Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Spending time with friends.

This past weekend was spend with quilting friends. On these trips, we reconnect, go for lunch and visit a few quilt shops as well. 
The fabric just seems to follow us home?

The yarn, all non wool.  Future projects?
Kate gave me some of her amazing fabric.  Woman power!
 Doreen is busy with these blocks.
 She is doing two quilts, all raw edge applique.
We try to do a group project.  This time it was a coin purse, from Emmaline bags.  It is small enough, to finish in the time we had to do it.
 This is the first attempt.
Sewing the Perle cotton on, was quite tricky.
Found the perfect buttons for this baby sweater.  It is now finished and will be gifted to a new arrival.
This was the train project.  Stitch markers is a must.  
This piece, turns into a tree with the birds sitting on the branches. An interesting piece to piece together. 

 Kelly's shop. We had to stop here, as she had to see the baby quilt we made with her fabrics.
  More marine life and under the sea fabric.
 Her shop is a combination of a quilt and a wool shop.
 In small town's, this is often the case.

 Spotted this modern quilt, hanging on the wall.
A  furry friend, gave me a welcome home.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Works in progress...

It has been nice to have a long weekend, with the whole family together.  We got some sunny days and had a bunny in the garden.  An Oriole came and landed in our maple tree, which all of us saw.
 The Acacia tree is stitched.
Just have to work out, how to finish it.  It will be a Father's day gift.
Machine embroidered the big coin purse sides.
We will be making them this coming weekend.
It will be a first for me, working with the hardware.
Love Entwined, will be worked on next.  Some of the pieces which have been prepped. They will be applique, with lots of stems that need to be sewn in place first.
Last but not least, this baby hat and jersey got finished.  The leftover yarn from one ball of wool.  It still needs buttons.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Sunshine? we are waiting patiently....

Funny how eager we are all awaiting the sunshine.  We have had a lot of rain and then some more.  The weather forecast on TV keep on saying how much warmer and sunny it will be, yet when we reach that day, the goalposts have been moved again.  To a few days in the future, so all their models are not delivering, what they keep on promising.
Finished this baby sweater and hat, both went to Linda's niece, who had a baby girl recently.
Father's Day is coming up in June, have been wanting to stitch the Acacia tree for ages.
Started it, it will be part of a gift for Father's Day.
It came from this magazine.
These two patterns will be used for Christmas gifts, not as pincushions but as something else? One for a cat lover and the other who wants a puppy?

Diane's Jane got some more work.  This week has been a stitching week.  Back to patchwork and applique next week.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Spring Gardening season and some Sunshine.


We have beautiful green grass.  The birds outside are building nests and chirping away.  We hear them before it is even light outside.  A sure sign, warmer weather is on its way. As for the sunshine, we await it eagerly!
Did a bit more stitching on Four Seasons.

The bird got some more work.

Started another 5 hour baby sweater.
Used a lint roller to clean up the fluff on the top. What a quick and simple way to prepare the quilt top.

The 21st Birthday Quilt is basted, ready for quilting.
The quilting is done.
 The top, the light because of the overcast skies and rain, looks a lot darker, than it actually is.
 The binding and the borders.
 Diane's Jane Bannister got some more love.