12 November 2009

Stitching Again

Not much to show for the last couple of weeks - still sewing scrappy spiderwebs - 39.5 blocks down, 16.5 to go and then the quilt can be put together. I work better with a deadline looming (12 December) and I'm hoping to have a weekend at home alone soon, which will give me a chance to really get on with this quilt.

Finally felt like doing some hand-stitching and have completed one "Sweet Pea's Quilt" block. It looks nice in all red/white/cream (the mother-to-be's favourite colour is red). I'm using DMC 115 variegated garnet for the stitcheries and 304 for the appliques - the flower is chenille and I'm thinking about using chenille for one of the outer borders.


Still lots of machine embroidery happening - love the elf and have a few more in this set of designs - tea towels, placemats, serviettes.


Our baby girl has 7 days of prac teaching to go after which she will be finished uni for good and able to be registered with the Dept of Education to apply for a real job. Graduation for her Dip Ed is in December - will have to come up with a pretty good present I think.

6 comments:

Robyn said...

Oooh you're so busy Lynda and all such lovely stuff happening here!
I really need to get some motivation happening too... I hope to be sewing today...Yipppee!!
A big congrats to your daughter on finishing Uni and earning her qualifications. It's a big thing!

Suzi-q said...

glad you found your mojo and I agree the red and white looks wonderful

Lorraine said...

busy busy busy! Congrats to your daughter (in advance) on her graduation as a teacher......Rhiannon has a contract for next year so we are thrilled with that.....oh and she is too!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

A very special prezzie I think.....I wonder what it will be????love your projects Lynda, Sweet Pea does look so good in the reds...

Cardygirl said...

Love the sweet pea in the red! it is on my must do list...the chenille would look great! Congrats to your daughter after all her hard work.

Leanne said...

Love the Sweet Pea block nothing like a bit of hand stitching. Congrats to the uni leaver now it's the real world - working one day after another LOL.

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