22 September 2013

Loving My New Start and Glad to see the bindings on others.

So it has been a while since I posted anything. My question is how can I have a computer at work, a home laptop and an I-pad, and the only thing I seem to be able to blog on is my husband's laptop? All have a different layout and this is the only one I seem to be able see the Dashboard. Putting photos on is also a nightmare. So lets see how this goes! Finishitis is continuing. I have finished La Naissance. It is currently residing on my bed and I love it.

Challenge is bound and waiting for an important birthday.

Pies and Tarts is bound and complete.

My William Morris Sample is currently at the quilters. Arts and Craft Sampler by Michele Hill is together and waiting to be machine quilted......by me yeeks!!!!!! I hope it turns out. So far I have only machine quilted one quilt and that was stippled. It was also a memorable experience as I put the machine needle through my finger. The worst thing was that the needle broke and it was only new. Damn!! So all those completed and ready for use means I was entitiled to start something new.

This is what is on my Design Wall (which was lovingly made by my dearest Darling).

I purchased this as a BOM from Quiltsmith in Sydney. It is a pattern by Susan Garman called Sarah's Revival. I just love it. I keep the door open so every time I walk up the hallway, I can see it. 27 blocks done, only 9 to go. not bad considering I started in April and work has seriously interfered with my progress. Early next month I am off to Sit and Sew with the girls at Wodonga. I think I will take Sweet William and work on getting blocks organised. Seems the photos just want to do their own thing. I suppose some photos is better than none.

Happy sewing to every one.

21 May 2013


Simply Red

Another Show & Tell from me, Simply Red, a Karen Cunningham design is finally finished - and currently residing on my bed. Thankyou to Susan Smith once again for the fabulous quilting, which without Simply Red would remain unfinished for some time.

The centre of Simply Red is needle turned using the one fabric from French General Rounnierres...my absolute favourite. The border is also a French General fabric.

This quilt was actually a few firsts for me. 1st time to a quilting workshop, 1st time at Summer School in Wodonga, 1st time for needle turning.....I've managed a little more since then.

I will try & make the time to post some updates as I go....anymore Finishes maybe a little while off.

Having problems loading photos again....sorry I can't share more

Til Next Time

6 May 2013

Long Time Between Posts

Well it feels like forever, but time for a little update from me.

Thankyou to QWE JulieAnn for taking over the posting while my stitching mind has been absent...everything has taken a backseat while facing family / life challenges

Some Finishes to share...yes that word!!

Lullabye; a Karen Cunningham design. I've made mine into a wallhanging, it's all hand stitched except for the outside border. I  gave hand quilting a go in the centre...am afraid quilting of any sort is really not my forte

Arabesque; a Michele Hill design. Am so very happy to have this one done, with thanks to Susan Smith for the quilting that was possible.

Would like to have shown you more closeups but am having major problems loading them....

I am currently binding Simply Red, that will be next show & tell and stitching a little on French Mosaic, another of Karen's designs.

Sew much to do....sew little time!

Til next time...hopefully soon