Thursday, September 30, 2010

My hand sewn hexagon quilt is next on the "to be finished in 2010" list

I managed to bind a similar sized quilt in 3 days for DD so this will probably take a few weeks as its for me and there is no deadline!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Couldn't resist another pic of my lovely rug

It has taken me two months to do so I think two pictures of it is quite restrained. It looks alot different to how I though it would. I have lots of ideas for another one.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Here it is ....

The rug is nearly done

I think I'll get it done today, I'm very excited about finishing my first rug. I've got a spot picked out for it, so I'll picture it in its new home later.

I'm planning the design for my next one but that is going to have to wait until I've done my christmas projects. I've got enough old t shirts to do one the same size or bigger.

I'm going to do a table runner with some 8 point stars and some christmas decorations for DD's new home. I'm thinking of hand piecing the stars and making up on the machine as I am liking having some hand sewing to do.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What are these going to morph into??

Yes something else for DD!

I would never run out of ideas if all the children just moved alot, I would have endless places to furnish ..... as long as they were happy with repurposed items

Here are the first results from the scraps

Two more are nearly finished ready for us to visit her new place tomorrow, they are a slightly different design. I'll post pictures when they are done.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

three boats in craster harbour

three boats craster harbour, originally uploaded by ajj1001.
Had a blustery but lovely few days away in Northumberland. We will definitely go back for a longer explore but the tent had to be tied to the car in the 40 mph gusts so it was a bit hairy going.

There were lots of people painting these boats but I didn't have mine with me so I took quite a few pictures to pain it when I get home, not quite the same but it'll be fun as I have some new sable brushes to use.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The little birds wreath finished.

In my sewing frenzy for DD to move out I got the wreath finished. She is going for an eclectic, shabby style and this fits right in.

I am looking forward to seeing what she manages to pull together. Anything stainless steel or shiny isn't being allowed!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

It finished and in its new home ....

I had a final push yesterday and got the binding done, a marathon of four hours of hand sewing but worth it as she moved in to her new flat today. (this pic is on my bed)

Really looking forward to seeing it with the new bedding that she has bought to go with it ( really beautiful white cotton, embroidered with pale blue flowers).

I even remembered to put a label on it in all the rush

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Summer is making one last effort to keep going

Its been lovely here but there has been a bit of peace and quiet descending so some photographing of latest makes has taken place.

I'm onto No 2 from "LIttle Birds" (previous make was the birds on a branch) -

Bird in a wreath (minus the bird until it is stuffed)

Will post a done picture of it soon ......

and the rug is growing and growing, think this will be pretty much finished, if I have enough material, whilst we go away next week. Its a very organic process as you aren't quite sure how much area the rags will cover. Different thickness vary alot and it is surprising the variation in amount of material produced by a t shirt.

DD's quilt is nearly quilted so that will being bound ready for her to take off to pastures new (home alone again, naturally)

Happy Making.