Saturday, May 17, 2014

My Friday night sewing

 It was a good Friday night for me in my sewing room,  I started a new project. Its a free pattern by kate Spain on the moda fabrics web site. Its a beautiful pattern full of pieced blocks in Kate's beautiful fabric range Soliste.
 I'm going to enjoy this pattern very much.
 Speaking of patterns I am busy writing up my newest design. So much work goes into pattern writing, some times I  really struggle but the more I design  the better I will get ( I hope )
 I had a very exciting day today. I taught my very first patch work class, I was a bit nervous to start with but the ladies in my class were just the nicest bunch. They soon made  the butterflies disappear. Next week I'll take my camera and share some photos of their progress. It was a great day. I bought this lovely Layer cake by Sweet water. I want to make a few boy things which this fabric will be perfect for.
My on line Friends in stitching group does a birthday swap every year. We are always set a challenge and this year we had to make a black and white bag. I chose a pouch to make my partner, It turned out so well. I just made it up as I went.

So after a busy Friday night and Saturday I plan to take it easy tomorrow, do some baking and of course I'll fit in some sewing there somewhere.

If you would like to see what the other wonderful ladies did for Friday night sewing click here and click on their names. Youre bound to be very inspired.

Happy sewing.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Holiday news

 I have had a wonderful week away on the Sunshine Coast visiting my parents. My sister lives in Cairns and she came down to see me and spend the week to with her little boy. We had a great time together, lots of shopping was done and plenty of talking into the wee hours of the morning. It was like being home when we were kids sharing a room.  I found some fabulous shops in the area, I bought these rulers at a stationary shop, I thought they would look nice in my sewing room.
 I found Spotlight so I had to check that out. I bought a few fat quarters including this recipe print. I thought it was really nice.
 In Big W I found these pretties, so I had to buy them. now to think of something to make with them. A baby quilt might be on the cards.
 We went to  the best Homewares store , I found these lovely pieces and I just had to have them. I only had carry on luggage so I couldn't buy a real lot. Probably a good thing as there was plenty I wanted.

 My beautiful boys gave me this Greengate Jug for mothers day today. I have a nice little collection  and its slowly growing.
 Here is a sneak  peek at my newest  design, coming to a magazine near you very soon. I'll let you know more details as time gets closer. Do you like it? I'm very happy how it turned out.
When I arrived home from Queensland late last night I  had this baby waiting for me, I couldn't wait to look and touch it today. Miss Kate is a beautiful range, I can't wait to cut it up and start sewing.

So thats all my news for this week, I love going on holidays but I love coming home just as much, especially when I have my boys at home waiting for me.

Happy Mothers Day to all mums out there, I hope you had a wonderful day.

Until next time, Happy Quilting.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Friday Night sewing results

 I was busy quilting last night , what did you all get up to? Hubby and the boys watched the footy  so it was the perfect opportunity for some time in my sewing room. This project is for a magazine and its my newest design. I have loved making it.
 I liked to add a touch of stitchery to my projects, I think it makes them more unique to me.  Do you like it so far? 
 I wish I could show you more but as time gets closer I'll tell you more about it.
 I think I showed you my new key fob  before, it was a quick and fun  project to make. I have lots more ideas for these babies.
I also framed my Nat Bird stitchery. I do love her designs.

I'm going on holiday for a week tomorrow to Queensland to visit my parents, I can't wait to get there and feel the warm sun. Its cold in Tassie now, we have the fire on most nights so I'll welcome the change. I am also  really looking foreward to just going for a run each day on the beach. I get a bit bored going the same run at home.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.
If you would like to see what else everyone  was sewing last night click here and go to the list of names.

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