Monday, March 31, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
There always seems to be something out there, even though I've been focusing on sewing lately.
Friday, March 28, 2008
I'm very excited about my labels - thanks to Jelly Wares for the tip ...
I'm very pleased with how it has turned out, but sorry, can't show you all yet.
In between times, I have been doing some hand quilting on a hand dyed quilt that has been hanging around calling to be finished for a bout 3 years or more. I'm surprised how quickly it is coming on and will take a photo tomorrow to post. My aim this holidays is to "t r y" to finish off some projects that are just lurking around..
...this new secret project however, just slipped into the mix... you know how it is!!!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
When I get busy sewing Miss Flowergarden usually likes to get in on the act, so she also made a handbag, but changed the design slightly and added the lovely flower embellishment. I was very proud of her efforts.
Can you believe this is "Chick Chick"?????? alias "Chook Chook!!!"
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Not only was there a lovely softie bunny, but 3 little chicks for my 3 little chicks (children) with their names on them and a special easter egg. They were as excited as I was.
...and it just kept getting better and better. Fran had knitted a little woven basket with little easter eggs in, and she included a lovely card.
Thank you Fran, and I hope everyone had a Happy Easter time.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
As you probably know I did have a WONDERFUL day last Friday at Stitches and Craft. It was so good meeting up with all the bloggers at the Living Creatively stand and feeling "part of the gang". I had been meaning to make one of dear fi's bowls and even had the gladwrap on the bowl in my sewing room waiting for the motivation. After seeing Fiona's bowl in the flesh I couldn't help making one over the weekend. I was so thrilled with how well it turned out, and with the hot weather, it didn't take any time to dry.
Because the motivation was high, I also finished this little "thread holder" that I started AGES ago. The only problem is, now I want to make another one, and I can't remember where I found the pattern. Who can help me???
Inspired with the felt I've had a little experiment with broaches.
...and even made a special one for Chooky Blue when we met up for the first time on Friday.
Looking forward to the Easter Break...
Sunday, March 16, 2008
With the current hot hot hot weather, this is about the only thing at the moment that is looking remotely happy in my poor frazzled garden. We are all pinning our hopes on Tuesday...
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Another project I have started this weekend is my cheneille quilt. Ric Rac gave me 40 yummy squares for my 40th birthday (I'm not going to say how long ago that was!!) and I have been wanting to make it up since then. I have finally cut cut cut yesterday, and I'm about to lay it out on the floor when I publish this post. Wish me luck...
Friday, March 7, 2008
I hope she likes it!
I did some fun shopping this week with Auntie Cookie and was very excited not to miss out on these little trimmings rolled up on pegs.
A hot hot weekend ahead, so I am planning to do some serious sewing and stay indoors with the air conditioner. I might venture out into the garden in the evenings as the tank is f i n a l l y getting installed so anyone who has any rain about, send some my way soon.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
I am actually looking forward to going to school tomorrow to show off my lovely new bag.
I have been having a lovely gardening weekend despite night time sewing of course, and my little Pete, has been working in his garden which he calls "Pete's Paradise." Look at the produce he yeilded. We will have to go on a neighbourhood walk and share them with our friends.
Oh, and just a spot of Double Delight which I couldn't help adding to my post.