Lesley had her softie made and delivered to its recipient on time (a rather long time ago)
Whereas I have been piffling and pootling and faffing and pithering with a splash of bimbling thrown in for good measure (thanks for such great words Lesley!)
It's not that I haven't been productive - I have, honestly, just not on this project.
I cut it out and stitched the body weeks ago.....................
Then I started turning the limbs.......................
(time passes again)
Then I started stuffing the limbs and body.................................
(more time passes)
Then I turned a couple more limbs
(even more time passes)
Then I cut out the dress (from my very gorgeous Greengate napkin) ..........................
(half a day passes)
Until, finally, I actually sat myself down, detached myself from my knitting needles, untangled myself from the wool and gave myself a good talking to.
Then I plugged the iron and the sewing machine and got to work.
And hey presto, several hours later - look who's here
My very own "Floss" from this pattern.
I'm so pleased I have finished her.
And I'm very impressed with how patient and tolerant Lesley has been for waiting all this time for me to get my act together!
Well, I decided to make a Magoo monkey from this Melly & Me pattern for my nephew's 2nd birthday on (ahem) 2nd March!
I was very strong minded and made him out of fabric from my stash as I really couldn't justify buying even more!!
The pattern and instructions were so well laid out and so clear to follow that he was a delight to make. He's also rather huge!!
He seemed to go down ok with the birthday boy - I'd have appreciated a little more enthusiasm from his mother but she struggles to get the whole hand made thing - I get the impression she thinks I'm being cheap!!
I have three more patterns from Melly & Me's range that I want to make but then I also have several long lists of things I need to, want to, have to make so I'm not making myself any promises!!!
So although this one has been a long time coming we hope you like our finished goodies and that they were worth the wait!
Now we'd better have a staff meeting to decide what Challenge 8 will involve.
See you soon and have a very Happy Easter!
Lucy and Lesley xx