There is also a new group called Love and Hugs from Australia, where our designers are giving stitcheries and appliques away each day. Can't wait for 2pm when the first one comes online! It is from Natalie Bird. I really need something else to stitch!
Friday, April 3, 2020
Oh dear. I keep starting things. Sue Spargo has started a stitchalong on Instagram and Facebook. Just had to start! It is good fun. Some of the stitches are very tricky but interesting to work out. Luckily Sue does videos of them.
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Hasn't it been a crazy week? I always like staying home but this is ridiculous! I am so missing my social events. Thankfully we have social media to keep us in touch. We have even had church online with Zoom! We do live in amazing times. I have found it hard to get motivated and seem to take so long to get going on these days of plenty of time! I have been working on some of my projects. The top border of Fairy Kisses is done and I have started the bottom one.
My hexi flowers have all been hand pieced. I placed them roughly on the sewing room floor to see how they look. I have some aqua fabric to use in between the flowers, which I hope will look OK.
Hope you are all enjoying some quality stitching time in these difficult times. We are not even seeing the grandchildren now which is hard!
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
It is a crazy world here at the moment. I hope you are all well and not too distressed but the news! We have had to cancel our trip away this year as we were going on 20th April. It is disappointing but better than going and then having to rush back. I have a little cold and feel embarrassed to sniffle! Still, it is time we can use to stitch if we are stuck at home. I have managed to do a bit! I bound and labelled the Splendid Sampler a few weeks ago.
I have also had so much fun crocheting the Tendril shawl by Anni Design Crochet. It is a free pattern on her blog or you can purchase a print friendly version in UK terms from Ravelry. It needs blocking but I am please with it and the ball of wool (located in my stash) worked so well.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
We have had a lovely few days with Ma visiting. She saw the balloons, we enjoyed several meals out, saw all the great grandchildren, went shopping and had a morning tea picnic at the park with some of the children. It was quite a busy time!
Thursday, March 5, 2020
I very naughtily started something new. I NEEDED something to stitch so began these Natalie Bird stitcheries They were printed on so were very easy to start. The quilt that you make with the stitcheries is made with hexagons but using a size that isn't readily available. So, thanks to some good advice, I am hand piecing them and really enjoying the process. I am mostly using my leftover stash of Nancy Halverson fabrics.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
It was very exciting last week to pick up 4 quilts from the quilter! So good to be getting some of these older projects finished. I had Here, There and Everywhere basted for hand quilting. The other three were the Splendid Sampler, Teddies Garden Treasures and the baby quilt I stitched in 2005! The last, Golden slumbers, is a lovely pattern by the late Vivian Robinson.