The Owl and The Pussy Cat

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful 'red and white'(!) boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, 'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You are!What a beautiful Pussy you are!'

Edward Lear

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Alphabet Quilt.

I've been working on this alphabet quilt all year, and I was just about to post about it 'in progress'  during the summer when the person it's for put a comment on my blog, eek I didn't realise they were reading it, so I had to save up posting about it until after Christmas!
 I  took some of the squares along on the boat on our summer trip to do embroidery on them, it was  a great way of relaxing in the evenings.
My original layout

 B is for boat, O is for owl, and C is for cat.... of course!

I had a vague plan it would be a summer birthday present, but  I realised there was no way it would be finished by then. However, I did get it finished for Christmas.
Terrible picture, but you get the idea, I was in a rush to get it in the post..

Finished quilt, backed and edged

I'd better start on next years sewing project now ...


  1. Hi Nina, lovely to meet you on my blog, and have just spent half an hour reading your 'archive'! All the things you write about are things I'm interested in also...yes, even the boating! Though we don't sail any more and it was a long time ago, and on a much humbler scale!
    I'm also interested in journaling and book making, quilting and folk music - not just the Molly Dancing, but making the music.

    Looking forward to reading more of your posts, and wishing you all the best for the New Year. Lx

  2. Love the alphabet quilt - what a wonderful present. I might even be inspired to start something like that myself.