At long last, now I can pay more attention to other things. Seems I am way behind on what has been happening in blog world.
This won't be the best quilt you have ever seen, but its all mine and hand sewn. A project that has kept me busy for months. Sew Cindy might recognize some of the fat quarters that I won on her blog way back at the start of the year. I hope I have put them to good use, as I promised I would.
Another promise was to show you my panda bear. Poor little guy. Falling to bits with holes. His original mohair had started to rot.
I had Tubs from my uncle for my very first Christmas. I can say with a smile on my face he is slightly older than me.
I had kept him in a bear body suit for years in case he fell to bits. Don't think Tubs fooled any one really as there came a time when I had to restore him completely.
As he was my bear, I remembered what he should have looked like. It took me ages to source the right material. In the end I used black Alpaca and white English mohair. After taking Tubs completely to bits, I then re drew his pattern.
It's always a wonder what I find in bears when opening their back seam. Tubs was the proud owner of a tummy that had been been re stuffed with odd material as well as his original wood wool that had completely collapsed. In Tubs case I don't think there was any thing else but to give him a complete make over. He still has his original rubber face. I remember him having a red tongue, I've left his face just as it is. Besides I only wanted to restore his mohair. Here he is, my TED... Tubs, ready to be cuddled, slobbered on, cried over, hugged, tugged, battered, left in the sun, and ready to be stuffed inside a suitcase again when we are off on our travels. He is, as always loved to bits.
Before you ask, Amie and Frank, look nothing like a panda bear.
For the past week Frank has become Amie's new shadow.
Amie felt better today that she helped to top up the bird feeders on the tree beside the stream.
She even ate all her fishies at tea time.
Frank was hoping she might have left some.
We have visitors this weekend at the cottage, hope you all have a great weekend.