Saturday, December 16, 2017

Busy, busy week

Enough is enough i told myself this week, time to dredge up some desire to machine sew. I finished a number of things.
Advent calender for my youngest grandson, late i know.
His Christmas stocking. After that these 2 stitcheries

Both by Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse Designs. I really love these Christmas stitcheries Natalie puts out every year.

Next day i was back at it to finished off more projects
An Annie Downs of Hatched & Patched stitchery
A Gail Pan stitchery. It is supposed to be a cushion with a frame of triangles around the stitched part but i just went for a simple hanging. Next i finished my grandsons name swag.
The cute pattern is from Michelle Ridgway of Rag Tag Stitchin'.

 I had hoped to get binding on 3 quilts next before the next arrive back but it's been a wee bit hot & orthodontist appointments had to be seen to.

Wednesday & Thursday afternoon/evening saw me cutting & gluing the joining pieces for Icecream Soda. There is over 400 pieces in this bag.
Last night i made a start on joining the blocks up
I think i'm going to be here a while as it's very slow going. Well i'm off to try & get those bindings on the quilts.

Happy stitching,

Saturday, December 9, 2017

FNwF December

Last night i joined Cheryll for the last Friday Night with Friends for 2017. I hope everyone joins in again in 2018.

I worked on my gingie embroidery. The 1st photo is where i was at from stitching Thursday

The 2nd photo is where i got to with my stitching last night before bed called me.
Not a lot left to do now.

Pop over to Cheryll to see what projects the lovely ladies who joined in worked on.

Happy stitching,

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Just a little sewing

Not a lot happening here this week. Some secret sewing
it's a gift for a friend so that's all i can show until she gets it.

Also i pieced 2 backings to send 2 quilts off to my fabulous quilter to work her magic but i didn't think you need to see a photo of the backings :)

 I worked on my Coffin quilt
Not sure how many rows i added to the left side & top. Maybe 2 or 3 rows to each. But it is growing slowly.

This pattern arrived yesterday
so i made a start. :)
I love Natalie Bird's Christmas patterns & she has just released this one.

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Fat 1/4 birthday swap

The very lovely Cheryll hosted a fat 1/4 swap this year which i was fortunate to be part of. Well my turn finally arrived yesterday & along with beautiful fat 1/4's & extra's was a beautiful handmade gift from Cheryll. Each of us was assigned an individual partner to make a handmade gift to send along with fat 1/4's.
 Fat 1/4's from Julie, Anthea, Asta, Illene, Simone, Cheryll,  Sue thankyou for the lovely fat 1/4's & the extra goodies. Can't wait to make some cupcakes from the cookbook Anthea. :) Love the handmade card Illene.
My handmade gift from Cheryll. The fabric to the side is what Cheryll used to back the little hanging with & it has cat's all over it. Cute cat buttons too. :) :). Love the hanging Cheryll thanks ever so much.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, November 25, 2017

FNSI November & my busy week.

I started my FNSI by adding the last 3 rosettes to another Purpilicious row. I decided to add another row before adding borders as it wasn't long enough for my bed.
Then i added it to the quilt
After that i finished off a flower for my Libby Morgan quilt & made a 2nd


During the week i cut out the pieces for Purplicious
& sewed them together
Stitched a Gail Pan Christmas stitchery
finished the Purplicious row
 & finished of 100 hexagons in 100 days which is actually 200 as i did 2 different lots. Bright & reproduction.

Pop over to visit our lovely hostess Wendy to find the links to who participated last night & what projects they worked on.

Happy Stitching,