Friday, May 27, 2011

Hexagons and Other Wonders....

On my way back in from the school bus stop this morning this gorgeous spider web caught my eye. Now I'm not in the habit of loving spider webs but I was amazed at the miniature size of this one and its loveliness was highlighted by the morning sun and melting frost. In a funny way it inspires me to start sewing those gorgeous hexagons that so many bloggers have been busy doing. Hope you can have some time to 'smell the roses' this weekend.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Almost a Finish!

What a lovely weekend we had at our retreat. Always so inspiring.
I attempted some quilting on my daughter's quilt....with some very helpful
tips. I could not have done this at home without help. Am so thankful.

I am very happy with how it has come up....and to be at the stage of
handsewing the bind. Looking forward to seeing how that looks....I had
previously sewn together the remaining scraps for a 'scrappy' bind.

I have also made some progress on starting my Gardener's Journal quilt.
After some inspiration, I ended up tracing off all the stitcheries....handstitching,
here we come! I still love the fabrics every time I look at them.....can't believe
I bought the kit in 2006! Good things take time I suppose.

I had many a good intention of achieving much in bookwork today, but
was distracted by my ironing board cover....the perils of having the computer
in the same room as the sewing machine!

When inspiration strikes seize the moment (well, that was my excuse).
So I set to work in tracing off the shape of the old cover and replacing
the degenerating foam with some polyester batting.

The ironing board was given to me many years ago by my lovely MIL and
I think it had belonged to her mother. The board is wooden, so a little heavy
but very nice to iron on.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Quilting Therapy

Some much needed quilting therapy was done for a little while today. Doing
a little more on the quilt for my Miss of my WIrSPs.

I am off to a quilting weekend with some fantastic ladies and would like to
have a go at quilting it. Found some great matching fabric for the outer border
from the 'local' quilt shop....unplanned but needed to make it a bit bigger. Often
those 'unplanned' bits turn out really well, and you can say 'yes, I meant to do that'......

So, after a busy week with trips to the doctors, the dentist, speech therapy etc...
 and my Miss 5 being sick over the floor a couple of times (thankfully not the
carpet) ....I think I'm just about ready to breathe out and enjoy some quilting therapy.