Sunday 31 January 2016

Who's Peeking?

Enjoying some beautiful rain but not the horrid humidity before the storm breaks ... or the power outages ... some stitching happening.

I snapped this pic last week ...  I was intrigued with the funnel and then noticed ...

 do you see what I see?

Sunday 24 January 2016

FNSI and Mail

I very quickly and at the last minute signed up with Wendy for some sewing on Friday night. After a busy day in town it was good to sit and work on something I'd prepared earlier.

These are parts of my Merry Christmas Garden Block 3 ... 1 Star, 2 Circles and a Present with needle turn applique.

Some mail arrived last week so now I can sit with a cuppa and browse 2015 at Pins and Whiskers.

At the beginning of each year I have the previous year made into a Blog Book ... 2015 being the eighth and smallest book ... I really need to try and post more often. It's always lovely to look through each book and remember the projects, the finishes, the UFO's (that's a bit scary sometimes) and those wonderful occasions as well as the trials.

Maybe I'll have a sewing day today ... how about you?

Saturday 9 January 2016

A New Year and FNWF

Looks like this new year is off to a flying start and I've almost been left at the starting gate ... but I'm not going to let that faze me ... I'm just going to jump on in when I can!

Starting with last night and all the Friday Night Friends over at Cheryll's cubbyhole. I only had to applique the 'Blessings' block to the background and the circle 4 patch, then finish sewing together Block 2 of A Merry Christmas Garden.

Scary to think I started this block 12 months ago ... Block 3 has also been coming together and it's time to get back into some needle turn applique big time!

If I may retrace my steps a little ... this is what we were doing just before Christmas to spruce the place up a bit.

This highchair was made by my dad and my children used it when they were babies ... ready now for GS Master J

After Christmas and our guests had returned home it was a quick dash into town for 'stuff' and on with a full muster.  New Year's Eve was a quiet night in with my parents visiting to help ... DS and Master J joined us New Year's Day and lunch consisted of roast chicken sandwiches up at the cattle yards and a cuppa in a pannikin (tin cup) with fruit for after and lots and lots of cold water to beat the heat.

(Trying to be creative)

So now that I have one more week to make the most of before heading back to off-farm work ... I'm off to make the most of it with some tracing and preparing applique pieces. This quilt is going to be my project for 1 Xmas Item A Year. If you'd like to make a head start on a hand made Christmas check it out.

I am looking forward to many more Friday nights with Friends and Sew-Ins and maybe some CTTY if I can squeeze in some Christmas gift making through the year.

Have you heard? Wendy and Dawn are revamping 'Sew Its Finished' ... I know I have plenty of projects that could/should be finished ... but so many new ones that I should/could start too.

One seam at a time ... Happy New Year

Thursday 7 January 2016