Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bits and bobs..........

I have felt rather lost this week..... too much to do so little time.....!!!!

Since I am going to travel I thought I would make myself a travel document holder from Anni Downs book Some Kind of Wonderful  ...

The little stitching patch was fun .....


... that's the front....


...the pattern says to use heavy duty iron on interfacing.... so I drove off and found some yesterday afternoon HERE at Quilters Angel (which was good because I had no idea what I was looking for!) .....

Anni does warn "This is difficult to do, so be persistent" ..... that is true - it is really hard..... but it can be done...
it's like cardboard..... really stiff cardboard .....


I'm just sorry I prepared 4 of them so I had some for gifts.... I will do these in short bursts of aerobic energy!

When I need a rest I am preparing stitcheries to take with me.......


.... this will be my next main project.....


well.... butterfly garden is great to sit on with grandiegirls... this one is for sitting on with grandieboys.....

if you would like to see some samples of this quilt 
HERE is Marina's and HERE is the one Sharon did...... they are both stunning and where I fell in love with it..... and I was so pleased when I was given the book from Kris as a thank you gift .....

This is rather a cute picture I stole from my daughter... this is widget when he came to visit... he loves our dog and so he attached the load lifter to his bike, put on Tarka's suitcase bed and invited Tarka for a ride... and off they went....


we have concrete veranda all round the house... perfect for bike riding....

Righto, Gotto Go...... mess to make....

30 comments:

  1. Some interesting projects Fiona , the new quilt is adorable and should be fun to work on ,have fun . hugs Sheila

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  2. I am still working on my rug, taking forever, think my poor hand needs a rest with some stitching. Love the new project, that is so cute and so is your grandson, too cute.

    Debbie

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  3. Lovely stitching. Good luck with the extras - I'm sure they will be beautiful too. Lucky puppy!

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  4. Eat pasta before taking on those heavy duty projects!
    Lovely pic to finish off your post! :)

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  5. That is super cute - but I don't envy you working with that heavy-duty interfacing! Short bursts is best. I LOVE your next quilt to work on. And that is such a darling picture of widget, too funny!!!

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  6. Widget is so cute. :) Looks like you are going to be very busy with you projects. Hugs,

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  7. Love the pickie of widget and Tarka.....The new project looks great too. x Lea

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  8. I am about to start the travel wallet as well Fiona for my younger sister's birthday,thankyou for the tips,i love this quilt i am going to make it for my grandson one day,lol.That is one cute widget Fiona and doesnt he look like he is having fun,enjoy your day my friend.xx

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  9. Few things are more delightful than grandchildren

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  10. I have to agree. That heavy duty interfacing can be very hard to handle. It is great and works well, but in between a few harsh words are spoken!!
    That's a lovely new project to take on. Enjoy.
    What is it about kids and dogs. They do get on so well together. Great photo.

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  11. Lovely project you are making..looks like Tarka is right at home having a ride..lol
    Cheers

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  12. Cute projects and you will enjoy your Boy Story Quilt

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  13. Oooh, Fiona, you're going on an adventure? Wonderful! Your little travel document holder looks very sweet, and the quilt for the grandsons is very adorable, too! And I LOVE that photo of your little grandson giving Tarka a "lift"....just too, too cute! My Noah would never have sat still for that, so your Tarka must be very good with children! :o)

    Wherever you are going on your travels, I hope you have a fabulous time!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  14. the document will be so worth the extra effort with the stiffening, it looks gorgeous! yay you are starting your boys story quilt. It will be a perfect travel project (other than hexies of course).
    Love the photo of widget. There is something special about dogs and kids hanging out together.
    She looks quite happy to be carted around.
    Happy mess making!

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  15. Lovely stitchery project you are working on...

    What a cute photo of Widget and Traka.....

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  16. Fi Good luck with stitching through your stiff cardboard, LOL, i'm sure you will do fine. The new quilt looks gorgeous, i look forward to seeing progress pics... ♥

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  17. Oh, PS, forgot to say Widget and the dog look so cute, precious photos to have!

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  18. Lovely sewing but the fabulous photo of Widget and Tarka has stolen my heart.

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  19. What a patient dog you have. My friend had "fun" with that travel wallet too - she made 3 of them , , so I guess it got easier as she went.

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  20. That time will be gone before you know it! Like you I have been dancing quicker than normal, because there is so much to do and an increasingly smaller amount of time in which to get it done.

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  21. Oh, what a lovely photo.
    ou are going to be well prepared for your travels, and i am sure the boys will love their quilt

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  22. Aren't boys so - well boy-like.... Who else would go to the trouble of toting the dog around :) And it is sort of surprising that the dog cooperated...

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  23. I use to do the same thing with my dog....LOL...when I was a little gal....LOL...so very cute, great projects as always...

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  24. Some very gorgeous projects Fiona...I have been going back through your posts, my you have been busy! Great travel wallet...where are you off to? Looks like you will be well prepared with projects to do.

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  25. How excited are you on a scale 1 -10??? I am preparing some stitchery too...will email you. xx

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  26. You are such a busy .little bee Fiona. Great project to take.
    Michelle x

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  27. oooh, such pretties! And another quilt for me to vacariously make through you!

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  28. Tarka must have the best ride in town. I love your projects, a way to get fit and sew. Well done.

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  29. What a gorgeous pic of your grandson..too cute!! Love the colours you have chosen for your travel bag...I have the boys story quilt packed ready to go too, sigh...agree not enough hours in the day...

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  30. Ha ha lucky Tarka getting a ridealong...I have some really heavy bag batting which is hard to turn through and when the going gets really tough I employ the forceps to pull through, they work a treat...

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