Friday, 16 June 2017

Last block

Hello my friends.
We have been busy looking after our youngest grandson.
He is now 9 months old.
When we took him home the other day I picked up 
the last block of my $25 quilt.


I also paid for finishing layout.
Next week when we take him home,
 I will go to sort my choice of fabric`s from the
fabric put aside for quilt.


Progress on `Lady`s Sampler`.
Well must get on as we have Ezekiel again this weekend
and I am sorting through my kitted up projects. :)
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Missed a day

Hello my friends,
I did sew yesterday but no time to post for day two of 
Chookyblues birthday weekend. :)
Saturday night before midnight I stared 
`Lady Sampler`.
That was after our evening out.
Plus I stocked the fire up,nice and cosy.


The Volunteer `s Fire Brigade 2017 Honours.
They were a few year`s behind so hubby received
Three silver bars to attach to his medal,
plus a framed certificate for Level 2 
Urban fire and recuse operations. 


Today this is my progress on 
`Lady`s Sampler`.
I am using suggested threads and linen 40 count.


Part of Saturday and most of Sunday during the day
I cut out and put together 
 2016  $25 quilt borders one and two. 
The third and last border I am working out joining the pattern.
Once that`s done I will attach ready for quilting. :)


Once wash is out as today is a lovely sunny winters day.
There was a frost this morning.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Joining in with Birthday fun

Hello my friends.
This weekend I am joining in with Chookyblues 
5 years Birthday Celebration`s .
A weekend of stitching time. :)


No champagne for me as will be using my cutter .
That`s alright as I usually only drink juice or fizzy. :)
I made a zipper bag with
 Thread Gathering stitching project .
A useful finish,this has been sitting awhile to be completed.
Out of the UFO pile. :)
Wonder what I will store in this one. 


Well back to more stitching,cutting or sewing
 and another post tomorrow.
We have a Fire Brigade 2017 Honour`s Celebration 
evening tonight so will sew till need to get ready for that. :)
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Monday, 29 May 2017

My Stitching and

Hello my friends.
Nearing the end of the month so I will show a few more projects
I have been working on. 
I started my circle of friends 
`Threads that Bind`
a The Drawn Thread design.
I could not help myself starting this one. :)
I did make a mistake with Ruby Slipper thread.
This meant I didn`t have enough so while looking for another of the same
I saw WDW Brick.
I am using that in this section and will go back 
and use in the other space`s as well.


I also enjoy stitching BBD design patterns 
hence started this lovely design,
It`s Spring Fever .


I like kitting up my projects but found if put aside for any reason I
sometimes miss placed the threads 
and when found wondered what design they where meant for .
So now I`ve started putting them on rings with
these labels.


 I am also stitching a few fobs and things for friends
 so once they have received their gifts I will show those too.
In a few months time we are going on an overseas trip
 to see my Pen Pal of 50 years who lives in USA .
So when I saw this daylight lamp I had to get one.
Very compact.


It takes batteries and extends up


A safety cap over the magnifier .


Plus it`s so light. :)
Well must sign off .
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Country Blues Progress

Hello my friends.
At last the Country Blues put together .
We have a busy weekend but hope to sort fabric 
for backing this quilt early next week.


Looking forward to quilting this lovely blue quilt.
A quick post today.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

For me

Hello my friends.
Barbara of 
http://tostitchornottostitch.blogspot.co.
 had a give away of this pattern and I won, :)
Essamplaire Petite
Collection 1.
By Brenda Gervais.


I have ordered the called for threads and will look at 
my linen stash for kitting up. 
My thoughts are to stitch the lady first.

  
Last block of Country Blues.
I have sewn the centre pieces of this mystery but 
waiting on a little more fabric to finish border blocks.


Once this has been done I will show layout.
May even have this one quilted.
This coming weekend we have Ezekiel coming to stay.
On the 28th he will be 9 months old.
He loves to roll.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.  

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Knitting and stitching

Hello my friends.
Some of my finished knitting.
These Sox I sent to one of my sisters for her birthday.
These are the first pair I`ve finished.
NAKO wool a blend of Mohair,wool and acrylic.
The others are still work in progress.
Hope to have those finished soon. :)


I also sent this scissor fob.
Threads: DMC Perle 12  # 3042
CGT 915 Wisteria.
White 32 count.


A close up of front with pearl.


The front and back before making up.


The pink one I kept, the other two became gifts.
The deign is `Josephine`s Fob` by Barberry Row.
I was part of a class with Sherelyn of Heirloom`s.


Family is away this weekend so have time for me.
Some more sewing and stitching today.
Plus have been rearranging in the bedrooms.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.