Wednesday, 28 November 2012

It is snowing...

Well not really where I am. It is pouring down with rain and it is very windy too. But it has been snowing in my sewing room!
If you have arrived from the Holiday Lane Pillow blog hop, welcome! Today is day my stop on the hop. I first saw Jill's design last year and saved it on my computer to make it one day! So when Madam Samm announced the blog hop run by Pauline, I thought this was the perfect occasion and signed up for it. Thanks to you for the motivation and the encouragement to get going!

Saturday, 24 November 2012


Busy week this week, even if my blogging has been kept to a minimum. We are now without a kitchen and the main bathroom is out of action too. We have spent quite a lot of time trying to cram about all of our possessions in half of the house! And of course there has been the planning for electrics sockets etc. Fun games which have eaten a lot in my relaxing sewing time!

Anyway, today is the deadline to send our [4x5] Modern Quilt Bee. I was in a hexagon hive this quarter and found this great tutorial from Lee for a Log Cabin Hexie which I really liked.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Modern Mini RR reveal

Today is the big day where finally all the mini quilts that travelled all the way around the world in the last few  months are revealed! Michele organised the Round Robin for us all and did a brilliant job at keeping everyone on track.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Going around in circles

In 5 days, we will be without a kitchen... and I don't know how long for. Hopefully as little time as possible, but who knows.... So yesterday afternoon our kitchen was transformed into a restaurant's one. I managed to cook about 12 meals to put in the freezer for the next few weeks when we will be left with just a microwave and a toaster more or less. Industrious cooking was and still is on the agenda before we pack up the whole kitchen ready for the new one to be put in. I am starting to run out of space in the freezer though so I think I am reaching the limits of what I can prepare. Anyway enough of that for now, let's get back to some fabric play!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Hoop la la...

Yesterday was a great day... The postman brought me a parcel at lunch time that I *had to* tear apart! I open the box to reveal this lovely wrapped present...

and then unwrapped it carefully to find the most beautiful Hoop and some lovely goodies from Ivy

I absolutely love what she has created for me, she used all the clues from my mosaic to create a wonderful hoop. Look at those gorgeous hexies...

I must say her hoop was my favourite from the photostream and I was secretly hooping it would come my way... so I couldn't hide my delight when I found it in my box yesterday. It was the most perfect birthday present. The girls noticed it and commented on how lovely it is, so I am glad Ivy embroidered my name on it... just in case!
Thank you very much Ivy for a perfect great swap, I have been spoilt and the timing was so good to receive it on my birthday!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Work in progress

Well, another week of sewing in different directions, progressing various projects!

I have finally made a start on my panel for the Holiday Lane Christmas Pillow blog hop starting soon over at Sew we Quilt but... I will only show you a very small peak and keep the surprise for my stop on the hop in 2 weeks time.
Sorry just teasing with this one!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Plain sailing

I am slowly catching up with my Bee blocks for October. I don't know where the month disappeared but I didn't finish all my blocks in time...

In the Modern Minx Beginner Bee we are making blocks from the Modern Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks book. October was Amelie's month and she picked Set Sail to make a quilt for her toddler daughter, asking for soft colours.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Hoop la la

Another lovely little swap on Flicker, another swap I couldn't resist of course. I had seen some beautiful hoops before (including in the Zakka quilt along) so I knew I NEEDED one too of course!
Well my partner asked for bright colours so I thought a dark background with a funky tape measure fabric should work well.

Friday, 9 November 2012

The 100-day hustle - half way!

Can you believe that 50 days have gone since we started the challenge! Only 50 days until the end of 2012. Now where am I in my (long) list?

Read on to find out what I can cross off...

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Super Mario quilt along linky party

Angela at Cut to Pieces is organising a linky party for the Super Mario quilt-along now that she has released all her 12 patterns. Check her blog or the Flicker pool for some great blocks and quilts.
Of course, I am behind making the blocks but I have finished a few that I have shown in the past. If you are new to my blog, I will present them again now and tell you how I did mine!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

UR Priceless - Day 3

Welcome to England and thanks for stopping by! Make yourself comfortable while I share with you my little purse.
I saw the lovely picture above for the blog hop and decided that I *NEEDED* one of this beauty too!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Bee blocks, WIP and a lovely bag

5 days since I haven't posted anything.... a break after a daily blog post for Blogoktober fest I guess. We have been away for a long week-end with friends. We had a great time but I have to say the warmth was only inside our hearts. We had terrible weather with lots of rain, hailstorm and thunderstorms... in November. Anyway it was nice to catch up and spend time together. I did some hand-sewing in the car but not enough to share anything interesting at this stage!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Blogoktober fest is over

It was first time this year I took part in Blogoktober fest and I must say it has been a great experience. I wasn't sure whether I would be able to keep up, but well I did it!


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