Monday, July 4, 2011

Ladybugs

Ladybugs ... or what I call them Ladybirds, though when one gives the matter some thought, of course they are bugs.  But ... bugs?  Mmm, conjures up images of creepie crawlies doesn't it?  And I am not a particular fan of creepie crawlies.

"Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home, your house in on fire and your children alone" is a ditty we chanted as children.  I wonder if children of today's oh so modern age know such ditties.

Over the last few days I have sewn the top of a post and rail, or is it just post, quilt top, completed a huge cushion to match, and feeling rather pleased with my calm temperment [meaning everything went well] decided to have a slight change of tempo.  The sandwiching of the quilt, actually quilting it for it is larger than I have ever attempted before, and sewing on the binding is best left for another day. 

The washing was on the line [must get it in shortly before the damp night air descends], and I felt like making another dishcloth; this time from a pattern that incorporates a ladybug.  Not having red cotton ~ I use a cotton/bamboo thread ~ I opted for pink ... a paler shade of red!
A little over two hours later I had it finished.  Another item for the gift box!

4 comments:

Margarita said...

Shirley, that turned out great. It is nearly too nice to use as a dish clothe

Stitchin' time said...

Wow that looks great!

Nuestras meriendas y manualidades said...

Una muestra muy bonita
Saludos Mayte

Liz said...

I love ladybirds. Dish cloth looks great.