Sunday, February 05, 2012

Swooning

I ♥ the snow. It's just magical...


I took an early walk this morning to the local park and snapped these shots.


Snow Day 05.02.2012


Snow Day 05.02.2012


Snow Day 05.02.2012


Snow Day 05.02.2012


Snow Day 05.02.2012


Snow Day 05.02.2012


I was hoping to get fresher-than-fresh tracks, but people had been out the night before building various snow-things. Snow-men, snow-dogs, snow-unmentionables... even an igloo!


After the trip out I settled in for a nice quiet day at home. I finished a commission quilt, and then set about work on my mouthy stitches pouch. I wanted to make a mini swoon block for the pouch body, so of course I had to do a practice run just to see if it was even possible.


Mini Swoon!!!! 6" of loveliness :-)


At a quarter size of the original, this baby is tiny!


Mini Swoon!!!! 6" of loveliness :-)


It finishes at a mighty 6 inches square... and while it was very time consuming, it wasn't too difficult, per say... 


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There was a slight incident where my machine ate half of a HST (like literally munched down on the corner and dragged the whole thing under the throat plate), but other than that, I think I got away fairly scott free :-)


I'm gonna make this one into a mini in preparation for the Modern Mini Challenge I think, and unless my partner has any objections, its full steam ahead for the Swoon pouch!




35 comments:

  1. I do miss living near Victoria Park. I loved that area. Shame the house prices didn't allow us to buy there.

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  2. Wow!!! Your block looks fantastic, and so tiny!!! I don't know if I could handle so many tiny HSTs, you did great. and the snow!?!? Looks beautiful

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  3. This has probably been said before, but I'm swooning over your mini swoon! x

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  4. The snow is lovely but I don't know if it will be when we have work to get to! Your swoon block is a definite wow. Looks as if you have had a good day. Di xo

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  5. Not fair - I heart snow so much, but the bloody mountain (well bit of the South Downs) blocked it from us!

    Love the mini-Swoon so much x

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  6. Beautiful snow, I wish we'd get a bit here! I love your mini swoon, it's so tiny!

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  7. Wow, so teeny! Love it.

    Also love the snow shots.

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  8. Glad I wasn't the only one playing in the snow today! Love your mini block! You are so good.

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  9. ohhh your swoon is so PRETTY! I love your fabric choices :)

    Thank you for sharing lovely pictures. I do miss snow!.

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  10. That block looks great, love the mix of fabrics! And well done on your pictures, too!

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  11. If your partner has objections, I'll send you my address!

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  12. so cute! And you finished that quilt!? Did you quilt it in your machine?

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  13. Eeeek! Cutie patootie mini Swoon block!

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  14. oohhh we got nothing but slush!
    The block is gorgeous :)

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  15. Wow, you had a real gorgeous snow there! We didn't have a good one this year at all. Oh well.. it's been sunny and warmish here and that suits me. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  16. snow an swoon...a perfect day. I love your swoon block with the linen as your background fabric.

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  17. That block looked justlike a snowflake after all those snowy shots. Fantastic

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  18. Stunning pics LJ. I love the black/white with the linen - I would be using this on the real pouch! Jxo

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  19. What a gorgeous day! I love the snow too - wish we had more of it!
    Lovely mini-swoon. It's so cute and tiny!

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  20. I absolutely adore your mini-swoon! I've been looking enviously at everyone's quilts, but hadn't even thought that I could make a littler one just for me :) Your fabric choices are perfect, and I'm glad it's not just my sewing machine that likes to eat fabric!

    Your snowy pictures are beautiful, but I think the bench is my favourite - the contrast of the light is just wonderful :)

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  21. oh, such a pretty block! the neutral colors created a stunning look, for sure!

    we had a huge snowstorm go by at the end of last week, but it pretty much passed us by. we got a light dusting, but an hour away it dumped 1-1/2 feet. i feel a little left out!

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  22. That block is so cute, I would love one on my pouch and it will look great on a mini too. Looks like a lovely snow day too!

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  23. Great pictures! I'm so glad the snow arrived when it did and I didn't have to contend with it for the school run! :o)

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  24. Great snow photos! Love your mini Swoon and I'm looking forward to seeing the 'real' one!

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  25. So glad the snow missed the west coast so I could drive home yesterday! Love the baby swoon though :o)

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  26. Gorgeous pics and that block is fantastic!

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  27. I've had my machine do the same thing! I'd say your mini-swoon looks like a success though!

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  28. Totally love your mini swoon - outstanding success! Okay partner, you can just send me that one... ;-)

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  29. OMG! Seriously, this is incredible! I am so in love! I am such a sucker for minis!

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  30. We haven't had much snow here this year. Your pictures are so pretty! Love the little block :)
    How do you get your name to show up like that at the end of your posts? I've asked around, but haven't really gotten an answer. I would love to do that on my blog.

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  31. That is really awesome- well done! I bet your partner will LOVE it and yes, it will be perfect in the Modern Mini Contest- yay!
    Love your snowy pictures. I love to look at it and love snow for about a day.... then I am happy when it is all gone.

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