Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Small achievements

Well here I am again, with my next achievements. I am feeling very pleased with myself, as I have completed my first piece of quilting - I am not really happy with it, and I might even unpick the quilting stitches, but that remains to be seen.
Align CenterStitchery Caddy

My other achievement is the completion of the first embroidered piece for my next quilt - there are now between 10 and 12 to go. hopefully these quilts will be finished before the babies are adults :))Always in my heart
Now onto the next component of the quilt.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Adding to tools and stash

Well, had a great day today. Shopping with MIL, and brought lots of goodies. Additions to my tiny stash (have a number of projects I want to start - just need more hours in the day), some much needed tools, and some beautiful threads for my stitcheries.

Can I have a new coat, please?

Got the material for D3's "Power Quilt"

Andre had to give his approval to the choice -

not too impressed about "Power" colours coming into a "Crows" house though.

Have just finished recalculation of material requirements for D3's quilt, and, woe is me, did not buy enough material. Now need to take another trip on Monday to remedy the situation. I think I will do the calculations a few times before I get the materials next time.

That's it for today, I think I will leave this alone for a while, and sort out the materials and get them ready for the projects.


Thursday, 11 June 2009

Quilts and little dogs

Have just started to get all the material ready for Makeesha's quilt, she is almost 4 months old, so I hope to have it finished before she turns 1. The pattern for this quilt is from the "Little Chicken Feather" book, but I am not sure if I am using the elements from the "boy" quilt or the "girl" quilt. It will possibly end up as a combination of the two - I will just have to wait and see which way my creative (???) juices flow. Keep checking for further updates.
I am also about to make some dog jackets for the winter. I have a chihuahua - Andre, and one of my daughters has a small bitsa - Rex, and they both get very cold now that winter is here, so jackets are the way to go, I think.
All Claires' quilt needs now, is to be sewn to the backing and then quilted. I think this may sound easier than it is actually going to be. Oh well, nothing ventured, nothing gained; and I am not one to give in easily, so I shall see what happens, and if I am still sane at the finish of it.

Blissfully stitching

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Sleepless nights

Thanks for the welcomes, I hope you don't find this boring as I find new things that I can fill my time with, until the next bout of study happens.

I have finally finished this little friend house, I don't think I will use it for its' original destination though, will give it some thought for future use. Have also started the panel which is associated with this, but the photo didn't work, hence it is not here, maybe when it is completed.

Rosalie Quinlan's "Welcome Friend"

Sleep free nights have pretty much become a common factor in my life over the last few years, but now they are more interesting. I have just finished pinning my quilt front to the backing, ready for me to get the courage to sew together. The pinning was done on the kitchen table, haven't got a dedicated sewing room yet, so have to get creative about how I do some things. Pinning in progress, hope it works

Pinning completed, just hope it works

Well that's it for another day (night). Off to the dentist in am, check on happenings in the face, possible infection (hope not though). Oh well, what will be will be, just get on and deal with it........

Good night all, till next post


Monday, 8 June 2009

Sewing again at last

Have at last finished my assignments, until the next course starts, and have finished the panel for my grand daughters quilt and spent the afternoon pinning it to the backing. I have also finished the stitching for a needlecase, but I don't know if that is what it will end up being yet. Photos will be added soon

I am now sorting through other small projects to see what I will begin next (to work on between quilts). I will be getting the stitching panels ready for 3 more baby quilts, this time with baby patterned materials.

That's all for now

Blessings to all


Friday, 5 June 2009

Freeing up time

At last, am just about to complete and send off my last assignment for the current course. Once that is done, I will have some time to spend on my quilts and stitchery projects. I am really looking forward to that. Stitching will start again tonight, hooray!!!!!

Until next time


Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Works in progress

Hi again,

Having thought much about this over the last few days, I have decided that I may as well use this tool, even if I am the only one who sees it. The projects I am working on at this time include a quilt for one of my grandchildren, and a small stitchery project from "Rosalie Quinlan" designs. I am going to attempt to add photos of these projects in the various stages of completion. I just need to find the tools to do this. I have just checked out the icons at the top of the page, and guess what? There is an "add photo"icon; how good is that!!!!


Claire's quilt

This is my first effort, so not very good at it yet. I hope the future ones will be much better.

Rosalie Quinlin stitchery project "Welcome Home"