Our dear little Grandieboy Blair turned one this week... he celebrated by standing on his own for the first time - clever boy
what a sweet little man he is...
- concentrating hard on blowing my kiss -
... he laughs a lot too ...
Well I love to sew and I love even more to sew with friends.... so that's a good reason to celebrate too?
Chookyblue is having a weekend sewing party and we are all invited!!!
Go HERE to read up about it .... Chooky has been making some design boards - I have been gifted these before and ended up making a few and they are so useful.... just look at her recent blog posts
I might not be able to join in all weekend (Hubz fancies a road trip on Saturday) but I certainly will be there on Sunday.
... and another reason to celebrate....
Tuesday girls got together to sew the LAST TWO BLOCKS of our Sylvia's Bridal Sampler yesterday...
|Wedding Ring 1 - 37 pieces|
|True Lovers Knot (20 pieces)|
All 140 blocks have been completed in 11 months - it has been so fun and so motivating to sew with a couple of wonderful friends - we are so lucky to be able to get together each week (bar a few) to do this project.
Thats a total of 4515 pieces for the blocks (I may well be wrong but I'm not doing a recount!!!) Today I am going to a UFO sewing morning at The Quilters Angel and I will take these blocks to sew on sashings - there's 4 for each block so lots of that to do!!!
And what better way to celebrate than to start a new quilt??????
This is Dutch Treat and there are a few of us sewing it - 3 here and 2 internet friends - it will be fun seeing the different colours and encouraging one another
Lyn noticed that there was a name on hers though she brought it new... it turns out we all have it in our new books. I guess they took copies of a book when they reprinted????
I have some different coloured fabrics for the background and doing all my foreground in this very sweet blue floral Tilda fabric... it gives just the perfect look I wanted
|5 of Diamonds|
I most certainly struggled - never having done recessed (or reverse) applique before I am trying to get a rhythm and direction of sewing and those little corners are very hard ... but it's done!