Saturday, August 22, 2015

Friday Night Sew In

I started this stitchery several months ago but put it aside to work on other things. During the week i started back at it. Last night all that was left was satin stitch which i completed.
Now to find border fabric for it.

I've 3 of the last 4 of Wendy's free BOF traced out for quite a while. They got an airing last night to start on.
Pop over to our lovely host Wendy to the links to see what everyone who joined in last night worked on.

Not a lot of sewing for me this week but i did put those rejected prairie points(see previous blog post) turned back into squares, into a quilt.
I took it to my LQS & found a lovely border fabric to match.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, August 15, 2015

A little Sewing

I started out the week feeling keen to sew. Maybe my mojo was finally reappearing & i was happy. I've had a quilt top that was half done for the last year & i'd prepared the prairie points a couple of weeks back & then lost interest. Tuesday i laid the quilt out & counted out the 29 i'd need for 1 side. Laying them out & adjusting them was getting annoying & i thought "bugger it, i'll just add the extra border i wanted without the prairie points". There was 110 points & i figured i'd be there hours pinning & adjusting.
Very hard to get a decent photo. The original pattern finished with prairie points at the narrow border but i hate having to try & bind them so i found material that matched the kit fabrics & added it.
I took a close-up so that some of the stitcheries showed up. I don't know how many photo's i took inside & outside trying to get decent shots. The prairie points i ironed flat & started to make into a 4 patch quilt but my health had other ideas. So very little sewing again this week.
I've worked on the red border this week as i was able. Challenge part 2 is almost done. Just in time for Sunday Stitchers at the end of August. Now onto Natures Journey.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Friday Night with Friends

I wasn't sure if i'd be able to sew last night as i knew i'd be tired out from spending the day at the Brisbane Ekka. Lovely day out where i met a new friend.
He's the strong silent type. :) I didn't find the quilt display anywhere despite wandering around the building where they where supposed to be. I saw a lot of lovely fine arts & animals though.
I worked on my TAW last night. This is where i was up to before sewing last night.
 I finished the white row & then i had to mark seam lines on 64 squares. I had a helper but...... you can see she decided to stretch out & sleep instead.
I did manage to get a few of the next row added before bed time called.

Pop over to lovely host Cheryll to find the links to who joined in last night & what they worked on.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, July 25, 2015

My Week

Sunday night i worked on my TAW
Slowly getting there. Checked out how many rows in this part of the challenge & had to cut out 5 more rows. I did that during the week.
Monday night saw me getting onto July's Natures Journey SAL finally.
Just leaves & stems that night.

Tuesday night more Natures Journey
More stems, leaves, then the 3 flowers.

Wednesday saw me sewing this little bag together.
Front view
back view. Then onto cutting out & pressing prairie points for a ufo
110 of them. The quilt is edged with the points but i didn't want to finish my quilt that way. It was bought as a kit but i managed to fin some fabric that would match to add a border that the points will sit on.

Wednesday night more Natures Journey
basket, bird, bee, flower & circle added. Pretty slow going with this block. Yes there is a bee on there. It's on the stem to the right under the purple flower. It kinda blends into the background fabric. :(

Thursday night back to the last of the Natures Journey
bird, butterfly, flower & dragonfly added then the embroidery done & it's a finish.

Friday i added the peeper border to the block
It's not really wavy. I just was excited to have the block done i didn't press it again. lol.

Friday night back to TAW. Pink row done & onto the next.
& now i'm off out. Going to Faeries In My Garden shop & then onto lunch with Sunday Stitchers & a couple of bloggers.

Happy Stitching,

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Friday Night Sew In was a failure

Well there wasn't any sewing for me. Friday morning i woke to a niggly head & knew i'd be in bed with a migraine by lunch & that's where i've been since then. All i've got to show is what i worked on during the week.

Sunday i went sewing with some very lovely friends

& worked on these. I've since finished the blue row on TAW & started a pink row.

During the week i worked on this
& it's a finish
my Christmas stitchery is also a finish
Not a lot done this week due to the cold.

Happy Stitching,