Sunday, June 19, 2016

Next project in the making

..will be the Home Sewn Sampler Bag by Anni Downs.
....Stitchery panels are ready to start..
And the papers and fabric for the hexagons
And when I am finished it will look something like this photo from Anni's book

Now all I have to do is finish writing the rest of the school reports this week so that on so I can get on with some stitching ...

Monday, June 6, 2016

Little design boards..

I bought the foam core board, cut it to size and then watched the You Tube clip of them being made.  Lori Holt made it look easy..but I haven't done a lot of work with a hot glue gun a lot before, so it looks like a bit more practice could be on the way..
I made them 10" squares so I got  exactly 6 from the sheet of foam core board.  I have some looking 'au naturel', waiting for their fabric binding....

...and some others that have been finished with their fabric 'binding' around the outside..I'm rather pleased with how they turned out.
We've had another lovely day to finish off the long weekend over here. A stark contrast to the weather on the other side of the Tasman with the damage that the storms have caused up and down the east coast in NSW. 
 I've had a few phone calls with Mum over the weekend, checking how she is with the wild weather.  She is fine, just a bit of a  mop up where the rain blew in where it hasn't before.   She went for a walk down to the beach today to see what it was like after the storm, met up with a friend taking photos of the surf and got them emailed to me.. the southern end of Dee Why and the pool is somewhere there under all that water..and rocks washed up here and there

It's unbelievable to see the power of the water and it's ability to cause damage..

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Getting back into last... part of the celebration for the Chookshed's 4th birthday....
I've been reading what some of you have been up to over the weekend, but I need to get on to leaving some comments as well.
It's been a long time between posts..a busy beginning to the year..lots of ideas but motivation has been lacking..I could think of any number of things that have distracted me from blogging, and the longer I was offline the harder it was to get going again.
So with the Chookshed's birthday came the impetus that now sees me online again.
I have been wanting to make some design boards for a after seeing Chookyblue's post I got myself organised.. It's the Queen's Birthday long weekend here in NZ so I have another day tomorrow to finish them up along with a bit of work on some other things..and then some photos to take. We have had 2 wonderfully sunny days on this side of the Tasman such a contrast to what we had last week.