Wednesday, 22 November 2017

a quilt, a bag, a top and Emily

I finished the quilting of Debbie's quilt last week. I decided I didn't want to quilt over any of the apples which meant I could only quilt over the 4-patches. Anything to shorten the quilting process is fine by me!

Here's a photo showing the olive green fleece I used on the back. A perfect match!

I sewed myself another big shopping bag. I've found that I much prefer this size to the smaller size. I can squeeze a lot of shopping into them! I just have to try and remember not to overload them with heavy things so that I can't lift them!!

I made another version of one of my favourite patterns - New Look 6344.

I might wear this for our Singers concert next week. It all depends on how it looks under my red jacket. If it doesn't sit properly, I might either wear my red cardigan on top of it or just wear my usual white blouse under the jacket.

And finally, a photo of Miss Emily. She was so happy to be playing with some Duplo blocks which belonged to her mummy and Auntie Joanna when they were wee!

I'm off now to start designing an ark. It started raining last night and it hasn't stopped all day today. It's not forecast to stop until mid-morning tomorrow. The joys! I keep telling myself to be grateful it's not snow. I am. I definitely am!

Monday, 13 November 2017

nearly a month's worth!

I finally managed to sort all the blog posts on here - as blogged about here - to reload all 9 years' worth of photos in. Phew - that was a long and arduous task, let me tell you. Anyway, it's done now so back to "normal" - whatever the heck that might be!

Because it's been a good wee while since I posted anything I've made - I just checked and it was the 17th of October that I last showed anything. That's nearly a month ago!! Anyway, there's a lot to show so I'm going to just post photos with as few words as possible. Not like me, I know! LOL

So, let's start with some pinnies:

Next some oven gloves

Some bags:

Then I did some cross-stitch pictures on my embroidery machine.

Next I embroidered some teatowels.

I made a denim skirt for Debbie.

I sewed a quilt top for Debbie. It's already pinned to a fleece and I just need to quilt it and bind it. Hopefully this week.

I finished knitting this Santa weeks ago but I finally sewed him up and stuffed him today.

And lastly a couple of stegosauruses (stegosauri??) which I made today on my embroidery machine. In this photo, they still need their gaps sewn shut - that's all done now.

Phew. That's a whole lot of sewing I've been doing!