A dear friend of mine confessed to having a crush on the famous 80's pop-singer, George Michael, and I had a giggle to myself because I remembered that my very own darling mum had a small poster of Georgie-boy on her bedside wall. And she was aged 50 at the time! I think she was all for supporting me with my teenage *crushdom* so thought she'd join in the fun. My mum continues to be the angel she always 'was' and her love and support still radiates to me from heaven. I wonder if she still dons the poster of George, though?! :-)
Have you been downloading your freebies from Among the Gum Trees? They are darling aren't they? I really love designing for Christmas - nearly as much as I like *making* stuff for Christmas! Here's a little sneak peek of one project I've been working on... I wonder who the little Robin Redbreast is singing to? :-)
Changing the subject, I went for a trip to Ikea with my dear friend Anne. I could have spent a small fortune and..umm.. ahem... I think I did! But a girl can never have too many cookie cutters or magazine holders, right?
But what I found fascinating stemmed from the inspiration I gleaned from Stephanie's post about random shapes. If you fancy an interesting read with loads of architectural eye-candy, click here. I started noticing *shapes* everywhere! In particular, two net curtains in Ikea caught my eye. Here's the first:
And what it reminded me of...
Yep! The first is the same shape as the Jacobs Coat quilt pattern. And I read about Kellie's quilt-along for this design just a few days ago! This is one of Kellie's photos of a quilt she quotes to have pieced "another lifetime ago"! Thanks Kellie for letting me use your photo!
Here's the second curtain:
It reminded me of the feather shapes I had free-motion quilted in a workshop (of Kellie's) I attended recently.
Have you checked out Kellie's two new pattern releases? The pic below is of "Willow". Gosh it's gorgeous, isn't it?! If you visit here you can see the other fabulous design and enter Kellie's giveaway while you're there. Good luck!
Until next time, I wonder if you'll start seeing *shapes* everywhere now? I hope you do because it's so much fun!
Hugs! Vikki xx
footnote: Thanks Kellie for allowing me to publish your pic of Willow too!