Sunday, 16 September 2018

Slow stitching


This week I attended a workshop at the Home Patch with Lisa Maddock of Forage. The class was excellent. We learnt how to draw inspiration from boro, sashiko, and kantha. We used a variety f repurposed and vintage fabric with some of our own stash and mixed them together to create a background, then added an embellishment if naive stitches to create our own piece.



I stayed up till 1am the night of the class and didnt want to go to bed, I just wanted to keep stitching'..



Im really loving this technique all done by hand...my absolute favourite....



the following pis are of  some of Lisas work...this first one is stunning..this one is next on my list/...loving the liberty flowers!!!



Lisa calls this one the Botanicals




A few ladies in the class did these pairs...soo cute..




This one the background is made up of upholstery scraps..and the all the fibres are left for texture..was stunning..



Sunday, 9 September 2018

Farmers Wife 2018

As usually IM a sucker for a sewalong....this time its the Farmers Wife. I bought the book years ago when I started stashing reproduction fabrics, so this sewalong grabbed me. Its all done by epp (another excuse) which I lurve and havent been doing a lot lately. Ive done the first three blocks. The goal is 2 blocks a week. I had good intentions as this has been running for three weeks now..the first week it started my hubby got sick, so its been a slow road back to catching up. IM only 2 blocks behind now...

 


Each day I have been on task and sewing my 100days100blocks, sometimes even at 11pm at night when Ive forgotten BUT I have not missed a day. Today is day  64 and I have some gorgeous Tula Pink Allstar Blocks to prove it. Ive been fussy cutting where I can and am having a ball. I try to cut out all the fabric for a weeks worth of blocks and if I know Ill be busy on a certain day then I will sew the block in advance..

 

I need to decide on sashing, for both of these quilts....hmmm...decisions, decisions....
I am also knitting at night and have just finished a beanie for the son in law...tis soo nice when they ask you to make something for them...

I got news this morning a friend in my sewing group has a brain tumour, my hubby was diagnosed with prostate cancer almost 12 months ago and had a stroke three weeks ago...give your loved ones e a hug, pick up the phone, visit them, make time for them and dont forget to always tell them you love them!!!!!!


Both of my sewalong information can be found at www.gnomeangel.com.







Monday, 13 August 2018

More 100 days....

My days are filled with #100days100blocks2018 over on the dark side....Im sewing along with gnomeangel and  Im happy as Ive made a block everyday or if Ive been out Ive made sure Ive made the block the day before..... Im heading back to Royal Far West next week and cant take a sewing machine, so I will need to do a weeks worth of blocks before I go....Ive ordered some more Tula Pink solids as I started with only 10"layer cake and I dont have much fabric left... I am happy with the blocks and Ive been trying to fussy cut where I can..... we are a third of the way through...I can see myself sticking to this... one day I was busy but I ran to the sewing room at 11pm and sewed up my block...I try to keep a weeks worth but out..Im finding this helps...

The next sewalong is the Farmers Wife 1920 EPP sewalong which starts next Friday..yep Im gonna do that too...loving the 10-20mins a day, where I tell the family...oops gotta go sew!! Love it!


Most nights now Im knitting and I found this book on line and just love my new "dishie"cotton. Ive made two dishcloths so far one for my mum and one for me...Mum says it was too pretty to use for the dishes so she will use it in the bathroom..... they knit up quickly and I love all the different designs, although I love this cable stitch (which isnt really a cable)....


Ahhh who doesnt love a creative life.....

Friday, 3 August 2018

Bathurst Blogger Meet 2018

Would you like a weekend of your favourite things, sewing, great company and lots of shits n giggles. We have numerous spaces available for our Bathurst Bloggers Meet, last weekend in October 2018

For those travelling it starts Thursday Night and with more local ladies arriving Friday Morning, and leaving 2pm Sunday.
Each room has its own ensuite and is a very comfortable venue. If you would like to attend, just leave a comment ....P.S we have a great time!


 

 

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Ruby Block of the Month

I'm having a break from #100days100blocks....I pulled out my Ruby BOM from Shiralee Stitches. I didn't want to get too far behind everyone else. This month I received block 3 and 4 this month ...oops... I've cut out two, and about to do my third block and will prep them for some hand sewing tonight. 


I haven't been able to finish my Old Time Kaleidscope as I left a section at sewing...will hopefully pick it up this week...Only a few more days of holidays with the kids...we have been home, doing odd trips to town for the Winter Festival and movies. Next week is full on with kids appointments and our Annual P&C Trivia Night.....so trying to knit, sew, read and anything else while I can hehehehe

Saturday, 14 July 2018

First week #100days100blocks2018

What a busy week it has been, the kidlets have returned from Grandmas after spending a few days. Hubby is still away till Wednesday...then he's off to Melbourne to pick up Miss14 from her Nannas.

So, whats a girl to do, but sew.... because Lost in Play is sponsoring Day49 of Gnome Angels #100days100blocks.... I had an excuse to join in...IM having a great time and although its everyday, I am cutting blocks ahead of times and sewing the blocks early if I know I will be busy that day... Its sooo nice to be sewing again....



These are the first six blocks and Im using Tula Pink's All Stars, Spirit Animal and De La Luna fabrics...Im not a "brights"girl but am lovely the artistry of Tulas fabrics... cant wait to see this one finished. I love the "sewalongs"as they keep you focused and on track...well for me it works ...
This is an ïnstagram sewalong but IM sure people are blogging about their adventures too...


I bought this book last year and missed the sewalong due to life but I was determined to play this year...I just need to decide on the sashing, but Ive got a while till I need too...

Another project that is calling me is ShiraleeStitches  BOM "Ruby"...might have a play this afternoon as I have the first month of the BOM on my desk....calling.... calling.....


And each night I've been knitting my Eskimo Drops hoodie jacket, I've finished the back and started the front last night...but pics next time...its sooo nice to have my creative mojo back....





Friday, 29 June 2018

Gnome Angel's sew along #100days100blocks

Lost In Play are sponsoring one of the daily prizes for Gnome Angels sewalong #100days100blocks. We will be working with Tula Pinks 100days book. Follow along on Instagram or Facebook...for more details check out HERE.

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Our Sponsorship is applicable on Day 49, where you have the chance to win a Toy bundle worth $130 from Lost In Play. WE will also be giving a 15% discount for all participants off our website, for the 100 days....There are HEAPS more prizes to be won, so head to Gnome Angels website for all the details....Starts July 7, 2018....
I'm going to be using the opportunity to use my stash....come and join me.....