Thursday, 30 December 2010
Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Sunday, 12 December 2010
I open my first day of Xmas gift and so far I am very happy with my Santa. Up till now I had left the present in the big bag, but now they are loss under the tree. All the brown present are from the 12 day swap and the other present you can see are from SSCS, and DH always wonder why there are more present under the tree form me than him. The two ornaments were loss in the bag, and the first gift contained the baker and fat quarter. I think I may have to put more in my 12 day gifts next year.
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Friday, 26 November 2010
Sunday, 21 November 2010
I did get my Christmas swap present finished before leaving, just need to get them wrapped and then the will be on there way.
Will share more soon
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
On Saturday my plan was to work on my floral quilt. I started with the corner stone on the last boarder.
Once these were completed I moved onto setting the pinwheels for the same border into bigger squares. Now I just have to make the applique border and all bits will be done.
After this I just worked on a small stichery as I wanted to get off the machine. It was the first time I have taken any hand work on retreat and I must say I like the change it gave me.
We also made a take away. These fun hedge hogs, they look more like it with pins in them. Some are still in progress at the time of the photo, mine is the pink one. On Sunday the retreat finished after lunch so I pulled out my jars, which were in the same state as I left them at the last retreat, and was able to get the blocks finished. I just love how these blocks turned out. Now I look forward to finishing some of my Christmas items, so I can make the jars up into a table topper. It was a fun to get out of the city and be able to sew. I am happy that I am able to do this a couple of times a year.
Monday, 18 October 2010
Friday, 15 October 2010
Sunday, 3 October 2010
On one of Christmas presents I am stuck on how to quilt it but cannot ask for help. I'm sure something will come to me. While I was thinking about it how to quilt that , how to quilt this wall hanging came to mind. I had been stuck on how to quilt it too.
Sunday, 19 September 2010
I picked up a wolf kit a couple of years ago while on vacation and they were going send me the pattern, lets just say it never happened, at least they didn't charge me for it. Figured the kit would never do me any good without the pattern. The daisy in the middle are a nice little kit. There were some other purchases as well but they may show up as part of a couple of Christmas exchanges so I'm not going to share.
The last weekend my guild had an in town retreat and I was able to go for most of Saturday. I started the day by adding a border to a stichery that I have been working on.
The gaps in the stichery are going to be filled with some cute buttons. See the little un-picker in a block, with cute little bag. One of the ladies had made them for every one, and each one suited the person it was for. I also worked a little on my flower quilt and my SSCS so that all the pictures I can share.
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
The first one is the tulip quilt. This top is reminding me of an English garden, with the tulips and flower fabric as the garden beds, the purple as walk ways and the green as a hedge. That could just be me. I think I'm going to call this one "Tulips in the garden".
The next one is the purple square quilt that I made at retreat in the spring. I find it interesting picking out the pattern for the quilting, its so different that how I would normally quilt them. In someways I like the look of the simple quilting when I do them, or that could just be what I'm telling myself so that I will do them. At least this way these two will get done this year.
We visited the mountains this long weekend so I am planning on sharing photo from that in the next day or two.
Saturday, 28 August 2010
Saturday, 14 August 2010
Tuesday, 3 August 2010
Friday, 23 July 2010
I have been working on a few different things but not to much to show yet. Last Friday I had a quilt evening with friends. I cut the border fabric for my flower quilt. Was glad to do this while I could chat, its one of the parts of quilting that I don't enjoy that much, but cutting each border as I was going was making for slow progress.
I was off today so I pulled out my tulip quilt and have been working on the setting. Not much to show for it, but hopefully I have the top finished in the next couple of weeks.
Am going to another quilt evening tonight, so I might even get it finished, this may be a bit of wishful thinking. But I think this is what I am going to take to work on.
Sunday, 11 July 2010
Thursday, 8 July 2010
Saturday, 3 July 2010
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Hopefully I will be better at blogging.
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Here is Taz is showing us how to relax and Fritz thinks that we got her a new chair.
Not sure when I will get back to doing some quilting, its has started to get nice here and will need to spend some time tiding up the back yard, and the front yard could do with a little bit of gardening too. Want to enjoy as much of the nice weather as I can, our summer here are so short.