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.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

1st Wreath finished

I finished this Sunday evening, instead of ironing. Only 11 more wreaths to go. I've started prepping the leaves for the first individual block, Grain Stalks.
Sorry it's blurred, I can see now that I will find it hard to make each wreath block exactly the same. Oh well, nature is not always symmetrical.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

FNWF results

I had a lovely time sewing with everyone. I hope to finish this block today whilst watching old films on DVD. I've also listened to a few audio books and the radio.
Now to visit some more blogs. Happy sewing.

Friday, 6 October 2017


Well it's Friday night and I'm sewing leaves on the wreath.
Oops rather out of focus and at an odd angle. will try again Saturday morning in daylight. I'll keep sewing leaves on, then I'll check out what everyone else is doing. Happy sewing.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Applique beginning

At last time to do some hand sewing, whilst waiting for a delivery. I bought the Thirteen Colonies Album quilt kit from ebay, the seller had only sewn two blocks, everything was there to finish it. I started by doing the hand applique course on craftsy with Mimi Dietrich, as I was a complete beginner. I found this class to be brilliant, as she makes it so easy.
Anyway I've started on the album quilt blocks, this is one of the repeated blocks. Colonial wreath.
I've prepped all the pieces and hope to get the flowers completed this week, then the twenty leaves.
There are more posts to come of things I've sewn this summer but I'll have to photograph them. Most of the time has been taken up with grand children and gardening. The allotment has been very productive and I really need to invest in another freezer.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Chookyblue Party 2017

More drizzle so able to sew instead of watering the garden. Tonight it's antique rose.
Although I chose muted colours, it has photographed totally washed out. I will try again in daylight.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Peace man

I can't show my quilting, as it's for future publication. So here is something I adapted from one of my old kaftans for my 6 year old grandson. It was for a school singing and dance and they were hippies.
It bought back many happy, hippy memories. I made part one kaftan into a bag but I must check to see if I have a photo.