Thursday, November 29, 2018

Fat 1/4 birthday swap.

I joined Cheryll again this year in the fat 1/4 birthday swap & received very lovely red fat 1/4's which was my request this year. I'm hoping to make a red & white quilt sometime in the future.
Thankyou Julie, Anthea, Asta, Ilene, Cheryll & Sue for my lovely fat 1/4's & goodies. I'll be eating those jelly beans later on. :)

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A few more finishes

Yesterday morning i got to work on the Christmas stocking for my GD. I'd already cut it out on Sunday & just needed to cut the lining & wadding. That done I was ready to sew it together.
Both sides look the same.

Next up was cutting out the oval shape of my ornament stitcheries, then the wadding & backing for those. That done it was time to complete the binding of my Teddy Bear quilt
The beautiful quilting was done by Fiona. The quilting sets the embroidery blocks off perfectly.

That done it was time to make those ornaments up
1 is for a friend & the others for me. :)

Happy Stitching,

Monday, November 26, 2018

Advent calendar & snowmen

With time running out i made myself get to the sewing machine & make my GD an Advent calendar. She's only little yet i know but i wanted her to have one since her brothers do too.

Next was to make some little snowmen
The reason for these is i was talking to my daughter about an idea i seen on Julie's blog about using snowmen in the pockets rather than lollies or toys to mark the days off until Christmas. She said she'd much rather the snowmen & i agreed.

Here is how one looks in the calendar
The grandies should have fun with this counting down to Christmas.

Today i need to finish adding the binding onto a quilt from yesterday(i didn't quite get it sewn down before bedtime),sew Miss C's Christmas stocking together & put together 4 ornaments. :).

Happy Stitching.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

FNSI November.

I joined in with our wonderful hostess Wendy & 20 other ladies for this months FNSI. I'm so glad Wendy is hosting 2 this month as yesterday was a bit of a bust for sewing. It was orthodontist time & by the time i got back from the appointment & shopping i didn't feel like sewing. :(. Good news is just one more orthodontist visit to make sure the teeth are all lined up properly& the braces will be off in the New Year.

When i did sew last night it was on 1797 Revisited.

Before photo
I started on the right hand side of the photo & this is how far i got before bed called
Just 6 more pieces & this row is done.

The top is on my queen bed so you can see it won't be very big as this is the last round row before the corner/sides were added in the original. The sides come out another 4 rows. Now to decide add more rounds & make another big quilt or just have a large lap quilt.

Pop over to Wonderful Wendy's blog to see who joined in &what projects they worked on.


Saturday, November 10, 2018

1797 Revisited

I have one more row to add after the pink row is finished & then i need to decide whether to add more rows to make the top larger or follow the original & just start adding the corners/sides. It isn't a very big top & would probably fit on a dining table when finished but i think it will make a nice lap quilt.
Happy Stitching,

Saturday, November 3, 2018

FNwF November

Last night i joined lovely hostess Cheryll & 16 other lovely ladies for Friday Night with Friends. Pop over to Cheryll's blog to see who joined in & what projects they worked on.

I started with making up more shapes for the next row of 1797 Revisited.
27 there.

Next i finished my Halloween cat.
It just needed the moon, 1/2 a star, the leaf & tendril(on the right) & some lines on the pumpkin stitched & it was done.

Lastly i started stitching the next row of shapes onto 1797 Revisited.

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...