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Sunday, January 16, 2022

I Love Camping

I've enjoyed the slow stitching on my current project from Stitcher’s Revolution Camping Adventures, the iron on transfer is called “I Love Camping”.  This will be the middle section of  a pair of place mats to use in our caravan.  Featuring a cup of coffee, trees in the forest and the full moon rising over the mountains, it was very enjoyable to stitch.

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Then they were trimmed to size, and borders added which features a leafy print.  I’ve had a rummage through my batting offcuts and will be stitching together two small franken-battings to suit.  And with some backing fabric at the ready, these two small pieces will soon be pinned up ready for quilting.  I did contemplate hand quilting, but no, it will be a simple job to machine quilt these two place mats, I decided.

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Borders added

Gemma deserved a treat last night, so I put some of her little crunchies inside her mouse and called her over.  That was exciting, she could hardly wait to bat that little mouse around with her paw, and gobble up the treats as they fell out of the holes.

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Gemma and her little mouse toy

21 comments:

Kim said...

Your "I Love Camping" stitcheries make lovely placemats, Jenny. They are perfect for your camper. The little toy mouse with treats hidden inside is a great idea. The perfect toy to keep Gemma busy.

CathieJ said...

Those placemats are perfect for you! It seems like you stitched them in no time. I love the photo of Gemma and her cute little mouse. Enjoy your stitching!

Jill said...

Camping placemats are a great idea. Your camping friends are going to be envious. My cat would love a treat mouse. I shall look for one.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Your placemats are very pretty, happy stitching!

Design Originals by KC said...

Gemma is precious with her mouse toy!!!
I love the embroideries you did and it gives me ideas for some embroideries I have! Enjoy your placemats :)
Kathi

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

:) you do spoil that cat! she is so pretty

Jackie said...

Love the new placemats. The borders are perfect for camping.

Glad to see that I am not the only one that sews franken-battings.

God bless.

Maria said...

Lovely stitched place mats for the caravan..
Great treat toy for Gemma.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Gemma’s toy mouse with treats in it looks like it’s a favourite! Your placemats are perfect for your caravan!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Very pretty embroidery! What a great idea for place mats. And isn't it fun to use up some batting scraps for frankenbatting? I love camping too, but I'm too old to sleep on the ground in a tent anymore.

FlourishingPalms said...

What fun pieces to stitch, and a great way to make them useful. Your placemats turned out good! I'm glad you decided to machine-quilt them. Now, I always machine stitch place mats. One time, after I'd just sewn four new placemats, and we had a couple come over for dinner, the woman had no sooner sat down than she knocked over her glass of red wine. Boy, I learned a quick lesson! Don't spend too much time making placemats! Not that I think you or your husband will spill... :-)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's such a fun design, and will be perfect placemats for your caravan! I like to use batting scraps for little projects like that, too. Gemma is such a pretty cat!

Karrin Hurd said...

Great blocks, and what a treat for cat! Hope you have a great week!

Miaismine said...

What a sweet idea to use these embroidery projects on placemats! Thank you for sharing!

Julierose said...

Those placemats turned out so well!! Gemma looks a bit confused;))) so funny...

Hope you are doing well We are in waiting mode for a big Noreaster coming up the coastline that is supposed to hit us after midnight tonight through tomorrow noon. I hate night storms--especially if the power goes off due to the expected high winds...not fun gearing up our generator at 2 a.m. but at least we have one!! Fingers crossed...hugs, Julierose

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Enjoyed seeing your lineup in the last post Jenny; also love this new header. Lots of great stitching going on. I finally got some fabric with cups on it to force me to make place mats which I've been saying I would make for a couple of years now. Yikes. Enjoy your warmth!

Connie said...

Sweet project, I love camping, too :)

Karen S said...

That is a lovely little stitchery for your place mats . Looking good.

Janice said...

The placemats will be perfect for your van. Machine quilting will probably hold up to washing better, anyway. I love Gemma’s toy. Joey doesn’t seem to play with toys any more, so it would be wasted on him.

Deb said...

Love the hand embroidery pieces, placemats are a great idea. Oh goodness the little mouse treat toy is so cute.

Frédérique said...

Lovely camping embroidery project! Fun and cute cat ;)