Hello. My name is Erin and I am a complete failure. Ok, that is admittedly very harsh, but the truth of the matter is - I have nothing complete to show for today's Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday. Doh! I am very sorry and completely embarassed as I am this week's Post Host but, as the wise and oh-so-gracious Lucy reminded me, s#*t happens! Yes, yes it does.
So, without wanting to make a ton of useless excuses, let's just say that my beloved sewing machine, Brutus, is no longer in my good books. Infact, he probably hasn't really been in them much over the last month or so.
In the interests of "keeping it real" here is what I was working on when Brutus went on strike. (Ok, I'm really just trying to earn brownie points by proving that I have been doing something.)
WONKY STAR TABLE RUNNER
This was what I had planned on revelling for this post - in all it's finished glory. But the best laid plans, and all that. So, instead, here is a shot of it half-quilted (and destined for the ever-growing WIP pile...). As deadline was looming I just decided to quilt it quite minimally by just following the outline of the stars, on the white fabric only. It looks ok but I'm not crrrrrazy about it.
MOD MOSAIC FLOOR PILLOW
This may be stretching the meaning of "finished" but I did manage to get the top of this pillow completely pieced. Yay! And, I am happy to report that I totally love it! As promised, it is BIG, with the insert measuring 24". Ohhh. Lots of lovely, squishy-ness. Now I just need to practise FMQ so I can really make this fabulous. Stay tuned!
SECRET SQUIRREL BUSINESS
I shall finish with a (blurry) sneak-peak of another project I am working on that, thankfully, doesn't need Brutus, at this stage. Who said that handsewing is the devil? I can't really reveal the whole design as it is a Christmas gift for a special little man but, can you guess what it is? I'm loving this one!
So, there you have it. My not-so Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday. I anticipate that you haven't let down the team though, like I certainly have, and have something wonderful to show off? Yes? YES!