Sunday, September 27, 2015

My Week

Little sewing early in the week except embroidery. Wednesday was a different prospect altogether. It was the day to tackle the final 4 borders for Natures Journey before the end of September deadline in the SAL. Unfortunately it is only a top & not quilted. :(
By 2:30 when i'd finished sewing for the day i'd added the 9_patch borders which i'd sewn together that morning & the pieced applique borders. Nothing on TV that night so at 6:30 i decided to machine sew rather than embroider & added the last 2 borders. By 9:30 i had a quilt top.

Friday i worked on the last blocks for my Bonnie & Camille Sampler swap. The 2 September blocks had to be done & whist there i figured i do the 1 for October & post it as well. With 12 people in the swap we each had 11 blocks & 1 to make for ourselves so i whipped up my block as well.
I realised Friday was the 25th & i hadn't finished my Xmas project. The embroidery had been done for quite a while so i set to & completed the little project.
Friday i had received the last block in the Bonnie & Camille sampler swap & i thought to myself "don't put these away, turn them into a quilt tomorrow". So i did. Here's my Saturday sewing

I did think of making more blocks for a bigger quilt but i knew darn well if i put them away it would be ages & ages before i ever made the blocks & the quilt.

Also on Saturday i made 6 tags for fat 1/4 birthday presents.
Traced out these embroideries

The bottom 2 are from Jenny's free Christmas stitchery. The top stitchery is for a friends 70th birthday quilt which the them is teapots & here it is
During the week i also worked on these little ornaments.
Maybe i'll have them ready early for posting on the 25th of next month on the 1 item blog. :)

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Friday Night Sew In

I joined our lovely hostess Wendy for FNSI last night. I didn't get a lot done as whilst one part of my shoulder has healed i've now developed another problem with the same shoulder which makes it hard to do anything. I did start a new project last night however.
Couldn't resist this cute ornie pattern.

Not a lot of sewing this week for the above reason. I'll have to bit the bullet though this week as i've a lot of sewing to do. Painkillers & i will be best friends methinks. :) I did finish the embroidery on this stitchery
Put this finished stitchery over canvas after i finally tracked one down of the right width
i also started this little gingie
& lastly i'll leave you with this
a gorgeous 1st rose from my SASR rose Golden Jubilee.

Pop over here to find links to see what other lovely people got up to last night with there projects.

Happy Stitching,

Sunday, September 13, 2015


Not a lot happening in my patch this week. I won't bore you with details as to why. My machine came home Tuesday & there was a happy dance happening then. :)

Wednesday i spent the day fighting to get that bag(see previous post) made & into the mail. I've made several of these bags but this one was the worst to put together for some reason.
Not my best effort for sure.

Yesterday i went on a cooking spree.
Banana Choc Chip Muffins, Banana Slice with Lemon Icing & to the right Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Icing. today i'm making Lemon Cheesecake.

During the week i did a little more embroidery on my Christmas ornies.
The red is all done & i've started the green.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Friday Night With Friends & sewing

I managed to get a bit done. No last minute happenings to change plans. Hooray. First off i cut these out
400 x 2" squares & 50 odd assorted sizes of the pink/cream in the front for part 8 of Natures Journey. Next i cut out the borders for Jenny's free BOM she offered over the last 9 months, The Vintage Kitchen.
Time to rest as "Arthur" doesn't like it much when i do so much cutting & standing. :) Then last night i finished block 9 of Wendy's free BOF. This is my version.
That done i did some more stitching on this
Monday i wanted to finish an embroidery into a wallhanging to have a last finish for August but it wasn't meant to be. I added the borders,
not sure if i like the fabric i chose now, then i couldn't find the staple gun but then the canvas is too wide at the sides. I need to find a 1/2" wide board. Not very readily available it seems.

Tuesday i made a start on a bag for my sister
& there is sits waiting patiently. Why you ask? because i got this far & the machine said no more so it's now with the machine doctor being fixed. I wish i had a 2nd machine as i've lots of sewing to do.

I also finished part 9 of Jenny's bom this week
So that is my week.

Pop over to visit Cheryll's blog to find the links to see what the other lovely ladies who joined in last night worked on.

Happy Stitching,


 I started FNSI making bias strips. I had several pieces left from when i made the blocks that were long enough to use so i counted how many...