Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Secrets.... and other marvellous things...

I've been head down, butt up (and it is a considerable sized butt!!) on some secret stuff....

It's secret so I can't show you..... not even a sneaky peak.....

Did you know Toni is doing a pattern book?  It's very marvellous ..... my secret stuff has a little bit to do with her book ... so shhhhh.... secret.... 

But I have still been stitching Michelle's alphabet bears....

E is for Elephant, Envelope..... I do love elephants ... in a past life I used to be stopped at the road to let the wild ones walk past - magnificent creatures .... E is for Extraordinary too....


A friend of mine popped by with a quilt she had bought which had gone chewed in the washing maching....

this was the hole in the quilt....


...and this is the cushion cover....


... it was a bit fiddly and I didn't have an exact match of fabric or thread but the cushion cover came up pretty good....  I had to patch both sides and add a bit of wadding inside.


... this is standing distance from it....


the quilt was a bit harder and I tea stained the fabric a little bit too much .....


... standing distance and it's not too bad at all...


I don't really like mending (in fact Hubz has been told my machine is a specialist machine and doesn't do mending --- shhh that's our secret ok)  but this one was a fun challenge and didn't take too long

F is for Fairy, and Fiona.... and Fun ... and all sorts of marvellous words.... 


Righto, Gotto Go.... sun's gone behind a cloud.... I need to get some wooly socks on...

24 comments:

  1. Wow great fixing. I always reckon if it passes the 3' test then it is okay. Wow. Love your alphabet bears too.

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  2. Just adore those alphabet bears

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  3. Love the alphabet bears - and your mending is absolutely brilliant, you'd never know they were patched, well done!!!

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  4. you've done a great job with that mending. I'm with you on that subject I hate to waste my talents mending... but I would have made an exception with a quilt too.
    beautiful new stitched bear blocks, they are so cute.
    can't wait to see your secret sewing.

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  5. Such cute bears, and a marvellous job in your friends quilt, I'm sure she's over the moon it could be saved.

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  6. Dear Fiona,
    what a great fix to the kaputt quilt and cover. Very nicely done. Your stitched bears too. Love your stitching.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  7. Hi Fiona,boy you sure did do an awesome mending job,well done as it would've been very fiddler work to fix,love your stitchery's,enjoy your evening my friend xx

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  8. F is for how that quilt was looking before you worked you magic on it - you did an AMAZING job..bet your friend is so grateful.
    I will raise you wooly socks, jumper and the open fire roaring - come on down south lol...

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  9. Great save with the repairs.......it will add to the vintage look. Lovely stitching projects too. Looking forward to seeing your secret sewing.

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  10. Your cute little bears are looking gorgeous Fiona. Very clever of you to be able to patch those holes - think I would have put it in the "too hard" basket

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  11. Good mending job there Fiona! Looking forward to seeing your secret!

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  12. OMG What fantastic mending.. You are definitely a fabulous Fiona!
    Love those Elebet blocks....

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  13. Great job with the mending, and with the stitcheries.......it's not cloudy here, it's a very clear night, and absolutely freezing!

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  14. Wonderful mending job ! I would be hard pressed to tell what had been mended . Great job on the stitcheries too , they are adorable .

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  15. Really the washing machine made those holes, seriously I thought the dog had a chew. I want to know what type of machine your friend has so i can never buy one like it....it gives me the horrors, as I machine wash quilts regularly. Anyway I am super impressed with your mending job, it might not be perfect, but it is darn close. Besides a well loved quilt will have battle scars!

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  16. You did a great job with the mending Fiona. Your stitcheries are coming along nicely.

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  17. Good job with the mending. Wondering about that washing machine though. Love those beary cute bears. Hugs,xx

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  18. Great job on the mending Fiona, the tea stain will fade out eventually so you will not be able to tell at all. The cushion looks perfect. Clever girl, I bet your friend was devo when she pulled them from the machine.

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  19. Well done with the mending Fiona, it won't be long and those meds will be even less noticeable. Your ABCs are very cute!

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  20. Amazing rescue mission! Well done. Of course I love Ellie's too. Boy I need to get cracking with my ABCs. Best of wishes to Toni with her book xx

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  21. Great work on the fixing-up Fiona - you are so clever!
    I'm looking forward to Toni's book - I've got a few of her patterns & can't wait to see what's in the book - I think I know what you've been up to, in secret...

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  22. Fantastic mending job Fiona.... & your secret is safe with me too... xox

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  23. what a challenge, and it's given them an extended life time. Well done

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  24. How exciting to be doing the secret quilting. And I am very impressed with the mending. Great work.
    Love seeing the progress on your bears.

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