Thursday, 25 August 2016
I saw something similar to this and decided this will be a good pyjama top at the weekends:
And that's pretty much what I've done all day - stayed in my PJs, drunk coffee and sewn - plus a few cold showers to help me cope with the heat! In fact so many cold showers I ended up running a cold bath and leaving it so I can get in and out as often as I like! (it's been 82 F / 28 C and 70% humidity and I have been a sweaty mess all day!)
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
I managed to spend a few hours in the sewing room today, but apart from some boring school uniform embroidery I cant show you very much.
I made some hearts (which are more exciting than they look)
Sorry! Day at home tomorrow, so if I don't melt I should be able to produce something
Monday, 22 August 2016
More chores today - leaving me doing my couch potato impression this evening. (The guilty secret is that Lisa is watching The Gilmore Girls on net flicks, and once that's on I'm rooted to the sofa!)
I could have gone upstairs to get yesterday's UFO and done more work on it, but that would have meant missing a few seconds, so I dug this out of the sewing box in the sitting room
And made a few more flowers
So now TGG represents time well spent, instead of a guilty pleasure!
I'm spending the next three days at my new job, shadowing the girl I'm replacing, so there might not be much sewing happening!
Sunday, 21 August 2016
Saturday, 20 August 2016
Friday, 19 August 2016
You know if you have lots of UFOs you should really finish *something* before you start something new? Yeah, I laughed too, and then I pulled these rainbow fabrics
And then the guilt (and the mess) finally won and I finished the April calendar block
So you'll have to wait to see my rainbow plan!
Thursday, 18 August 2016
It's not finished yet, but when I've stitched the strips together it will look a bit like this:
Wednesday, 17 August 2016
And started on some uniforms for the girls at Chertsey Museum
Tomorrow will be more of the same!
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
I was tidying the sewing room (to make room for all my new goodies) when I found 4 embroidery blocks that were the start of a calendar quilt a long time ago (January 2013!). But I decided I didn't like them.
I also found a whole load of 2.5" squares in assorted colours, and in low volume shades, and I found a pretty but empty box
So I sorted the squares into the box
Monday, 15 August 2016
Whilst travelling, and chatting in the evenings I finished two cogs on the La Passacaglia (almost: two tiny triangles left to do on the top one, but I'm delighted I managed to get the same purple to be able to finish the outer hexies)
and I started the next cog
I also bought some more picture fabrics
and some gadget type stuff - pre-wound bobbins and this fabric gel that turns anything into water resistant sewable farbic!
Now I need to spend sometime in the sewing room finding places for all this stuff!!!!
Sunday, 14 August 2016
Thursday, 11 August 2016
it's got some way to go - she's hoping for about twice this size!
I love the coloured wools in the blacks
And by the time you see this I will have given this I spy quilt to baby Dara's granny (aka Jackie) so thanks to scheduled posting I can post this pic too
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
When I was playing with transfer paints last week I painted a couple of flags (Norway and USA) and some other currencies, ready to make holiday purses - and they have been finished:
Tuesday, 9 August 2016
It was a difficult one, but I'm quite chuffed with the result - lets hope she likes it too!
I'm also playing with selvedge edges again - saw this on Pinterest,
and have started my own version
I'm making mine out of recycled denim, hence the colour changes, but I'm really loving it! At the moment it's 32" x 27" but I'm adding a strip of selvedges to the left, and of denim to the right each time so it's growing quickly (or will do until I run out of selvedges!)