Friday, October 21, 2022

Halloween mat

 Tuesday afternoon i decided to pull out my Halloween scraps & make a mat/hanging to use them up. I'd seen a similar mat & found a pattern online i could use/adapt.

I had completed the cutting & sewing of the wreath by evening & a curious kitty came to investigate what i was holding on my hand. Since the hole was big enough i tried it on for size as a collar. :)

Today i finished it off.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, October 8, 2022

FNwF October.

Yesterday was FNwF hosted by Cheryll & although i did join in unfortunately it was not a good health day for me so i just faffed around with a few projects.

They are mostly UFO projects that needed some thing done so i could move them along to completion. First though i refilled my UFO basket. My sister asked me how many UFO's i have & i said " too many to poke a stick at" Lol.

This isn't a UFO but it needed trimming back

then i prepared the next 5 blocks for this project

Next was a BOM from several years back that i did all the blocks for but left the borders for "another time". :)

I made 3 attempts to iron on the patterns ready to stitch but despite careful pinning & pressing these were the results

 The papers moved. :(. You'd think i'd give up after the first attempt but i was determined to try & get them ironed on as it involves a lot of tracing otherwise. So have i given up now, yes i have. I've chucked out the fabrics & will now trace out the patterns.

Next was this freebie from Hugs and Kisses back in 2019. I've still to choose fabrics for it but at least the stitcheries are now ready to applique down. Might need a shopping trip for those fabrics though. :)

Next is the project from a stitch along on blogs from several years back. I finished the stitcheries but some needed to be cut back & the ovals need to be made ready for applique. It made it to the head of the UFO pile but i wasn't happy with the fabrics i'd put aside to finish it so a trip to my LPS is in order.

So despite faffing around at least some of my UFO's have moved along in their state of readiness to be finished.

The Christmas stitchery i've been stitching was up to here last night when i sat down to stitch

and here when i went to bed

Pop over to visit Cheryll to see who joined in FNfW

Happy Stitching,

Thursday, October 6, 2022

The Little Cottage

 I stitched this hanging earlier this year & finished it yesterday. One more UFO done. Yay for me. :)

Design by Fig 'n' Berry creations

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Churn Dash Sew Along

 Before October runs away from me i thought i'd better get my churn dash blocks made up into a flimsy at least. Not sure when it will be quilted but at least i kept up with Chookyblue's guidelines for the sew along. It only seems like only yesterday we were discussing making a churn dash quilt but alas nearly 5-6 months have passed since that chat.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, October 3, 2022

Armchair caddy

 I saw this pattern in Australian Country Craft back in late 1990's to early 2000's & i gathered all the bits & pieces for it but as usual put it aside. Many times over the years i thought about making it up, then thinking i should just put all the fabrics ect into other projects. 

I had decided to do just that when i had a rethink & did the embroidery & applique earlier this year. Yesterday it was at the top of my ufo basket & i finished it off but to late to take photo's.

Busy Hands, Happy Hearts is by Christine Book.

Happy Stitching

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Vintage Sewing cushion

 Vintage sewing cushion was another pattern i bought many years ago after seeing one made. I purchased fabrics ect to make it & had my SIL crochet the bits needed to decorate. Unfortunately the crochet she made to go across the wedges was to short so i had to find scrap lace to add to the top. Then as usual it was put aside. :). Not sure when i got it out & did the stitcheries, possibly last year or earlier this year.

Today was the day to finish it. Yesterday i cut out all the fabric pieces needed & made up the wedge top. It took a wee bit longer to finish than i thought it would.

Happy stitching

nine patches

 Somehow i have gotten behind again with my nine patches so yesterday i sat & sewed & i am all caught up. Week 12 week 13 I think i ...