Wednesday, 28 August 2013

New Project

Today is a day off on a new roster starting this week. I have been allowed to trial working only 4 days a week instead of 5 ! I was sooo excited when this was approved as I had been asking for about two years to reduce my hours.

So after doing the necessary things around the house I am going to watch a movie and do some more stitching on my latest project.

I saw this quilt at Wendy's and fell in love with it immediately and set about looking for the first block in Homespun magazine,  Christmas in July issue back in 2012 ! Lucky for me DD has a subscription and she able to find it easily. The rest of the blocks are on-line.

Of course I started on block 2 as I really, really love that camel !

I don't know about anyone else, but I so want to add eyelashes !!!

I have also finished the next block of Beauty by Jenny of Elefantz and I think we only have a super cute lady bug to go and the main blocks are completed.

Here are some more birthday Fat Quarters that keep appearing my mail box.

From Arlene

From Carol

From Cathy

August Fat Quarter Swap partner was Carol and here is what she sent to me.

and this is what I sent for Carol.

 Thanks everyone for the lovely birthday wishes, fat quarters, coffee, buttons, ribbons and other items. They just kept coming and coming ! I was really spoilt ! Hope I have added everyone's and not mixed up the senders ! I will do a final check today.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Fat Quarter Birthday Update

I had a lovely birthday with my family, but the surprises just keep coming in the post. So I thought I had better do an update of the lovely FQ's I have received. I am spoilt for choice!

From Maureen

From LeAnne

From Maryanne

From Narelle

Look at the delicious cake on the envelope...good enough to eat!

From Helen S

From Janet

From Barb

From Sandra

Thanks everyone for your wishes and gifts, now to make something of this lot of goodies ! !

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Dylan's Quilt

I have put other things aside and started making the Star Wars quilt for Dylan. 

Central Blocks, Boba Fett, Yoda, Luke, Chewbacca, Storm Trooper and of course Darth Vader. The light  fabric is actually blue !!

Middle panel is all done and now for the borders !

Enough for today, time to cook tea !

Friday, 9 August 2013

A Little Sewing

I have not done much over this last week,  in fact I have been out and about most of the time, I did  however do a little sewing yesterday ( while on the phone to Telstra for a couple of hours with internet problems) and this morning.

I decided to make myself a project bag to take to my stitching group. I used my favorite fat quarter bundle of Lecien Flower Sugar and a pattern by Jenny of Elefantz from her latest e-magazine. Once I started to cut into this bundle there was no stopping me!

So, not only did I make the bag, but I decided I would like a matching thread basket and then I thought "Why not make a little hold-all for the other bits and bobs".

I didn't do the stitchery (not like me to not do this) as per the pattern for the front, but used one of the fat quarters with a larger design.




Inside of front pocket

Thread basket

Hold-all for my bits and bobs.

Inside of the hold-all.

Charm given to me by my friend Wendy of Sugarlane Quilts

Now I need to pack it all ready for our stitching day on Monday.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Friday Night Stitching

Last night I traced the stitching design and applique pieces of the next block of Jenny of Elefants Beauty  BOM.
 I did do a little stitching on the block but tiredness won out and when I had to pull out one too many stitches I decided it was time to go to bed.

I will be stitching more of this block today with friend Michelle and DD coming over to stitch today. Friday night and Saturday sewing . . . . . how lucky am I ?

Earlier in the night I finished off the binding on my table center. 

I got this pattern from here. There are lots of lovely things to sew for free on this site. I used my favorite fabric of Lecien Flower Sugar for this project. I always have problems cutting up my stash of this, but what the heck . . . . . . .  it needs to be out and seen to be enjoyed by others as well !
Thanks everyone for stitching with me last night. Go on over to Cheryll's at Gone Stitchin` and see what others have done.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Friday Night with Friends

I am joining up with Cheryll from Gone Stitchin` and others tonight. Little stitching is likely to be done as I get the next BOM of Beauty from Jenny of Elefantz ready. The latest issue of Jenny's e-magazine came out today and I want to keep on top of this BOM.

Thought I would eat some chocolate now to keep from getting the fabric marked from sticky fingers later! LOL!

Hope everyone has a lovey night stitching.