4 November 2009
AND the big news is that there is a "wrap up" Grand Prize to the value of $360.00. However, you must comment on every Designers blog to be in the draw.
Here is a listing of the Designers Blogs and the designated day they will post their free project;
Nov 9th - Gudrun from GE Designs
Nov 10th - Sandy from Pieces from my Heart
Nov 11th - Terry from Atkinson Designs
Nov12th - Pat from Pat Sloan & Co
Nov 13th - Heather from Anka's Treasures
Nov 14th - Pam from Pam Kitty Morning
Nov 15th - Kari from New Leaf Stitches
Nov 16th - Terri from Whimsicals
Nov 17th - Sherri from This 'N' That
Nov 18th - Carrie from Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.
Nov 19th - Roseann from Rosebud's Cottage
Nov 20th - Linda from Linda Lum DeBono
30 October 2009
It was Emily's 21st birthday on Tuesday and we went out for a Chinese meal. We go to one of those buffet places where you have all you can eat for a set price - always a good idea I think!
26 October 2009
Attach snap fastener, Velcro, button or press stud as desired.
25 October 2009
15 September 2009
12 September 2009
What do I do with this summer's crop of unripe tomatoes? Well here it is, spicy green tomato chutney, just ready to cook! I've already made some spicy damson chutney, and very nice it will be too, when it's had time to mature. I hope this one will be as good!
I also just had time to finish piecing this quilt before I went back to work after the summer. It's one of my favourite patterns and I used quite a lot of my leftover fabrics in it, also some curtain lining when I needed some plains. I'm hand quilting it at the moment with a mixture of embroidery thread and quilting thread and when it's done it will be a nice size to just keep on the sofa for chilly evenings.
Hubby was 65 a couple of weeks back, some friends brought this round! What a great cake - it tasted good too!
I've been making some quite small items for my craft stall and have put together some photos for a tutorial, which I'll share with you next time!
29 August 2009
A few days ago, I made another bag from this tutorial which is foreign with some English translation but the little bag turned out OK so I must have read it correctly! This one is also made with leftovers. I love the way the setting of the squares make it an unusual shape.
Last Saturday I was at Donington Park Motor Racing Circuit having my birthday present, which was a motor racing lesson! I was scared enough in the Mini Cooper we went round in first off to learn the circuit, but when they left me in the single seater racing car - boy it was scary! We all had a briefing before we started and there were two women and about 35 blokes in our group. The picture shows me in my little car being strapped in
I've asked my hubby to buy me a manicure or a DVD next year!
19 August 2009
18 August 2009
11 August 2009
6 August 2009
This is the interior of the roll, it really is quite a simple design if you can put in a zip! I used some leftover velvet for mine but the pattern said cotton. It's much easier if you use cotton. See the little ring roll?
In this piece I used up all my remaining strings of metallic fabrics, embroidering it with some gold thread (wouldn't use that again - it was horrendous to work with!)
30 July 2009
I was becoming overwhelmed by just how many small projects I have on the go at the moment and have taken some time to get one or two finished. The sunflower cushion cover is for a friend who absolutely loves sunflowers, the little picture below is my interpretation in fabric of a drawing John did of Houmeriakos, Crete. Anyone recognise the view?
27 July 2009
The first picture below shows one of two large pieces of fine cotton with a lovely cut away pattern and drawn thread work. They are 1m x 2m in size, but some of the fabric is quite damaged and torn. I need some suggestions as to what I can do with this so please put your thinking caps on because this stuff is crying out to be used! I thought some of the fabric would be good to embroider on or use for quilt backing but surely this would make something on its own...