Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Busy getting ready for Christmas.

 It's been a busy week. I made a skirt for myself and the oldest daughter (sorry no pictures yet). I sewed a load of little purses (all presents, so again no pictures) and these gorgeous placemats. You can't really tell on the photo but the blue is sparkly and glittery.

 This is what my table looked like today. My mother would like a Christmas table topper, so I am sewing up some stars and pine trees. Well that is the plan. 

I have also managed to make husband his wash bag. I hope he realises how much I love him. Not only was he allowed free reign over the stash but when he chose the lovely Heaven and Helsinki print I didn't object. He will have to show it off at every opportunity though and praise my skills.  Well there has to be something in this for me.

I am waiting for the Domino's man to come. Daughter 2 has asked for it as a birthday treat. They don't get fast food very often, so this is exciting. The fact that it is being delivered possibly more than the food itself. 

Linking to WIP wednesday over at Freshly pieced.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Sunday sewing.

 This morning I used some child free time to make a little cushion. This lovely Elephant print by Valorie Wells from her Karavan range was just screaming out to be a cushion.
It would have been so cruel to cut into the elephants. I left the fat quarters in tact as much as I could.
One more item to cross off my to do list. Mind you Husband has just asked me to make him a wash bag, so the list has not gotten any shorter.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Christmas placemats Scrappy trip

 I like these. I am pleased with how they turned out. They are a maybe a little busy but for Christmas that cab be fun right?
 And then when taking pictures I noticed that this one is missing some cross hatching.
Bother! better fix that.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Taking pictures isn't as easy as it seems

 This morning I decided to finally sew these disappearing nine patches together. It wasn't raining, so quick let's take pictures.
 Now I tried indoors but the colours didn't look right, so outdoors I went. Hmmm well it would seem that the ground is muddy. No idea how that could have happened in the UK in Autumn. This then means that my favourite place to photograph (the outside furniture) is out of bounds.
 Not because this little quilt top would drape over floor but because the Schipperke will sit on it. Being a rather white quilt this would not be a good plan.
 On the washing line it went. So still not the right colours, as the washing line is in the shade after 12pm. Also it was windy, so lots of flapping to deal with.
Anyway; one quilt top. I think I will add a border. I looks like it needs one.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Small blog meet October round up.

Well I have managed to make a mosaic of the things I have made this month. First time ever. This is a big deal for a techno numpty.

I didn't think I had made that much this month but looks like I did all right. I finished two quilts and finished a quilt top. I also started another scrappy quilt but he needs to wait for now because I need to make Christmas things.

I had hopped to have the Christmas placemats finished but due to half term holidays and halloween that did not happen.

Fingers crossed November will be as productive.