Wednesday, 28 February 2018

February in review

February is a short month of course and a busy one in our family for birthdays... so I always end up having little time to sew in the end. Plus work is really busy at the moment so unfortunately, sewing time has been really rare this month and I haven't achieved much... bu I have a new dress!


Hoping for finish
1. Dance bag for A - have gone as far as cutting the fabric - no progress
2. Dance bag for C - not started but it would be good to finish it at the same time as the other one more or less - no progress
3.  This will be my One monthly goal again - done

WIP
1. Farmer's wife - no progress
2. Gipsy Wife - lots of catch up needed here no progress
3. Postcards of the world - 2 more postcards to draw and 1 to finish no progress


4. Farmer's Wife 1930 - about caught up, I have blocks 1-16 together now

UFO / Abandoned WIP
1. HST modern sampler quilt - half way (12 blocks) - this one is my February goal on the APQ UFO challenge, let's see if I can do anything to progress it - little progress (5 blocks)... is better than nothing....

2. Dear Jane - aiming for 5 blocks - no progress
3. Mischief blocks - no progress
4. Project 48 / Summer Solstice - no progress
5. Super Mario quilt - no progress
6. Impromptu quilt - no progress
7. Bubbles quilt  - no progress
8. Zodiac BOM - no progress

New Projects
1. Power trip bag 
2. Flora case
3. Jenna or Blackwood cardi black
4. Colette blouse 
5. Demoiselle dress for A
6. Imagine dress  
7. Kenda dress for me
8. Bubble dress for A
9. Faux leather jacket 
10. Trapezette dress for C
11. Lander trousers (silver) 
12. Passport wallet for me 
13. Gotham cape
14. Pyjamas/Nightdress for all the family 
15. Swingset skirt A 
16. Swingset skirt C 
17. Kyoto top
18. Pyjama M 
19. Pyjama A 
20. Nightdress C
21. Nightdress for me
22. Pyjama for hubby
23. Uvita top
24. Brasov top
25. Acacia underwear
26. Cadence court

Celine

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Pulling out an UFO

The good think about signing up for some challenges is that it forces me to follow through. And a UFO challenge can not be a bad thing when I have so many.

My challenge for this (short) month from APQS UFO challenge is to complete or at least work on my abandoned Modern HST quilt. I have half of the blocks done (I did 1-12 more or less in time) and then completely fell off the train...

I found my fabric again (I must admit I had to look for it a little) and started working on it finally at the beginning of the month. And then on and off again during the month, little by little... In the end I only completed 3 blocks, but I guess that's better than nothing...

After a little unpicking, I finally completed block 13 - Turnstile
14 -  Introspection
15 - Windmill
16 - Whirly-gig - this one is wonky.... but finished!

Edited on 28th February to also add
19 - Perspective


All together I have made 10 blocks in February, 5 more for this UFO. Not a great amount but better than nothing in a short busy month.

Celine

Monday, 26 February 2018

Farmer's Wife

One more lonely block for the Farmer's Wife quilt, which means I am about to lose the race again.... I completed 15 Blossom.


I now have all the blocks 1-16 but of course I need to get going... and pretty fast too.


Celine

Sunday, 25 February 2018

A new dress

It has taken me nearly a year.... I made my Moneta dress last year in February and stashed quite a few jersey afterwards to make more but of course, that didn't happen so when a sew-along came on Facebook to make a Miss Ruby Tuesday Dress by 1 Puddle Lane in a week (!), yes I know ... one week, I thought it would be good to join so I would have a new dress by the first week-end of February. Plus I already had a few jersey to choose from!

I started well, printing the pattern on day one, cutting the muslin on day 2 and then work got in the way I had completely fell off the track. I tried to catch up last week-end but that just never happened...

So this week I decided to try and go little steps at a time. I managed to make the neckline and it came out so nice, I was really happy! I was dreading it I must admit.

And finally yesterday I ignored everything else and decided to get on with my dress and finish it. 



I am glad I did. It is freezing cold here today but I wore my beautiful dress anyway, it is just so comfy, I love it. 

Let's hope I won't wait for another year before making another one.

And this one (and probably only) OPAM for February as well as my One monthly goal.
Linking to Whoop Whoop Friday.

Celine

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Baking

Lent started early this year and February is a busy month in our house for birthdays. So I have been baking for the birthdays. But I can't say that the baking has taken me away from the sewing, it is more work that has been so busy that I have hardly had time to sit at my machine and sew...

 First of all was my middle daughter 9th birthday just before Lent. She went to school with cakes before half-term and then had a party and a "space theme" cakes with cupcakes to give away.

And then this week-end is the turn of our youngest, whose official birthday is coming up. She is born on Christmas day so she has an official day in February to celebrate! She is a big Paddington fan so we tried a Paddington cake for her!


And of course, there is more to come still.

Celine

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Farmer's Wife blocks

Finally last week-end I managed to catch up on the Farmer's Wife blocks and because I had done a few in the first round I am still up to date... but not for long!

This is #6 April

#7 Augusta
#9 Autumn
and #10 Ava


And these are the first 12 blocks.
4 blocks so far in February.

Sadly no sewing has happened since last week-end.
Linking to Let's Bee Social
Celine

Thursday, 1 February 2018

February goals

A short month, some birthday (and parties and baking (thrown in)... how much can I realistically do....

Hoping for finish
1. Dance bag for A - have gone as far as cutting the fabric - 
2. Dance bag for C - not started but it would be good to finish it at the same time as the other one more or less
3. Miss Ruby Tuesday dress - This will be my One monthly goal again - done

WIP
1. Farmer's wife 
2. Gipsy Wife - lots of catch up needed here 
3. Postcards of the world - 2 more postcards to draw and 1 to finish


4. Farmer's Wife 1930 - I have 19 blocks made so far so I'll try to continue with the new sew-along starting organised by Angie.

UFO / Abandoned WIP
1. HST modern sampler quilt - half way - this one is my February goal on the APQ UFO challenge, let's see if I can do anything to progress it
2. Dear Jane - aiming for 5 blocks  
3. Mischief blocks  
4. Project 48 / Summer Solstice  
5. Super Mario quilt 
6. Impromptu quilt
7. Bubbles quilt
8. Zodiac BOM

New Projects
1. Power trip bag 
2. Flora case
3. Jenna or Blackwood cardi black
4. Colette blouse 
5. Demoiselle dress for A
6. Imagine dress  
7. Kenda dress for me
8. Bubble dress for A
9. Faux leather jacket 
10. Trapezette dress for C
11. Lander trousers (silver) 
12. Passport wallet for me 
13. Gotham cape
14. Pyjamas/Nightdress for all the family 
15. Swingset skirt A 
16. Swingset skirt C 
17. Kyoto top
18. Pyjama M 
19. Pyjama A 
20. Nightdress C
21. Nightdress for me
22. Pyjama for hubby
23. Uvita top
24. Brasov top
25. Acacia underwear
26. Cadence court

Celine

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