Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Baby Elephant Walk!

That's what I've been humming to myself today as I finished off the latest block of Lynette Anderson's free Noah's Ark BOM, because, oddly enough, this month's pair of animals is Mr and Mrs L. E. Fant. Confused? Take a peek!

Aren't they cute! I've added a few little 'extras' as I can't seem to resist! I'm sure Lynette doesn't mind! Granny Loz gave me the idea of giving Mrs L. E. Fant pretty painted toenails - she thought about it, I did it!! Tee! Hee! Hee! And I also gave her a flower behind here ear (Mrs Fant, not Granny Loz!!) - after all, we ALL know the true secret to timeless glamour is ACCESSORISING!! And Mr L. E. Fant looked a little bare, so I popped a pretty blue blanket on him so he didn't feel left out in the cold! That now makes five finished blocks towards my finished Noah's Ark Quilt - what a shame I can't count any of these in my Five Before The End Of July challenge!! But if you haven't joined the fun and would like to, just click on the cool Noah's Ark icon to the left and it will take you straight to the downloadable patterns. Here are my blocks so far ...

I'm pretty happy with how they're coming up and enjoying working with the darker, murkier country colours for a little change from the softer shabby chic colours I tend to use at the moment on most projects. A change is as good as a holiday, so they say ... although ... I think I'd prefer the holiday - somewhere warm!! Today has been another NASTY day here in Toowoomba. The temperature didn't even make it to 10 and the horrible westerly winds have been blowing off the snow at speeds of 35km/h!!! BRRRRRRR!! I'm starting to feel like a penguin - and perhaps look like one when I walk, since I have so many layers on to keep warm!!! Now THERE'S a mental picture for you!! Tee! Hee! Hee! The only consolation is that the warmest room in the house is the lounge room (still mid-transition from harem back to country haven!) where the gas heater is. So ... Gosh! Darn! I'll just have to go back in there and stitch!! Tee! Hee! Hee! I've just traced a stitchery for a friend's birthday pressie, so guess where I'll be tonight, especially since my beloved Geek Boy has a work staff meeting until after 8pm. What a shame none of the projects I've chosen for my Finish Five Challenge need hand sewing done - they're all waiting for machine stitching, which is probably why they're on the waiting list!!!

And tying in with the whole Noah's Ark theme, I thought I'd show you how I started my week! When I arrived at work on Monday, it was cold, overcast and icky, but as I got out of the car look what greeted me ...

I hope you can see it. I don't think the photo really captured it as clearly as it looked in real life. What a cool way to start the week - with a reminder of God's promises!!

Before I go back to my hibernation in the lounge room, I've added another great blog to my sidebar for you to pop in and visit. It's Natalie Ross In Stitches. I've been popping into Nat's blog for a while now, but have to say I kept forgetting to add her to my sidebar - you know how it is ... "Next time I'm playing with layout I must remember ..." and then I promptly forget!! Oops! Anyway, Nat popped in here for a visit yesterday, which is what finally prompted my memory! She designs the most gorgeous stitcheries - fun and funky fairies, flowers and all sorts of goodies - plus her blog is fun to read! Pop on over to say g'day and give her a bear hug!

And on that note (A flat minor, I think! Tee! Hee! Hee!) I'm off to make myself a hot chocolate and sit in the lounge room to stitch - just as soon as I melt the icicles on my nose and fingers from sitting in the office, which is the coldest room in the house!!!! If I have too many hot chocolates, though, I really WILL be doing the BABY ELEPHANT WALK!! (Note to self: get some 99% fat free hot choc!!) Wherever you are, I hope you've got a warm spot to curl up in and if you're like Carin in the USA and having heat waves - send our heat back! Tee! Hee! Hee! Til next time, Bear Hugs!



Anonymous said...

me me me first tralalalaaaaaaaaa!

SSSoooooooocold here today, damn snow, wind blowing off it grrrrrrrrr...

Really want to be on a small warm island nation.

Hi there, just lookin' in...thanks for my twice weekly friend fix! Deb

Carin said...

Kris your elephants turned out so dang cute!!! I love the extras you added.
Yeah heat wave is right we were 95F yesterday and will be about the same again today. You can have the heat! I hate it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kris

Noticed you are in Toowoomba. Wow, it was probably the coldest day of the year so far. I had to leave my home office in the morning and was quickly reminded of our weather up here.

I am going to point my wife in the direction of your blog as she will be really interested in what you do. She has always want to do quilting and loves bears.

Anyway, have a good day and keep rugged up for the rest of what I think is going to be a very cold winter.

Toowoomba Talk

Unknown said...

It was cold here in sydney yesterday as well...hmm now I think about it, today as well. Anyway had the heater cranking, electric blankets on full and ugg boots accessorised my attire. Finally warm at last! Love your elephants Kris...they look great. Jo x

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Hi Kris,
I think we all agree - winter sucks.
Bring on the hot chocolates (with marshamllows of course). Hot chocolate is a must have in my night classes and I proudly tell my students that both the hot chocolate and the marshmallows are 99% fat free. Sshhhh don't tell them ...the sugar content might be a worry though!!!!
Rug up against the cold my sweets,

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Kris your stitcheries are so cute...they are nearly a finish...LOL

Lorraine said...

Cold here and i am LOVING it....your Mr & Ms L.E Fant look great....! well done...I have taken a day off today...loads of RDO time so today seemed like a good day....and I will be spending it in the sewing room..well, when I am not on the computer catching up on blogs and reading about what everyone is up to and it is really inspiring!

Unknown said...

Your Elephants are looking really Cute Kris, mine are still get onto it.

Anonymous said...

They are tooooo the painted toenails hehehe!! xx

Jo said...

Your elephants look great, still stitching mine, have a great weekend

Susan said...

Love what you've added to the elephants...especially the red nails! Still working on mine. Great picture of the rainbow.

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