Saturday, July 15, 2017

catching up

I've gotten behind with a Christmas sew along. Last week i tried to get to the machine to catch up & manged to get 2 lots of blocks done.
I wasn't happy with these blocks so this week completely remade them.These are version 2.

So many half square triangles. That was it for another week & i'm still so far behind.

During the week i started this stitchery

A new Christmas one by Natalie Bird.

During the evenings i've been working on Mischief. I end up with aching fingers due to my osteo & whilst sewing row 1 & 2 together i tried flat back stitching. It is a little slow going but my fingers don't ache like they do if i whip stitch pieces together.
Row 3 nearly done. I am getting faster at the flat back. :).

Wednesday i managed time at my machine but because i remade the pinwheel blocks only 1 set of blocks was caught up on.
Still 2 sets of blocks to make & the bow week was to be started this week. I'm hoping to catch up on Monday.
Yesterday afternoon i prepped 47 coffins for my quilt.

Happy Stitching,


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Friday Night with Friends July

I started early with FNwF. It was a very cold rainy day so by lunchtime i gave up trying to do anything, sat down in front of the TV, turned Netflix on & started prepping more coffins. I was cutting doubles to share on a FB group i'm in but so far only one lady has said she'd take any.
After that i decided it was time to get stuck back into Mischief. I needed to add 3 or 4 purple rosettes to the 2nd row along with the black & the white pieces. Then onto stitching the rows together.
As i was taking this photo i noticed i missed adding a white piece to the end of row 2. lol.

Pop over to our lovely hostess Cheryll to find the links for who all joined in FNwF & what they got up to.

Happy Stitching,



Friday, June 30, 2017

A finish.....

.........just in the nick of time.

Happy stitching,

My crafty week

I fussy cut the centres for my red hexagons
They were finished earlier this week & appliqued to their backgrounds (didn't take photo of that either) but i just haven't had a chance to get to the machine to put together the hanging.

I've been adding a few more coffins to my quilt but haven't taken a photo. Wednesday i prepped 113 coffins
74 here &
39 here.

I've  mostly been working on Ice Cream Soda this week though. Finished the last 2 blocks last night for month 5


Happy stitching,

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sewing Snippets


I finished my last stitchery the day the 7/8th hexie templates arrived. I'd just started the border when the postie artived.


Then off to choose fabrics for the hexies.
This doesn't show that they are a deep red. I still have to make the centres of the four flowers.

 Last night was prep night for month 5 of Ice Cream Soda.

Happy Stitching,