Sunday, July 5, 2015

My week

Not a lot of stitching happening here. I got the cleaning bug whilst we had some warm weather & gave the kitchen & lounge a thorough cleaning. Paid for it pain wise the next day. :(. 2 of my children said to me "it's not spring yet".

I did get this little stitchery done
number 7 in Jenny's lovely BOM A Vintage Kitchen.

Had a cook up in the kitchen yesterday. I started with lemon butter
2 batches netted me 5 jars. Then i made soap
I'm not sure if the weather is affecting it but it doesn't seem to be hardening up quickly like it usually does or maybe i didn't beat it enough. Guess i'll have to wait & see. Next on my list was to make ricotta cheese.
It turned out lovely. I've kept the whey for other uses. Whislt i was waiting for the curds to form & cool i made buttermilk scones for afternoon tea.
Served with strawberry jam & cream

I did stitch last night, i worked on the stitchery in my previous post.

Today i'm making lemon meringue pie.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, July 4, 2015


It was too cold yesterday to do much of anything. I did do some embroidery during the afternoon & evening.
My stitchery is half done now. Pop over to lovely hostess Cheryll's blog for links to see what other crafters got up to last night.

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

last finish for June

Squeezed in a little sewing yesterday afternoon & finished off the Christmas stitchery.
Just 1 more in this series & i'm done.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, June 29, 2015

My sewing week.

I started preparing June blocks for Natures Journey
& aside from stitching those i did little sewing for the week. Being out for the count 2 days with a migraine of course doesn't allow for anything whatsoever.

Saturday i traced these out
well on the left are Michelle's Gingies for a table topper & the right is Wendy's latest BOF stitchery. I hadn't planned on starting anything new but it's all Shez's fault i traced the Gingies out.

Sunday morning saw me sewing the 1-1/2" blocks together for NJ's last 2 blocks which i completed last night
Next on the list was to add borders to the 50th birthday quilt
Running out of time for anymore sewing as i was going to a linen party i put the borders on this Christmas stitchery by Natalie Bird
And a finish.... the borders of which i added yesterday also, the ribbon & buttons last night then framed it.
I turned Teresa's lovely binder pattern into a hanging. To finish my evening i added a few more stitches to this....
Another Natalie Bird Christmas stitchery.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Retreat, Sewing & FNSI

Finally made it to retreat after lunch of Friday & thought to myself  "must check that the machine foot hasn't fallen out". Talking to my daughter as i get stuff out of boot got distracted & didn't check. Just as well she hadn't gone far when i unpacked machine & could call her to bring the foot back. The blasted foot had fallen out. Only in the last few kilometres as we got out of the car in the town near retreat to have lunch, took pram out of boot & it wasn't loose then. Grrr.

First thing to work on was my blocks for Bonnie & Camille Sampler swap.
At night i worked on this
This was 2 nights work adding the green. The first night i went to bed early. Saturday i put this together
My 50th birthday quilt is now together. I just have to add the border fabric now i've bought it. Sunday i completed 4 blocks of this quilt before lunch & then it was pack up time.
The other 4 i did Wednesday. 4 more to go along with sashing & borders & my son has a quilt top. I'm just hoping it won't take me as long to turn it into a quilt as it did for me to finally sew it together. It's bee cut out for maybe 9 years. :)

FNSI saw me heading to the shops for fabric
also bag of buttons for $2 & ric rac for a project. The black & red are for the quilt above. I didn't really need it as i bought all the fabric & extra years ago but figured just in case it isn't big enough now for a queen size i'd better have the extra fabric. :) The lavender & the white are border & backing fabrics for the birthday quilt.

 After the fabric shopping i just dithered around, decided it would be a good idea to get started on changing the book cases around. Now i have to wait until my new one is put together to get my books off the floor. Maybe it wasn't such a brilliant idea to get a head start. Sew did i sew anything for FNSI? Darn right i did.
I finished the last bit of embroidery in this Christmas stitchery then added more green squares to my Trip Around the World.
Pop over & visit Wendy our lovely hostess to find out what other ladies who joined in last night worked on.

Happy Stitching,