Wednesday 29 January 2020

2020 Wk 5 - catching up

The lovely Amo messaged me to ask if I was ok - I hadn’t realised it’s been so long since I blogged!

Thank you yes - I’m fine.  It’s just that all of my little jobs (which are independently sometimes busy, sometimes quiet) got busy at the same time🥴

However when I thought about it, I do try and spend an few hours with husband through out the day and that usually involves the TV being on but me sewing or crocheting - so there has been some progress!

I made six hexie flowers for the FB hexie swap I’m a member of

My hexi rounds quilt has reached a natural pause as I’m out of hexies

I’m teaching a modern crewel class in a few months and have been playing with a sample - it’s tote bag and I’m having fun filling the random circles

The Plus Quilt has grown a bit

And in other news, Husband has re-varnished the garden table

And Lisa has finished her Ferris wheel crochet - isn’t it great!

Friday 10 January 2020

2020 Wk 2 - memories quilt

I’ve finally stitched together what looks like a fairly basic quilt

The Janet Clare fabrics really spoke to me and with her help I created some FMQ embroidered blocks of images that I associate with holidays with my father.  I added some embroidery machine designs I created that also “belonged” and put them all together this afternoon

The fabrics show very nautical images - lots of different boats - and trees and red cottages, and birds and seaweed from the island, and weather; particularly wind and rain which the west coast of Norway is well known for

There are ten or eleven embroidered squares - this Viking ship and the rose are reminders of his memorial service 18 months ago.

 These are the FMQ blocks from before

Now I just need to find time to bind it!!

I have also finished the temperature embroidery, (difficult to photograph 15 foot x 2 inches!)

 And the Red Velvet crochet has grown a bit

And a final gingerbread man has finished some weaving - and will be a pressie for a young lady who helped me with a weaving project!