Friday, May 31, 2024


 Just scraping in with my blocks for this months RSC.

Now to get out some blue fabrics ready for June.

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Chookshed Stitcher's Challenge #5 update

 Monday saw the borders going on my project for the challenge & that was some fun & games. :) Then i glue basted it & left it overnight to dry. Tuesday i was all set for a day of quilting & binding. By night time i was done.:)  After that i could make a start on sewing this months RSC. :) Hopefully they'll be done by Friday.

My project went from this

to this

Freshly washed. I had to soak it because despite being packed away it had marks on it. I tipped the water out this morning after soaking overnight & imagine my horror when i saw the water was purplish. I hoped like crazy that i hadn't exchanged dirty marks for purple marks. It looks like a stain along the top but it isn't, it's just what is hanging behind on the clothesline.

I threw in a couple of dye catchers & they soaked up any dye that was there. 
Thanks Deana for the encouragement to get the pesky ufo's moving along out of the way. :) Now to wait for Junes number.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, May 27, 2024

Nine patch Sunday.

 I let myself get waaaayyy behind with the nine patches & kicked myself for doing so.  I had 60 blocks to make so yesterday i got stuck into them.


Saturday night i pulled out the Christmas bom to finish the satin stitch. Not much was left but i was distracted by making Lucy blocks. :) :)
Now to trim & put together. I ran out of thread when i started doing the borders so i ordered 4 more skeins & i was getting a wee bit worried it wasn't enough as i was on the last skein by the time i'd done all 4 borders. Here is what is left.
I do use only one thread when stitching & 2 for french knots & satin stitch otherwise i would've needed 3 times the amount of skeins for the whole quilt.

Now to find a new project to stitch. :) :)

Happy Stitching

Saturday, May 18, 2024


 The day started early for FNSI with me pulling out red, purple, pink & green fabrics to make cracker box blocks.

During a break i was reading blogs & Fiona posted about making bowl cosies. A good reminder that i'd been wanting to make some. Well 1 at least. :)

It won't win any prizes that's for sure. My machine did not like top stitching through all that thickness. Next time i'll follow the suggestion of making the wadding a wee bit smaller than the fabric. That suggestion should've been written at the top of the instructions not added in way at the bottom. :~

The evening saw me making another Lucy block.
Pop over here to see who joined in. Thankyou Wendy for hosting us again.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Stitching & flowers.

 I've managed another Lucy block

Stitching madly away at the last border for 12 days of Christmas though i took a break to sew the above block

Just the present on the end left & then the satin stitch. Finally after many years of it languishing i can put it together. :)

Then today whilst on Zoom i prepped another Lucy block

My daughter bought me Chrysanthemums in pots for Mothers Day last year & i planted them in the front garden. The look wonderful this year all spread out covered in blooms.

They spread a little more than i expected so i need to try & rescue 2 carnation plants & possibly a lavender from that area.

When cleaning out Mum's home after she passed away there were still a few pot plants hanging around. 2 pots had achimenes in them & i think they both did flower after i brought them back. Noticing a lack of growth in them i thought i'd have to chuck them out but one started shooting leaves up this year. I checked the other pot but couldn't find any little bulbs/corms. Now the surviving one has flowered.
I was so pleased it grew as they have quite lovely little blooms.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, May 6, 2024

Nine Patch Monday.

 Thought i'd better catch up seeing that tomorrow is Monday in the US & Reproquiltlover will show us the next block from her antique quilt for week 17.

My week 15

and week 16

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, May 4, 2024

FNwF May.

 Last night was FNwF hosted by lovely Cheryll

Thursday night i dragged out the box containing the Lucy blocks & started piecing one together. Here is where i was at

& by bed time
I really need to sew faster. :) Though to be honest it's been quite a while since i had Lucy out. I  now have 21 blocks & the quilt has 58. Not sure though if i want to make that many, we'll see.

Pop over here to see who joined in.

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Chookshed Stitchers Challenge for May is #5

 I've listed this table cloth as number 5

It's possibly 20 years old & the silly thing is i only need to add  2 borders & it's done. ~)

Happy Stitching,


 I had planned to sew for FNSI but i really lack any enthusiasm to sit & sew. I pottered around for a while then dragged out the Lucy bo...