Monday, 12 May 2008

Ladybird Kick!

I've decided I'm on a Ladybird kick! No, no, no!! It isn't a new sport or a hip new dance move or something you need to call the RSPCLB (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ladybirds!) about!! I just seem strangely drawn to ladybirds and red and white dotty things at the moment!! For example, you may remember my most recent addition to the Tag Along Teddies Adoption Agency page on my web site, Dorothy ...

Then, my beloved Geek Boy asked what background I'd like for the visitor counter on the side of my blog and I chose ... the ladybird! (and isn't it a CUTE ladybird!! I often catch myself watching it flutter for ages before remembering I signed in to add a post!!) Then there's the coffee mug I bought myself to enjoy a morning cup of tea from at my new 'grown up' job ...

Then ... there's a new stitchery pattern I'm working on that, in part, features ...

Can't give away too many clues yet, as I'm not finished the prototype!! AND, as if I needed ANOTHER example to make my point ... I've got a quilt design in the rough-draft stage that features ... wait for it ... ladybirds!!! (among other things!) When I pointed out these things to my ever-practical Geek Boy, he just casually shook his head and said, "It's nothing to worry about. You're just a bit dotty!!" Hmmm ... remind me why I keep him!?!?! Just kidding! Good tech support is hard to come by, THAT'S why I keep him! And he's cute ... I'll stop now before he turns as red as a ... LADYBIRD!!! AAAAAAARRRRRGGGHHHH!!!!

I'm fine now! Really! Actually, I got rather excited this afternoon when I found a package in my mailbox - bet the postie was glad I was out when he dropped it off!! I found ... THIS ...

Ooooooooh! A parcel from Kerry at Cottage On The Hill! It's all Chookyblue's fault! Tee! Hee! Hee! You see, I saw a photo of some fabrics (that were JUST the right blue and green for the aforementioned rough-draft quilt!) on Chookyblue's blog that she said she'd bought from Kerry when she was playing at her shop for a recent quilting day. So ... I rang Kerry and had a chat, ordered some of the fabrics Chookyblue had featured ... and a couple of others ... and the Challenge Kit! Oh dear! There goes the play money for the next few weeks! Tee! Hee! Hee! This will be my first ever patchwork/quilting challenge - I have to qualify that with the 'patchwork/quilting' has I've been challenged in plenty of OTHER areas of my life!!! Want to see my pretties??

These are the blues and greens - and a couple of others! - that will join my stash towards the new quilt design.

And here's the challenge pack. The cut off date has been extended to the end of September, so I SHOULD have time to get it done - if I manage to organise myself!!! I already have a couple of ideas, but nothing definite yet! Will keep you posted.

So ... all in all, what with a ladybird obsession, fun mail and starting a grown up job ... it's been a full and busy day! In fact, I think I feel the need for a sit down and a cup of tea - out of my matching dotty cup!! (Buy one get another half-price deal!! Tee! Hee! Hee!) I really WILL be seeing spots! Til next time, Bear Hugs!



Chookyblue...... said...

love it when I get in trouble for good

.....oh and this took me awhile as I had to watch the ladybird fly by a few

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Kris,

Don't you just loooove getting parcels in the post? Especially ones with fabric inside.....mmmm.

Can't wait to see these new projects you are working on. Everyone loves a ladybug!!

Carin said...

Is there really a RSPCLB (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ladybirds)?
We call them Ladybugs. They are fun.

Linda said...

Hi Kris,
It sounds like husband has the same sense of humour as you I loved the dotty joke. Your new fabrics look wonderful can't wait to see what you make with them.
Cheers Linda

Anonymous said...

Kris, I am so glad I finally worked out how to get on your blog and leave you a comment! Thanks for all your beautiful encouragement. You are a gorgeous lady. Speaking of lady birds, I am also working on some at the moment! must be something in the air. love your blog!

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