Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Just dropping by to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.

 Snowmen A to Zzzz is put together now just need to do the fly stitch along the seams.  So pleased with how it turned out so far.

 My sister made me a gingerbread train.  I have been admiring it for the last couple of days but think I will give into temptation tonight and eat some.  She makes the best gingerbread.
My boss gave me these beautiful flowers.  They come in a little basket which made it easy to carry home on the train.

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and I hope Santa brings you something nice.

Until next time happy stitching.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

FNSI

Last night I decided to start something new.

A couple of weeks ago I purchased a few Cinderberry Stitches kits when I was down in Geelong.  I couldn't resist a new pattern called Pippa.

Isn't she cute?  I plan to put the quilt top together whilst I am on holidays.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas it has been fun stitching with you all.

Thanks Wendy for hosting a lovely evening.

Happy stitching.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Some Finishes

In the last week or so I have managed to finish a few things.

 Two quilts all bound and finished.  Lucky I did the binding last week it is going to be 40 degrees here tomorrow not ideal for sewing binding.

 Two Christmas decorations.

Blocks 4 of Cornelian.  These just needs the centres done but I am hoping the fabrics for that come with the next block which is due this week.  I am all up to date on this one and any so enjoying making it.  I choose to use the Cottage Garden Threads option and they are so lovely to work with.

Until next time happy stitching.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Friday Night With Friends

I had another lovely productive evening.

Firstly I quilted my Baby Love quilt now all that I need to do is put the binding on.

 I had intended to put the binding on last night but I decided to watch the Nelson Mandela specials on tv.  What an amazing man he was.  Instead I did some hand stitching and finished of the O block from my Snowmen A to Zzzz.  I only have a few more blocks left to complete.
 And this morning I picked up my Carousel quilt from the long arm quilter.  It has come up really nice.  It is the first time I have used this long arm quilter Jemima's Creative Quilting. The turnaround time was about six weeks so I was super excited that it was done so quickly.   I left my Swoon Quilt to be quilted next.  I have a few tops packed away that I want to get quilted.


A close up of the quilting.

Thanks to Cheryll for hosting.

Until next time happy stitching

Monday, December 2, 2013

Some finishes and new things

I have managed to finish  a couple of things.  I have taken these photos outside but because I only have a very small back yard I couldn't stand straight in front of the clothes line as there is a wall there so they are on a bit of an angle.

 First up is my Round and Round quilt using Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie & Camille and it is one of Camille's patterns.  I think I will get this one professionally quilted.

 Merry Merry Snowmen by Bunny Hill Designs all finished ready for Christmas.  I have purchased a Hang It Dang It hanger so I can hang this one up just have to work out where to hang it wall space is limited but I may need to jig a few things around.




 Some close ups.  I love Snowmen!

L7 finished and ready for wrapping.

 Summer Bouquet ready for quilting.  Just have to think about how I would like to do it.  Gail hand quilted hers but I can never get my top flat enough when I hand quilt so I am thinking I may machine quilt as I know I won't be happy if it is not flat.
 And because I have finished some things I just got more for the to do pile.  I went to the Piccadilly Market in Geelong and Cinderberry Stitches had a stall so I had to get a few kits just because I could.

A couple of other little purchases from the market could not resist the Gingerbread Man brooch and the hair clips are a little present for a friend's little girl so cute.

I am off to finish decorating the tree.

Until next time happy stitching.