Friday, May 19, 2017

ATC Friday


Another couple of sets of ATCs - these are ones where I was the final person to add something.  If it seems like all I'm doing at the moment is making a few ATCs and not sewing, well, there's a reason for that.  Maybe next month!



Friday, May 12, 2017

ATC Friday


These are my favourite round robins to show - the ones where I was the second player. Not because they are any nicer than the others, but because I can show all three stages of development - what they started like (i.e. before I worked on them) - after I worked on them - and the finished product.






Friday, May 05, 2017

ATC Friday


More ATCs on which I was the first person to work on the card. This top one came out particularly well, I think.





This one is quite 3D, so the scan is a bit blurry, but it's a fun card.


Friday, April 28, 2017

ATC Friday


A few more sets of ATCs - these are all ones where I provided the starter and then two other people worked on them. And finally, I received the finished cards back.





It's always interesting to see what direction these go in, as starters are often quite neutral.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Wedding present


Here's another thing I've been working on - finishing off the binding on this quilt - the quilt itself has been around for a while, but I finished it off as a wedding present for my nephew & his wife, who got married today in her home town in The Netherlands. (He's from Australia; they will live in Australia at least for the time being.) Unfortunately, I couldn't attend the wedding, but Geoff is there, hopefully having my share of the good times as well as his own...


Friday, April 21, 2017

ATC Friday


These are the last three of the batch of cards I made with pre-made backgrounds. I must try to find some more background only swaps to take part in, so I have another stash of pre-made backgrounds!






Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wait, what? Cross stitch?


Yep - only a little, but I finally (finally, after months) actually felt like doing some. I went ahead and just grabbed the nearest thing, before I lost the momentum - it was a small winter piece. Who knows, might even become a regular thing again!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Another sneaky peek


Here's something related to The Cotton Robin, the round robin in which I am taking part. Not going to say or show any more than that; you will have to wonder!  I am doing a bit of sewing, but there's a lot going on that can't be shown fully...

Friday, April 14, 2017

ATC Friday


Another couple of cards made with backgrounds produced by someone else. This one hasn't scanned well because it's quite 3D. 



This one has quite a plain background, though it's a lot more textured in person than in the scan.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Fabric shopping...


Today my cousin and I spent a couple of hours shopping around Vero Beach, mostly consignment shops and thrift stores, used book stores, etc, but we also ducked into a quilt shop I happened to spot along the way, and I picked up a little fabric. (The Dragonfly Quilt Shop)

Friday, April 07, 2017

ATC Friday


A few more cards which I made from pre-made backgrounds. 



It's always interesting to see what other people do to make backgrounds - I love using them for my cards. 


Sunday, April 02, 2017

A little sneak peek


These are some fabrics which I am considering using on my next round of the Cotton Robin.  Not sure quite yet whether I will use them or something else, but these are the ones sitting there for me to muse on.  I don't think I'll get any work done before I leave for  a week in Florida, though...

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Block set update - April



Here's another monthly update of my progress on working on my block sets. As we head into April, this is what I have waiting around (above). 

In March, these sets were used, made into tops: 
  •  8.5" Batik Chunky Pinwheels (18)
...and I didn't add any new sets or modify any others. 

So here's what's in my block stash now: 

8.5" Bordered 3 patch blocks (34)
 6.5x8.5" rectangular log cabin blocks (90)
  8" rail fence variation blocks (48)
8" string blocks (90);
6x9" birds on blue sky background (42)
4" 3 patch blocks (2 squares, one rectangle) (87) - these will almost certainly have something else done to them before being used;
12" circular flying geese blocks (9)
4.5" Christmas four patch (84)
8" novelty bordered 3 patch blocks (34)


Here's what my collection looked like last month:


Monday, March 27, 2017

Block lotto blocks


A few blocks made for the block lotto this month - just snuck in under the wire at the end of the month. It's fun to play along, though.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Batik blocks


Made these blocks up into a top - a very long thin one. I'll add something along the sides later to make the size a bit better, but it's a nice pattern...

Friday, March 24, 2017

ATC Friday


Two more cards which were made using pre-made backgrounds, with bits and pieces from my stash added...



As you may be able to tell, I have a fondness for using lettering on cards!