I was doing a few finishing off jobs on Friday night. I finished the binding on the tree tonight but got it underway on Friday night.
Good to have this finally finished. Now I need to decorate it.
I made this Bib for a lady at work who has a new Grandson this week. His father is a Rugby player so the wee player is appropriate.
On Thursday night I made two of these shamrocks for the ladies in the office at school. They always decorate for St Patrick's day. I liked them so much that I made these two on Friday night to keep for myself.
Thanks Wendy at Sugar lane designs for hosting us again. I have enjoyed looking at some of the projects people were doing.
The first Friday Night Sew In for the year is tonight and the sign up can be found here at Sugarlane Designs Now to decide what I will do tonight to join with everyone else. I've had a sneak peak at what some others are planning and look forward to seeing what gets done around the group. :-)
I may work on my latest Sew Together bag by Sew Demented. I am using New Zealand fabrics for this project.
I was happy with the last one that I did which I take out with me to stitching groups. It fits a lot of items and matches my hexagon project bag.
I did more work on this Christmas tree wall hanging. It is a pattern called A little bit shorter tall tree by Cindi Edgerton. It is done by foundation piecing and I found it really addictive to do.
Last night I started to sandwich it and cut the binding to go on once quilted. I hoped to get a bit further but we had a Skype call and I couldn't do quite as much. I look forward to seeing what everyone else has done.
I've been quiet on here for a while and this year I am hoping to get back into posting and reading what everyone is up to. (I have had a little look now and then)I have just signed up for Friday night with friends here: Friday night with friends. Off now to sort out what I will stitch at that time. Look forward to seeing what everyone else gets up to.
We are excited to be two weeks away from due date for our first grandchild. This is one of the things I have been busy making in recent times. DIL is an optometrist so it seemed fitting. We have recently found out they are expecting a girl which opens up many possibilities for me to create. 😄
I have tried to get a few things finished
This was done in a Mary Transom class and I am very happy with the finished wall hanging.
A long overdue post to show you all my beautiful mini I received from Lyn . I have thanked her back when I received it but it is nice to share the lovely mini which she has done so much work on. Thanks, Lyn.
I thought it went rather nicely with these ornaments that sit near where my mini frame is in the hall.
Work has been busy and I have not had time to do as much of my sewing as I would like. In October I went to a class where made a Pot of Pansy's. The class was taught by Mary Transom , a New Zealand Quilt artist and tutor,and was most enjoyable.
My Pot of Pansy's isn't finished yet but getting there.
I'm hoping to be able to finish before the show and tell we are having on 5th December as a Christmas break up.
I am slow to post what I got up to last Friday night. I have had this on the go for a while and it was time to progress it along a bit further.
So I added the sashing between the already made strips of different fabrics. It proved to need care as the sashing was going onto a bias edge so stretching could be a problem.
I now have to sew a sashing top and bottom before adding a border of "piano keys" which I have created by cutting the leftover strip sets.
It will then have a border the same as the sashing before binding. Now that I am back on track I am hoping to get this finished.
I am trying to get a few things finished as I am signed up for a challenge found here.
It is a challenge based on this book which arrived in the mail today.
How exciting to be able to unwrap my parcel from Jan.
The "wrapping" was this lovely Christmas panel that has me thinking overtime how I will use it. Lots of possibilities that I could do. Thanks Jan.
Firstly I found this Christmas stocking which will be hung with pride at Christmas time.
Then there was this cute reindeer pouch and the next photo shows the lovely fabric lining the bag.
Tucked inside the pouch were these goodies. A stitchery featuring 2 reindeer with 2 cute little wooden buttons to put on it. Also a wooden Santa Christmas ornament to hang on the tree by an Australian designer. The handmade card has some cheeky cockatoo Christmas fabric stuck on the front of it from the next pressie.
Here is the Cockatoo fabric on this gorgeous cushion cover. It gives a real Australian theme to my Christmas in July. Beautifully hand stitched Christmas tree on the front. I had just the right sized cushion inner that I could pop inside.
Thank you Jan for all my goodies and the time and effort you put into it just for me.
A fun swap thank you Cheryll for organising it for us. My swap partner hasn't received hers yet due to post delays which I am sorry about. Details will follow when she gets it. I have had fun entering into it and now I have a new blog friend and blog to read in Jan's LITTLE RED HEN.
My parcel arrived a week ago and I now only have a few days to wait.
This morning I opened the postal bag and found this fabric wrapped parcel. Thanks to my swap partner. It seems real now.
I hope mine gets to its destination by Friday. It has been winging it's way for over a week now to my swap partner. I hope she likes what I have made. I will have photos once I know it has got there safely.
Two days back at work and it already feels like 2 weeks Haha.
Looking forward to seeing everyone's reveal on the 25th.(3 more sleeps.)