Saturday, July 19, 2014

A bit of this and a bit of that for FNSI

I spent a lovely day stitching with friends yesterday...a bit of appliqué and a bit of stitching...then some knitting last night on another tea cosy..this time I am adjusting the pattern to make a smaller one for Mum..and then for something sweet to round the night , I enjoyed one of the apple and cream turnovers that Wendy shared the making of on her blog...it was yummy too
..and now I'm off to visit and see what others were working on..

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Yes....it's FNSI tomorrow..

                                           


and I have signed up for it too..just getting things ready to work on..and I'm going to join Wendy for a sweet treat..well virtually at least...apple and cream turnovers "Wendy style" and the recipe is on her blog post today...

Monday, July 14, 2014

HELP!!!! please...

A friend washed a piece of redwork embroidery..in cold water.. and the red colour of the thread ran..they have never had the problem before..does anyone have any suggestions about what they can do to get the colour out..

A bag in the making....

My sewing this afternoon has turned the fabric I cut yesterday into the front and back of the bag I am making...
                     

                     
The rest of the construction will have to wait till tomorrow as I have to go and cook tea..one does have to eat!!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Cutting out my next project..

It has been time well spent this afternoon cutting all the pieces for my next project..and as I did I labelled them so I will know what needs to go where when I start sewing..it has been a cold damp afternoon spent inside so I have the fabric all cut, and I have made a loaf of fruit bread in the breadmaker and also made a sultana cake ...just what DH wanted when I asked if he wanted anything baked today...
                                      


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Flowers in a winter garden...

When it is the middle of winter we usually don't see many flowers in the garden..but a few shrubs seem to be unexpectedly flowering...there's a cold wind blowing but they seem to  be surviving through it and the morning frosts... 
                 

                   

                





Wednesday, July 9, 2014

I have a question...What do you put onto the back of your stitchery fabric?????

Yes I am looking for advice....I have tried a few things and ironed them on (a bit of trial and error...not all of them have been totally successful!!) so I was just wondering what other people use on the back of their fabric before they start stitching...