Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mini Quilt



I can finally post pictures of my "Lucy Locket's Mini-Quilt Swap" mini quilt, which my swap partner Nicky in Australia received this week...






The photo was taken at night, standing on a chair at an odd angle so isn't very clear or straight. The word you can't read says "pink".






Now, I can’t avoid it any longer. I have now been tagged to do the “7 random things”, “4 things” and …erm… the “whatever the other one is called” meme by various people. The truth is, in between pigeon production, dissertation-writing and translations I have no time to do them… so I decided to bend the rules and get somebody else to do it for me…somebody with a lot of time on his hands wings...





1) What was I doing 10 years ago? 1998....?

I was probably still part of a sheep.

2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):

I don't really have a to-do list, I’m a pigeon of leisure.

3) Snacks I enjoy:

Cake, seed, crumbs...just not toffee- it wasn't made for beaks (:>

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

Buy a pigeon loft, a big bag of seed and give the rest to a pigeon hospital. Oh…and employ 100 pigeon-crocheters so that one day there might be more woolly pigeons in the world than real ones.

5) Places I have lived:

I was made in Salamanca (Spain), go “home” to Tynemouth (England), am currently nesting in Heidelberg (Germany) and next year will live in Bristol…but in all those places I’ve lived on a shelf with Miss Hennypenny and various brothers.

6) A random fact: You never see the original Mr.Pigeon 001. Although we are all made from his pattern, he looks very different from later pigeons (like the original Mickey Mouse or Homer Simpson). He’s much thinner, has light pink feet and has purple and white stripes on his wings.




I'm sure you need no reminding that the greatest musical event of the year is taking place in Belgrade this Saturday. As Mr. Pigeon was made in Spain, he will be waving his little red and yellow flag for THIS MAN.


19 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

The quilt is GORGEOUS and I feel quite privileged to have seen it as a sketch on paper too!

Love Mr Pigeon's meme - especially his charitable plans!

Lucy x

Lesley said...

Wow - your mini-quilt is sooo beautiful! Your swap partner must be so delighted with it :)

Great meme Mr P and so good to see you will be supporting a quality Eurovision entrant!

xxx

Totty Teabag said...

I love the colours in your quilt. I've been tracking the progress of this swap around Blogland; not seen a dud yet...

As for Eurovision...¡Baile EspaƱa!

Michaela said...

I love your quilt! It's beautiful - it reminds me of the fact that once I saw some bright orange sheep in a field in Scotland. They must have just gone through a dip, as they really were very orange. Not seen a pink one yet, but I live in hope!

quiltdude said...

OMG that quilt is superb, you are just too clever, I love the bright colours.
Mr.P's meme had me chortling away, that pigeon should be on the stage!
X Clare

Manoute said...

That quilt is beautiful!
Enjoy Eurovision Mr. P.

two hippos said...

What a fabulous quilt! Hope you and Mr P enjoy eurovision tomorrow night.

Rachelmp said...

Your quilt is just BEAUTIFUL Charlie!

tintocktap said...

Love the quilt - it's gorgeous! But what will Mr P make of Bristol?

Farmyard Crafts said...

Gorgeous quilt!! It's really cute!! Great job!! Hope Mr P isn't too worn out from answering all those questions..... poor Mr P!

the vicious chicken said...

I'm another one who's *very* excitied about this weekend's muscial event of the year - can't wait! :o)

Good luck to Mr P and to the Spanish contingent he'll be supporting :o)
VCxx

PS. Now you've got me curious... can we see the original Mr P 001 sometime? Please?

the vicious chicken said...

Oh pants, how could I forget to say - what a fabtastic quilt you made! It's really lovely - you're too talented by half. I have talent envy :o(
VCxx

Gina said...

That quilt is stunning... beautiful... amazing... I really like it in case you didn't guess!

pink-petal-designs said...

what a lovely quilt !!I have been looking in your etsy shop and im really tempted to buy the mushroom pattern, is it easy to do for a beginer?
Sarah x

silverpebble said...

I'm so envious of all these lovely little quilts! I'm far more handy with the pliers, wire and gems than with a needle though. Anyone fancy a jewel for a quilt swap and I'd be up for it. Thinking of setting something up on my website.

AnnieB said...

gorgeous quilt - really pretty! and great meme mr pigeon

dottycookie said...

Oh wow - you quilt as well?! It is gorgeous, and humorous. Good for you!

Always good to know more about the pigeons - we pigeon owenrs need all the insights into their psyche we can get!

Joan said...

love the mini quilt! too cute! thanks for sharing!

best wishes,
joan

Katy said...

what a fab quilt - I love it!!!

Great meme answers too!!!