I must admit to having been a bit taken aback yesterday when I came downstairs to make breakfast. I was going out later on and so I had decided to wear my beautiful new (very on-trend) ochre-coloured jersey top teamed with a lightweight khaki cardigan as the morning was a little chilly. Feeling very pleased with my choices I entered the kitchen, only to be greeted by, “You’re not going out like that, are you Mum?” Feeling, as I said, a little taken aback, I asked Rosie what the problem might be, to which she responded … “Well, your top is very nice, and so is your cardigan, but putting the two together makes you look like a root vegetable!” I must admit, NOBODY in my entire life has ever called me a root vegetable before and for once I was lost for words. I stood my ground and didn’t retreat upstairs to change, though I must admit to spending the day wondering if other people were looking at me and thinking “goodness me, that woman looks just like a root vegetable!”
I’ve never stitched a root vegetable, though my Fuzzy Rabbit pattern features a little bunny clasping his carrot very firmly in his two front paws …..
And I think these hoops with felted vegetables from Veselka at Little Herb Bouquet are AMAZING! Who knew vegetables could look so good?!
But, leaving carrots and other root vegetables behind, and returning to rabbits … I have always loved stitching these endearing furry creatures. There’s a rabbit in the November Bustle & Sew Magazine ……
Along with his friend the fox – two Chic Pom Pom Cushions. These are definitely quick makes and would be perfect for a child’s room, nursery or baby shower gift. I also finished my mugs and succulents hand embroideries ….
Which will also be in the November Magazine. And finally, thank you so much to everyone who commented on my last post about quilting. I was so interested to read everyone’s point of view, and will definitely check out the slow quilting websites – I’m not sure why they hadn’t come up in my Googling! I do agree though, that there’s room for both slow and quick stitching projects, sometimes you simply need to come up with something for a special occasion – possibly, if you’re anything like me – in a bit of a hurry!