Saturday, February 25, 2017

Remember when

Do you remember when everyone, or so it seemed,

was making teddy bears?

Well I didn't. I never finished the first one.

I think I started this in the last century, millennium even.

I no longer have the pattern. I probably never did. Just all the pieces cut out.

So it's all sewn up and when my friends come to the rescue he will have some joints.

Stay tuned!


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Almost March

Sometimes it seems time passes so slowly and then all of a sudden it's gone!

Since Christmas I have been cutting lots and then sewing a bit everyday

until finally I basted this quilt a few days ago.

I must admit I wasn't overly thrilled with the quilt when I had finished the top.

Don't you hate that?

All that work and then an underwhelming result.



I like it better now I have started quilting.

I am using Wonderfil Spagetti thread.

I really like this thread: it's thicker that quilting thread but thinner that Perle

and it is mercerised so it slips through nicely.

What do you think of the colour choice (orange)?


Monday, February 13, 2017

Home at last

So glad to have my quilts back from overseas


But don't you just love Judge's comments

in lead pencil no less.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

sign me up.

I rather feel I have lost my mojo the last few weeks.
Not sure if it is all the political turmoil or just because it's Summer.

I have enjoyed a bit of hand stitching though.
Always keeps you going doesn't it?

And I do like a good sign.