"Passion". This made me laugh, in certain parts of Northern Ireland we have an expression, "its pashin' down outside", or for the more refined "it is raining outside". Should I make a mini quilt of wellies and brollies? Then again, I could take passion in its literal sense and finish the pixelated heart quilt I began back in November, as yet unfinished. It is for my cousin, made with love, but she will have to wait a little later. I need to add two more rows of white and I've more or less run out of white kona. Then, last Wednesday night the hubs and I went to a wine tasting in Groomsport, by the seaside. The word of the evening was "passion";. Passion for wine, the whole package. the love of it, the nose, the taste, the knowledge ..... just not the drinking, though of course that is the most fun part of it. There was also the passion of the viticulturists, the wine growers, a real passion for wine. I could do something based on our 84 bottle wine rack, but that may give you the wrong impression.
So.............. I went with giraffes. That's right giraffes. Now, I don't have a passion for giraffes, but apparently giraffes, or male giraffes to be precise are actually very passionate. Part of my job involves singing songs and basically acting the eejit for pre school children once a week. We have loads of glove puppets, very versatile - apart from the old macdonald had a farm, we use them for peek-a-bo, guess the animal and all sorts of fun. Problem is we never knew what noise a giraffe made, and we had two glove puppets. We used to neigh and offer a prize for whoever discovered what noise the giraffe made. Well, one of our lovely grannies told us the male giraffe when feeling the neeeed for lurve, when feeling passionate, coughs. That's right, he coughs. "cough, cough, excuse me miss giraffe, cough cough, would you mind if I just .....". You can imagine how it goes. So when you hear the giraffe cough when at the zoo or animal park, perhaps it is time to move the children along!!
|the nearly finished quilt thrown over the chair|
I picked this giraffe fabric with the contrasting stripe and circle fabrics to make a baby quilt for the granddaughter of a friend. The little girl was born before Christmas so the present is very overdue, unlike the baby. I love how this quilt comes together.
And hopefully some more besides. Tomorrow or Wednesday I really want to cut out my Summerville fabric. At the moment I want to make a giant plus quilt for myself, but may change my mind before then.
All the best for now,
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