My dream came true, as following a bonus at work, Mr Gertie very kindly bought me one.
The first thing I did was to name it. We like to give things names – our plants are called Eric, Ernie and Ethel; we have a 12 year old Christmas tree called Bruce; the dishwasher is called the Sweetie Monster. Yes I know we are really sad!!!!!
At first I was going to called it Hilda (after Hilda Baker. Baker, food mixer – see the connection). However it just didn’t fit because the Kitchen Aid is blue and blue is traditionally a boy’s colour.
|Gerry the Kitchen Aid|
So Mr Gertie suggested I called it Gerry (after Gerry Raffity who wrote Baker Street).
For the first couple of weeks Gerry stood proudly on the kitchen worktop. However I knew he’d get dusty so decided to make him a cover.
Instead of making the cover out of scrap material, like I did with my sewing machine cover, I actually wanted to buy some fabric!!!!!
I wanted the fabric pattern to be either something to do with baking/the kitchen or food of some kind. After looking through several websites I finally managed to get the choice down to two – chocolate sweets or baking paraphernalia. I couldn’t make my mind up so asked Mr Gertie. He chose the baking fabric.
The pattern design was perfect for hand quilting so I had fun outlining the various shapes. The only problem was when to stop as hand quilting can be very therapeutic.
|Quilted gingerbread men & a cookie duck!!|
It’s loosely fitting over the mixer as I wanted room to hide the cable and plug at the back. The real reason is I measured it wrong!!!!!
Have a great week.
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