Saturday, April 30, 2022

Christmas banner.

 After much faffing around the Christmas stitcheries from Love & Hugs Australia on Facebook are done. I ended up turning them into a banner. After i reversed sewed the table runner i realised when looking for ideas that i hadn't stitched 2 of the little stitcheries up. Those done it was decision time. It is so long i took a photo of the banner curled up & then some closeups of the stitcheries.

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, April 19, 2022


 Saturday i joined in an impromptu ZOOM with Chookyblue & ladies from all over the world but what to sew? Hmm i ended up doing the big stitch quilting on my background hanging for the little seasons quilts. Quilting on it Saturday evening & also Sunday evening saw that completed & the binding added Monday.

Now i can hang the Autumn stitchery.


On Saturday i also traced out Spring & Summer stitcheries.

Though you'll have to take my word for it. No matter what i tried they just didn't photograph very well.

Sunday saw me faffing around trying to decide what to do with the 10 little Christmas stitcheries from the Love & Hugs Designers on Facebook from 2020.

I had thought to make a banner but decided the blocks looked to big after adding borders. Runner it is then. I put it together with the white squares & left it to quilt Monday. But i'm not happy with it so some reverse sewing will be in order. I've already unpicked some of the quilting. I'd sewn across the white squares so they had an x pattern but when the binding went on the stitching wasn't in the corner under the binding. So out it came.

It's rather long so i had to take 2 photo's. Not sure about that dark green fabric at all. My plan now is to possibly add a red square to the centre of the tone on tone. 

Happy stitching,

Saturday, April 16, 2022

FNSI/EWSI April part 1

 Time again for FNSI hosted by Wendy. Though this month it is also an Easter Sew in. :)

I started with this folder. It was 3/4's done a month or so ago & it didn't take long to finish so i don't know why i left it. It only needed the front attached to the inner & the binding done.

Heartfelt Sewing Folder by Gail Pan Designs.

When Gail Brought out her Changing Seasons book in 2019 I traced out 2 of the 4 seasons stitcheries (not sure why i didn't trace all 4) & they sat until i stitched them last year. There they sat again until yesterday.

All they needed was the binding & the hanging hooks added to the back. But before i stitched the binding onto them i had put together the background hanger.

I'm hand quilting in the lag cabin strips which is why it isn't completed. Now to trace & stitch Spring & Summer before those seasons come around. lol.

Pop over here to see who has joined in & the projects they are working on.

Happy Stitching,


Saturday, April 2, 2022

FNwF April

 I started my sewing day early for FNwF hosted by Cheryll.

I had stitched 6 little stitcheries before Christmas but didn't get around to completing the project. Wednesday i cut the backgrounds out & stitched them down ready to finish yesterday. All that needed doing was to sew the seams, turn inside out & then quilt.

Pattern is Sew Some Joy by Marg Low Designs. Marg had mounted her stitcheries on 6 little boards but as i had a large canvas i covered it with a cream material( not that you can see it) ran some Christmas string across it, found some tiny pegs & it was done.

In the evening i finished this stitchery off

The bunny just need a bit of back stitch & the satin stitch & the blue hearts need to be done & it's now ready to be turned into a project pouch.

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...