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.

The big 5 0

 Well its been a very fun week for me. Last Saturday I turned 50. It was a fun day of celebrations followed by a wonderful dinner with 30 ...