Monday, 12 November 2018

Pollinate quilt

Ive been a busy little bee the past few weeks...my MIL is in hospital awaiting an aged care assessment then the next step will be a home....its such a slowwww process.....
But on the bright side I can share a pic of one of my 100 day 100 blocks quilt... 


Im just waiting for my second 100 days quilt and my Natures Journey quilt top which is being custom quilted.... that will equal 4 quilts completed in 3 months woohooo... oooh ok two quilt tops were finished in 2016 lol

So, what do you do when you have a finish...well, you start another quilt of course!! I loved the stitchalong with the 100 days blocks and the inspiration so Ive jumped on board with the Pollinate quilt being run by @nightquilter and @karenthediyaddict on instagram...Im using the left over fabric from my 100 days...ummm I did have to buy a few more Tula pink FQs so I had a good balance of colour...





The blocks are coming together nicely...loving the fussy cutting where I can.....I think I need to buy some...lots lol of low volume neutrals for the background.....
Although life has been really hectic and hubby still isnt driving...sigh....Im finding my sewing keeps me sane......

Monday, 29 October 2018

Bathurst Bloggers Meet 2018

I just spent the last 4 days with a bunch of incredible ladies, whom I am also lucky enough to call my friends at the Bathurst Bloggers Meet which I organised. We had a great time full of lots of laughter, late nights, early mornings and hours and hours and hours of sewing....


I worked on my Ruby quilt...


And completed my 100 Days 100 blocks quilt. I split mine to make two single quilts for my girls with Tula Pink All Stars fabric...and its already been taken by one of the girls to quilt.



And last I worked on my "Slow Stitching"which I just love....tis my new addiction


All in all I had a fabulous time ....

Monday, 22 October 2018

Birthday FQ Club

I received some vary Happy Mail today from my lovely friends in our FQ Birthday Group.


Id love to thank me FQ buddies all for the lovely fabric......I get soo excited receiving the envelopes in the mail and waiting for the day to open them...hehehe.....tis the small things....thank you again!

Sunday, 30 September 2018

More slow stitching...

After two nights of slow stitching....working on a blue piece this time...


I think the branch and its leaves set the whole piece... I am soo loving this style of hand stitching......I need a day trip searching vinnies for old haberdashery items, cotton, crochet lace, trims etc...I havent finished my green one yet...just looking for more trim...love the little hexi, might add some to my green piece.



Its the holidays, hubby still cant drive and sees the specialist next week, therefore holidays at home... only a few outings here n there planned...lots of time for stitching whilst the kids kayak or play along the river...yes we are lucky the Turon River borders 2kms of our property and the river is flowing again...happy days....

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.....