22 July 2011


i always read about it on blogs and in books...so i have no excuse for not being warned.

from way back in my wardrobe i found a pair of fisherman trousers. the colour so perfect. the fabric so soft. the look. so awful on me. and so never worn never washed they seemed destined to be part of a birthday gift to myself. a new quilt to cuddle up with on the sofa.

and so lovingly each square was cut and pieced and sewn. perhaps i was just too happy with myself and my creation. my washing machine saw fit to wipe the smile off my face and the trousers took their revenge for years of neglect.

i have been told that the yellow streakiness adds to it's charm. a hint at vintage? i do love it nonetheless but it will always be a little lesson for me. and i am just relieved that it wasn't an order for a paying customer. i gave myself a good discount.

thanks so much for the welcome home and cushion love. i am feeling back in my comfort zone being here and seeing familiar faces in my comments box.

and now for a weekender cake...


  1. so lovely to see little Elsa wandering around. it's friday night and I'm watching Come Dine With Me. I love it so much! Can't wait to see you on Sept 10th xx

  2. oh poop what a shame the colour ran. nevermind, it still looks gorgeous :0) it's great to have back in blogland & to read your recent posts, how lovely to see e up on her little feet! xx

  3. I love the colors of the fabrics. No matter the streaks. It's still lovely.

  4. I know it's a bit late to mention colour grabbers but I believe you can buy them for accidents such as yours....
    Actually it could look a lot worse.
    It still looks lovely though Kelly.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend and I love the idea of weekend cake....(and weekday cake;-))

  5. Just wanted to pop in to say that I've found your blog and have enjoyed following your lovely life over the past few weeks. I love this quilt... the colors are so very serene and summery.

  6. I like it too Great summer colours.

  7. I would have never even noticed the streaks! I love it! The colors are so nice together. I love yellow and gray, great quilt!


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