Saturday, 21 September 2013

Reporting in for Friday Night Sew-In.

Just glad to have made it to the end of the working week so I  can stay home and potter around in the garden and the craft room.

Thanks to Wendy  for hosting Friday night sew in.

I didn't feel well last night but did manage to do a little stitching and finish off one of the hand towels I had ready and waiting. I decided to do a little trim around the bottom of the towel as well. I only just had enough scraps left of this fabric to finish off the towel. I like that I can use pieces from my scrap bin and I thought it matched the towel just beautifully.

I did manage to find some time last week to go to Spotlight ! Just to pick up some necessary things that is !
Found this lovely range of fabric. I don't know what it is called as it's not written on the selvedge, only on the bolt.

Can't wait to make something with these pieces. 

Pop on over to Wendy's and see what everyone got up to last night.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Stitching with Friends.

I had the most glorious day today stitching with friends. There was lots of laughing and yes . . . . .We did do lots of stitching and some eating.

Wendy stitching!
 I think she was saying something unpleasant about people taking pictures!!

Michelle stitching and putting up with the photographers!

Jennifer's stitching . . . . . .away from her project. I think she was taking a photo.

Jennifer comparing notes with Wendy on who has the worst photo of me!

Lovely food provided by Michelle.....just yummy. NOT counting weight watchers points today.....shh! don't tell!


Oh! lunch is over!

But, just when you thought it couldn't get any better desert appeared.

Here is what I completed for the day. WOW . . I thought I did more than that!

I had the best day stitching with wonderful friends. Thanks Jenny, Wendy and Michelle for the company and food!

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Small Things

The weekend had a little of everything that I love.

   A little stitching on the next block of Bethlehem Quilt. I hated stitching with the metallic threads, but with advice from friends, such as, using shorter pieces and taking longer stitches it's not so bad now. I am learning to deal with it !

A little card making. Made some small cards from left over card stock for my birthday Fat Quarter parcels.

A little cooking.

Easy orange cake with orange frosting. Found the recipe on Best Recipes. Grand-kids thought it was great.

And a couple of more surprise packages have arrived on Friday with still some more birthday Fat Quarters. Thanks again for the goodies.

From Lyn Smith

From Claire.

Lovely weekend it was . . . . . .  friends and family, sewing and fat quarters.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Stitching with Friends

I went stitching with friends on Monday and got most of  block 2 from 
" A long time ago in Bethlehem " done.  Just need to do the tassels on the reigns.

It started the day as this . . . . . . . . . .

and ended the day as this . . . . . . . . . Now it looks like I wasn't busy but that cargo rope is tiny chain stitch!

There was a good bit of laughing and talking going on and the hostess for the day was our lovely friend Michelle. She made us an exquisite lunch followed by banana cake and a pot of tea,  mmmm . . . just wonderful!

Friends all looking industrious, Wendy, Michelle (no blog yet, but it's coming) and Jennifer. Sorry about the blurry picture as I was trying to get into the corner to take it! LOL !

Three of us were stitching, but Michelle was doing some fancy colouring using  Helen Stubbings technique colourque. I think she was trying to hide from me!
It certainly was a wonderful day in the company of lovely people.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Creating with Paper.

I wanted to give a special friend some sewing supplies as a gift so thought a hand made gift bag would be ideal. The first one is for my friend the other is a spare.

I haven't played with my paper stuff for quite some time now and have really enjoyed my time so much I made two ! The hardest part is digging through all the stash and trying to find a paper range that reflects who she is.

I hope she likes my bag and the goodies inside. Can't show you what I have for her as she looks at this blog and it's a secret ! !

Another couple of birthday parcels were waiting for me when I got home last week!

From Lyndell

From Vanessa

I think that might be all , but what a stash it makes. Thanks so much everyone who sent fat quarter pressies !