Saturday, April 19, 2014

FNSI - show and tell

There is not much to show and tell this month - with it being Good Friday, I didn't end up spending much time in the sewing room - just did a bit of sorting and packing for my April swaps :)



I gathered my Christmas fabrics in preparation of my Christmas Block swap, and CraftMad Family Christmas Quilt - will get to some serious sewing today :)

However, I can show show you what has landed in my sewing room recently :)

FQ Swap from Kelly - I love this fabric - I am going to make something for Mr Fixit with this :)


February & March CraftMad Family Christmas quilt blocks from Merry

QBSA - Rainbow Starflower from KateW

this is what I sent Kate

I had a great find on ebay - some sheets offcuts and the best find of all (for me anyway) was finding some floral fabric that matches my quilt cover.





I am going to make a new cushion cover and will make up a cushioned top for the blanket box I have been intending to get for the last few years.  
At times here the weather is so unpredictable - one night you are sweltering, and don't need any blankets, the next night you need a blanket or even a quilt.  We are rapidly approaching the time when we need to get the 'winter weight' quilt out.  All of these quilts/blankets are in the walk-in robe at the moment - currently folded on the floor :(

Stay tuned for developments :)



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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Do.Good Stitches - March Blocks

I am slowly catching up with my Bees :)

Do. Good Stitches - March blocks
The block this month was a bit more challenging :)
Simply Woven following instructions from ModaBakeshop
Colours requested were for 'muted brights', preferably in the greeny/browny/reddy/orangey colour range.
These blocks were a challenge for me - the first lot came out a bit undersized :(

Simply Woven-1


but the next lot worked out a bit better :)
Simply Woven-2

I have sent both lots, hopefully they can be used :)

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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Do.Good Stitches - February blocks

I am slowly catching up with my Bees :)

Do. Good Stitches - February blocks
We were asked for any sampler blocks in Navy & White
I love doing two colour blocks :)  and chose Blazing Arrows and Friendship Star
Blazing Arrows


Friendship Star


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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter time :)

I realised I had not posted a photo of the GORGEOUS Easter Mini I received from Anthea



The choccies didn't last long :)  I shared them with Mr Fixit the other night while we were watching TV - thank you Anthea, your mini is wonderful and is now hanging up in my sewing room :)

here is what I sent to my Easter Mini Swap partner - I can reveal who it was now that it has arrived safely - it was sent to Shez :)
I originally posted about it HERE, and had a little chuckle when Shez left an encouraging comment on my post :)

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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

more catching up ...............

...... on photos

In January 2014, I happened to be in the right place, at the right time to get these patterns from A Patchwork Quilt- with a discount code, I ultimately got postage for free :)  Now to find time to do some stitching!

February 28th was my friend Cynthia's birthday - so I made her a little purse to carry her bits and pieces when she attends workshops :)



but with Mr Fixit's unexpected stay in hospital, and other factors,
there was a bit of a delay in getting her present to her :(



we got there in the end - Cynthia laughed out loud when she unwrapped it ................. Cynthia actually helped me pick out these fabrics at A Quilter's Odyssey LOL



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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Friday, March 28, 2014

catching up on ........................

posting pics :)

January Fat Quarter Swap from DebbieW

January Fat Quarter Swap to DebbieW


February block received from KateC - QBSA

this is the block I sent to KateC

February Fat Quarter Swap from Virginia
February Fat Quarter Swap to Virginia


QBSA March block I sent to KateW


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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fat Quarter Swap Birthday Club

It was a huge month for birthdays in March - 6 birthdays!

here is what I sent








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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Monday, March 24, 2014

A moment of panic ......................

I have been working on my 12" mini quilt, and was ready to add the binding, hanging sleeve and tag ............ the tag, ....................... where is the tag? .................. I am sure I put it somewhere safe :)


I checked the 3 drawers in the sewing cabinet, the 4 boxes of blocks, scraps and ribbons/embroidery threads .................. where did I put it?

Ahh, I found it .................. underneath my RSC14 project :)  such a relief :)

here is my finished mini quilt ...........  I was inspired by a cushion cover I saw on the net somewhere :)
 mmmmmmmm, another moment of panic ........... not really happy with that binding - it is a bit crooked and there is some puckering along the top.  Time for some unsewing :(

this a bit better :)
Whilst I am still not completely happy with what I have done :(  it has made me more determined to master the skill of appliqué!
The deadline for posting fast approaches!

I also need to pull my finger out and get my old Singer sewing machine off for a service - the Singer can do blanket stitch :)


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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

FNwF - show and tell

The last two weeks have been a bit stressful (see other post), but it was nice to have some creative therapy in the sewing room on Friday Night :)

I managed to catch up on my RSC14 blocks - I had two colours to catch up - Pink and Teal

Rainbow Feather - Pink
February - Pink

Rainbow Feather - Teal
March - Teal

here are the first three blocks together
Rainbow Feathers


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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
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