Saturday, December 8, 2018

FNwF & CHERISH do. Good Stitches - October & November blocks

Well, where did the last two months go?   Here are my blocks for October Cherish do. Good Stitches quilting bee.

Blue-Grey Cross

For November, I managed to get some time in the sewing room, in between preparing for my camera club AGM & end of year Trophy presentation night.  I am no longer Secretary for my camera club, so hopefully I will be able to spend more time next year out and about actually taking photos!

Tic Tac Toe blockI  have very little low volume fabrics in my stash, and had an involuntary groan when I saw our Quilter's selection of block for November.  I did intend to get out and purchase some fabrics, but as is the case with most quilters, a very generous offer of low volume 5" squares was made by our Quilter, Jackie, which I accepted and here are my blocks, all done and dusted!

I had done my preparation during the week, and intended to finish and get them in the post by the end of the week, but you know how it goes ....... best laid plans and all that!

It has been ridiculously hot here in Adelaide - whatever happened to the beautiful 22-25C days in the lead up to January?  Nope, bam, straight into 38C!  Oh, how I hate the heat!

I used the final FNwF for 2018 to sew my rows together (there was a bit of reverse sewing, as I had an issue with tension on my machine).  It was nice to be sewing with my quilty friends again, even if it was only in spirit :)

Now to get my blocks in the post!



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Monday, September 17, 2018

CHERISH do. Good Stitches update

Hi everyone

Here are some recent blocks I completed for CHERISH

August-River Log Cabin
River Log Cabin - quilt to be made by Jackie

and, what I think is my favourite 'single' block of this year...

Sept-Scrappy Bear Paw
...this block is a whopping 21" square - this quilt is being made by Serena and I am so looking forward to seeing it finished.

My absolute favourite so far for this year's CHERISH blocks are the blocks made for January 2018 ;)
the I Spy Polaroid quilt (see my original post HERE)

made by Fiona and modelled beautifully by her son :) (image shared with permission)




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

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Friday Night with Friends

It has been quite a while since I participated in a Friday Night with Friends - I haven't been very motivated of late to get in the sewing room.  Recovery after my fall is progressing, and I am happy to say I can now sit comfortably at the sewing machine.

Last night, I had a 'cutting session' in preparation for some sewing - unfortunately, I didn't get to actually sew, but that will happen over the weekend.


This is in preparation for my CHERISH Do. Good Stitches blocks for August & September.  I will post pictures of blocks when finished, but for now, it is back to the sewing room for me LOL


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

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

My CHERISH Do. Good Stitches blocks

I have been struggling to find time to sew lately ........ but the one thing that keeps me returning to the sewing room is my desire to fulfill my responsibilities as Host for the CHERISH circle of do. Good Stitches :)

9 Patch in Red & White

It doesn't take too much effort to organise this great bunch of quilters :)  A few of us have been around for a few years now, and it all seems to flow beautifully - except I am usually the last one to complete and send my blocks :(

Heart Crossed Blocks - 03Heart Crossed Blocks - 02Heart Crossed Blocks - 01


I keep thinking, I will do that next weekend ..... and we all know what happens next, don't we?  LOL

Crossed

The last two months have been difficult to sew, as I had a fall and hurt my knee.  As you can imagine, it is difficult to sit at a sewing machine when you can't bend your leg :)

Jacobs Ladder  Jacobs Ladder

QST x 4

I am on the mend now, slowly but surely.  I was a bit stubborn for a while and didn't rest the knee as much as Doctor ordered, so recovery has been slow.  I am still not quite ready for a marathon, but I am getting there.

Many thanks to Mr Fixit for doing the heavy things like doing grocery shopping and vacuuming :)  Don't know where I would be without him!


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