Friday, 18 March 2011


I've covered the upper part of the lamp shade, complete with ribbon trim, ric rac, coin detail and Kaffe Fasset fabric.

The base is yet to be painted... it won't happen overnight, but it will happen.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

A slow patch

I must be going through a slow patch (if you will pardon the pun) with my crafting... It's been really hard to pick up a needle.
Normally, I would say sewing soothes the soul.... perhaps it is already soothed? Perhaps I am just too busy with so many things going on in an active life.
So, there is just this one lonely block finished. Grin.
Oh yes, it was a very slow patch.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The trouble is...

I am having difficulty finding time to get my head around the actual finishing of some projects.

I am still working on:
  1. the Garden Song quilt

  2. hand-stitching borders on the 12 Days Of Christmas

  3. re-covering the lamp shade

  4. Tis The Season stitcheries are complete, the surrounding fabrics need to be selected, cut and sewn

and.... here is the problem. I haven't focussed on my list of 5 for so long, that I don't know what is on it!!

I guess, I could pull out My Stars for hand-piecing... I really need something on the list I don't have to think about... something I can just do.

So, what do I do in the face of already owning one UFO for each year of my life? Start something else of course.

Oh boy.

At least it's only a little "oh boy".

This is what I started. A cushion from the first William Morris book by Michele Hill.

I chose one design from the "Friends" quilt for the cushion.

Okay, that's fused. Now I have to get out the machine and stitch it! That's the other problem, I haven't had the sewing machine set up in its usual place.

I really need to get my priorities right! Or is it, that I am prioritising in the right way of late?

I can't even work out what the trouble is.... LOL.