found an NZ stockist of A Simple Life and by the magic of my clicky finger one is on it's way to me, yippee!

  3. Looks good, but I am hearing you about those tiny limbs....I hate fiddly turning and stuffing!!!

  4. Come on you can do it. Looks cute but a little deflated. It will be much loved when finished but I think it may be an only child!

  5. Awwww this is looking good !!!!


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