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Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year! I had to get the year off right by at least posting on my blog today!!! But the fireworks were beautiful from the TV screeen last night, because, guess what, I really feel much more like these faces of stone or misery because, just great, I now have the flu! So I missed the New Years Eve party last night and won't be able to see some of my favorite quilting friends
tomorrow! I hope I don't look as bad as this guy, but I haven't dared to look in the mirror!!

Anyway, since I need to make myself somewhat useful, between fevers and naps I have been trying to get my little pincushion turtles ready to give at the party tomorrow that I am now not attending. That's right, they will be quilting and eating and visiting without me, lest they get this awful stuff themselves, and I'm not about to share the flu anyone! Hopefully my husband will be spared, but that is yet to be seen!

So I thought instead, I could share with you what I'm doing here, making these darling little turtles out of some fun fabrics that I hope they will like. I have 3 down, and the last 2 to finish sometime between now and tomorrow late afternoon. John has offered to deliver them for me to the "party house" in spite of myself!!
At first they were sort of hard. It is a pattern by Heather Bailey, and she calls these cute critters Henrietta turtle pincushions.

This is the beginning, and John says they look more like dinosaurs at this stage, but after careful stuffing and lots of seam clipping, I think I'm getting the hang of it!

I'm sure if I didn't have the flu, it would all seem so much easier! Ha Ha!

Here are some turtle shells in the making, just waiting for their wool felt flowers to be attached.

I love this one,

I this one is really ME! Gee, I wonder if I will get one too? HA HA! You know how that goes!!

But wanted to wish you all a very Happy New Year, I think it's going to be a great year, in spite of the flu!!!
Wasn't I saying something like that this time last year? Hmm,, can't say I remember, I have a fever you know.
So when you feel good get to that quilting!!


Liz said...

I love those turtles! I'll have to check out Heather Bailey's site. Thanks for sharing whee you got the pattern.

Sherri said...

Happy New Year...love those pincushions...I keep being tempted to order the pattern but haven't yet!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

I'm so sorry to hear you have the flu - I got it early in the season so I'm hoping I'm immune for the rest of the year. I hope you start to feel better soon.

The turtles are just precious -and I have to agree with John - they do look like dinosaurs at the beginning.

Happy New Year,

Chookyblue...... said...

love the turtles........do you have a link for the pattern ......they are so cute......

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