Thursday, 11 April 2013

A little bit of this and that...

I was in London last week. Did I mention that? I went to visit my family, and to drape my bear's paw quilt on my father's lap. And so I did.


I also made Dad a tallit bag (a tallit is a prayer shawl, which is typically stored in a zippy bag) to replace the super-duper ombre one I made that was - sniff sniff - lost.

The Ex-Tallit Bag


The NEW Tallit Bag!
 


Also, the process of going to London included getting to London. So I figured I'd better carry some hand stitching with me to pass the time. (Try not to laugh so hard, your computer screen can't take the coffee. I'm sure the mothers of some families who travel overseas wind up needing a hand-project.)

Deco Delight by Fabric Freedom
I received this gorgeous, but totally-not-my-speed, fabric as a gift, and wanted to put it to good use. I put together a teeny sandwich just minutes before we left for the airport, and made a project bag: thread, seed beads, beading needles, baby nail clippers.

An aside for thread-cutting travelers: baby nail clippers seem to be acceptably non-threatening to security staff. My child's plastic-handled, round tipped scissors were deemed desperately dangerous, however, and were confiscated, and are presumably now in scissor heaven.

These before-and-after pictures show the sum total amount of beading I achieved in a week of travel. I hope you are impressed.
 

Two days after our return home, I couldn't help but notice it was my son's birthday. There it was. Big as day. Behold, the prodigal son is 12.

I have beading on the brain, and I happen to know that he lurves the feeling of a seed beads, so, zippy-bag-number-gizbillion, Come On Down!


My favourite part of this project so far, is that this morning my dh asked "So, what are you working on these days?" and I said "I'm doing some white beading to spell the word Giants." and he said "No, really."


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12 comments:

P. said...

What a great bear's paw quilt, and a very happy recipient from the looks of it! Love the iris fabric, but the beading makes it all the more beautiful.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Love your beading... very fun!

audrey said...

You just never know where creativity will be taking you.:)

Janine said...

Such a shame to have lost the ombre bag but love your Dad'd new tallit bag and the bear paw and your beading is looking great!

A Quilter's Mission said...

Oh my, the iris fabric is awsome!

Live a Colorful Life said...

You always bring a smile to my day. Yay you're back. Now we can start "talking" again right?

Carla said...

He looks quite pleased ; )

Pattilou said...

A fun post. Beading is addictive... :)

LynCC said...

Haha! I love the GIANTS beading. :D Your father looks so good with his quilt. Very nice job there.

ipatchandquilt said...

LOL! Great post!
Esther

Roz Warren said...

Twelve!??? Already?? Give him my love.

David Gabrieli said...

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