Hi Dear Friends! I hope you are fine. Things are happening slower here as my shoulder bothers me, but could I avoid the sewing and computer totally? no … so little bit here and there … and the Fox jumped on a pillow …
This cute fox is paper pieced and I was really happy to put him on the kitchen plot with carrots and ret roots. Pattern for the foundation pieced fox is made by Kristy from ‘Quiet Play’ and it’s availabe in her Craftsy Store.
Kristy’s paper piecing patterns are fantastic, well made and for beautiful, fun and great things. She has now also BOM (block of the month) going on for kitchen themed patterns. Button is on my sidelist.
I had a pillow in my mind for the fox … but how … I ‘saw’ something stronger and darker around him and not my usual happy colours with white. So I picked this ikea fabric which can be imagined as shadow garden aroung the kitchen plot.
Today has been cloudy with some rain. I was lucky to finish the pillow just in time to go out and catch a little bit sunshine. Nero was wandering around and so was Hanna …
In the beginning of the spring there is lots of yellow around. Our side view on a sunny day few days ago …
But today dark clouds came closer and closer and wind pushed the pillow …
Quilting on this pillow is simple, just few green lines like hays. By hand I stitched one line around the block. Unfortunately quilting and staying at the computer bother now mostly my arm and shoulder – not to mention crocheting (out of the question). Gently I can baste some hexies – I think. It is unbelievable difficult not to do anything – at least to try not to use your right hand.
Neighbour’s sheeps were watching us and what we are doing. These are not used to Nero and Hanna and if dogs go near they run away – not like the earliers who were running and playing with Nero (both on their sides).
Today even it’s Monday, it feels Sunday because it’s a holiday here, called ‘Clean Monday’. From today begins the Easter Fast. Tradition is that people go for a drive/walk, have a pic nic with family and friends and fly kites.
Rain came and we came inside … now after a while it’s again sunny with some clouds … till it rain’s again. I think Nero would be very happy if we go out to play before the next shower.
He has had more pain on her bag legs these days as it has been colder and wet. I’m so sad to see that his movements are not at all comfortable and the beg legs make very short steps. It’s difficult to believe that in next autumn he will be 10 years. So I’ll go out to make my dear friend happy!
Thank you for your sweet comments on Nero’s Hexagon Post! I have made several more and prepared more squares so you’ll see more of them. Thank you so much for reading my little blog! I wish you wonderful week – hopefully without any dark clouds!
PS. I want to tell you still that I just saw Esther’s NEW Paper piecing patterns! Wow they are fantastic! Full set of train, wagons etc. foundation piecing patterns! Have a look HERE! There is a chance to win them, too! Esther’s beautiful blog is ‘ipatch’!