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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+4 dogs, 1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day

I can post my home-made mother's day present (to my own mom) early, since my mom is for the most part computer illiterate. But she does love hummingbirds, and what mom doesn't like home-made presents. This is a table runner I made using the Easy Striped table runner pattern, that was surprisingly true to it's name "easy". I always get nervous making things that involve angles or things lining up perfectly. To put it mildly I am not detail oriented, and if it involves more than 5 directions I rarely get past step 2. This pattern actually did only have 5 steps, and it called for a funky little triangle ruler which wasn't that hard to use either for a first timer. So I am more than pleased this project turned out so well. And no the makers of the quilting ruler/pattern did not endorse me to say any of this, I am not sure any quilt co would want someone endorsing them who can barely sew a pillow.
And this is my renewed progress on Mirabilia's "Petal Fairy". Can you see I stitched the side of her skirt first to make sure it fit? One surprising thing about this pattern for me was that on the photo her skirt looks yellow and pink. In reality (so far of course) most of the threads in her skirt are more tan/maroon. Still lovely though, and I am excited to see what she looks like finished. I hope everyone out there has a very happy Mother's Day!


Shirlee said...

That's a lovely fairy & your mother will love her table runner : )

Gems said...

aww the table runner is gorgeous, your mum is going to love it and all the cute humming birds on there :)

Gems x

Anonymous said...

I love your table runner, you've made it up beautifully and the fabric is so pretty!

Your WIP looks great.

Mouse said...

ohhh well done on the wee table runner it is gorgeous love humming birds too and nice progress on your fairy as well :) have a lovely mothers day too :) love mouse xxxxx

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely gift for your mum. Great progress on Petal Fairy.

Dani - tkdchick said...

You did a good job on your Mom's gift!

Lovely colorus in your fairy!

Lucy May said...

I have been checking out your Blog today! You are so kind to leave so many comments for me on mine. Thank you! You have done so many pieces that I have done or want to do...we must be on the same creative wavelength! Have you finished the Prairie Moon "Thine is to Trick and Treat"? I have wanted to do that one since I started stitching (I only started about a year ago). I am still sticking to mostly smalls, so one that large intimidates me!!! I hope you had a great mother's day with your girls!

Carol said...

What a great gift for your mom! My mother is a hummingbird lover as well :) And you're off to a great start on you fairy--no matter what the colors!

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Jenny said...

Great job on the table runner - I love the model and the fabrics you picked. Great job!