28 July 2008
Close-up of the stocking cuff:
Suzi has photos on her blog of what I made for her. Photos of other presents sent and received in the group are here and here.
25 July 2008
24 July 2008
Have a look at Julie's "Girls Day Out" blocks - they are gorgeous.
Tomorrow night am hoping to finish sewing down the binding on No 5 of Peg's Challenge. Have a couple more quilts I'd like to make/finish before the end of September (quick machine pieced and quilted on the doover). The Challenge has been a great opportunity to practise on the doover and I feel a bit more confident. Can anyone recommend where to buy easy pantograph designs for all-over quilting?
20 July 2008
No 4 in Peg's Challenge is finished - the all pink "Ruth's Quilt" which is made entirely from stash (except for the backing). This quilt is finished with meandering and small loops - my tension is improving a little. The biggest decision was which fabric to use for the binding - decided to use the last of one of my favourite fabrics, the pink paisley from Robyn Pandolphs "Hanna Bella" range.
Thank you Peg for all the encouragement - hard to imagine how many quilts have been finished off around the world as a result of your challenge.
17 July 2008
14 July 2008
Today is our 30th wedding anniversary. 15 July 1978, a beautiful sunny but chilly day (just like today), was the start of an enormous adventure. 4 days after the wedding we travelled to Holland where we were based for the next 11 months while travelling around UK and Europe and working for some of the winter. The adventure continued as our babies arrived and we've had the joy of seeing them grow into wonderful adults.
Early this year I received an email from the editor of "Homespun" telling me one of her staff had been reading blogs and had come across pictures of some dolls I'd been making. She then asked if I would send her some photos for the mailbag section and here they are in this month's magazine. I was the lucky winner of some Clover products.
09 July 2008
04 July 2008
It sure is cold - winter has arrived with a vengeance. Won't complain too much though as I don't live in the northern hemisphere (I have lived through a very cold winter in Holland) - my favourite season will be here soon.
The next installment Lynette Anderson's "Noah's Ark" should be available any day now. The kangaroos were last month's. Running a little behind on these stitchery BOM's - have yet to start Capricorn Quilt's block for last month.
This is Melly & Me's "Sherbet" bag. A friend of ours will be turning 17 tomorrow and Jenni thought it would be a good bag for her.
Lastly, a sneaky peak photo (haven't done one of these before) of something I'm making as a surprise present for a up-coming Big Birthday. I'm really pleased with how it's turning out, considering I've been making it up as I go.
Looking forward to a quiet weekend at home.