Whatever is - is best.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Poems of Pleasure.
My long awaited pirate is here! Ahoy me hearty.
I have wanted to be makin' this pirate for a very long time
and he was worth the wait.
I have made him slightly different, only to fit in with the
library scene. The pattern says to fill him with lentils, but I worried about if he were to get wet. Why would he get wet if he lives in the library - No food, no drinks! Good question and the answer is
quite simple......there is every chance the kids may drool on him!!
I found the pattern in a book I had taken out from the public library and back then I was on a different heading, not into pirates right then. But I remembered the pirate and went back for the book.
I have inserted a zip at the bottom and made a removeable sack, so when the time comes to give him a wash, it is easy to remove the lentils. His eye patch is also made from flannel and the strap is made from left over something.
Just while I had the sewing machine out, I decided to use up some left over Christmas material. I made a Christmas bag to add to next year's collection. I also had a fat quarter that was looking lonely, so that went on the inside of the bag.
We have had truly hot weather around our part of the world, 43 C for a few days in a row. But the other night, my husband Pixie took a couple of great snaps of the sunset sky.
The sky was so gorgeous that night.
Well, I now have to think about tea time and getting on with the night time routine. I'm thinking it will be a quiet night, a good night for knitting.
I'll catch up with you all soon and wish everyone a wonderful
Kind regards, Anita.
P.S. I'm dreaming about making a pirate flag now....???