Friday, 23 April 2010

free pleats with every quilt!

As she turned over the newly stitched quilt she saw it. It leapt off the quilt backing and waved at her ... 
"Hello, I'm Mr Pleat. Are you pleased to see me?" 
"No I am not ..." she exclaimed.
"Who invited you and how did you get here?"

"Oh.. I came when you weren't paying attention.
You know when you thought everything was going so well and you would have this quilt done and off the frame in record time  ... do you remember?" He sang cheerfully.

"Oh yes" she said as she sighed deeply and wondered what on earth she was going to do about him.  Mr Pleat was not a visitor she welcomed but he was right ... he came at her own request. 

"Oh bloody hell  ... I can really do without you today.
 If I close my eyes and count to 10 can you disappear?"

"No, I don't think so."

"No, I didn't think you'd be so accommodating."

"So what shall we do then?
 Can we play let's get agitated, or let's get annoyed?"

"No .. go away."

"Please play with me ...
I love it when you get all stressed out. Pleaded Mr Pleat.

"No ... its not going to happen today.
I wont be playing either of those two games because you wont be here long enough".

 God it felt good to be in control for  once. No more heart sinking moments for her. She was queen of the pleat and he would be banished forever!

"What do yo mean ... I'm not that easy to get rid of.
You will have to unpick .. alot and you know how much you hate that.. then you will have to do something with all that excess fabric .. ha ... thats no easy task.
So, tell me ... just how are you going to get rid of me?" 

"Easy ... I will have to unpick a few stitches yes ... but not too many. And that excess fabric ... no problem ....
 I will use SPRAY STARCH."

"Spray Starch .. what are you talking about?"

"Oh dont you know that old trick Mr Pleat?
You are history mate ... a few shots of spray starch and 30 minutes to dry and you will shrivel away into insignificance"

" Oh no ... please don't." pleaded Mr Pleat.
 "Its my job ... I have to be here to make the quilt look awful!"

"Good bye" she said as she took the lid of the Robin spray starch can!

Thursday, 15 April 2010

get knitted!

Years ago when I were a mere child the in-vogue playground phrase was to
"get knotted!"

I've no idea where this phrase came from but it was meant as a mildly offensive term and used to tell someone to "go away".  I mention this only because a picture of this super cool knitted bus cozy landed in my email this morning and it just made me think "get knitted" !  (Yes I know .. tenuous link but its the Easter holidays and my brain is kiddy mush)

Isn't it fabulous and what an amazing idea?  Why you would want to do such a thing is another question but since it has made the world a whole lot brighter  ..WHY NOT!  

So don't say "get knotted"  say "get knitted" 

You can see more pictures of The Mexico Bus at Magdasayeg website here :  Knitted Bus

Thanks also to Handmade Spark for drawing my attention to it!