Monday, January 27, 2020

January monthlies......



This month I have done this hand work for 1 Christmas Item A Month....



These are going to be little heart ornaments but I have decided to do the handsewing first then make the hearts later



Once they are prepared they don't take too much time to stitch up, so though I am not actually finishing an item each month I am making progress ...




Thanks to Narelle for hosting 1 Christmas Item A Month...

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This month's WOOFA items were....


Garden Sunshine quilt....


I managed to get all the blocks together and sew the border on to make a flimsy.....






United Stitches.


These are the little hand-work blocks I am doing and this month I got 7 done.....









The other project I am working on is my tumblers … as leaders and enders so a bit of progress each month as I get any sewing done...

I have a nice pile of pairs … will still keep going and use up the light rose fabric which is going in between




Thanks to Cheryll for hosting WOOFA.....

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As far as finished projects... there are lots of little things as a result of trying to do a bit of a clean up....


Loads of kitchen cloths.....



… a bunch of baby wash cloths....



… one more penguin jumper.....



3 little blue quilts.....




… a bunch of block boards.....



… and a little pink baby quilt....




Thanks to Kris for hosting OPAM.....

Righto, Gotto Go.... I'm going to sort out what's to be done for February.....

Thursday, January 23, 2020

A hot week.....



A bit of rain has made my plants very happy.....

fushcia


crucifix orchid


even the baby lemon just shot through new shoots....


Hoya....


Frangipani....


Frangipani....


That's about all the colour there is at the moment... we have lost a lot of plants … raindrops makes it all look good

The drought is by no means over, and there are lots of farms that still haven't received any rain....

Meanwhile the hot and humid has meant I have done lots of hand sewing....



I have been focussing on the United Stitches blocks 


Whenever I have had the chance for a few stitches 


… still have a few more to go..... 


I took a short break from them to hand sew down the binding of this quilt when I spent a day with a friend.... 


…. just a little quilt so not really an impressive amount of stitching (there was an impressive amount of chatting)

sweet little star fabric for the back....


My friend is a great crocheter and she gave me these cotton washcloths... so handy with the circle at the top to hang by.  I have actually used the bigger one as a hand towel as it is just the right size for the bathroom....


I am still trying to sneak in a bit of me time machine sewing so this week I added that mustard border onto Wings and Pretty things....


The next round is more of those elongated hexagons.... which I will do once I have finished off the United Stitches blocks....  I love this quilt so I am itching to get back to it even though EPP is not my favourite thing....

This week we went solar powered..... woohoo...…  It was such a hot muggy day I felt so sorry for the guys on the roof.....


so now we are self powered (mostly!)

Righto, Gotto Go....  the day has begun and there is coffee to be drunk.... 



Friday, January 17, 2020

This week....



…. I have been fairly busy with one thing and another.....


However, evenings I still always find time to do hand sewing….


 Another sweet stitchery for United Stitches is done.....



And I made up the two 9patch blocks for Loopy's variation on a 9 patch sewalong….




These start with 5" squares so are 14" square.....


I have a group of coordinated fat quarters I am using to make up the blocks.... 



Yesterday I started prepping my once a month Christmas decoration..... this is January's snowman angel...




Righto, Gotto Go..... job, job things to do...

 yay, it's almost weekend again - hope you have a good one





Monday, January 13, 2020

Little quilts....


These little quilts are finished now.....


Light quilting to hold it together but keep them soft....


Binding finished off by hand....



… and another of United Stitches done....

there is always room for kindness in our world....


and I have finished all the blocks for Garden Sunshine (it was a free BOM by Quilt Doodle Designs last year)


with a 4" border in the white it is now in the quilting queue....

In my mini clean up I found 3 more boards that I had glued wadding to, so I glued on the binding this weekend.... 3 more block holders... they are so useful when building blocks and not wanting the bits to move around...
(I used pre-used corflute so you can see the shadow from the printing behind the wadding - gotta love upcycling!!!)


Lori Holt has a lovely free tutorial on making these HERE.  Mine are a slight adaption but the same concept. (me and glue guns don't seem to work well together)

Righto, Gotto Go..... lots to get done this week.... hope you have a great one.....


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