Saturday, April 30, 2016

Which way up?

All finished.

Funny how much more I like a quilt once it is finished

but up am not sure which way should be up?


And I like the back.....

Just look at that quilting.

Maybe it doesn't matter

beacause I like it slung over a chair as well.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The trouble with slow stitching

The trouble with slow stitching, that is my hand quilting,

is that it makes for very slow blogging.

I have finally finished the hand quilting on this piece.

So now it's just the binding.


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Still not stitching

Much as I would like to

I have been unable to quilt lately

but I have been knitting.


I bought a new set of carbon fibre knitting needles for Christmas.

This is the first chance I have had to use them

and I am loving them.

And I have recently finished this cardigan in cotton.


Most recently we have been in Austin, Texas for a wedding!


Tuesday, March 22, 2016


I am thinking of my new book as a paperback

so I thought I should make a slip case to protect it.


back to YouTube.

The site I found suggested I would get better at this with practice.

Who knew?


So I had a practise with my little travel journals I made last year.

Worked out well.

I think cereal boxes are just the right weight.



So then I started on the main project.


I didn't have enough "seam allowance" in my cardboard

and it was way too thick.

Back to the Office Supplies shop.

Aren't they fun? So many distractions.


More graffiti to cover it and a good result in the end.


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Slow stitch

I seem to have been doing so much s-l-o-w stitching lately
that I have very little to show.
I wanted to make a book for a special occasion
but I just couldn't remember wher to start.
Enter: YouTube.

The cover is a print of photos taken of graffiti round Fitzroy.
Very suitable don't you think?

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mostly quilting

I have been mostly working on my quilt

Hand quilting definitely can be described as Slow Stitch.

I love the feel of a hand quilting.




I have been for a drive in the country.

Dry, isn't it?


And a walk down some back lanes in South Melbourne.

I love this stonework: nice house blocks.




Sunday, February 21, 2016

O Canada

Here is a moving song for today.
There is more about  Missy here