Thursday, December 5, 2013

Some finishes!

Long time away again. But I can assure you that I have been doing some things!
Here are a couple of pincushions I have made, the first is from Joanna Figueroa (Fig Tree Quilts) book, With Fabric & Thread.

And the next is from Red Home by Natalie Bird, with my favourite colours of the moment, RED and also hexies!
And finally finished an advent calendar which has be waiting for me to add the 24 red buttons that were needed to hang all the ornaments on the tree.
Also managed to finish this quilt, well almost just need to tidy up the ends from the quilting. Then there will be a picture!
Bye for now.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Just some things...

I have been working on some hand sewing, as with all this hot weather we have had this summer and that apartments are not built for these hot peaks (and I don't like air conditioning!) not much work has been done.

I have done some cross stitch, this is one by Blackbird Designs, of whom I also love their quilts
I also did one by Little House Needlework, but haven't yet got around to deciding how I am going to mount it!
Just some small projects, like this "Handy Hussif" by Sue Daley Designs. It is all mainly handsewing.

That's all for this post.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Basket Block

Instead of getting my head around coming up with ideas for workshops, I decided that I would have a go at making this 2 inch finished basket block.
I know you may think me made. It was a bit of a challenge to get my 1/4" seam allowance right. This was originally a project over here. The idea was to make 31 baskets, one for each day of July. I decided one was enough. I think I will stick to just working on 4.5 inch blocks and no smaller. That is what I say now!!!!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Cross Stitch

I have had a sampler heart cross stitch hanging around, wondering what I was going to do with it. Didn't want to frame it, or make a cushion stuffed with lavendar, so........ I made a Needle case with it

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Some things.....

Now that I have some free time available (for now!) I have been doing some finishing touches to a couple of projects
And a bag "Grab and Go Bag" from Cotton Way. It comes out quiet big.
And a pencil case with some scraps left over from various projects
Now I really must tackle some of those quilts that need quilting!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Cross Stitch

Some of you might know that I love handsewing. So here is my latest finished cross stitch, turned into a drawstring bag to carry around my projects.
The cross stitch chart can be found here.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


It is hard to believe that it is a year since I last went to the fair. The weather was fine and as usual there were a lot of people and of course lots of nice things to buy. At times it was like being in a sardine tin!!!

This year my DD went with me and got to meet Véronique Réquena from "Born to Quilt". DD especially likes Véronique's dog, called Lizzy.

And of course spent far too much money, but at least the projects will keep me busy for the rest of the year and that goes for my DD as well. You will all have to wait and see in the future what I bought, once it is made!!

I'm having to look at this more and more!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Two jobs done!

DD asked me to make her a drawstring bag using red spotted fabric, so that she can put her trainers for gym in and here is the result.

And I have been meaning to get rid of these plastic/paper bags (what an embarrassment) that have my knitting in. 

You would have thought I would have got around to it before now! This week I was spurred on by a pupil, that I should really make one. So here it is
I really must get down to quilting and also start making the blocks for "Busy Little Christmas Elves" stitcheries!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013


I hope I am not too late in wishing everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Here are a couple of things I recently made for our home.

And for this year's hand sewing, I have decided on Sue Daley's "Basket" quilt. So here is the first of 128 basket blocks!
Until next time!

Friday, November 30, 2012


I have finally finished all the stitchery blocks, there were 17 to do in total.
Now onto making the quilt blocks! Now have I enough red fabric for this?!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Few things I have been doing

Last weekend DD wanted to make a pencil case, using, but of course her Mum's fabrics and here is the result.
She needed help with the zip, but the rest was her idea as to which fabrics and how she wanted them to appear.

I finally put the finishing touches to my Hex Purse that appeared here, but changed the stitchiery which I found in Stitch with Love by Mandy Shaw. And the other sewing bag with various pockets inside is a pattern by The Birdhouse.

The Hex purse involved over 80 paper hexagons, anyone that has classes with me knows that I love hand sewing.
I am hoping to this week to sandwich this quilt and get it finished in time for Christmas. It's red, so will go nicely over the sofa.
I haven't this year made anything new in the way of Christmas projects, just haven't had the time. The Nativity scene will have to wait yet another year. Let's see if in 2013 we will finally get it finished. DD in term time really doesn't have much free time, so maybe in the long summer holidays we could finally get down to finish it. Let's wait and see!!