Thursday 29 January 2009
Tuesday 20 January 2009
I'm getting as much sewing time in as possible before I head back to a work routine this Thursday, so sadly, 'ample' sewing time is coming to an end. Then it will be back to squeezing the sewing in.
So, what have I achieved.
This log cabin quilt I'm doing as a quilt-as-you-go. I'm just about to start joining the blocks.
I finally made a start on Red Delicious. Here's block one all ironed on, ready for hand blanket stitching with some embroidery on the bird tails and cherries.
And for this T-Block quilt, I used fabrics that I'd originally bought for the log cabin but I had twice as much fabric as I needed. For more pics of the steps to this quilt, see here.
So it's back to the sewing machine for me, perhaps with a cup of coffee.
Monday 19 January 2009
My trusty Janome.
Gorgeous fabric and a pendant expecially for Valentine's Day. Say hello to Jane for your chance to play with this bundle of fun.
How lovely are these hand made earrings? Head over to Optimistic Beauty for your chance to win them.
More beautiful fabric. One of the prizes you could win by visiting Fabric Family and Fun.
Mary has a bunch of goodies to giveaway, including about 12 yards of pretty ribbon. Check out her eye candy pic at Primitive Seasons.
Now I'm off to do some sewing. Holidays are coming to a close and I'm trying to squeeze in as much sewing as possible.
Tuesday 13 January 2009
Saturday 10 January 2009
Once I get caught up with the household chores, I'll unpack, take some photos and get back to posting. I just had to check emails and a couple of blogs while waiting for the next load of washing.
Don't forget I'm participating in a PIF so if you've been thinking about joining one, I'd love to send you a gift handmade by me. Please leave a comment and check my earlier post for the rules.
Tuesday 6 January 2009
Monday 5 January 2009
As for cutting strips, I spent yesterday doing exactly that. I finally made a start to the Log Cabin for my brother's quilt. All fabric is cut into long strips and the backing and wadding is squared and waiting. Hope I can make a start on actually sewing tomorrow.
Then I'm off for a couple days R & R ... rest and relaxation you think? ... well yes and no. I'm off with a few of the Mt. Perry Girls for a Retail Roadtrip. Or a Fabric Acquisition Road Trip ... if you take each Red letter what do they spell?
I'm one of those who refuse to allow retail to dictate when Christmas and Easter begins. I like to wait to do my Christmas shopping from the beginning of December and my Easter shopping a couple of weeks prior to Easter. However today I gave in and bought some of these .....
(sorry, having trouble uploading pics, will try later... can you guess what I bought?)
after all they are delish ... but I promise not to buy any more till April ... perhaps.
Also today I got the last ingredients for 'Red Delicious' so the next step is tracing and ironing, can't wait to get started.