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Something Fishy

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There’s something fishy going on in my house these days. After making a set of eight “fishy” placemats, I felt encouraged by what I learned from the many mistakes I had made.  I decided to try two more, and fix the problems I had before.

I made two major changes.

One:

I cut out the all the pieces and had them ready to place. I ironed “Heat and Bond” on all of them and had them ready to iron onto the background, building the scene with all the characters present at once. In my trial runs, I had done the pieces of fish, rocks, and seaweed, one  at a time. It was so much easier to have all the pieces ready to put into the scene at once.

Two:

I set my stitch smaller for the applique part where I sewed around the edges of each piece, and matched the thread to the individual pieces rather than using one colour for everything. It’s hard to see the scales on the light blue fish (or any of the others) but if you can enlarge the photo you can see them.


The backing is the same on both.


Take care when using placemats

That have a fishy scene,

The big black grinner prowls around

But tries to look serene.

*

Beware the Dark Invader

Who lurks by every meal,

He has a constant hunger

Yet nothing does appeal.

*

The blue fish is too pretty,

The salmon are too fast,

The tiny little tropicals

Don’t make a meal to last.

*

The starfish are too crunchy,

Their skin is rough and tough,

And all the meat inside them

Is made of gooey stuff.

*

So Darky’s on the lookout 

For tourists diving here

He’d gladly nibble on their toes

Or on their scuba gear.

*

Their underwater camera 

Would fall right from their hands

And Darky could then pick it up

And make his own demands.

*

He’d slip along the hotel pool

Straight to the swim up bar

He’d swap that camera for a drink

And watch them from afar.

*

The fun he’d have inside this place,

The shocking looks he’d get,

He’d frighten daylights out of them

Although he’s just a pet.

*

So when you use the Darky mats

And eat your fancy food,

Be sure to drop some crumbs for him

To maintain his good mood.

***

Author: wordsfromanneli

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36 thoughts on “Something Fishy

  1. Thank you so much. Nice to see you back.

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  2. Gorgeous! I’d hate to be the one who spills. LOL!

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  3. Beautiful job, Anneli!! I love the scales on the fish. 🙂 You did a fantastic job on these!

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  4. Those are so attractive!

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  5. Great placemats and poem. 🙂

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  6. Glad you liked them, Lynette. Thanks.

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  7. I love those placemats a lot, they are wonderful. And the poem is lovely!

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  8. I’m so glad you like them. And I had fun with the poem, as I always do.

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  9. Beautiful AND they make me smile! That’s the best!

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  10. Das sieht ja toll aus, liebe Anneli.
    Ich bin begeistert. So schön.
    Liebe Grüße,
    Martina

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  11. Wow, Anneli! These are amazing! I would go blind trying to deal with all those little pieces! I love the big fish’s expression!

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