Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Today I have had a wonderful day at my Wednesday group. My wonderful friends gave me a selection of beautiful gifts to celebrate my birthday, which is on Monday. Just look at the goodies.
Iwill take closer photos and post again, because there was too much to put in one photo!!!

Margaret has finished the top of her butterfly garden, and changed the centre medallion, it looks great Margaret!

We did have to put Magaret in the naughty corner and tell her not to talk until she had sandwiched the layers together, needless to say that did not work :-)

Shirley has been beavering away at her dancing dollies, a what a wonderful job she is doing.

Another quilt top from Shirley, she has been a busy lady, the colours are really lovely

Margaret and the full butterfly garden quilt, it is like a breath of spring, just wonderful

Me I was just plodding away at my insanity quilt, but as the hexagons are so tiny, it takes a long time to grow.

Happy stitchingx

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

I have another finish, this simple 5 inch squares quilt, simple and basic, I got this lovely calm blue from Kate, and added lots of toning blues that I had just enough fabric to cut a couple of squares from, and I like the calm overall look when it is on my sofa. Lets hope it is a while before it gets doggyfied, as the dogs are not supposed to go into the lounge.

Back to work tomorrow, so I don't suppose I'll have much energy for any of the good stuff.

Happy stitchingxx

Monday, 5 March 2012

More vintage goodies.
After finding my treasures in the vulcan box, I had a nostalgic talk with an Aunt, about how my Nan used to sew our Sindy clothes. Then voila, she passes these treasures onto me, pre printed cloth of dolls clothes. They are just so clear and very 60's

It turns out it was a 'Woman' pattern. Don't you just love the startled look on these doll's faces!

I have just finished this cushion cover using some leftover strips from the baguette bag, Moda's patisserie, which I absolutely love.

I think it has turned out Ok, but not for this chair. I am waiting to find the right fabric to cover this, no doubt I will find it soon

Please note another blogging session, I may need a long break to get over this, he he.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

OK be really impressed, 3 days in a row!!!
I bought this lovely little Vulcan a couple of weeks ago. The lovely suprise was, the little extras of vintage fabric, including a fabric doll and clothes.
This reminded me of my Nan Gladys May, she of the Singer treadle, that kind of sent me down this road:-) How she used to stitch clothes for Sindy and Tressy, (her hair grows!!).
So much emotion involved This machine does a lovely chainstitch.
My young nephews, Gabriel and Willoughby love stitching so I gave them an old Vulcan I had and they loved it! Check out their Mum, my baby sister at you will see why they are so creative.

The conversation at my Dads 80th birthday, turned into reminising, so next blog will be what happened next......

Hope you enjoy these photos of a little machine with a brilliant stitch!!

Saturday, 3 March 2012

I was meant to be covering this lovely little chair, another car boot bargain, but I guess Raya has other ideas! This is Raya's impression of a rotary cutter, anyone would think she was the boss, not me!!!!