Saturday, October 18, 2014

Friday Night sew in

 I had a fabulous  night sewing last night, I actually got so much done.
 I got the binding sewn on my Fat quarter shop 2013 Block of the month, I even spent an hour towards the end of the evening hand sewing down the other side. I'm not  a big fan of binding but I'll keep plodding along when the mood strikes.
 Last week I taught a class at Patchworks plus, we did the jelly roll quilt called Jelly bean by Thimbleblossoms, Here is my version.  I actually used all my fig tree scraps and cut them to size. I also made it much bigger than the pattern, It with Sarah now waiting to be quilted.
 I can't wait to show it to you when I get it back. Its so pretty.
 For something completely different I am making a halloween quilt, I am loving working with these fabrics, Unfortunately I ordered some more but they got lost on the way to Australia so now I'm not sure what to do. The fabrics I have here came from a layer cake I bought and some very kind International friends sent me a few pieces. I have made around 10 blocks but wanted to make about 30.  I'll have to have a rethink on this project. I'm a bit worried about ordering more and the dollar isn't as good as it was when I bought the other fabrics.

Today I went to a Friendship quilting day and I helped Sarah in her stall for the day, it was such a fun time, I caught up with so many people I hadn't seen for ages.
I bought these beautiful fabrics just because I liked them, no project in mind yet but it won't be long as I can't wait to sew with them. Do you ever buy fabrics just because.........

Thankyou Wendy for hosting another successful sewing night, if you would like to see what everyone else got up to with their sewing, click here and go to the list.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Friday Night with Friends

 It was a quiet Friday night for me as I'm sick with a shocking cold. I did spend a little while in my sewing room working on a new christmas project. I have cut into my Miss Kate fabrics and added a few other Bonnie and Camille fabrics.

 This block is called the Economy block and its so easy to make. I'm using mainly reds and greens and added a touch of aqua just to liven it up a little, I have  4 blocks to go and I hope to get them made tomorrow.
 I am going to make a christmas table topper. I think it will look perfect on my table with a few christmas things  on top.  Have you started christmas sewing yet?
 I had a little wander around my garden today and the flowers are still blooming beautifully.

The apple blossom is so pretty. I went scrap book shopping yesterday and bought some really pretty papers to make a garden journal. I can't wait to work on it and add all my garden photos. I have a few, but I guess you already knew that.

Thankyou Cheryll for hosting our Friday night sewing, if you would like to see what everyone else got up to click here and go to the list of names.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and don't forget to put  your clocks foreward tonight for day light savings.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday show & tell

 I have had a busy time in my sewing studio the last few days, I whipped up this cute little mini quilt from Thimbleblossoms and Sarah quilted it for me, I love the fabrics. Now I just need to get the binding on and I have the perfect Spring table piece.

 Today some very dear friends and I are going on a sewing day to Sarah's shop in George Town to finish our Weekender bags, we had a get together over 3 months ago to make this bag but none of us finished it so today is the day. I hope.
 I decided I wanted a patchwork kind of over night bag so it has taken me ages to get all the pieces together, there are 2 front pockets and 2 side pockets so I have pieced and  quilted each section and now hopefully today it will become the bag I can't wait to have.

 I bought some new Tilda tins for my sewing room, mainly to use as storage but the colour is so pretty that I have put them in our bedroom, they look nice there.
 And while I'm talking about Tilda here is a new wall hanging I made, Its a tilda design and all made with tilda fabrics, I love this alot. Now I just to need to add a little bit of quilting.

 Will you forgive me  if I share just a few more garden pics, My garden is looking amazing with so many flowers around and the colours are amazing. I love this time of year.

So thats all from me for now, time to get ready for  our bag making day. Have a wonderful Sunday.

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Take care and Happy Sewing.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Friday night sewing

 My Friday night was a good sewing night, as soon as dinner was over I got my stitching set up. I am working on a new table runner that I designed.

 It has little flowers stitched throughout and I used my beautiful Tilda fabrics that I have been hoarding. I remember watching a tv show once about a poor family and they received some beautiful china, that night at dinner the mum used the china and the kids were amazed. Mum said " why have beautiful things if you can't use them" Well thats how I feel about some of my fabrics, why keep them in the cupboard when you can make them into a beautiful quilt.


 I can't wait to get this one finished,
 While we are chatting about beautiful things I have to share some beautiful blooms in my garden right now. The anemones are pretty but the crab apple blossoms are AMAZING. Look how pretty they are.

 I wish they stayed like that all year round.
 My husband always gets worried when I say " I have an idea " Well he actually liked this one, I wanted a new garden built int he back corner of the yard with a little seating area, so this is what we came up with it.
We got a big trailer load of new soil delivered and today I am going to plant over 30 packets of seeds in the area, I have zinnias, marigolds and paper flowers just to name a few so watch this space as my seeds start to grow and all excited. I can't wait to share with you,

Its going to be a glorious day, if you would like to see what other ladies got up with their sewing pop over here and check them out.  Thankyou Wendy for hosting.
Have a great day.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

So much to share

 Goodness me. We are half way through September and I'm just getting around to doing my birthday post. It was my birthday on the 1st September, first day of Spring to. I had a wonderful day. Received lots of phone calls from my family and friends and also got some beautiful gifts. My friend Tracee made the wall hanging and I love it so much. Its so pretty and very Spring, I have it hanging in my sewing room. Thankyou Tracee.
My other lovely friend Anthea sent  baking goodies, sweet Anthea knows how much I love to bake and every Sunday I bake treats for my boys lunch boxes. Thankyou so much dear friend. 


My friend Joni who lives in Canada made me some beautiful Tilda pillow cases, these are the prettiest pillow cases I have ever seen. And 2 Sue Spargo books which I can't wait to open and read. 
I also bought a few pretty goodies for myself the other day. I went to the newsagent to buy the paper and they had the prettiest stationary. I love things like that. 

 I have sewn my tilda runner together, just going to add a bit of stitchery to it now. Can't wait to get this one finished. I just ordered some of the newest tilda fabric on line, should be here tomorrow I hope.
 Got some new christmas fabric in the mail, from etsy, there is alot of pretty stuff on there. Sometimes you find fabric that is no longer available in the shops.
 I have been working on my halloween project, I bought this cute layer cake off etsy, its a Riley Blake design. I like the green to break it up a bit. Just need to sew 2 more rows together.
 And finally I'll leave you with a few pics from my garden which is looking so pretty this time of year. Blooms everywhere.  
Have a wonderful week and thankyou for stopping by. Hope you find some sewing time.


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Friday night sewing

 I had a very productive sewing time last night, I finally got the binding  sewn on my new table runner. Its a scrappy runner so I thought a scrappy binding would suit perfectly. All stripey strips frame it nicely.
 I even spent a bit of time before bed and started sewing it down  on the back.  I love tucking in all those stray threads,


 I also cut into my tilda fabrics that I have been saving for no special reason  and started making little blocks, I want to do some stitchery on the odd block  so I'm working on a layout, I do like it so far.
 My garden is looking very pretty with all my bulbs in flower, Look at my hyacinths, they are my favourite and smell so nice.
 Tulips are starting to bud so it won't be long and they will be blooming, another favourite of mine.
Last Monday was my birthday, I had a wonderful day, All week I have been receiving lovely parcels in the post. I received this beautiful bag from my Friends in Stitching group, the theme was black and white and we had to make a bag of some kind. Lynda made me this one and I love it.  Thankyou so much Lynda.


If you would like to see what others got up to for Friday night sewing click here and go to the list. Have a great weekend and thankyou for stopping by my little blog.
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