Sunday, 29 August 2010

Oliver's Back

Yesterday I decided it was time to turn the stitchery below into something useful!

Easier said than done when this fellow's about!

 He just doesn't get that rolling around on a cutting mat is NOT a good idea!

 And potentially perilous!

Oliver Henry

Brat and sooky la la!

 Anyway, here's where I'm at with my (modified) Cottage Blessings bag.

Pattern by Natalie Lymer and  Rouenneries fabric ... still loving it!


Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Tail Feathers Blocks 7 and 8

Hope you're not sick of seeing my Tail Feathers blocks. Here is Block 7 ...

consisting of Family Tree ...

and Blossom.

 Block 8 is made up of ...

 Dreamer and ...

 Birds Eye View.

These Tail Feathers blocks have been great to stitch on cold winter evenings.
(usually with a big cat on my lap!) 
The last two days I've been at the Devonport Eisteddfod with my Penguin Primary students. They have been very successful in both the Vocal Solos and Choir sections. Today my niece Tali won the 10 and Under Solo and my nephew Micah came second in the Boys Solo section. I have more children performing tomorrow and Friday then maybe I'll find the time and energy to stitch this weekend. Just remembered I start holidays next Friday ... only 6 more work days and another term will be over.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Tail Feathers Blocks 5 and 6

Yesterday I woke up to blues skies so quickly pressed Tail Feathers and rushed it outside for some photos. Below is block 5 which sits in the centre of the quilt and features this stitchery/applique block called Three Blossom Birds.

Next is block 6 ...

with  Quiet Time ...

 and Day Spa.

So far this weekend has been 'stitchless'. I have a full week coming up at the Devonport Eisteddfod with choirs and vocal solos. With nearly 40 entries I have been busy preparing CDs, music for the adjudicator, and lots of other last minute chores.Hope you find time to stitch today even if it eludes me! See you soon.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Back in Blogland!

After an unplanned but necessary blog break here I am again! Last month I took part in Christmas in July over at Quilt Fabric Delights. This Holly  Pincushion, designed by Gail Pan, was one of the many lovely patterns I received.

 I used some Glace on the back. After last month's dismal tally at least I'll have one finish for OPAM in August.

The stitchery below is another I received from QFD's Christmas in July. Once again it's a Gail Pan design and will be the centre of a wallhanging called This Christmas Night.

During my absence I managed to finish stitching all the mini blocks for Tail Feathers and today I sewed the nine centre blocks together. Looks good, but I'm waiting for some better weather before I take it outside for a photo shoot.

If you read last month's Homespun (No 86) you might have noticed I made the Readers' Showcase pages. Just a bit exciting!!