Thursday, 14 April 2011

Hop to it

'Hop to it' is such a wonderful idiom. It was very much favoured by my Dad and often took literally by my brother and I. For me it is quite symbolic and reminds me so of laughing in the spring sunshine as we hopped up and down freshly cut grass as the laundry on the line blew in the wind and even funnier to get caught in a sheet. As a mum, I am often required to watch Charlie's newly acquired hopping skills. There are a great number of variations, the latest being hopping down the step.

You can imagine the joy I felt when I saw this weeks CSI Easter Challenge was entitled 'Hop to it' and immediately knew which of many current projects I would like to enter. My latest inspiration is the truly amazing Aimee Ray and her beautiful embroidery. I particularly like her 'hop in your step' mini quilt featured in the book Pretty Little Mini Quilts, which I have attempted to copy with a few of my own individual variations on the original design.

I'm quite pleased with how it turned out and it does really seem that the more you practice, the better you get.


1 comment:

  1. So pretty! Love the detail work on the flowers! Thanks for sharing.


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