Saturday, 28 September 2013

Oops! Absentee Checking In!

OOPS! It's somehow been almost two weeks since I popped in to catch up with you all ... not sure how THAT happened!! My only excuse is that the Meares' Madhouse has been living up to its moniker. :0) There've been visitors coming and going, quilt shows to help with (and admire!!), busy stuff at my 'day job' work ... and I think someone has also been flicking through my calendar days at a much quicker speed than I'm ready for. :0) Mind you ... if one more person says ... "it'll soon be Christmas." I may have to commit an indictable offence! Tee! Hee! Hee!

So ... I won't catch you up on all the to-ings and fro-ings right now ... but I promise to be back with some pics in the next day or so. I really just popped in to quickly share a photo my Mum emailed me this morning. Now ... that very statement would not have been typed just 12 months ago! You see ... Mum used to send me emails by writing her 'email' out in longhand with paper and pen, hand it to Dad to type and send ... which led to some VERY funny 'editorial comments' in the midst of Mum's messages from Dad. Very amusing! :0) But then ... my Beloved Geek Boy helped Mum and Dad buy an iPad and lo and behold ... Mum has learned how to take photos on it and email. But I digress ...

Some of you may remember last year when Mum fell in love with my "Aaah ... Paris!" quilt which featured in "Homespun" magazine ...

Well ... Mum decided she needed a few cushions to match her quilt. So when they were visiting, I dug out a couple of French-inspired appliqué shapes and the remaining stash of "Pom Pom De Paris" fabrics that I had in my sewing cupboard and sent her home to play. Now, Mum's never done any patchworking, but she has played with machine appliqué over the years. This morning's photo will show you how well she did ...

Ta Da! A plethora of French-inspired pillows! :0) Obviously my creativity comes from my clever Mum. :0) I keep telling her that when she moves closer, I'll corrupt encourage her to do some more patchwork, appliqué etc ... I'm sure I can get her hooked too! :0)

Okey doke ... I'm off to play Polly and enjoy some lovely stitching time. I can't remember the last time I had some time at home just to sit, stitch and enjoy some Midsomer Murders and Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. I'm looking forward to it! :0) Whatever you're doing, I hope your weekend includes some fun stuff and I promise to be back soon to share pics of the last couple of weeks. Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS


6 comments:

Noela said...

You definitely have to work on your Mum Kris. She has done a wonderful job on the cushions. Enjoy your stitching. Hugs......

Maria said...

Your Mum has done a fabulous job of the cushions.
iPads are great but I need a Geek Boy to teach me to blog on it.
Kris there is someone running around stealing our days . I am sure of that.. Christmas, hmm 87 days away EKKK! and before that I have our Quilt Hanging in two weeks. Off to finish the last quilt....
Enjoy your free time.

Melody said...

The cushions look brilliant

Farm Gate Creations said...

Your mum rocks...she has done a brilliant job.

Fiona said...

Well done Kris' mom on those fantastic cushions...
Yes, I can't believe September is nearly gone..... heeeeeeellllllppppp...
Hugz

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Your mum has done a fabulous job Kris. Shell get hooked, just like we all have. Nothing wrong with having a fabric addiction. She'll be forever poor, but happy .
Hugs,
Kerryanne

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