Thursday, November 19, 2009

Heres the christmas card show

some are mine, some my daughters. On viewing them my DH picked out his favourites and they were all made by DD. Oh well, I have hid the special one I painted for him.

If you have a minute please could you go and vote

Please vote for Kasupe

Kasupe was set up by a friend of mine from Malawi and is hoping to get a really good prize to auciton off for funds to build schools and do sports projects. Davy and Sally are gong to visit in January so will be able to assess how much more is needed and identify new projects.

(I do the website!)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Life seems to be dashing ..

.. headlong into december. We had a big Christmas card make today. I painted a few and hand coloured some stamps, DD got very carried away and made more than me. I'm visiting other DD at the weekend so all with be quiet in Manchesterland without me.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Got sew many projects on!

Sorry, really bad pun. I've started a stash for middle daughters quilt, think its going to be 3 x4 squares big. I've got the mitred corners to do on the hexagon quilt and one more set of borders to put on. I've got the fabrics for making my christmas bunting. Where to start!

On the good side I was sorting through boxes from the loft and found a box that has been missing for years with lots of christmas stuff that i sewed a couple of years ago. I'll shake the dust off and take some pics tomorrow.

And to finish I would like to post a picture from our local remembrance day service  (same as veterans day across the pond). It shows our local ATC that two of my daughters used to be in putting up a very good show in tribute to all those who gave so much for us.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Heres my first make

Yet another rip off, thanks for the idea
(not sure whose blog it was off)

Also a pic of the machine with a piece of ar that I am embellishing

My attempt at a direction photo

A complete copy of someone else's idea for directions but I was quite pleased for the five minutes it took. (I had the flip chart and pens out and co-incidently the brio set out so not an special effort). It will maybe get used on some inviitations unless the sem-pro photographer I know does some before then. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I've gone and got it ...

Had a nasty bug over the weekend which delayed it but I have now gone and done it - got my new machine. I'm still reading the machine and tomorrow is the get bits of material out to play time. It does some lovely stitches and the automatic tension should be fantastic to use.

I have a collection of boring sewing jobs to do but this will give me stuff to practice on before I start the fun stuff.

Watch out for the photos!