Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Something new....

It's been a while since I have joined a cross-stitch along so I have been tempted again. I really like the Nutcracker Parade that Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery released before Christmas but I never managed to order the supplies to start it before Christmas unfortunately, too much work and too much on...
I finally ordered some lovely crystal hand-dyed linen fabric in December but it arrived while we were away so I found it on my return. And finally earlier this month,  I did the first few stitches... I am loving the colours, not sure how long it will take me, considering I *might* have signed up for another cross-stitch-along...

Celine

Sunday, 26 January 2020

Linden Sweatshirt

I have been planning to try the Linden sweatshirt pattern by Grainline Studio for months but never got around to it.
I ordered some pretty cuff fabric before Christmas but didn't have time to use it until this month.
Not sure why it took so long... Especially when it was so fast making it on the overlocker from start to finish. I used pink thread, just because! 😊
I buried the threads this week and have almost worn it since!
I love it and I really like how the cuffs and neckline band lift the sweater up.

One of my Q1 FAL list and one OPAM for January.
Linking to Whoop Whoop Friday
Celine

Saturday, 25 January 2020

A quilt top

I tackled the few remaining blocks for my vintage kitchen top last week and put the top together at the weekend.

First I had to do the stack of bowls

And then the 4 little flying geese blocks

Before I had all the pieces to finish the top.

The pattern has 3 rounds of plain borders but I'm not sure I'll add some as the top is already quite big. Ready for quilting I think!

I really happy that I've finished it as I had picked it as my One monthly goal

Linking to Monday Design Wall Wednesday Wait LossMidweek Makers Needle and Thread ThursdayWhoop Whoop Friday

Celine

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Dear Jane Row D

My poor Dear Jane must feel abandoned again. I had blocks with me on every one of my work trip but I did stitch one thread at all. No time on the way in or while away and no energy left after the business meetings so no sewing on the way back either. Finally I managed to pick it up again during the Christmas break and finished D2 Mouse in the Mirror. This one was started in October during our last holidays.
We had so many hours in the car that I also managed to complete D12 Crossed Swords
And with these 2 blocks finally done, I was able to stitch Row D together.


Linking to Monday Design Wall Wednesday Wait LossMidweek Makers Needle and Thread ThursdayWhoop Whoop Friday

Celine

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Q1 FAL

The FAL is now exclusively ran on IG. I finally posted my (very long) list on Sunday, which was the last day. I still like to keep a list on here that I find easier to refer to. So here what I have put on my (very/too long) Q1 list

Quilts:
1. Modern HST triangles - 1 block missing to have enough for a quilt top but very little background fabric - only one block left to do now 
2. Project 48 quilt with a few Solstice challenge blocks (all blocks done, might need a few more???)
3. Farmer's Wife (not half way yet....)  
4. Farmer's Wife 1930 - only 24 blocks done
7. Gipsy Wife (in progress) - I have fallen off the band wagon again.... 
9. Enchanted Stars
10. Underground railway - most blocks available from years ago  
11. 365-challenge - so many blocks still needed! 
12. Kingfisher quilt - a portable project, as long as I prepare before I go.... 
13. Super Mario quilt 
14.  Impromptu quilt - abandoned so long ago... I dream of having the quilt on my bed next summer... 
15. Scrappy strips quilt -  top sewn together, just needs quilting now 
16. Blue and purple quilt 
17. Harry Potter quilt 
18. Horse quilt 
19. Threadology quilt
20. Sewing studio banner
21. Baby quilt
22. Vintage kitchen quilt along


Bags etc:
1. Power trip bag 
2. Passport cover for me 
3. Rucksack
4. Tote / maxi bag

Dressmaking:
1. Lander trousers - navy 
2. Fumeterre skirt
3. Shirt (button up) - puff blouse
4. Kimono (dressing gown)- dusty pink
5. Lola sweater dress
6. Calvin dress
7. Barkcloth dress (Marbella or Daphne or Belladone)
8. Jersey dress
9. Jasika Blazer - started to baste the lining
10. Jeans for hubby
11. PJ for hubby
12. PJ for M
13. PJ for C
14. Sirocco jumpsuit -cut
15. Linden top

I am sure I won't cross it all off but never mind, one can dream!
Celine

Monday, 13 January 2020

More kitchen work

I was hoping that my next post on the vintage kitchen quilt along would show ALL the blocks completed but I still have 2 left to finish (both are in progress but I won't be able to touch them until later this week 😢). So for now here are my latest blocks:
the Salt and Pepper shakers
and the Measuring Spoons
I've also been busy in the kitchen this weekend actually (but not in the sewing room at all) since I've made some Seville Orange marmalade

Linking to Monday Design Wall Wednesday Wait LossMidweek Makers

Celine

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Catch up blocks

I have made it my One monthly goal in January to finish all the blocks for the Vintage Kitchen quilt along that finished in December so I thought I'd better start with those!

The first block I finished this month was "COOK" which was nearly completed when I worked on it but for a few pieces....
I then made the canisters, they will need to be embroidered eventually but I will do that at a later stage.
I now have 4 more blocks to finish to get the top completed but I don't have masses of background fabric left so I hope I won't run out....
Linking to Monday Design Wall Wednesday Wait LossMidweek Makers.

Celine

Monday, 6 January 2020

Q4 FAL in review

The quarter (and the year) is finished. Some of my projects have been on the list for the full year and are still not finished but at least I have finalised a few projects, some old and some brand new. Let's review the list now!

Quilts:
1. Modern HST triangles (19 blocks are done), this one is hopefully also a serious contender for this quarter - only one block left to do now - no progress
2. Project 48 quilt with a few Solstice challenge blocks (all blocks done, might need a few more???) no progress
3. Farmer's Wife (not half way yet....)  no progress
4. Farmer's Wife 1930 - only 24 blocks done no progress
6. Hello Kitty quilt - finished and gifted!

7. Gipsy Wife (in progress) - I have fallen off the band wagon again.... no progress
9. Enchanted Stars no progress
10. Underground railway - most blocks available from years ago  no progress
11. 365-challenge - so many blocks still needed! no progress
12. Kingfisher quilt - a portable project, as long as I prepare before I go.... no progress
13. Super Mario quilt no progress
14.  Impromptu quilt - abandoned so long ago... I dream of having the quilt on my bed next summer... no progress
15. Scrappy strips quilt -  top sewn together, just needs quilting now no progress
16. Blue and purple quilt no progress
                                       
17. Harry Potter quilt no progress
18. Horse quilt no progress
19. Threadology quilt no progress
20. Sewing studio banner no progress
21. Baby quilt no progress
22. Vintage kitchen quilt along - a few more blocks


Bags etc:
1. Power trip bag not started
2. Passport cover for me not started
3. Handbag for me - Jangle Anchor - finished
4. Bucket bag not started
5. Card wallet as presents not started
6. Pencil case as present - finished as an open wide pouch
7. Baby rattles - finished x 2
8. Bag as presents - 3 open wide pouches
9. Sunglasses pouches as presents - 24 completed
10. Scrunchies as presents not started
11. Tote / maxi bag not started
12  Tote/book bag / rucksack for me not started
13. Re-usable gift bags - 9 made 

Dressmaking:
1. Lander trousers - navy  not started
2. Fumeterre skirt - cut 
3. Shirt (button up) - puff blouse not started
4. Kimono (dressing gown)- dusty pink not started
5. Plantain T-shirt - finished
6. Calvin dress - cut
7. Ostara or Brasov or Uvita top  not started
8. Salida skirt  not started
9. Summit peak top - cut alredy! but no progress
10. Barkcloth dress (Marbella or Daphne or Belladone)  not started
11. Hooded jacket with magic fleece  not started
12. Underwear - 2 pairs completed 
13. Dropje or Malala or Toaster Sweater  not started
14. Trudy turtleneck T - finished
15. Jersey dress  not started
16. Pyjama M  not started
17. Nightdress or pyjama C not started
18. Pyjama S   not started
19. Pyjama A not started
20. Nightdress for me not started
21. Teahouse dress  not started
22. Mandy boat or Givre tee  not started
23. A new pair of jeans for me not started
24. Jeans for hubby - cut
25. Voltaire top not started
26. Muumuu dress not started
27. Jasika Blazer - started to baste the lining
28. Christmas dress - finished
29. Long sleeve jersey dress  not started
30. Zadie jumpsuit  not started
31. Sirocco jumpsuit -cut
32. Cardigan  not started
33. Fiore skirt asymetrical  not started
34. Kendra Dress  not started
35. Forester coat  not started

That's it for this quarter that has been very very busy with a lot of work and a lot of travelling. Let's hope the new quarter will bring more sewing time.

Linking to Q4 FAL link up.

Celine

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