Last week I wrote “The Craft That Took A Week” about my papier mache hot air balloon that turned into a labour of love. I have lots of unfinished projects in our house that my husband huffs and puffs about. He usually doesn’t say anything until I get a brilliant idea to start something new and then I get a little reminder that I don’t ever finish things that I start.
Well a year ago I was pregnant with Spike and we had finally settled on his name. Lots of my friends were making patchwork quilts and little blankets for their babies and I wanted to join in the trend. I hunted high and low for the perfect fabric and scraped together some money because it couldn’t possibly wait until the next pay day for me to start it. I drew out tons of ideas and finally settled on the perfect one.
My material all arrived and I was raring to go.
I started off by drawing the applique that would go on the front.
I even pinned them onto the material.
It was time for bed so I gently packaged it all with the intention of starting it the next day. Unfortunately this is how it stayed until 31st January (more than three months later and a whole month after Spike was born!)
That day the laptop broke so with nothing else to do I dug it out and started blanket stitching.
Those 6 letters took me 5 months! On 30th May 2011 the applique was finished.
And this is how it stayed until yesterday afternoon when I finally pinned the fleecey back to the completed front. Last night I set up the sewing machine and set to work and I can now say that after a year of stopping and starting it is finally finished, just in time for winter!