Friday, November 27, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The original pattern has the buttonhole stitch done in black and that s how I did the purple one I made but this time I have decided to blend the thread colour with the fabric and I'm liking it this way.
Then once these were finished I managed to join with the two bunnies and rows one and two are together-only four to go now. I think my great niece is going to enjoy this.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I have been attempting my Sue Ross BOM which has alot of set in seams and I think I have done more unpicking than anything else!!
One thing I have achieved is another bunny block which is cute
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I have decided on my colour scheme for Joseph's Coat -I am going to use a black background and Kiwi prints that I think will turn out ok. This is placed but not sewn as yet.
The other thing I have achieved is that I have made the top row of log cabin blocks,and one of the bunny blocks for the pink quilt shown in the previous post-looking cute.
Thought I would also show you what we had for dinner last night.
The easiest pizza ever.
Spread a pizza base with pesto (homemade tastes better than the jar variety), top with sweet chilli prawns (or whatever flavour you choose). Bake and then top with rocket and eat-it is divine.
Hope you are all having fun with stitching. Have a good week.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Where did the last week go? I have been on Night Duty so it’s hard to even keep track of what day it is. I have just been to the Post Office to post my Advent Swap off to Germany-watch out for the postie Sigrid.
I must’ve been half asleep when I decided to sign up to participate in making Josephs Coat that Kellie is hosting at Don’t Look Now. As if I haven’t got enough projects in the sewing room but this quilt looks brilliant so I couldn’t resist.
I am intending to use what is in the stash so we will see how we go. Janet over at Quiltsalott has chosen her fabrics and they look great. I had also thought a blue theme may deplete the stash a little!!
I have managed a little stitching this past week some of which I can show.
This is a doorstop I made using the pattern by Vicki over at Among the Gum Trees . This was so easy to make and as I have an African theme in my lounge I decided to go for that look and it is sitting proudly at my front door.. These are so easy to make and I will be making more for sure.. I sprinkled aromatherapy oil onto the filling so I have a lovely scent wafting through the house.
This pink log cabin block is the start of what will be a pink version of A Patch of Blue by June Gilchrist and Therese Hylton, that was first published in 2001. It appeared again in Cover Quilts No 1 published by Australian Patchwork and Quilting last year. This is going to be for my nieces daughter. I made her older sister a purple one a few years ago and have had the pink fabrics for some time and now the call has come out-when am I getting my pink one? I love that children say it as it is. Can I get it done by January when I take a trip back to NZ? The challenge is on!
Check out this giveaway that Kelly is having over at I have a Notion .A wonderful autographed book on Thread Work.
Happy Stitching everyone.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
It has been a busy week but not in the sewing room. Work has been very busy and I also had a midwifery conference to attend for two days which was very inspirational and rejuvenating. I also had an interview for a new job but they have been slow to respond through the whole process so don’t expect to hear too soon.
This morning it was up early and my nephew and I were off to the local Farmers Market which is on the first Sunday of the month. It was very busy but great atmosphere-they close off a street in a shopping area and the stalls are all set up down both sides of the road. As well as doing lots of tasting we stocked up on marinated olives and feta cheese; herbs to plant in the garden, fruit and vegetables, natural honey and I got my scissors sharpened.
I have managed to make a Christmas sack using a pattern by Natalie Ross. I altered it in that I machine embroidered my Christmas tree using a design by Julie Hall. It pays to read instructions carefully as one of the cutting measurements was nearly two inches short,but luckily I realised that before I cut the material. I love the finished product but it is smaller than I had thought it would be so I am making a bigger one now.
Sue Ross BOM block 4 will not be far away so can’t wait to see what challenges that will bring. Have a good week everyone.