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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Secret Sewing and a Kangaroo

I’ve been catching up with some secret sewing this week.  It’s for the Sew Wots group Christmas outing.  Each year we get given an assignment to make something specific  for a Christmas gift, which is then wrapped, placed in a basket and we all get to take one home.    I can remember us all making mug rugs and toilet bags over the last couple of years. 

This time we have to make an apron – something I’m quite happy to make.  Don’t know about the other Sew Wot ladies, but I’m a bit of a messy cook, and always wear an apron in the kitchen.  So a new one will be a nice addition to my collection.  I’ve been cutting out, pinning, stitching straps, and the apron is almost done.  Much better to get on with it now than leave it till the last minute.  No pictures yet as it will be a surprise gift at our Christmas outing.

Our kitten Gemma has one of those play tunnels to run through, with a make believe mouse hanging down which regularly gets pounced on and chewed. After all that attention it is starting to look rather worse for wear.


All chewed to pieces and the stuffing is falling out.

So I have replaced the mouse with Kanga, a little soft toy kangaroo which we purchased in Sydney.  Here’s Kanga, hanging by his neck, and next in line to be attacked by our energetic kitten Gemma, as she plays in her tunnel.


Poor Kanga is getting a beating

Another favourite toy is this strange looking creature, a cross between a mouse and a bird.  Gemma has just started pulling a cushion onto the floor, and hiding her toy underneath.  A mighty pounce as she finds it again,   tossing it in the air, and hides it again.  She certainly can keep herself, and us, amused for ages.

Gemma playing hide and seek with her toy under the cushion

With this bit of sewing out of the way, hopefully next week I’ll be able to “roll the dice” and continue with my UFOs.


Maria said...

Look forward to seeing the pretty apron you made and what number comes up for your roll of the dice.
Gemma sure does have a lot of energy.. sew cute.

Tired Teacher said...

I love the photos of Gemma's antics - I think Kanga will last longer than the poor mouse.

Unknown said...

HI Jenny. Don't forget to put the pocket on the apron & pop a fav recipe in the pocket! I'm making mine next week. Dear wee Gemma is full of life!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love the little kitty playing they can get in so much trouble can't they

Janice said...

Good on you for being organised. It must be so funny watching Gemma play. Joey just found one of his toys that he hasn’t played with for ages. He has now been channeling his inner kitten. I think a new toy for Christmas is in order.

Karen S said...

That is a great idea to all make the same item as a gift. Keeps the gift giving on a very even keel.
Replacing the toy with a little kangaroo is a fun idea for your kitten. Looks like it will be enjoyed.

Rose Marie said...

Gemma is adorable and I know the joy you have with her!