Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Alpha Beary

Have been working very hard today.  Ventured into my UFO Tub and came across this little quilt l started about (6) six years ago that's right. l had come to a stand still when l run out of sashing fabric...purchased another white on white so l could finish it off but was never happy with the way it was coming together.

So this morning between blog hopping l unpicked the quilt and trimmed up the blocks. Have now decided l will simple sew them together as is...will sneak out  tomorrow  and find myself some alphabet fabric for finial boarder and backing.

The bears in the center holding on to their individual letters are cross stitched.
This is one for my Grans Hope Chest Cupboard.

Yahoo!!  did not realize that this is my 300th post.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Guilty As Charged.

Big thank you to Lily Pad Quilting for such a great little game.  Firstly welcome to my house hope you enjoy the tour.  I'm sure you will find out rather quickly that l am Guilty of being Crafty.

This is my entry hall.   Please follow me...we are off to jail and do not get to collect $200.  sob sob sob.

Out side the powder room is this lovely little wall hanging given to me for my 50th. Just love it.
In Sean's room is my first quilt...you know the one you make before you really now what to do. I suppose you could call it a selfie.
 My room where my favorite quilt adorns my bed...Round Robin Quilt made by some very talented  NOTYQ's ladies. Queen size on king bed.   Just love it ... so girly.
Yellow quilt waiting to be sent off for quilting... laying around.
 Small stack of extra quilts in my linen cupboard. Grannies hope cupboard ... quilts for future.
 Scented Craft Bauble in dinning room.
 Sewing room swag.
Car quilt lap size.
 Lachlan's Collingwood quilt to small for new bed, single quilt on queen bed. 
 Dolphin in study.

Peanut cushion on Lachlan,s bed.
There is plenty more to see but that can wait for another time. Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Friday Night With Friends.

Well sorry to disappoint you, l spent a rather quite night sitting and stitching away...was absolutely blissful. 
Started straight after dinner, whilst the family cleaned up.  Hubby made me a cuppa, with a cookie. (Chocolate of course).
Managed to complete one side.
Was going to keep this project for FNWF only nights but, now have decided to stitch a bit every Friday night.  Have been trying to map out how to assemble this quilt when completed.

Will definitely need a trip to Ipswich or Brisbane for Japanese type fabric... no one up here carries a large enough range.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Back On The Sewing Front.

 Firstly this cute guy has been coming around to say hello on a regular basis.  So today l decide to feed him a little left over pork he loved it. He is so friendly.
 Now for something sewing related, purchased this panel about a year ago, at the Brisbane Craft and Quilt Show.  When l was recently at the Toowoomba Quilt Show, l saw it on display at one of the many stores and thought, l should make a start on mine.   So purchased the necessary threads and headed off  home happy in the knowledge l was going to be a step closer to starting another project.

 I thought this would make the perfect Friday night project for the Sit and Sew nights. So off l went and started this on Friday night, then l put it down at the end of the night. (Good Girl).

But on Saturday because is was AFL Grand Finial day in Melbourne,which of course did not make any difference to Hubby and Sons, or the fact that we now live in Queensland and even though we did not follow either team. There was no way they were leaving the house, until the game had finished.

 So I sewed some more.
Got a bit of a run on over the weekend,  every-time l managed to get  time to myself which has been quite often as boys have been spending nights out or at work l would do a few stitches.
Before long l was getting into a rhythm.
Now l must put it aside for my Friday night sit and sew times, or l will be starting another project before to long..  Biggest problem is how do l put this all together when l have finished....need to go a shopping trip to Brisbane or Ipswich for suitable fabrics.
I buy these projects with no one in mind. Just enjoying the journey of learning something new.

I am sure this could be yet another 21st gift, for 2014. As l will have at least five in the coming year, with a niece, nephews and a son, his girlfriend. Busy year for 21st quits. A couple of baby quilts also.