Tuesday, 19 November 2013
If all else fails......make a penguin!
Unfortunately, despite making samples, I seem to have included a solid grey that just doesn't quite work. Grrrr! I've looked at it. Wondered whether it will blend better once it's quilted. Debated with myself about how best to deal with it.
As yet no conclusions - just a desire that I'd made it in colours that were a bit bolder (my taste) rather than something a bit more muted (DH's taste) - but as it is destined for the living room I think that I will give in gracefully.
Inspired by the penguin made (rather more expertly) by Janet Clare I made my own. Unfortunately I couldn't wait for the Basic Grey pattern to be shipped to me (c'mon guys - it's a pattern! PDF download is what I'd like!) so I went to look for on-line patterns and found this one from Purl Bee.
I'm very pleased with how this little lovely went together, even if she (and I think that it's a she) looks a bit bewildered. Of course, I can't referee between two DDs who'd like to have custody of her, so at the moment she is ALL MINE!
I have been otherwise occupied over the last few days (think plumbers not sewing, unfortunately) but I'm determined to get back and make some decisions about the runner.
In the meantime, I hope that you have carved out some crafting time for yourself and that you might also consider making your own penguin - every home should have one!