Friday, October 14, 2016

ATC Friday

Two more cards which make an interesting contrast, I think. In both of these cases, I was the middle person to work on the card - the first one came to me very full, and it was hard to find something to add to it, which would still allow space for another person to work on it. 

I just added the "You Are Here" washi tape. 

This is what it looked like when I got it!

With this one, it was almost empty when I got it - a complete contrast to the other one. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Cross Stitch Update

It's been a while since I did a cross stitch update - mainly for the reason that it's been a while since I stitched. Having purchased a three part Hallowe'en mystery, I thought I might have a go at that (never mind that I have last year's Hallowe'en mystery still 2/3 finished). This is not quite half of the first of three parts, so if I keep stitching at this rate, I might actually finish it before Christmas. Ok, probably not much chance of a Hallowe'en finish, but it's seasonal, which is nice. The colour in the photo is also terrible, as the blue flowers are actually green. Next week I shall try to photograph it in natural light...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Trunk Show Tuesday

Another old baby quilt, from another "baby" who is now at least 14 or 15. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Still coming...

Would you believe I still have a stack of pillows for my book corner? Another never ending project, though these are really quick and easy to do, so they aren't taking much of my time.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

More shirt blocks

More blocks made from Ben's shirts. Slowly (very slowly) make progress with this project - the problem is that I don't really like working with shirt fabric (button downs are ok, it's the t-shirts I don't really like) so I never want to do lots of blocks at once. Plus, I'm always just really busy.  But it's getting there.

Friday, October 07, 2016

ATC Friday

A few more ATCs which I worked on as part of a round robin. Both of these sets were ones which I started, which means I made the background only. That round is where you have the least control over the direction the card will take, but that's kind of fun!

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Trunk Show Tuesday

An old baby quilt - I don't really think 2001 is that long ago, until I realise that the baby for whom this was a birth present is turning 15 later this week. Time flies!

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Some shirt blocks

A few more blocks for the rather delayed quilts I'm making for an old friend from her husband's shirts (mostly) - for her two sons. He died a few years back now, and I've had these shirts for way too long (since last summer) - so it's the top of my autumn To Do list in terms of sewing, I just never seem to do any sewing these days!  Four blocks doesn't seem like a great accomplishment, but I have to spent a lot of time deconstructing the shirts and stabilising, so it's not as quick as just cutting up fat quarters. Still, progress is being made. Slowly.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Yep, it's more cushions

My bookcorner seems to have a never-ending supply of cushions. Gradually, I am getting them all covered in interesting fabric. There are five more waiting at home, and three or four more still at school. But I have to say, the book corner looks awesome!

Friday, September 30, 2016

ATC Friday

Some more of the ATCs I've worked on in Round Robin style - these two sets are ones where I've added the last thing. In this case, some Japanese lanterns; 

with these cards, I just added the words Never More (or perhaps it's only one word!) - they didn't need much else!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Trunk Show Tuesday

This one was a gift for a friend & co-worker (at the time); I haven't actually seen her in quite a few years, so I hope the quilt is still going strong. It's a good pattern - I think it came from Australian P&Q magazine originally, though I no longer have it. It would be easy enough to work out, though, if I wanted to do it again. Maybe for a PL quilt.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

A couple more cushions

Didn't have a lot of time today, as we were down in Brighton, celebrating Sarah's birthday (it's on Tuesday) - but I did cover two more cushions when we got back - only about 6 more to go. Not that they take very long, but it's working up the energy to start, sometimes.  Anyway, maybe next weekend there will be some actual sewing to show. Don't hold your breath!

Friday, September 23, 2016

ATC Friday

Here are two quite different finished cards; on both of these I was the middle player. To these, I added the square picture of a flower; 

On these cards, I added the transparent decal of a bird.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Trunk Show Tuesday

This is one I still have somewhere - I don't have it hanging up at the moment. Like most of my older quilts, the quilting is fairly minimal, so it annoys me to see... Maybe someday I will requilt this one like I did the old rail fence one - it's not that big and would be easy enough to do on my domestic. The worst part is of course picking out the old quilting...

Sunday, September 18, 2016

A (very) little sewing

Finally got around to doing some sewing, but it's only to re-cover some cushions for my classroom's book corner. The ones in the corner were a little worse for wear. Funny enough, at least two of them were ones I made when Alex was in that classroom in Year 2, so I know those ones haven't been refreshed in 6 or 7 years!

There are about five more cushions still at school, so I'll probably do some more next weekend. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

PAT Swap Returns, part two

These are the other cards I got in the recent Pick-a-Theme Swap which I showed some from last week. My theme for this group - you may have worked this out - was trees.

A nice selection of tree cards!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Cross Stitch Update

A very tiny bit of progress this week - but it's better than nothing. Been very tired in the evening so I haven't done much stitching - better that than unpicking lots of wrong stuff!  Now that I'm back in the habit of working full time again, perhaps next week will show better progress. Though I really need to work on some Hallowe'en stuff, I think, so perhaps I should give this a rest.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Trunk Show Tuesday

This is a quilt I made for my friend Kristen - I think it was a belated 30th birthday present. Or something. 

It's all in batiky type fabrics and was a square in a square, with rail-fence blocks as the inner square. Not sure how big it was - huge!