Saturday, June 23, 2018

Round We Go bom update.

A couple of days ago i figured since the final part of Round We Go was due in i'd better get down to the applique part. :). I'm hoping to get quite a few more done over the weekend before part 12 arrives. I had 44 to applique & have managed 15. This isn't my final layout but it is how they are laid out - black, white, black, white ect. I'm guessing the quilt will fit a single bed. The blocks have been cut at 9" to be cut back to 8-1/2" but i'm thinking i'll just leave it to make the quilt a little bigger & longer. Something to think on as i make the last 4 blocks & finish the applique.
Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Ruth's Dream Quilt update.

I've been embroidering the next 4 blocks in Ruth's Dream quilt over the last couple of days & finished them last night.
 Not many to go now & i can start putting my quilt together.

Happy Stitching,

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018


My FNSI started in the morning making binding to go on a quilt the Wonderfully Awesome Fiona had quilted for me & had arrived back Thursday. I then spent most of the evening/afternoon hand stitching the binding down..

A Merry Christmas Garden by Gail Pan. It was a bom i did back in 2014 using all my own fabrics. I knew this quilt was huge but didn't realise how big until i laid it atop my queen bed. It's big!!!
 Love the sparkly thread Fiona used in the border. :)
Beautiful quilting as always. Love it.

Next i pieced a backing for another quilt top for Fiona to quilt for me. No photo's of that as it was quite boring. :)

Next up i thought i'd make up one of the Christmas projects that have been hanging around a few months with the embroidery finished. As i went to cut the border fabrics i realised i couldn't quite finish this one yet as i had to applique leaves & berries to the 4 corners of the border. Borders added, berries & leaves fabric chosen & ironed on I stitched them until bed time. I hoped to have it done by the time Jurassic Park finished but i still have 1-1/2 leaves to go. I'll have to quickly finish them so i can make the hanging up today.
Thankyou once again to the very lovely Wendy for being our hostess. Pop on over to visit Wendy & find the links to who joined in & what projects they worked on.

Happy Stitching,

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Snow Happy Hearts June.

Since i cut my finger when i'd planned to prep my heart i'm a few days behind posting but here is my June Snow Happy Heart. So yesterday was prep & stitching day.
I'm having a lovely time stitching these along with Karen, Shez & Joan.

Yesterday i also prepped my June stitcheries for Ruth's Dream quilt
& the June stitcheries for Send My Love Bom
which i started stitching last night. :)

Happy Stitching

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Pincushion & Libby Morgan

Last year i spotted a little kit for a pincushion with a; hexagon flower so i bought it. It just sat & sat until yesterday & i don't know why i left it so long. As it was such a quick simple little project to whip up. Had it all done in a couple of hours.
& a side shot
If i get sick of the hexagons or they wear out it's a simple matter of making a new top, take the brown outer ring off, slipping the silicone ring off the inner brown container to remove the fabric & it's done.

After that i got out my neglected Libby Morgan quilt & made 2 flowers up.
I have a total of 58 flowers made up & 20 ready to sew together. I don't think i'll make a huge quilt with these so i think it's time i worked out how i want to piece the quilt together.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

EPPing along

I remembered i had a glue pen stashed away in another EPP project. A UFO from many years ago i must finish off. Upon investigation not only was there a glue stick in the pen i found 2 spares. Eureka the EPP can go on until the other sticks arrive in the mail. :).

Sunday afternoon/evening after i got back from the Tupperware party i set to getting through the pile of fabrics in my previous post & then again yesterday afternoon/evening. Result 148coffins.
Total in the last few days is 275. Time to do a count up of all the coffins to see just how many are needed before i drag any more fabric out & have my lounge room looking like a patchwork shop.

Happy Stitching,

Sunday, June 10, 2018

EPP coffins

My finger is still sore & then last night the cat accidently stuck her claw right into the cut & started it bleeding again it was more EPP prep for me. I must look a bit silly the way i've been holding my glue pen but it works. Doesn't matter if the line of glue is a bit wonky as long as the fabric sticks that is all i need.
56 coffins last night. This is the pile i still have to go through & i've almost run out of glue. I hope more arrive tomorrow in the mail.
After this pile i have to go through another 2 boxes of fabric. I'm really hoping i don't double up on fabrics but at this stage if there is doubles then so be it.

Happy stitching as i'm off to a Tupperware party.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Friday Night with Friends June.

Since i missed out sewing last weekend along with Chookyblue, due to a migraine, for her Chookshed birthday i planned a sewing retreat for myself this weekend &  luckily it coincided with FNwF. Great, i thought, planning all sorts of things in my head until i remembered Friday was the 6 week orthodontist check up. Darn there goes part of the day. Oh well thinking i'll still go ahead with things. Famous last words. :)

So i planned slow cooker meals & even cakes/slices. Started to make pea & ham soup for last nights dinner.
My soup turned out fabulous but i guess you are wondering did i sew. Well when i was cutting up the vegetables to put into the soup i did this.
Sorry not a good photo. I sliced open the side of my finger just under the fingernail. Being right handed & the cut being where it is i couldn't hold a pencil or needle. I was planning to prep this months boms in the morning before the appointment. Didn't happen as blood was pouring out & the cut painful. Moving on wondered if i could manage to make muffins &  but put that aside until later as i had a small visitor arrive. We ended up watching this
After the appointment i thought i'd make those muffins but darn it i aggravated the finger & yes there was blood again. :( but the muffins were made.
So to finish my sorry tale of woe i'll show you what i did make last night
51 coffins. I did have to hold the glue pen a little different than usual but at least i could get something done. Now to see if i can get any sewing done today. It's cold & overcast again. Maybe i'll just curl up under a blankie & read or maybe cut more coffins & watch Netflix. :)

Thankyou once again to our lovely hostess Cheryll for being our hostess again last night. Pop over to Cheryll's blog to find the links to who joined in last night & what projects they worked on.

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, June 5, 2018


I finished off my redwork from the previous post last night & started on a set of stitcheries i traced out at the same time. They don't take long to stitch as i completed this one last night.
It's one of a set of 6 & i will either make a banner or a wallhanging.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, June 2, 2018


I needed something simple to stitch on Thursday as i thought i'd be sitting at the hospital all day. It wasn't to be. All that will happen next month now. Instead i sat at home, watched Netflix & started the stitchery. :)
Then last night i stitched some more & nearly completed it.
Just the little snowman at the top to do now.

The cute pattern is a freebie from  the very lovely Michelle. Just scroll down her sidebar to find it.

Happy Stitching,

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