Saturday, 24 June 2017

Progress of My Lucy

Have been sewing like a dervish, to get this all sewn together.

I have more blocks completed, together with cornerstones and the cream/grey joiner blocks.

But want to sew some more blocks to have more variety.  I was worried there may be to many of the same/similar colour group together, but looking at it, think it is fine.

Anyhow, back to sewing more Lucy.

Thank you for taking time to stop by.

 Happy stitching.


Friday, 9 June 2017

Delilah - Block Three - Shooting Stars

Today I put Lucy aside to work on Delilah.

Here are my two blocks for month three, "Shooting Stars"

Delilah is a TOM (Template of the Month).  We are supplied acrylic templates, directions and a selection of fabrics.  It is our decision how we make the blocks.

I procrastinate on tge usage of which fabrics, because, we can also use fabrics from past months.  Decisions are not  my strong point.   But I think I am happy with this month's outcome.

Thank you for taking time to stop by.
 Happy stitching.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Hang the Stockings

I posted this ovef on Stitch-A-Long,  not sure how to link, so this is just a brief description.

I am participating in the Holly Christmas Cottage Stitch-A-Long,  over at Stitch-A-Long.

This is June's block. Hang the Stockings.

Thank you for taking time to stop by.

Happy stitching.


Monday, 5 June 2017

Sunday at the Chook Shed

Sunday, day 2 at Chooky's amazing 5th Birthday party.

I cut some long overdue Lucy blocks, still have three more to cut out, but got tired and was afraid I may cut the fabric wrong, can't have that.

Then I pull out a SAL block a did a little needle-turn to it.

That was day, time to get tea on, and have a quick tidy up.

What a wonderul two days.

Thank you for taking time to stop by.
 Happy stitching.

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Party Time at the Chook Shed

Thank you Chooky, for a fun-filled day, yesterday.  For those that don't knoe, itvwas the Chooksheds fifth birthday, and the lovely Donna is hosting an all weekend sewing PARTY!

I decided to bring Lucy, from POTC, along.  I had to prise Lucy out of hiding, she was squirriled away in a box, because I had been working on some other projects.

Well, Lucy and I had the time of our lives yesterday.  I pressed her, found some "missing" blocks,  sewed some more one inch grey joiners to the cream joiners, for want of better words.

I even joined another Lucy to the three, I had joined in a row.  So now there is a small "L" shaped piece of quilt.

Thank you for taking time to stop by.

 Happy stitching.


Thursday, 1 June 2017

A Long Time Coming

What an epic journey this little quilt was.  It was a BOM way back in 2014, hosted by Kristy @ Quiet Play.

I am on a mission to complete all my WIPs/ UFOs.  Not sure if I am winning or not, hehehe.

My finger tips are so dang sore from getting pricked from needles, sure I have a  thimble or three, but just cannot get the feel of the needle, the way I like it, so will be lathering pawpaw ointment on my finger tips at bed time.

Without further ado, here is my version of "Sew Kitschy".

Thank you for taking time to stop by.

 Happy stitching.


Tuesday, 30 May 2017

A Little Mat For Santa

Just thought I  would do a quick post here, as I am unsure how to link things.

I am participating in the "Holly Cottage Christmas" quilt along, held over at Stitch-A-Long blog, commencing in June.

We all purchased this beautiful book by Michelle Ridgeway, "A Holly Cottage Christmas".  This book has so many lovely projects in it.

For May we had to choose a small project to get our appetites whetted.  I selected this little mat for Santa's cookies.  Mainly to have a practice at needle-turn appliqué.  In past projects I have always used fusible appliqué, but decided I wanted more of a challenge.  I think I managed ok, and only hope I have not bitten off more than I can chew.

The only real disappointment I had, was I used "Cottage Garden" threads instead of mynusual DMC, and the red bled/ran.  The above photo is a vast improvement, soaked and sponged the bleed, although still there, it has faded somewhat significantly.

I was hoping to use "Cottage Garden" threads in the Holly quilt,  but am not so sure now.  Don't get me wrong, I adore "Cottage Garden" threads,  the colours are fabulous.

Anyhow, I will ponder this for a while, before I need to do more stitchery.

Thank you for taking time to stop by.

 Happy stitching.


Tuesday, 16 May 2017

A New Project

So much has been happening of late in my life.  Not all of it good.  It has taken me a while to decide how to write this post, but here goes.

On a positive front I have started a new TOM - Template of the Month, hosted by Amititie Textiles,  it is called Delilah by Jenny Kingwell Designs.

Block One is Rising Sun

I have had fun doing the first two months worth of blocks, though I made some errors. But I  am happy that I could fix up these errors.  I had to stitch a narrow black border around both blocks, for when I sewed the blocks I used the wrong foot,  thought something was wrong (thought the quarter inch foot was on), but could not figure it out until I measured the completed block.

Block Two is Bells Beach Block

With this block I could NOT work out how to cut a reversed template, wasted so much fabric, lucky I had some of the black I used on Block one so they sort of tie in.  I only hope when the quilt is completed, these blocks will not look out of place.

The trouble is my memory is starting to go.  I have had to give up work.    My ex-husband said "it is no good having a nurse with no memory!", honestly it was the first laugh I have had in a while.  All I have been doing is crying, and sewing, and crying.  This hit me like a bolt out of the blue.

I flew down to Brisbane last Wednesday, just for a day to see a Colorectal Specialist, they admitted to hospital, blood transfusion,  as Hb was only 75, and on the Friday morning some minor surgery.  Now I have to have some not so minor surgery later in the year.

Lucky, I have lots of hand sewing to keep me occupied, between the Insanity Quilt and Lucy Boston. To do while sitting around.  But when home have set up sewing machine and am machine piecing quilts, have some finishes to show in a future post.

Thank you for letting me vent.  I feel very lost and unsure at present.

Thank you for taking time to stop by.

Happy stitching. Sharon

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Hello I am back.

I have good news and have been sewing up a frenzy, catching up for time missed out.

The good news, my liver tumours are STABLE! I was hoping they may have shrunken,  but alas, no, STABLE is good, means they did not multipy.   So I have been making up for lost time, patchwork and quilting.

Here is a snap of "Kool Kats". I purchased this from "Cynthia's Ark".

I am in the process of sewing on the binding at present, should have it finished on the weekend and I will share a photo of the completed quilt.

There has been more sewing, but I need to take some more photos.

Thank you for taking time to stop by.

Happy stitching.