Tuesday 29 September 2009

Weekend Stitching

Over the weekend I found time to do some hand stitching. I completed block 2 of Little Patchwork Village by Rosalie Quinlan.
Love this tree house ....
and cute little birdie.

I also caught up with blocks 7 and 8 of A Christmas Wish by Gail Pan.

Just one more block to stitch for this project.

Hope you had time for some stitching too.

Sunday 20 September 2009

Brat Cat!

Yesterday I finished the top of a quilt for my sister's friends little boy. It is very windy today, so this is the best picture of a bad lot!

You can see the colours a bit better here. The squares and outer border were all cut from a stripy piece of fabric from Spotlight. There are pale blue spots on the white border.

It took a while to cut the squares as Oliver wanted to play too! Yes, he is under there somewhere!
He'd just pulled the fabric off the table. So helpful ... NOT!

In no particular order, here are some photos of my 'brat cat'. (If you're not into cats now would be a good time to click onto another blog!)

Time for a little rest after all that excitement.

I finally got the fabric up on the table again, but Oliver still wasn't quite ready for any cutting to begin. More 'brat' pictures ahead!

And a couple of 'cute shots' to finish.


It's a wonder I get anything done at all!

Saturday 19 September 2009

Slack Blogger

The holidays are almost over and I have been such a slack blogger! Although there were no finishes (surprise, surprise!) I have actually done a lot of stitching. I was a bit naughty and started some new projects. Here is the first block of Little Patchwork Village by Rosalie Quinlan Designs.

I've also been working on this (can't say anymore at this stage!) ....

and this which will be a quilt for my sister's friend's little boy.

The Angel Story quilt I started in January is sew together except for the final border .... a job for tomorrow. Will try and get some pictures soon.

Last week Tali and I went on a road trip to Launceston. We stayed at the Grand Chancellor (don't you love last minute internet deals!) and spent a very nice afternoon with Cathy and Leanne .... it was nice to see them again and see some of their beautiful stitching up close. We also visited Pauline at Calico Crossroads in Exeter and went to the Launceston Quilt Exhibition. Leanne had a couple of her quilts on show ... they were my favourites. She is very good on the long arm quilting machine and I have entrusted my Truly Scrumptious to her capable hands. It is the first time I've had a quilt professionally quilted .... can't wait to see it.

Finally for local people, did you know Stitchery Doo has re-opened in Burnie? It is located next to the Baptist Church at the back of the same building it was in previously. (In a little arcade/alley thingy!) Christine has a very cute little shop with lots of lovely fabrics and patterns. She has made lovely samples of projects from this book. I was unable to resist and now have yet another project on my 'to do' list.

Anyway, I've raved on enough. Will be back soon with some pictures of a naughty cat!

Monday 7 September 2009

Friends Forever

Very pleased to say I'm half way through my last An Angel Story block. No pictures yet so thought you might like to see one of my older projects.

I bought the pattern and fabric for this Chook Shed cushion at A Little Different in Geelong about 8 years ago. I remember that I really liked the shop sample and they were kind enough to make me up a kit to take home.


It was the first time I'd done button holes with my machine and though they look at bit dodgy now, I was quite pleased at the time. (Please don't look too closely at the awful zig-zagging!)

Of course, Oliver was about when I was taking these photos .....

although rather dopey. Probably a good thing .... kept him out of mischief!

I have noticed that my photos have been 'unclickable' in the last few posts. Anyone know why this might be so .... it is a mystery to me!

Friday 4 September 2009

Harriet the Homebody

As I don't 'officially' work on Fridays, today is the first day of the school holidays for me. Yippee!! Twelve week terms in winter seem to go on for ever and ever! I'm really looking forward to catching up on my blog reading and getting stuck into lots of sewing. Sadly, very little stitching happened again this week (too busy snoozing in front of the telly in the evenings!) but I did find these photos of Harriet to share.

Wouldn't you love to live in a pink and white cottage ...

with such a pretty garden?

The colours are a bit clearer in these close-ups ... 

Wouldn't mind a bag like that myself.

Love the Simplicity greens. 

See you soon.