Friday, 7 March 2008

Squawking in the Kitchen

I’ve been busy with lots of mystery stitching – most of it for exchanges. So I don’t have much stitching to show you. But I did find a spare hour on Sunday night to finally finish up the patchwork chickens my mum made for me. If you remember, she knocked up the log cabin squares, added in the comb and beak, and sewed them together, leaving me one seam open to stuff the chickens with rice. After all, it doesn’t make much sense to pay to post a load of rice from Canada to the UK :)

So, half a bag of Sainsbury’s Value Rice, several stitches and 4 black plastic beads later, the chickens are done, ta da! They’re now happily clucking on the kitchen windowsill.






And, of course, here is this week’s instalment of my progress on Paradigm Lost. I’ve been stitching for 16 weeks on this SAL – and still very motivated - so I'm grateful to Dani and Kathy for persuading me to join. I’m about 25% done – so it looks as if I won’t be finished this until early 2009. Phew, what a project! In the more short-term, I should be finished up page four a bit later this month.




Happy stitching and enjoy your weekend!

14 comments:

Kathy A. said...

nice progress on Paradigm Stephanie. I actually took mine out and will stitch on it tomorrow while driving to Phoenix. I had lost my stitching drive for a bit but I think it's back.
I just love those little chickens. They are just the sweetest!!1

Tami said...

Those are the cutest little chickens! :-)

Carol R said...

Cute little chickens - and if you get hungry - chicken and rice! LOL
Great progress on PL. What fabric and floss are you using?

cathymk said...

I love your chickens! They are just precious! I'm sure they look great in your kitchen.

PL is looking fabulous too.

tkdchick said...

Stephanie your Mom's chickens are great! My Mum made me one too but not as colourful. I use it for my pins all the time!

I'm so glad you joined up! Now I wish I could be stitching on mine, I don't think I'm holding up my end of the bargain!

Barbara said...

Those chickens are so darn cute! And great progress on PL!!

Florence said...

your chicken are very cute !!!

Itching To Stitch said...

Those chickens are just to cute. PL looks wonderful ;)

Cheryl said...

I love these chickens! Such a great idea!
PL is looking great. I really need to get back into CdC again

Beatrice said...

Aren't they the cutest little chicks.

Nice work on all your projects. I really like the Spanish wine.
Quilting is so beautiful good luck with the start, the fabric is wonderful.
What a lovely gift from Marg.

Beatrice said...

P/S nice work on the Paradigm Lost.

Hazel said...

Those chickens are fab! I love your progress on PL. What thread are you using and how many skeins do you need?? xx

Joyus said...

Those chickens are fantastic! Did your Mum design them herself or is there a pattern available?

Carol said...

Steph, your chickens are just too cute!!!