I didn’t get Carl all finished last night, but I did get back onto him this morning, and here he is, in all his glory.  I think he looks a little shy though…

I believe Joanna is hoping to have this in her shop in the next couple of weeks, and I’ll let you know when he’s available :o)

Given my self-imposed weekend split between things for me and things for anything else, I spent the afternoon cutting out my Retro Flowers for the QAL – I don’t count this as a thing for me BTW, if I’m having to follow anything but my own patterns or whims ;o)   Also, it already has a destination!

Anywho, here are the fabrics I chose.  I’ll be doing a 3 x 3 baby size with these, with a grey in the centre and at each corner, and an aqua filling in the gaps.  I totally mixed and matched my lines here, so I have different shades and patterns, but I think they work okay overall.

I had ordered the pattern and templates waaaay back at the beginning of January as part of the Curves Class with Rachel at Stitched in Colour.  As a class member, we got a discount on the pattern, and even though I had no idea what to use it for, I can never resist a good sale ;o)  Happily, along popped Bianca from Sweet Diesel Designs and Megan from City Stitches with their Retro Flowers Sew Along recently, so I had an excuse to actually get going!  Bianca’s become my own personal nag cheer leader (I think this is payback for volunteering to nag Allegory and Jen ;o) )  I’m a teeny bit behind, but I hope I can catch up in time to enter the comp.  So far today I’ve cut out the petal pieces, so after dinner I’ll tackle the background and I might try sewing a little tonight, but tomorrow is mine, all mine My Precious, bwahahahahahaha.

Hope everyone’s enjoying their weekend so far :o)

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