Monday, 21 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
I am really enjoying the mixture of stitchery and applique on these blocks...
The 12 days of Christmas quilt was designed by Viv Robinson and is a block of the month from Quilter's Bazaar.
Working on this quilt is a reward if I finish some more on the smoking jacket... *sigh*.. The jacket makes me tired just thinking about it!
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
I enjoyed making the aprons, they were quick and really showcase a special fat quarter.
Monday, 14 December 2009
Sunday, 13 December 2009
I have actually been really busy in the lead-up to Christmas... (aren't we all?)... but I have managed to find time to do some sewing.
I spent about 4 hours on the Smoking Jacket the other day... I did lots of machine sewing, and now I need to do at least the same amount of hand-sewing. The photos aren't worth showing yet, as it mostly looks the same at the moment...
Saturday, 5 December 2009
Friday, 4 December 2009
stumpwork, embroidery techniques and embellishment.I've got a little bit more to do on the bird's tummy, and a leaf to embroider in a similar way to the golden appliqued pear on the left.This is my first stumpworked leaf. I have 3 more to do. Who knows? I might have them all done by next lesson.
Am I dreaming? LOL!!
Thursday, 3 December 2009
I stitched this while I watched the movie "Miracle On 34th Street" - as prescribed by one of my best friends, Rosie.
Watching the movie and stitching this block made me feel like I was getting ready for Christmas...
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Still, no rush, that could happen next year! Nahhh. Of course I want to finish it, but I also want to finish off a few other projects.
Last year I finished 28 quilty projects (more if you count each individual journal cover and beaded bracelets and button necklaces).
This year I have 17 finished items on the sidebar so far... now it's a race to see how many I can finish before the end of the year (you know I can't help starting more too)...
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
I decided not to stay up overly late the other night... I was already too tired.
After all it only means that I get it back one week later... and what's a week in the scheme of things?
I am just so inspired all the time!! I want to start so many new projects!
First, I want to put the binding on my dollhouse quilt, and finish the little Santa piece for the Countdown to Christmas. I am actually writing this post a couple of days before it is published, so I will have the countdown finished for the 1st of December when I put my decorations up at home. YAY!!
I've got some more teething to do (it's a sawtooth border - gettit??)... Then it just needs a quick quilting job, and binding. I can't wait to hang it up -I am looking forward to decorating my house for Christmas!!