Friday, 11 May 2018

Essential Sewing

Three pairs of sock savers ... or we call them 'gaters'. Every farmer needs these to keep the spear grass and other muck out of your socks.

These were my test sizes I made up last month. Hubby got a pair, 1 pair for myself, and using up the leftover fabric I managed 2 pair for Grandson J and 1 pair for Grandson P.

Here's P trying his on for size...on the way back from collecting the mail.

With the wintery westerlies blowing in, it will be a good weekend for staying indoors with some sewing and stitching. Stay warm dear friends.

Monday, 30 April 2018

Washcloth Time Again

Doing a lot of sitting at the moment with mum in hospital recovering from a heart valve replacement. A long road ahead but it's onward and upward from here. So I brought 2 balls of wool and knitting needles with me ... knit, purl, knit, purl.

With the first ball I just kept knitting till the end so it's more like a table centre/hot pad. Now the second ball can make 2 dishcloths. The wool is a microfiber so I'm keen to see how it goes. My casting off is a bit tight and practice won't make me perfect.

Time to get back to my black stitcheries soon too...good thing I had April's done.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

FNWF Results

Last night there was some sipping (milo), stitching and go for gold moments on the tv. I was working on April tags ... and with a little more done tonight ... almost there.

Thank you Cheryll for hosting a lovely evening. Always gets me motivated.

Friday, 6 April 2018

FNWF Sign In

Let's stitch; sip; and cheer on your favourite athlete. Still time to sign up here with Cheryll.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Changing of the Guard

Over a month has passed since we said our goodbyes to this sweet girl .

* Jayne *   1998 - 2018

Sometimes things are just meant to be. Mid February a chance meeting led to these 2 handsome boys coming to live with us and after a short settling in period, all were getting on amicably.



I like to think that Jayne knew they would take over the feline duties and it was time to join her sister 💕

Easter was spent with family and now while on school holidays and with the help of the Commonwealth Games on TV, I hope to get April tags for Ruth's Quilt stitched. Here are my March Tags finished on the 1st of April, fooling.

How quickly I lose my mojo once the mainstream work/life balance is in full swing ... maybe my balance is off ... I will need to work on that.

Monday, 12 March 2018

In My Sewing Room

Great weather for ducks and sewing .... A change to weekend plans meant more sewing time Sunday and this was my result.

A Holly Cottage Christmas (Michelle Ridgway) is a finished top ... off to join my growing stash of 'to be quilted' ... love it!

Then time to touch on a UFO so  I made a few more 4 patches for my Calendar Quilt.

Earlier in the week I finished February stitches for Ruth's Quilt (Leanne Beasley) and traced off 3 tags ready for March goal.

Today is book work day and that other stuff known as housework ... maybe squeeze in a little stitching if I'm good.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

FNWF Results

Last night I was busy tending my garden and fixing the guttering.

My last block of A Holly Cottage Christmas is complete ... Just needs holly berries which will be added once quilted ... only a couple days late for February.

Also late is my Christmas Tree or Crepe Myrtle ... love the purple snow on the ground. Off to the cattle yards now to be a farmers wife ... planning to visit Friday night friends later to see what kept you busy last night.

Friday, 2 March 2018

FNWF Signing In

Just getting settled in for a Friday night of stitching with lovely friends ... it's been a busy week.

Thanks for inviting us over Cheryll 🌹

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Wet Day = UFO Day

A beautiful sunshiny cloudy day with a soft drizzle breaking into a gentle shower at times ... perfect day for some sewing. Yesterday I layed out my next UFO so today I've made some 4 patches. These will have cream triangles attached eack side and sit on point between each row of months.

A lot more 4 patches to sew, fabrics are all from stash/scraps and no repeats in keeping with the calendar quilt challege for 2009, with 365 different for each day of the year.

While digging for the calendar pieces I came across another 2 UFOs that weren't on my list. First is blocks for a postage stamp quilt. I had participated in a few postage stamp charm swaps in 2012 ... packs of 100 x 2" charms (all different fabrics) sent and received from around the world. I have a design in my head.

This next one was an online monthly sew-a-long but I will need to do some research to find it's origins ... obviously an Alphabet quilt.

Takes my original UFO count to 28 for Finishing Stitches.  I'm sure there are probably more still in hiding.

Off to put the kettle on for a nice warm cuppa ... last week I wanted to live in the fridge.

Monday, 19 February 2018

FNSI Result

Flowers to help make a house a home ... at Holly Cottage.

This block of A Holly Cottage Christmas (Michelle Ridgeway) is not only the last block, it has quite a bit of embroidery to blossom ... meeting my February target.

Friday night's made more enjoyable thanks to friends and sewing ... and extra enjoyable watching the Olympics on TV.  Skate on over here to see how other's spent their Friday night.