Monday, 13 February 2017

Thimbleybob finished

Well now it's finished, I did enjoy making this thimble holder/scissor fob. I must make a needle book and pin cushion to use with it. The sun has finally come out, I've enjoyed a walk and pottering in the greenhouse. Planting up the pepper seedlings, 11 out of 12 is a good percentage. Now for a nice cup of tea.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Friday Night with Friends

Sorry for the blurry photo of my gentle Friday night sewing. I haven't had chance to look at the other Friday nighters but perhaps this evening after tea. I was also lucky enough to sew with three friends on Saturday. Today I wanted to garden but strained my back very quickly, so came in and sewed.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Antique Rose Star

I forgot to blog about my lovely weekend last June when I went to The Traditional Group Retreat. My tutor was Barbara Chainey and we hand pieced the antique rose without papers. I finished my block later. Barbara had prepared a comprehensive course and she also gave a presentation on the Friday evening.
I've left my toes in, to show the size!
I am still undecided as to how to use it.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Christmas Card Swap 2016

 Many thanks to Amy from Love Made My Home  who organised the Christmas card swap.  My Christmas Card Swap partner was Wendy from September Violets. I love Christmas and this wonderful polar bear on snowshoes makes me smile.
I haven't posted since last January and I'm rather rusty and hope the link works.
Here hopefully is my card from Wendy.

I'm sorry the photo is so poor, the weather has been foul today.
Thank you Wendy for the lovely card.
If this works there will be more blog posts to follow with my projects from the last year, a lot were test patterns for The Quilt Pattern Magazine and I have to keep them under wraps till they're published.

Friday, 29 January 2016

1 Xmas Item A Month January 2015

The weather here is still mostly overcast and dark. I took photos anyway, although as usual I wish they were better.
I hope blogger lets me add them.
Well here they are but I forgot to rotate them!!!
My first attempt at binding the hexagons was appalling but improved with practice. I need to chose my next project for February. Something different, I have seen a cute small wall hanging to applique or a table runner.
Now to check inspiration from others on the 1XIAM blog.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

2016 FAL

Now if only I could remember how to do add the logo to this post and my side bar.
One of my quilts to be finished has disappeared into thin air so I am going with less this time.

1, My Temecula mini from a few years ago only needs binding again, I made a mess the first time, I couldn't leave it like that and unpicked it.
I an unable to post pictures, (thanks Blogger) at the moment but will add later.


2. Two Christmas mug rugs need finishing only the fronts hexied.

3. Last years virtual retreat quilt from The Quilt Pattern Magazine. Blocks made, sashing and corner stones cut, borders cut.

As soon as Blogger lets me I'll post pictures.








Saturday, 9 January 2016

FNSWF

Everyone is WelcoMe

As soon as I plan to sew, something crops up. So only working on my one Christmas item a month. I am starting off  with a pair of Christmas mug rugs.  Most of my time was taken up with tidying my craft room.
Today yet more tidying, I still can't find a nearly completed quilt. It seems to have disappeared into thin air. I've got to the stage of looking in places I've already checked!!! I'd much rather be sewing.