Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Who put that castle there?

I've been a little bit of a goldfish lately and it doesn't help that work has been super busy either. All I have wanted to do lately is some sewing or embroidery. Trust real life to get in the way! I have managed to squeeze a few things in, I have finished my orange pinwheels ( I wasn't happy with some of them so I had to remake them. ) and I've re-discovered some stitcheries I began at the beginning of 2008. I really don't know how they ended up under my sewing table?! Since there is only one & a half left to stitch I think I'll finish them! They were made up into a quilt and looked really good.
Found a bagillion things on the net! Loads of embroidery patterns and sewing patterns and everything else! No wonder I can't get anything done! Which is what I'm going to do right now. As soon as I check something out that I saw the other day about sewing half squares together! I might just have a quick look at ebay too?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

It's a cracker!

A grasshopper walks into a bar.
The barman says,"We've got a drink named after you!"
The grasshopper replied, "What, Derek?!"

Friday, March 27, 2009

Orange love

There is something about the colour orange. Not sure what but I love it nonetheless. Here's a sneak peak at the finshed pinwheel blocks.
Now it's onto the dark green bowties!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mini bow tie

I did do my practice mini bow tie block last night. I like it, have to watch those seams though! Now to get the fabrics, mmmm, dark green.

Play time

Ahhh. Working week over. Time to do some of my stuff and see my family. Now all I have to decide is where to begin?! So many projects, so little time.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pinwheel practice

This is just a practice one! I wanted to make sure I could do it and not muff it up too badly! Nine blocks using the orange fabrics. I can do this. I'm also in another section of the swap. For this one I chose dark green and I'm going to do a mini bow tie block. So I am now off to make a practice one. I'll get the fabric this weekend if not sooner!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Fabric fun and dog

Well I finally got my fabric for the Rainbow Swap ( It's the orange fabric in the first photo, the one below the dog! ). I'm pretty happy with my choices although I did have some help from my 10yr old son. Only because he wanted to get out of the fabric shop quicker! Anyway I'm happy.

I'm stash building!

It's back to reality - work tomorrow. Yes, I do look very sad. A week just isn't long enough! I had plenty of things to think about and decisions to make. Mainly regarding work - suprised you, eh? It's been a long year with lots, I mean Lots of things happening which made me wonder if I should be on the road that I am. Trust me, being a "mature-age" apprentice isn't glamorous!

Anyway, I love what I'm doing and I'm stubborn! I'm not going to say Uncle first! Okay that's enough whining.

As well as fabric I got some great books today. The one that I loved immediately was "Material Obsession" by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke. They have a quilting shop here in Sydney by the same name. Another one was on tips and techniques, well I am a newbie quilter after all.

Just one last photo! This is my woofy who is very cute and very big. We love him. Okay for some reason the photo is up with the other ones! What the?!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lightbulb moment

Okay, well that was frought with danger! I think I just deleted some things?! Alrighty, the top two photos are of the quilt-a-long blocks and the last photo is just some cute fabric I just got from an etsy shop pompodor24. I have seen some very yummy fabrics lately - you could send yourself broke! Sorry about the last shot, obviously still some bugs(in my head!)

Getting there

I love looking at other crafty blogs! Everyone seems so productive and creative. I could sit here all day hopping from one blog to another.... oh wait, I just did that! Good thing I've got this week off! Shame I have to go back in 2 days!! So soon ( I have a very sad face right now) I've had fun, I caught up on my quilt-a-long blocks, the only thing I need to do with them is square them up. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. I wasn't sure about the colours but I think they look okay. I guess as I go along and do more quilting I'll gain more confidence with choosing colours. I need to choose some fabric for my Rainbow Swap blocks - I picked orange. Looks like a trip to the shop tomorrow! Sorry about the lack of photos, I'm still stumbling around trying to figure things out. The linking thing has got me puzzled as well and so does the "button" thing, you know like the quilt-a-long button, how do you get it onto your blog? Or is that a permission thing? See, I'm clueless!
Anyway I've got a few other project ideas I'm thinking of and of course there are many blogs to peruse! I found a beautiful knitting pattern today, I might get it out and have a look at it to see what I need. It's autumn, the mornings are nice and crisp, the days warm and evenings are cool. Love it.