Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I have a poor showing of hexies this week. I managed 4 before a migraine drove me to my bed. Just 2 1” hexies & 2 1/2” hexies.
I’d heard about the curve master foot & has i have difficulties with sewing curves on a machine purchased one. Haven’t tried it yet. :)
Last week Jenny mentioned on her blog about metallic embroidery threads & of a brand she liked. As i’ve been looking for a thread that doesn’t disintegrate as you embroider with it these sounded ideal. I purchased them here. I had the threads within a few days of ordering. I agree with Jenny about how nice the threads are.
I bought old gold which is black/gold, a gold & a silver.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Finally got myself into gear & finished this. The stitchery was completed ages ago. The rest partially cut out. This it the front of the sewing tote.
The back with foundation piecing.
The inside. As it’s for a friend i haven’t placed the threads on the reels. At the top is a needle holder, scissor pocket & pincushion. The middle has 2 pockets . A large one for your projects & the other is divided for things like pens & notepads. The pattern & reels/rod can be purchased from www.cathroncountrydesigns.com
Another finish for me.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Table topper from Bronwyn Hayes book “Tea With Friends”.
I started this with a friend many years ago. All it needed was the leaves hand-quilted on the border. So slack. :)
3rd finish. Small wallhanging. Yay 3 more things cleared from the ufo box.
3 more 1” hexies for my collection.
2 1/2” & 1 1/4” hexie.
I spotted this pattern in a magazine & thought it would make a great Christmas gift.
It arrived last Thursday & as i had to go into town Friday i bought these to make the pattern up. I’m making 3.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Three 1” hexies. All from my scrap basket.
Two 1/2” & one 1/4” hexies. Scraps again.
This arrived in the mail Monday. My Bronwyn Hayes mug with the “girls” all over it.
These 2 patterns arrived yesterday. One is a Quilters Poem to either embroider or leave as is as it comes with preprinted fabric along with poem on paper. The other pattern is all Christmas deco’s.
This book arrived today. I haven’t had time to look through it yet as i’ve been working on ufo’s. That makes 4 more removed from the ufo pile. They just need binding now. Had to quit for today as the pain in my back & knee was making it to hard to sit & sew. Oh well. There’s always tomorrow to sit & sew. :)
Monday, August 9, 2010
A gorgeous little Whatnot Bag.
Another handy bag to carry all your sewing goodies.
Found this blog surfing & it ended up in my collection. :) Some fabulous Christmas ideas in the book.
Mr Postie didn’t bring this. I ordered it through a friend. Jane Austen's Bonnets which are gorgeous stitcheries made up into a stunning quilt.
This is just one of the stitcheries. Threads used are the beautiful hand-dyed Cottage Garden Threads.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Wasn’t sure any flowers would bloom for me this week. I’ve been so busy & Tuesday arrived with nothing cut out or prepared. So after basting a table topper yesterday & preparing a bom block i set out to get my hexies ready. My 3 1” ones above. The bottom one is a very pale pink. A leftfover strip from the clamshells.
Baby sisters. Only managed 1 1/2” hexie this week. By the time i managed to sew these it was my bed time. :)
Last night i joined in FNSI hosted by Wendy . Quite honestly i don't know why i bother to join up anymore as everytime i make plans for ...