I’m thinking this may be one of many stitcheries being framed………love how it looks in its new frame .
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Last night saw me working on finishing of the satin stitch and filling in the butterfly bodies on this Leanne Beasley stitchery, now to buy a frame and then into my gift box it will be going.
I also added the last stitches to this embroidery by Rosalie Quinlan I’ve been working on for quite a while, I’m very glad to see the end in sight with this one now to decide on how I want to finish it off…a cushion, a wall hanging MMmmmm decisions, decisions!
I also finished off this baby blanket this week but couldn’t take a proper photo until today after a trip to Spotty for some soft grey ribbon to tie it up with…..now to wait till Friday so I can surprise the recipient with it, she has no idea I’ve been working on this for her so I hope she likes it
Here it is all nice and pretty with a lovely silky grey ribbon wrapped around it. Well that’s all my show and tell for this week, I’m hoping to have a few more things to show you soon but a couple of them will be secret sewing projects so they’ll be sneaky peek photo’s and you’ll have to wait for the big reveal later in the year.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Finally finished making up the rest of the squares for this blanket, now to sew them on row by row and then comes the decision on how to finish it off with the edging.
Shez and I exchanged our one on one swap items and this months theme was a mini wall hanging and I added a few little extras to her parcel as well, I think she was happy with what I’d made/given to her just like I loved what she made/gave me.
These are the gorgeous gifts Shez made/gave me in our one on one swap I was sooooo spoilt! and see that vase cover in the back of the picture well Homespun magazine saw it on her blog and asked if they could have a picture of it to put in their magazine in the readers section wooo hooo well done Shez!
This is what I made for the Mill Rosie red swap a project folder…….Kim from http://quiltingwithkim.blogspot.com.au/
Here’s Kim with her lucky dip prize, I think she was pretty happy with it
This is the inside……
and these are the little extras I added to fill it up with. I’ll be back soon with more swap pictures later in the week and hopefully this week wont be as busy or as draining as last week lol…….
Sunday, February 23, 2014
This was just a few of the lovely items made by the clever girls of the Mill Rosie group……
A few more items from our red swap this month, I had to take two photo’s as I couldn’t get all this loveliness into one shot! Aren’t we a clever and talented bunch of ladies!!
I was also VERY spoilt by Sharon of http://lilabellelane.blogspot.com.au/ in our one on one swap with this gorgeous weekender bag designed by Amy Butler made using a honeycomb pack of the new Midwinter red range of fabrics that I just love!
I cannot thank Sharon enough for this beautiful bag and it will be travelling with me in April as I travel around Tassie for my birthday trip with my sister Anne, it will be put to good use by being filled to the brim with craft projects I can work on while over there and I have a funny feeling Sharon’s blanket will be one of them, crochet is such a portable craft!
Now Sharon understands that she needs to be a bit patient with me as I’m still working on her crocheted blanket for this swap and I suspect it’s going to take a few more months to get to the finish stage with it but I’m loving how her blanket is turning out I may just have a little bit of difficulty actually giving it up when it’s done I can just picture me and Sharon having a playful tug of war over it when I present her with it lol….
I’ll post a few more Mill Rosie photo’s over the next couple of days as I took quite a lot on the day!
Now onto FNSI results and this is what I managed to do while watching a bit of TV, I managed to sew two rows together now to get onto making the other squares so I can finish this and present it to the mum to be before my next hair appointment in March yikes!
Friday, February 21, 2014
This is what I’ll be working on tonight, putting all these squares together to make another baby blanket, I’m going to be making it 6 x 6 with a pink ruffled edge to soften the grey.
this red spotty parcel will be travelling with me tomorrow to our Mill Rosie meet up in Ballan, I’ll post pic’s of what we got up to when I get back. I can’t wait to see everyone again and catch up with all the gossip…….see you tomorrow girls!
Saturday, February 8, 2014
I managed to work two more rows of colour on my Hubby’s ripple blanket and now I’ve completed three rows of each of the eleven main colours I’m now back to the first colour, now it’s just a matter of repeating these eleven colours till the blanket is done.
I also did a bit more stitching on this Rosalie Quinlan Christmas stitchery, just a bit more and it will be finished, I really enjoy working with Cosmo threads and also using just one colour for a project.
I must start doing a bit of blog hopping tonight and see what everyone else got up to with their Friday night crafting…….
Friday, February 7, 2014
Tonight is Friday night with friends and I’m planning on working on my hubby’s ripple blanket in the cool of the air con while watching a “Frost” DVD and having a few nibbles and a glass of Bailey’s with milk anyone else joining me tonight, I’ll be happy to add an extra glass or two and some more nibbles to the platter?
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Friday, January 31, 2014
OOOoooppsss I think I let the cat out of the bag when I included a note with the mug rug I sent to Shez (from http://shez-enjoyinglife.blogspot.com.au/ )as well as a return address LOL…….But I’ve been reminded that it’s National Mug Rug day today so I thought I’d better officially fess up to my crime! hehehehe.
I just know how much Shez loves her mug rugs……
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Just quick post before I head of for the weekend to my in-laws, this is what I worked on last night filling in a few more circles with satin stitch, every little bit gets me closer to the finish I’ll be taking this with me as well and hope to get a bit more done while I’m away.
I hope everyone has a great long weekend, stay safe and I’ll see back here on Monday sometime.