Saturday, June 28, 2008

Flock of monkeys?



Here's my journal quilt for the week - as I said yesterday, there are parallels to the arch, but it's not the same - partly because of the difference in size and shape - and partly because some of the things I used on the arch, I ran out of. And one or two things here, I forgot I had, or I might have used them yesterday (like the red silk leaves). The large green felt flower came to me from Karol-Ann a while back - I think her mother or mother-in-law made it, actually...

That's all I had time for today, as we had a busy day - a visit to the farmer's market, a local primary school's summer fair, an open day in the park. The school fair had a craft room - Alex made a paper windmill - and look who I saw lurking in the window in the craft room - yes, that's right, a whole flock of sock monkeys (do they flock?). And one came home with us - sort of. Olivia wanted to make her own, so we have a sock-monkey kit in a bag. Perhaps tomorrow we'll turn it into a proper sock monkey. It's going to be a very bright and stripey sock monkey.



And lookie what was waiting for me in the post when I came back from the Farmer's Market this morning! This is my mini quilt swap from Lucy Locket's mini swap - isn't it lovely lovely? Yes, it is. A big "thanks you" (as Alex would say) to Lucy.

4 comments:

Karol-Ann said...

What a gorgeous journal quilt. Of course I'm biased because I made the flower and my mother beaded it LOL. Just kidding, it's gorgeous because it's just so wonderfullyly decorative!

Have fun with the sock monkey (at least you just have one and not the whole flock VBG)

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I'm so glad you like your quilt - I enjoyed making it for you! I forgot to say that the central design is from Tilda's Sew Pretty Homestyle book. Lucy x

Totty Teabag said...

Be careful with sock monkeys; whereas pairs of socks tend to get separated, pairs of sock monkeys tend to multiply...

Totty Teabag said...

I hit the publish button a little prematurely then...I meant to compliment you on the Turquoise Treasure; perfectly balanced and full of life.