Hi everyone, welcome to my post about my superpower. Superpowers are a funny thing. When I signed up for this blog hop I had just completed several (almost) impossible things and I felt wonderful. I knew I had lots of superpowers. Then doubt set in as always and finally blind panic as I decided I didn't have a single superpower. As always my family came to my rescue assuring me I'm a great mom, wife, quilter, knitter and lots more besides. I love my family they are so supportive. Anyway in true British style I made a pot of tea and sat down to to enjoy several cups whilst I decided on my project. At that point my most obvious superpower was my ability to drink gallons of tea and always be ready to have another cup.
I decided I had several superpowers and that I would link them together for this project. First I'm great at helping with or finishing off other peoples half finished projects. (It's odd that I'm not always so quick to finish off some of my own projects.) Over the years there have been several projects I have helped with. Back in 2012 Lucy knitted her then boyfriend an elephant and I helped her finish it.
There was also a little cross stitch of a pair of Blue Tits that Richard had started years ago and never finished. At the point I picked it up last year it looked like this.
I love the finished piece.
My husband John loves to go bird watching but he finds it very difficult to see the small brown birds that hide themselves in the leaves. My second superpower is that I am very good at spotting those small birds and telling John where to train his binoculars so he can see them.
Finally like many quilters I am very good at using up my scraps. Last year I made a swoon quilt and had a lot of half square triangles that I made from the off cuts. So my superpower project combined all three superpowers. It would use up some of my scraps, incorporate small birds and include a project I had finished for someone else.
The blue tit cross stitch has been used as the center piece and the rest of the cushion cover front is made from the half square triangles that were cut off from the flying geese in the swoon quilt. There was a stain on the fabric of the cross stitch but I have been able to cut this area off. The cross stitch is appliqued to a backing fabric and the edges have been frayed. I still have several HST left and some to trim down ready for use. A job for another day.
Now it's time to say thank you to Madame Samm for organising this hop and for Pauline for being a great cheerleader. This is such a fun theme and the projects are amazing. Here is the list of people taking part today, you're sure to find lots of inspiration from them.
FRIDAY APRIL 18
I'm going to make a pot of tea and go visiting, I can't wait to see what their superpowers are. Then I'm going to make a birthday cake as it was Kathryn's (older daughter) birthday last Sunday and Lucy's today. They are both coming over a little later.
Enjoy using your superpowers today.