31 July 2009
Every so often one of the Schoolgirls goes to a meeting in Sydney right near Ikea and this coming Monday is the day so I'm going with her but I'll be visiting Ikea - I hope to find some more storage for this part of the sewing room cupboard. The white drawers hold my little pieces of fabric and the hanging shelves contain fabrics and patterns for some quilts I want to make one day (Gingham Girls, Breast of Friends, Butterfly Garden, Tail Feathers, Quilt Aid). I have plenty of space in the room but it's not well organised and I feel like I'm constanty in a mess.
All of my machine sewing over the last few weeks has been making a "Very Hungry Caterpillar" Quilt based on this kit. One of Jenni's friends saw the quilt I made last year for Jenni's birthday and asked Jenni if I'd make one for her niece but I didn't want make another quilt exactly the same, mainly because that is Jenni's quilt (and I made up the pattern as I went along). The new quilt is a simpler design and I've added a couple of extra borders. The quilting was finished tonight, the binding is sewn on and I might have it stitched down by the end of the weekend. Still stitching Sweet Pea bugs and grubs at lunchtimes and Sweet Christmas Dreams occasionally at night.
It's the weekend - yahoo!!
27 July 2009
I also had lunch with The Schoolgirls and went to a family friend's 18th birthday party. I was happy/relieved when John arrived home in one piece - he'd had a great weekend (and so had I).
25 July 2009
All the parcels were opened last night and I received these cuties and the matching card - I was thrilled to bits.
21 July 2009
15 July 2009
07 July 2009
This is the first "Sweet Pea's Quilt" block finished. Good thing I like bright fabrics.
Next machine sewing project is a "Very Hungry Caterpillar" quilt for one of Jenni's friends - won't be making the same quilt as I made Jenni last year as I made up that one as I went along. I was able to find a kit for Jenni's friend.
06 July 2009
Saturday night we had dinner at a local Mexican restaurant - this is where Michael first started work and where Jenni now works. Michael wanted to go here. Food was wonderful (as always).
Sunday morning the Nannas joined us all for breakfast before Michael headed back to Sydney.
Sunday night I finished Kirra's 18th birthday quilt (we've known since she was a tiny, little girl), "Happy Days" designed by Anni Downs. This quilt is a little larger than the pattern suggests because I wanted to use up all the jelly roll strips. When I first made this quilt I didn't add the frill because I didn't think it suited the fabric Elizabeth chose, but I love the frill in the Soiree fabric.
I'll be giving the quilt to Kirra tonight.