Thursday, 31 December 2009
I have been moderately busy, needle-wise during the Christmas holidays, finished one table runner, started 2 new Shabby Roses blocks, etc but I am not at home now so I can't post pictures yet.
I'll tell you about our epic adventure as well soon.
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Tonight I decided to bake some biscuits when I came home for work. I want to give handmade at Christmas and did some Lebkuchen that I cut with fancy Christmassy cookies cutters. They look nice and taste nice as well. I didn't have any almonds anymore so I used hazelnuts instead. I have made just over 100 so I should be able to give a few bags away.
I also managed to sit at the sewing machine to quilt the table runner with the cats that I pieced in October. Do you remember this picture?
Well it hadn't change since I took the picture over 2 months ago. I want to give it as a Christmas present so tonight I quilted it and prepared the binding that I will sew on tomorrow night hopefully.
I am also trying to decide which hand sewing projects I could take with me on holidays because for once I should get some time to sit down and sew. What will it be? My abandoned Dear Jane? The Shabby Roses BOM? Or something new like some of these yummy Christmas projects available on the Among the Gum Trees blog? I really can't decide. I suppose it will all depends on the time I have to prepare my stuff...
OK time to go to bed now as tomorrow is another early start and it might be a cold one as the forecast is for possible snow....
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Talking about bags, I have also made 2 more foldable bags which will be Christmas presents. It is similar colour to the one I am about to send to SewCalGal who won my giveaway a few weeks back.
Friday, 11 December 2009
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Saturday, 5 December 2009
During these chaotic last few days, I haven't had chance or energy to sew much really. I have done a few of my Winter holiday swaps blocks but haven't finish them yet. I might try that tonight, sitting in the sofa and hand sewing.... I have also cut one of my two Maisy panel to make a book. And I have made 4 or 5 siggies for the swap that Annelies is coordinating. I have already received 7 siggies since I signed up just over a month ago, including 3 yesterday. It is nice to come home and find a little envelope packed with love from around the world. It is most probably what I need right now a big hug to help me stop feeling sorry for myself!
Tomorrow is another day....
Will post pictures of the siggies soon.
Monday, 23 November 2009
Today we have been busy starting to write a letter to Santa. We will finish tomorrow as there is so much on the list, it was becoming quite difficult to concentrate for long enough. Little boy has cut out most of the Playmobil and Lego catalogues to stick on his letter and he has also found some Roary and Bob the Builder and, and and etc that he would like.... Santa will be busy until Christmas and poor after Christmas this year :-))
This time I have printed a mixture of pink and blue but not *baby* colours. Here is a peek as my baby hands:
I thought I would get started on this month BQL challenge this week-end but all I managed to do this week-end for that was printing the instructions. I better have a serious look at it this week as it is due next Monday...
Anyway time to go to bed now as I've got to work tomorrow.
Contact me so that I can send my bag across the Atlantic to you!
Friday, 20 November 2009
And my wonderful hubby picked those books for me from my amazon wish list. The Farmer's Wife Sample Quilt made of 6' squares:
And a Japanese book: Zakka Sewing with some cute projects. If only I had more free time....
I am a lucky girl to have had such a good birthday.
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Friday, 13 November 2009
Now I need to pick a winner. One of my reason for celebrating is joining the world of bloggers and getting some visitors who care to read my posts. Now I would like to know more about you too. If you would like to participate in my giveaway, please leave a comment under this post to tell me who you are and where you are from and tell me what you liked or didn't liked during your visit. I will draw a winner on Sunday 22 November. If you want an additional chance to win, blog about it.
I look forward to reading all your comments!
Then I made a bookmark inspired from Jenny of Elefantz Shabby Roses BOM. Shabby rose was an indication I had from Narelle as to her taste
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Saturday, 7 November 2009
I am so lucky to have received so wonderful items. Thanks very much Cristiana. I have even used the scissors already.
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Here is the lineup of designers along with the date that they post their project,
Nov 9 - Gudrun of GE Designs
Nov 10 - Sandy from Pieces of My Heart
Nov 11 - Terry of Atkinson Designs
Nov 12 - Pat Sloan of Pat Sloan & co
Nov 13 - Heather of Anka's Treasures
Nov 14 - Pam from Pam Kitty Morning
Nov 15 - Kari of New Leaf Stitches
Nov 16 - Terri of Whimsicals
Nov 17 - Sherri of This 'N' That
Nov 18 - Carrie of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company
Nov 19 - Roseann of Rosebud's Cottage
Nov 20 - Linda of Linda Lum DeBono
While waiting for the fun to begin, they have posted "Guess the baby" contest on their blog. You have until Saturday afternoon to post your answers. And during the blog hop, they will be some great giveaways as well.
More browsing for you!
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
OK time to prepare dinner for the family before I go out for my gym class...
Monday, 26 October 2009
I have also finished quilting the little Christmas panel that I had bought earlier this month. I went for the all machine option by sewing the binding front and back by machine. I really like this panel it is so cute.
I am also finishing my Angel Swap goodies that I will probably post abroad at the week-end as we have lots of postal strikes at the moment here...
More on my other occupations later...
Friday, 16 October 2009
I also bought a lovely pattern from Brenda Walker to make some snowmen/women for the kids and just a little bit of fabric. I bought 2 unusual yarns to try and make a scarf but I am not sure when I will get around to do that.
Then at the week-end I decided to try and quilt the gingerbread panel and couldn't find my microstitch to tack. I had already lost my sewing scissors last week so I decided that enough was enough and started a big "spring cleaning/ reorganising" and I have been busy every evenings going through stuff and deciding how best to organise them. All my fabrics etc was stored in the wardrobe of what has now become Charlotte's room so I need to empty the wardrobe and store everything away in my sewing room. Big job but I am slowly, very slowly getting there. Anyway, the good thing is that I have found my scissors and my Microstitch again!
I also signed up for a Dear Jane Christmas block swap so will be making some Dear Jane blocks again soon (that will probably be my only ones for this year).
And last but not least, my order has been delivered on Wednesday... yeah! can't wait to play. I'll tell you more about that soon, stay tuned!
Friday, 9 October 2009
Thursday, 8 October 2009
I went to a gym class last night and came back just in time for dinner. After putting the kids in bed, I thought I'd have a nice and relaxing bath when bang! No more electricity, all is black and quiet. The whole street and further was affected. I didn't think it would be lasting for too long but here you are no electricity from about 8.30 pm until 10.30 pm. That means no computer, no blogging, no sewing, no reading, nothing really but an early night for a change...
How do people cope when they don't have the basics, we take so much for granted these days it's almost frightening!
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Of course there are not finished but I enjoyed making the tops AND I used all fabrics from my stash which is quite nice.
Saturday, 3 October 2009
Anyway, here is a picture of my quilt top (it is not quilted yet)
And I am some glad I made this one on time as this month challenge is awesome. Hopefully I'll be able to get it started soon to post a picture in good time. All those are designed by Kandy at A Break at Home and they are brilliant, I really enjoy them.
Today was a very nice day with our monthly quilting day at my local group. I have managed to piece 2 table runners and should be posting a picture soon.
Friday, 2 October 2009
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Then today when I came back from work was a lovely package from the USA waiting for me. Inside I discover a very pretty Friendship Bag from the swap organised by Michele at Quilting Gallery. I love the colour combination that Becca has used. Plus she sent me some goodies including a lovely scissor charm that she made me. I am so lucky! Can you see the charm hanging out of the bag?
I am guilty of not having finished my bag to send away yet but it will be ready very shortly. I have chosen a different color combination than Becca. Hope the bag I am making will be as nice as the one I received.
I will show you what I have been working on soon. Stay tuned!