Thursday, 30 August 2007

Chickens?

I'm in the midst of a bout of secret stitching, so I haven't any photos to show you. So this seemed like a good opportunity to show you my chickens!

My mum was sent one of these chickens from a friend. Being the wizard sewer she is, and a curious sewer at that, mum decided that the best thing to do in order to find out how the chicken was made was to carefully take it apart and put it back together again. And being the very clever woman she is, she worked it out, and now makes chickens for all of her friends. Being a demanding (albeit lovable) daughter, I decided that I'd like to have some chickens of my own, so last time I was in Canada I spent a pleasant couple of hours picking through mum's quilting stash (mum's stash is another story for another time, but essentially it took me about 2 hours to pick through most of her stash, which had itself recently been reduced in size by over 60%). I came up with a wine and green colour scheme, and a purples/blues colour scheme (which mum referred to as the 'funky chicken' ha ha).

That was back in May, and mum is very busy with lots of things in the summer time, including golf, also a bit of golf, and then of course there's the golf. But finally my chickens arrived last week, and now they are waiting to be filled up with rice, sewed shut and have their eyes attached. I will show you the 'after' photos possibly next week... I'm hoping to finish them at the weekend.


Next I will have to get her to teach me to do the sewing bit so I can make chickens of my own. I'm sure my sewing skills will eventually be up to it!
Happy stitching and thanks for stopping by - hopefully will be able to show my secret stitching soon!!

8 comments:

Susy said...

If you want you can find here a tutorial of the chickens http://drizzy.carlo.dnsalias.net/?p=458
It is in Italian but Gaya speaks very well english. If you ask she can translate without problems.

Susy

Cheryl said...

Just found your blog! Its great! Lovely stitching. Love these little chickens on this post! Im married to a Canadian and we live in Scotland :)

Mindi said...

I love the chickens! I need to get my mother to make me one, she's the quilter in the family.

Leena said...

Oh how cute!! I love those chickens :)

Itching To Stitch said...

Those chickens are just too cute ;)

Anita said...

These are so cute. I saw the pattern at the quilt shop about 2 weeks ago. I love the colors.

Wendy said...

Oh cute little chickens! I've been known to take things apart so I can figure out how to make them...only I never put them back again!

tkdchick said...

Adorable chickens! My Mum made me one of those!