Monday, July 28, 2014

It's here at last....

..I've been checking the mailbox everyday when I get home for the past week..hoping that my new book might have arrived..and finally there it was today...I couldn't wait to open it up and look inside the cover...
                 
Such big excitement because I am joining in to the Simple Shapes quilt-a-long that Tania is organising..you choose a quilt from the book and over the next 12 months work on it "in secret"  with a big unveiling at the end..if you think this sounds like you then visit Tania's blog and read her post about it..I think it will be a fun year..now to choose a quilt to make...hmmm so many to choose from..do I want one with squares or rectangles or circles...


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Today's project...

......was to make a 'chair bag' for my great niece to pop over the back of her chair at school...as you can see pink is her favourite colour...my niece asked if we could make one so DD2 and I went shopping for the fabric yesterday...we loved the floral with the bees but also got a firmer fabric for the main part of the bag...added some appliqué flowers and now it is all set to be used...DD2 did the machine sewing and I was in charge of the cutting, pinning, pressing and blanket stitch around flowers..where would we be without vliesofix...a lovely afternoon spent sewing together..warm and cosy inside...while it was cold and wet outside..
          

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...