Wednesday, August 12, 2020

... and they are done....

I have finished Hubz's crochet blanket.....

the edges are wavy... I'm not a very good crocheter.....

and don't ask me what happened about what colours went where.... it looked in control when I started!!


... it's made of Pure Wool... quite heavy really ... but he is happy with it....


.. the real colours are just not showing in the picture... that chair is much more taupe/beige/brown that that....

.. and I have quilted and bound this 9 patch quilt....



an all over textured quilting 


... after a wash it will be a lovely soft cuddly quilt....


I joined in with Jane from Loopy's Place facebook group for this quilt.... she gave us tips and assistance all the way through via video links.... and of course there is the added bonus of sewing with others and making new cyber friends....


I have pulled out my banner to work on in the evenings....  


Righto, Gotto Go.... the day to enjoy.... hope you have a wonderful rest of the week....

Saturday, August 8, 2020

August FNWF

Thanks Cheryll for hosting FNWF last evening......

We had a nice little shower of rain in the afternoon.... lovely.

I worked on the crochet border for my blanket.... each round takes a while now but I am impatient of having it lying around now so determined nothing else till it is done..... a few more rows of double crochet to give it a border and it will be done....

Hubz found some footy on TV which I don't really like so I just crocheted and got lost in my own thoughts.... then the game finished and he found cricket on TV, which I like, but that got rain delayed, and then we turned to golf which I don't mind but I had trouble keeping my eyes open....

But I got one round finished and that was my goal!

... woken up to a misty day, so I have stoked up the fire and I'll go and play...

I did treat myself to this pattern and fabrics this week from The Quilters Angel....
Nice simple blocks to show off fabrics and it will be a perfect man quilt... I am going to cut out the pieces as this is what I want to make at retreat with Sunday Stitchers ladies in a couple of weeks time.....

Gotta love a pile of delicious fabrics to play with....  and then I will visit and see what all the others who joined in last night got up to....

Righto, Gotto Go... hope you have a lovely weekend


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

A gift....


My lovely friend Michelle had a birthday last week.  Stuck at home as there has been virus nearby, but Mr Postie was very good to get her gift from me exactly on the right day!

This cushion pattern was a project provided in the Field Journal Club (the lovely little botanical prints that I have been embroidering)


Each of the houses was done in a different main colour

... using the Cottage Garden Threads which are very prettily variegated....


I love all the detail added to the houses....


I used some civil war fabric I had with colours that matched for the applique and back of the cushion


It is only a small cushion with the idea it would be a nice one for Michelle to rest her arms on whilst she is stitching......

.... but it a good football size too if she needs something to throw....

The patterns are sweet and I loved stitching them... 

Take care everyone, keep safe, keep stitching

Righto, Gotto Go..... food to cook.. one pot roast chicken and vegetables tonight 


Sunday, August 2, 2020

Sunday


It's a stunning winter day here.... the sun is shining and no wind.... perfect.

Last weekend Hubz and I took a drive to the south of Brisbane to the swedish shop...

... a bit of a cold damp day so was good for driving and being indoors


I took my crochet blanket to work on in the car, I am starting to go around the border....


First stop was the cafe for some sustenance...


I wanted bed-linen and towels so that was the main purpose of the trip.... 

I did add these two doona covers which are going in my sewing space to be used as quilt backings


hand stitching this week has been these two little stitcheries... 


... and my sock is growing... this has been a useful one to do whilst chatting online to family... 


I had a load of washing and when I was bringing it in yesterday I notice this guy on the line.... he stayed there peering at me... some of the washing was literally inches from him...


This is the Australian Tawny Frogmouth.... they have a lovely whooping noise they make at night


Many people mistake them for owls, but they are more closely related to the nightjar...


they really are quite snooty characters... looking down his beak at this mere human!  Normally preferring to roost in a tree as you can see wonderful camouflage...  once the sun went down he went off to the gum tree and started whooping ... maybe looking for a partner

Righto, Gotto Go.... messing about doing all sorts of fiddly little things that need to be done..... have a lovely day....



Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Month end.....


My WOOFA challenge UFO this month was the Chevron quilt.... which just required the binding put on it... 

I already showed more detail on this quilt HERE....


Thanks Cheryll for keeping us on track with getting through some of our UFO's...

I have taken this little bag and needlecase to work on in August ....


I also join in with the Sunday Stitchers and their UFO challenge each month, where they allocate a number to 12 different UFO's and we get told on their meeting dates the next number....

June/July was #12 which was my Tote Bags...

I bought these panels last year .... just beautiful ....


and this was a pair of panels given to me years ago....


I backed each panel with a layer of iron on Parlan and gave them a lining.  These wildlife ones I gave a different back so I could get 3 totes....


I used the pattern from The Quilters Angel which had been designed specifically for the panels... they have some new gorgeous botanical bird  kits in now... hmmmmm tempting !

but the larger one is just one bag with two sides different....


This months number for SS's is #5 which is my socks.  I have made a good start... I had one sock made so it's just doing it's partner.  I am using 4 ply wool so it takes quite a few rows to get that long foot done!!


Progress has been made on my Love quilt and I have added some borders


and ordered some EPP papers so that I can do them on that stripey border.... some honeycomb and square shapes... 


This is the pattern I am using... there is another border on the edge with more EPP  after some fun piecing and needleturn....

Certainly getting some EPP practice in this one...


Righto, Gotto Go..... a bit of tidying and sorting is required then get on with a quilt job....

Have  a lovely rest of the week....


Saturday, July 25, 2020

In a bind.....


I managed to get the  binding sewn down on this quilt .....


It was quilted some time ago.... large single bed size....


I did up and down in the colours and leaves in the white... then a swirl in the green border and updownswirls in the border....


I think it's a lovely happy quilt made from a range of fabrics from quite a while back I think...


I have a son and grandiechildren in Melbourne and they have to wear masks so I have ventured into making a few.

While I was at it I decided I should have one for just in case we have to wear them too ...  occasionally I see someone wearing one but it's not compulsory or strongly advised in our state at this stage....


Thanks for those who sent ideas and help after my last post.  I ended up trying a couple of different ones and finally went for this one found HERE. Thanks Crafty Quilter... A few more steps than the rectangle ones but they seem to have a better fit.

I'm sure it would be very hard to pick out which one I am going to keep for me....

Righto, Gotto Go.... will be chilling this weekend... a bit cool and damp (wonderful).  

I hope you have a lovely relaxing one doing something you love to do.....



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