Friday, 29 January 2010

Wednesday was our first return to quilt group, which was great. Was feeling sorry for myself, having just had a crown and a filling. So the company was great along with the lukewarm tea!!
Remember the photo of our 3 FQ challenge. Well the exchange was done, My contribution was the apron, which Kate pulled out.
My goodies were the little box and quilt to match. How lucky am I!!
The fabrics for mine , the pinny, came from Pat, and the fabrics for Kate's, was from Shirl, thanks Shirley and Kate. They are so my colours!
As you see the little box is already being put to good use.
I am trying to proceed with my apple county challenge quilt, but am very disappointed, as it has puckered quite badly. Maybe my short affair with machine quilting is over :0).

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

In the meantime, I have been stitching my baguette. Lovely pattern, but there are alot of extras involved, interfacing, handles etc. I am trying to be economical at present. This is patchwork, and I do like to recycle if possible. I was unable to source the red handles immediately, after a couple of no goes, I went to the charity shops, and sourced a bag with these handles for £1.99. Not those shiney red handles, but at another nearly £20.00, a good buy I think. I would be interested in your opinions. This can be a really expensive hobby at times!!

I can also reuse some other bits off of this bag, which makes it a really good buy. LOL
Hopefully I will make it to my quilt group tomorrow, weather permitting.
I also am having a tooth crowned. Boo hoo. ou all take care in the snow!!

Have had a hiccup since last posting, in that my beloved elder cavalier Honey had a stroke.

A wonderful vet saw her and persuaded my husband and I that all was not lost.

She is now recovering.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

In the meantime Pebbles has been in the snow. after... getting warm.


As I have some time today, Ihave made a list of things to finish/ catch up on.

1. Baguette bag

2.Apple County quilt challenge quilt

3. Covered magnets scissor holder. Sue Hawkins pattern, don't know where to start he he!

4. Inklingo sampler blocks...... way behind

5. Inklingo insane quilt lifetime project!!!!! Yes they are half inch hexes.

Look what we woke up to this morning!

Up side-no work today!

Down side -no quilt group boo hoo:(

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

This is the magazine it came from. Will report on progress of bag soon!

Am trying not to feel too guilty or make excuses for my lack of blogging, it has been nearly 2 months. (Where did that go?).

Now the madness that is xmas, especially in the retail trade, is over, and some houseworky duties are done, I feel able to get back into my quilty bits. The project at present, is the baguette bag, pattern by Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry stitches. Her patterns are really lovely, this particular one is from Australian Homespun magazine.

One of her signatures are these wonderful little stitcheries. Now embroidery is not someting I have done a lot of, but I guess if I don't practice I will never be any good.

If you want to see some wonderfully neat work, go to my good friends blog Shirley does some of the lovliest embroidery, and the neatest applique ever.

Anyway here is the start of my bag.