Thursday, January 10, 2019

ChooseDay .....


I enjoyed catching up with the ChooseDay girls this week, and get on with a machine sewing project.

I did some more of my French General Granny Squares.....  they will join the others (and I still have a few more to do) then some sashing …


Lyn has started an embroidery business ….. and I got a gift from her …. she even made the sweet little tag... 


This is the other Blockheads that I needed to do by hand..... blanket stitch applique around the edges...


… and I had a bunch of circles prepared... quite a few of them already sewn so I finished this bunch off... 



My Design Wall....

Early in the school holidays Widget came and stayed with us for a few days..... he commented on the label on Hubz quilt... and said innocently " so the secret to making a quilt is love?".... so that is my new sign on the light.....  Sometimes little people can say such special things. 


Sometimes they say stupid things too like "Nana, when you were little did you have a dinosaur as a pet?"

 On our road trip my daughter introduced me to Podcasts... I had heard of them but never stopped to do the app and listen.  We started listening to this one which has been in our local news.  It's quite long so now instead of a book I have episodes... a tragic story which seems that it is only now being investigated properly.



I have a few new projects planned.... (of course)… this may be one of the most urgent ones.....

My Peg bag...… I wonder how long I have till those threads break....  it is so faded and mouldy now too....


Righto, Gotto Go... real job sewing work to do today... and maybe a bit of tracing.....

15 comments:

Sheryl said...

lol what a crackup i am still laughing at Widgets comment and just imagining you taking your dinosaur for a walk ,god bless him and how special were his words about the quilt label that was beautiful.
Gee you have been busy my friend you are whipping these quilt blocks out at great speed,i always love seeing what you are up to,hope your day is a good one my friend xx

gracie said...

Love your quilt blocks and applique.

Louise said...

Yes, Widget. Yes, that is the secret! What a perceptive young man he is. And if you had known how to make quilts when you were young, you would have made one (with love of course!) for your dinosaur :)

Chantal said...

I so love your kitchen towel. Very talented lady this Lyn. Wow!
So, I hear you had a dinosaur as a pet? What kind? I had a Miohippus named Babe. Lol. I love working with children. They are a treasure of wisdom and silliness all wrapped up behind an angel face. Precious! ;^)

Catsngrams said...

From the mouths of babes. I love the Widget. I remember my mother being 40 and I thought she would die before she got me raised. Now I am 68 and going strong. How silly was I. You are so talented. I used to do machine embroidery but my basement flooded and ruined my machine so that was that. Keep smiling.

WoolenSails said...

Love both your projects, love the idea of a granny square quit and a nice way to use up scraps too.
That is a beautiful gift, I have an embroidery machine and have never used the feature.

Debbie

Elyte said...

Those French General fabrics play so well together don't they?

Jennifer said...

That's definitely the secret to a quilt.....well thought out, Widget! Fiona, perhaps it's time for a new peg bag? I'm sure you would have some suitable fabric tucked away.....

Lin said...

What a beautiful gift from your friend. Love the dinosaur quote. xx

Allie said...

Ok the dinosaur question made me snort my coffee!!! Oh how funny....lovely projects firl, really like the basket with leaves. Your design wall looks wonderful!!

Jeanette said...

Sometimes i feel old enough to have had a dinosaur as a pet. lol. Love Widgets comment, just so funny. Love the projects on you design wall. Hugs,xx

Helen said...

Out of the mouths of babes....lol...great projects on the go.

kiwikid said...

You can guarantee kids will make you melt with their beautiful comments and then get your back up just a quickly!! Had to have a laugh!! So many beautiful projects on the go at yours. Love the purple circles. Looks like the peg bag needs a rescue.

Maria said...

Good to see your FG granny squares out again. Well done with your Blockheads and Circles..
Nice embroidered towel and tag from your friend.
Kids come out with the best things........
Love the new sign....

Karen S said...

The granny squares are looking good together. And the circle colours are delightful, too. Good work on all your blocks and good luck the peg bag done in time.
Love the idea of your sign and the story behind it.
PS No dinosaurs in my childhood either!

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