Saturday, January 1, 2022

New Year’s Day 2022

 Sitting on the shore of Lake Wanaka, New Zealand on New Year’s Day.

 I haven’t posted for a few years, mostly because my friend Lyn from  introduced me to blogging and sadly she became ill and passed away after a short time. She was a colleague and friend and we shared our projects both at school and in a quilting group we both went to. Lyn did beautiful work and much of it hand stitching, bobbin lace work  to name a couple of crafts. Patchwork and quilting had featured but she was getting more involved when she became ill. She was a very supportive and creative person who had a hearty laugh and was loved by all her students. She was a Australian by birth but after marrying a kiwi she lived many years in the lower South Island of New Zealand. I know that many followed her posts and she certainly enjoyed following day to day goings on from many.

I have intended getting back into my blogging but somehow it seemed a bit sad. 2022 is now the time I have decided.

Since my last post I have made many things and created many more UFO’s 😂 I think I need to join a finishing off group. 😛 

This is one quilt I have been working on. I went to a Anna Maria Horner class in November 2019 and it has only seen the light of day recently and a plan made for completing it. 

Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous 2022.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Holiday sewing and Friday night sew in

I am on holiday right now so have managed to get a bit of sewing done this week. Friday night I carried on with some more of it. These two items are what I have been working on.

Foundation pieced Angel
Now to quilt and bind.
 Sunflower quilt
Made using one of the templates from Scrap crazy 6 Template set. Fun to do and very accurate.
Now to find something to back it with and quilt it.

Great to see what everyone else have done. Thanks to  Wendy at Sugarlane Designs for hosting us again.

Happy sewing,

Sunday, March 19, 2017

FNSI Update

I was doing a few finishing off jobs on Friday night. I finished the binding on the tree tonight but got it underway on Friday night.
 Good to have this finally finished. Now I need to decorate it.
 I made this Bib for a lady at work who has a new Grandson this week. His father is a Rugby player so the wee player is appropriate.
On Thursday night I made two of these shamrocks for the ladies in the office at school. They always decorate for St Patrick's day. I liked them so much that I made these two on Friday night to keep for myself.

Thanks Wendy at  Sugar lane designs for hosting us again. I have enjoyed looking at some of the projects people were doing.


Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday night sew in

The first Friday Night Sew In for the year is tonight and the sign up can be found here at Sugarlane Designs  Now to decide what I will do tonight to join with everyone else. I've had a sneak peak at what some others are planning and look forward to seeing what gets done around the group. :-)

I may work on my latest Sew Together bag by Sew Demented. I am using New Zealand fabrics for this project.

I was happy with the last one that I did which I take out with me to stitching groups. It fits a lot of items and matches my hexagon project bag.

or... maybe something else

See you soon.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Friday night with friends

I did more work on this Christmas tree wall hanging. It is a pattern called A little bit shorter tall tree by Cindi Edgerton. It is done by foundation piecing and I found it really addictive to do. 
Last night I started to sandwich it and cut the binding to go on once quilted. I hoped to get a bit further but we had a Skype call and I couldn't do quite as much. I look forward to seeing what everyone else has done.

Happy stitching,

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Friday night with friends

I've been quiet on here for a while and this year I am hoping to get back into posting and reading what everyone is up to. (I have had a little look now and then)I have just signed up for Friday night with friends here: Friday night with friends. Off now to sort out what I will stitch at that time. Look forward to seeing what everyone else gets up to.


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A finish for my owl

We are excited to be two weeks away from due date for our first grandchild.  This is one of the things I have been busy making in recent times. DIL is an optometrist so it seemed fitting. We have recently found out they are expecting a girl which opens up many possibilities for me to create. 😄

Pansy finish
I have tried to get a few things finished
This was done in a Mary Transom class and I am very happy with the finished wall hanging.

Happy day to you all.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Summer Mini

A long overdue post to show you all my beautiful mini I received from Lyn . I have thanked her back when I received it but it is nice to share the lovely mini which she has done so much work on. Thanks, Lyn.
 I thought it went rather nicely with these ornaments that sit near where my mini frame is in the hall.

Work has been busy and I have not had time to do as much of my sewing as I would like. In October I went to a class where made a Pot of Pansy's. The class was taught by Mary Transom , a New Zealand Quilt artist and tutor,and was most enjoyable.
My Pot of Pansy's isn't finished yet but getting there.
I'm hoping to be able to finish before the show and tell we are having on 5th December as a Christmas break up.

Bye for now,

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A late Post from FNWF's

 I am slow to post what I got up to last Friday night. I have had this on the go for a while and it was time to progress it along a bit further.
So I added the sashing between the already made strips of different fabrics. It proved to need care as the sashing was going onto a bias edge so stretching could be a problem.
 I now have to sew a sashing top and bottom before adding a border of "piano keys" which I have created by cutting the leftover strip sets.
It will then have a border the same as the sashing before binding.  Now that I am back on track I am hoping to get this finished. 
I am trying to get a few things finished as I am signed up for  a challenge found here.
It is a challenge based on this book which arrived in the mail today. 


So many to choose from...
Much fun ahead...