Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Happy Australia Day

 Hope you are enjoying your day.  I have today off and got up early so that I could fit in some sewing time.
We are now going out for a bbq lunch which is going to cut short the sewing day I had planned.
Above is a photo Terry took of last nights fireworks display. Quite speccy.
 This is a quilt by Vivian Robinson that Kim has just finished called Carpe Diem. I will show you another photo when we get it quilted.  It's quite pretty and the applique and stichery are just lovely. Well done Viv and Kim.

After finding a large stack of UFO's at Christmas, I made the decision to finish a project a day for January.
I started the month really well and finished off 15 projects, before slowing up. I went back to two block of the months that had stalled, Peacocks Garden and the Adelaide Floral Sampler. I had only finished two blocks each of these quilts and felt it was time to really put an effort in, so I have now almost finished block three of each . Does any one else under estimate their time?
I have been a bit restained and only started two new projects this year.
These two blocks are from a new free block of the month by Craftsy . It seemed the perfect way to make a quilt from some wonderful Kaffe Fasset fat quarters given to me by Rebecca some years ago. I am using different white tone on tones for the contrast and as you make two blocks a month, I will use one of Rebecca's fat quarters and one of mine from the shop.
The other project started is the 12 days of Christmas again by Viv Robinson. I will show photos's soon.

Here are a couple of finished items, my owl cushion and a childs quilt using a panel.
Must go now, look out for heaps more finished projects and new fabrics--- orientals, Twirl from Me and My Sister, Rouenerries Deux, lot's from P&B textiles, plus more -not sure where I'm going to fit them in!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Handmade Christmas

 I thought it would be nice if the girls and I swapped a handmade gift at Christmas. Above is what I received from Leanne, a lovely bag, an ornament and an owl. So lovely, wasn't I lucky. And the bag is just the right size for my new project from Figs n Berry.  Below is the bag I made for Kim. It also has a small purse inside, I forgot to take a picture of that.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy Holidays

I have been enjoying some time off and feeling bad 'cos I haven't put these photos up. I am very slack with my posts, but if one looks at the number of posts over the last couple of years, I am improving.  If I can repeat the almost 50% increase from  last year, I should soon be getting to a reasonable level.

The photo above shows some fabric that came in last year.  I gave a piece each to my Thurday girls and challenged them to make something by Christmas and five of the girls came up with a finished article.
Thank you Lynice, Cheryl, Derrise, Nicky and Lorinda.

I am currently working on finishing off many projects. More on that soon.