Tuesday, September 28, 2021

A bit of progress

 I have felt more like stitching lately. I started to sew my houses, the Moda Village houses, into rows and that really spurred me on to make more of them. I decided to do 9 houses across by 8 down and here they are. Now the quilt needs borders. I have only used scraps and was not sure how they would look but am pleased.

I have loved stitching the Tiny Treasures and here are the last few and the quilt so far.

Caught up with a few of the stitching girls last week for a coffee and walk and Beth had made this great Santa cushion!

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Stitching away

 Having crafty hobbies certainly helps you in lockdown. I should be doing more but have been plodding away as well as reading and occassionally having a walk.....not often enough! I did walk a long way on Wednesday with Beth and Roni. We walked 8 kms! I was quite sore afterwards but really enjoyed catching up with the ladies. Roni had a little show and tell too. Just check out this amazing scarf, decorated with punch needle circles!

Roni has also made this cute Christmas pillow.

I have made up a few cushions using various stitched fronts. This one was an applique class that I enjoyed with Michelle Hill......many years ago.
These are made using the Love and Hugs stitcheries from last year.

Other than that I have been still enjoying the Tiny Treasures stitcheries. I have even begun putting the hexies together as I keep running out!

We have seen the grandies regularly outside. We meet them for a walk or a picnic which is fun. We are so lucky they live up the road!

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

This and that

 The days certainly fly by when you are in lockdown! I wish I would use the time a bit more usefully but it is hard to get motivated. I am loving the Tiny Treasures book by Kathy Schmitz and am making lots of those as I watch too much television.

This little bird was stitched a long time ago and I ended up making it into a zippered pouch. Thanks for the lovely gift, Beth.
Another bit of fun is some crocheted ripples in fine wool. I had a large collection of embroidery wools and thought it would be fun to crochet them up.
Even though we aren't to go close to the grandies we do see them often as they pop past to get some treats on their daily walks or rides. We also see them in photos too.

Spring is here and the blossoms and flowers are looking lovely.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Lovely work

 We are now in lockdown here in Canberra too. We have been so lucky here really, so we must try and do our best to stay home and stop that dreaded virus! So lots of time and just need to find a little motivation to get going on my many projects. We just managed to have our stitching catchups on Wednesday. Roni has been so busy. Last week she had made these delightful Christmas cushions.

This week she had finished this beautiful box designed by Lynette Anderson. Roni chose to put hers onto a steamer which looks fantastic (and was a little easier than making the zippered box).

Beth has been busy stitching these lovely Christmas pictures too.

In the evening, Barbara brought in her beautiful finished quilt for her eldest grandson. What a lucky boy!
I just love the label and the matching cushion.

What have I been doing. A few weeks ago we celebrated a dear friend's birthday and were giving her some spending money so I thought she needed this little purse.
I am hooked on stitching these little cuties from Tiny Treasures by Kathy Schmitz. I am planning on making a hexi quilt.

And finally, here is the cardigan that was partly knitted about 30 years ago. The Handmade mag is dated 1991! I was worried the fudged sleeves wouldn't fit. It is a bit on the short side but hope I can get away with it.