Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Pernilla, Pips and Dicky Tickers

A little while ago I bought some Pernilla's Journey by Tina Givens because it is such a cute range but I didn't have any fixed plan for it. Well, I came up with the perfect plan for it after seeing this. I love Brooke's style! One pair of boring grey curtains from Ikea transformed into stylish (in my opinion) patchwork-y goodness.
Here are some photos of the details. I just love Pernilla on her elephant...
...the sea-horse and the unicorns
and the parrots (cockatoos *giggle* or whatever they're called).
I'm so pleased with how they have turned out. They've transformed our little hallway. Excuse the hideously over-exposed photo.
I have been a productive little soul and finished the Stripped Pips quilt too. I got a bit over-ambitious when I was free-motion quilting and tried to put some hearts in like our blog header. Let's just say that they need a bit of work.
I filled the middle section with a meandering stipple then did the swirls around the strippy part. It is lovely and light and the back is quite presentable too, though I'm not showing you lot that bit ;)
I made the most of a break in the grey skies to get the obligatory washing line shot.
Finally, I've been instructed to thank all of you lovely people who have been inquiring about Yvonne's well-being. As some of you know she's been feeling very poorly for quite a while now. On Friday she had a long awaited trip to see the Consultant Cardiologist who confirmed that she has a "dicky ticker" (said in best 'Allo 'Allo! voice). It comes as no surprise to us as there is a strong family history of heart disease. Poor old Mum has 3 new medications to take, one of which has made her feel even more vile so Dad confiscated it and insisted she get in touch with the GP for an alternative. It'll be a trip back to the Consultant in the Spring for a progress report (providing nothing changes in the meantime) and decision making about the next step which is likely to be surgery. So now you're all caught up, Yvonne still lurks around here and flickr when she feels well enough but she's not very energetic at the moment. I hope you'll understand the lack of humour and coherence around...my poor brain can't seem to string anything together at the moment. Thanks for bearing with us :) Catch you soon x


  1. Great makes. Sorry to hear Yvonne has been feeling below parr. Hope she is sorted soonest and back on top form x

  2. Wonderful curtains and all my love as always to all the Nellies, Yvonne, Reene and miss J XXX

  3. Lovely curtains, and fun quilting!
    Love to the Yvonne xxx

  4. Please let Yvonne know I'm thinking about her. Us girls who are feeling under the weather have to prop each other up! :)

    And the curtains are lovely. Maybe today I'll actually finish the pair I started for our bedroom. Pretty sure the neighbors can see anything they want when the light is on in there, so this is one task that's been hanging out at the top of my to-do list!

  5. Love your curtains! Glad Yvonne at least has a confirmation of whats up and some things to try - hope something works to improve things for her soon. Hugs all round!

  6. Oh poor Yvonne! Please send her my love! And I hope she soon gets settled with some medication that works for her. Great idea with the curtains R! Fabulous darling! Jxo

  7. such a lovely quilt. I hope your mum is feeling better soon.

  8. Love the quilt and the curtain. I hope Yvonne find some medication that works - please send her my love x

  9. I love the quilt! Neat curtain.


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