Monday, 11 December 2017

FNS results

Late as usual, we have problems with our internet again. Hopefully it will stay on long enough to post this. I finally managed the the Fargo roses and on Friday evening I started the fly stitch roses and stab stitch leaves. These I like, I'm not good at them but I like the odd good rose I sew. So practice, practice practice.
Now to visit some other blogs whilst the maid ( washing machine ) washes the bath towels. We were lucky and didn't get a lot of snow, we were on the edge. It is so cold though, it is not melting. 
I have put my wellies on and fed the birds and given them fresh water. Getting the frozen block of water out first is always fun. I won't be lighting the fire today as we are on Grand children duty, walking home from school and feeding them. 

Saturday, 25 November 2017

FNSI results

Well I was going to show my beautiful Fargo ribbon roses but they ( all seven ) are rubbish. so here are some woven roses, which I made earlier in the week.
Now I'm going to try the Fargo roses again, if only I knew where I was going wrong.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Basic Crazy Quilt Course 1

I am having great fun and learning so much whilst making my first crazy quilt block, the course is run by Kathy Seaman Shaw, aka www.shawk1.com
It is a well thought out and progressive course, where participants work at their own pace. I have now finished task 6 out of 12.
Still to come are ribbon work, beads and embellishments.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Missing mugrug arrives at last

I am so pleased my missing mugrug finally found its way across the pond to Canada. It had taken 42 days. I had already  sent off a replacement, as it must be disappointing not to receive an expected package. I forgot to take a photo before I sent it but fortunately my partner has.
It is supposed to look like a poinsettia in EPP.
The weather is horrible, windy, cold and showery. Thankfully I have some sewing to distract me. Or rather some resewing after unpicking.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

FNWF sewing

Well a last minute make, as a mug rug I sent to Canada in a swap hasn't arrived yet. I need to make some more as back ups before I commit to these swaps. I think I am more anxious than the intended recipient. Anyway, rather than do another time consuming but enjoyable EPP I decided to go with a pattern I've wanted to make for a while.
I just need to add the binding, which will be my slow Sunday stitching down.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

1st layer sewn down

Rather late for the Friday night sew in report. I was also sewing a little on slow Sunday sewing. This rotten head cold is reluctant to leave. I have spent time clearing up my sewing room, not finding the silk ribbon I was looking for but finding other mislaid things.
I have now sewn the lower layer of stems and leaves to the block and hopefully I'll get the next layer pinned down before tea preparation.
The weather is a bit cooler and overcast, I don't even feel like my daily walk.    So a couple of paracetamol and on with the pinning.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Slow stitching Sunday

After spending the morning washing bedding and tidying my sewing room I have finally found time to start sewing the North Carolina block from the thirteen colonies quilt. All the prep is done.
It looks a bit washed out due to the dull weather we have and my lousy photography.
Happy sewing where ever you are.