Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Memory Lane...

Thought I would take a trip down memory lane this week. In the middle of the flu at the moment, so I should be resting and getting some stitching done, but so far the busyness of life is calling loud and clear and taking my attention.

I completed this wall hanging last year as a gift for my parents in law. The pattern is 'Church on the Hill' by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched in Bathurst, NSW. In my usual style I had picked something with far more work than I realised, but I am happy with how it turned out. This was also my first attempt at needleturn. I followed Anni's suggestion of using freezer paper. I have since stitched a little more using needle turn and quite enjoy it. The end result is lovely too.....but I must confess that I only did the hearts using needleturn and not the rest of the appliqued pieces - they were buttonhole stitched for a quick result, so the gift could be mostly 'on time'.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Order & Chaos

Things are all happening this week. Miss 11 and Master 9 are both on school excursions and a couple of appointments (NOT on the same day....couldn't arrange that) a meeting, and continuing with office 'stuff' is keeping me on my feet and my brain feels like it's bouncing too many balls at once. That's motherhood though isn't it? Just a quick post to share with you a little project I finished last week. I admired this bag a few years ago when I saw it made up. So I was very excited when the opportunity arose to purchase a kit from a quilting friend last year. It is 'For the Love of Flowers' by Weigela Design in Warren NSW.

I have really enjoyed stitching this and putting it together.....sorry about the blurry photo......it is a quick post! And it is lovely to see something finished (a bit of order) amongst my many loose ends and chaos this week. Looking forward to all the excursion news and lots of hugs. I do miss them.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

R & R.....Time Out.....or something like that

Things have been fairly hectic here this last week and I am feeling a bit flat. Some creative time is definitely in order......these jelly roll strips are calling me, so cutting hexagons will be happening here today.

Intriguing me at the moment are the amount of birds here. I was once told that these large black and white birds with a long beak are 'water birds'. I have often seen one or two around but not usually such a large group of them. Does anyone know what they are?

I hope you can get some creative time out this week.