Thursday 9 February 2012: 7/30 - Fruit
Day 7 of the 30 day challenge and we're onto a new week already, wow!
Fruit is a funny one. The mister asked me why I didn't just cut open the melon sat in our fruit basket and take a photo of that. Fair question, to which my reply was "what's so interesting about the inside of a melon?". True, I could have taken an arty snap of our fruit bowl but everybody knows what fruit looks like and, frankly, there are only so many ways to jazz up a fruit bowl. There's a fabulous app on the ipad called 'Fruit Ninja' (look it up, seriously, it's great fun), Clauds calls it "hi-YAH!" as we have encouraged the appropriate sound effects when performing martial arts on an electronic device. So I thought about getting a snap of Claudia playing that and almost used this one of a flu-ey Claudia looking rather unsure at the number of crumbs on her face; but in the end Amy was my muse.
Once again (as on day 4) she grabbed today's theme without me having to do any thinking for myself. I made this little scrappy quilt ages ago from some remnants of fabric. I LOVE the strawberries (Robert Kaufman's 'Metro Market' if you're interested) and have used them in many a project so far. It has a lovely snuggly furry back and a very wonky ribbon edging which I will re-do one day when I have the chance. It sums my day up as well, while waiting for the plumber to come and fix the washing machine (thanks Clauds for blocking the filter with your
crap toys. £50 well spent), I made a start on Amy's quilt. The quilt I have been planning since well before she was born. Still, if I get it finished before she's 11 months old it'll be an improvement on Claudia's :)
I'm quite excited about it. It's peaches and blues (not a colour combination I normally choose but it works quite well), with snippets of clothes as well as some wrap scraps (you may remember the salmon fische which I traded not too long ago) and some of the fabric from my blue butterfly carrier (currently on loan to Katie's Mummy). It should prove a nice memory and if it's half as nice as Claudia's I'll be pleased.