Thursday, 31 December 2009

I'm back!

Oh! I've been very bad at this blogging....... can't believe how long it is since my last post. I promise in this New Year to try sounds like my old school reports!!

I'm trying to finish a small quilt at the moment, made up from stitchery squares done by members of our prim group. The theme was 'Annie in the Garden' and I must admit it is looking good....... what do you think?

Monday, 30 March 2009

Work in Progress

Just a little peek into what I am working on at present. I haven't done patchwork for a while so am enjoying playing with blocks again. I must decide soon whether to hand quilt or machine ........ think machine will win! I do like to hand quilt but on smaller projects now. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Critter Swap

I must show you what I received yesterday....... in our prim doll group we are having a critter swap, now I'm not really into critters but my partner, Victoria sent me this beautiful Grunella Frosch. She is delightful and so well made, I just love her...... thanks Victoria.

and this is the critter I sent to my partner, ....... Rodney Rabbit

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Red and White Pincushion

In the Yahoo group I belong to, we have a monthly pincushion swap, January's theme was red and white so here is what I came up with for my partner. I promised myself that this year I would use and try out all the stitches and features on my sewing machine. I bought it 18 months ago and still haven't really put it thru its paces, but I do love it....... just wish I could have bought it years ago! In case your wondering its a Bernina Aurora 440QE, and it really is a joy to use.
Pink and black are the colours for the next pincushion swap, so thinking cap is on.....

Another Fairy

I have been very slack these last couple of months with my blogging, but I hope to be more 'on the ball' with postings from now on!

Here's the second fairy I made from the Ann Clemens pattern, Wattle Nymph. It's a good pattern to use, fits together well, but a little large for what I wanted so I reduced it by 25%. I shall make it again at full size when I have finished what I have on the go at the moment.