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Little Things.

Posted on | March 31, 2020 | 15 Comments

The last day of March. Hard to believe it has come around so quickly. Like many of you I have been digging into my list of projects to be done as well as working on UFOs My finishes for this week are all little things.

I have started working on The Twelve Days of Christmas by Larissa Holland of mmmcrafts. I have completed the first day of Christmas – a partridge and a pear.

These are made using wool felt and a variety of perle threads and DMC.

I am also preparing for an upcoming birthday. So this is Miss Kitty.

And this is her wardrobe.

This is a pattern called Miss Whiskers and is by Two Brown Birds. There is also a carry case to go with this that is shaped like a house. That is my next task.

And another small finish is this little 24 inch donation quilt.

I had been given a large number of bags of fabric to pass on to a charity group. I offered to sew up some quilts to help out. Now, of course, it is all here with me until we can go out and about again. So it looks like I will be putting a few more donation quilts together. Happy to help out.

We are getting used to being at home and settling into a routine. We are probably lucky in that being retirees we have developed quite a few interests and will have no trouble keeping occupied. The weather has been pleasant so spending time in the garden is easy. I am extremely grateful that my sewing studio was built last year and I have plenty of space to spread out all my projects.

I have noticed a huge increase in the number of blogs coming up in my feed each day. With the extra time it seems people have rediscovered their blogs and are getting back to posting. So grateful we live in an era where technology can keep us in touch so easily. Make the most of it.

Cheers, Karen

15 Responses to Little Things.

  • Joan says:

    I think your right about being retirees and not having too many problems settling into staying at home. Your 12 days of Christmas ornies are beautiful. Love Miss Kitty. Did you paint her eyes too? Can’t wait to see the carrying case! What a fun gift!

  • Miss Kitty is too cute! I once owned a horse named Miss Kitty. She was gentle and I enjoyed riding because I could trust her. I’ll bet you didn’t expect that memory to appear because of your cute kitten. :)
    The ornaments are beautiful, as always. Your talent always amazes me.

    You’re right about beating the virus. We can save ourselves. It likely is easier for retirees since our lives are less disrupted. Wouldn’t you know it though, we are also the most vulnerable. Stay safe and enjoy the new studio.

  • Lots of pretty, as always! I love that kitty and her wardrobe. Will have to check out that pattern. The pear and partridge remind me of things I sewed in the sixties! Yes, I really am that old.

  • Karen D Martin says:

    Oh my–Miss Kitty and her wardrobe are just adorable! So sweet! Your decorative stitching on the partridge and pear look so fun–looking forward to seeing more of this project!

  • Your stellar embroidery adds so much character to the kitty and beauty to the ornaments, Karen! A blessing that you have that spacious studio to work in at this time.

  • Karen Moore says:

    Love Miss Kitty and her wardrobe. Lovely charity quilts as are the Christmas decorations. Nice work.

  • I love those felt pears. Miss Kitty is going to be a very well turned out kitty Kat! Well done on the charity quilts xx

  • Bev C says:

    Hello Karen,

    Your Christmas deco’s are so lovely and bright. Just what we all need. I love Miss Kitty and had to smile when I saw her outfits. I just wanted to put them on her. Enjoy your days in your new studio.

    Happy days.

  • Linda Dutch says:

    Some lovely progress Karen, I love your little kitty & her wardrobe! I seem to fluctuate with my sewing & productivity, just doing little things when I can, and trying not to be too hard on myself when I can’t. Kia kaha Linda x

  • Fiona Robinson says:

    the partridge and the pear are great.. your wool work is lovely especially with the extra embelishments…. as for kitty and the wardrobe… I think I would be tempted to play dress up again! will be good to see little quilts coming up….

  • Such beautifully bright felt you’re using & the gorgeous outfits for the “kitty” are wonderful. Great work Karen…
    Stay away and stay safe…xox

  • Jenny Benton says:

    Someone very special will be thrilled with Miss Kitty and her outfits. Love the 12 Days of Christmas items, you have made a good start, and I’m sure you have another one or two already started.
    Happy stitching in your studio.

  • Raewyn says:

    Your Christmas ornaments are lovely – it’s been on my wish list too but as you know my list is very long! And I adore Miss Kitty and her wardrobe – what a fabulous gift for a wee person! Well done on the donation quilt. You sound quite content to be at home in your bubble – it’s the best place to be right now.

  • Kyle says:

    Love what you’ve been working on. The 12 days of Christmas will be incredible. It’s fun to play with different threads and stitches. Somebody is going to love Miss a Kitty and her accessories. I’ve settled into a normal routine being retired too, but will be glad to head to a shop or two soon.

  • Susan Snooks says:

    I was thinking the same things about blogging and people having time to get back into it! Your felt makes for the 12 Days of Christmas are great! I’ve long admired the pattern but I’ve been out of by the price. Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts.


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