Sunday, November 28, 2021

Fixer Upper

I made this pattern many, many years ago from a Chook Shed pattern. I thought it was on my blog but as i couldn't find it maybe i made it before 2008 when i started blogging. Blogger seems to have changed things around making it harder to look. 

Anyway i was never happy with the way it was put together from the pattern, just the backing & front, no wadding. So after quite a few years i carefully unpicked it & there is sat with promises to myself each year that i'd get it out & fix it up. A few days ago i made myself get it out  & yesterday made a new backing, cut of a piece of wadding & set to finishing it off. Yay for me it is done & can go under the tree this year complete with photo bomber. :) ;).

Happy stitching,

7 comments:

Julie said...

It looks great Jeanette - I remember the Chook Shed patterns 😊 If that was my photo bomber they would've laid down & gone to sleep on it!!

Maria said...

Good on you … always feels great to finally do a longggggg time UFO….
Will look gorgeous under your tree.

nannajs said...

I also made this tree skirt. I don't read patterns unless I'm stuck so I did use wadding in mine.
I have a Marbig folder full of Chookshed patterns, love them.
I can't say I have made them all but one day!
I think it was called Kookaburra Cottage first and owned by two women, one pulled out so the name was changed. Not gospel but there's something in my mixed up mind saying this.
Good to see so many UFO's finished, it feels so good to do so.

Fiona said...

It was worth taking apart and adding the wadding... gives it a nice bit of weight...
Hugz

Cheryll said...

That's an fantastic effort... well done...xox

Jeanna said...

That tree skirt is absolutely adorable. I'm happy you were able to get the batting in and are now happy with it. And those cute little paws...LOVE!

Janice said...

Go you! Fixing a previous project always seems so tedious to me. It was well worth the effort.

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