Thursday, May 17, 2012

You Know Life Is Busy When... don't have time to smell the roses.

So I just had to make some time to do just that. I just love these burgundy Icebergs at home. Still putting on a bit of a show despite the lack of rain.

You also know there's alot on when it takes a couple of weeks to hem some new jeans...and the only action the sewing machine has seen for a while is mending and alterations. After going to work yesterday with some temporary pins in the bottom so I could wear them (LOL) I was determined to get them done.

So before heading off to a quilting weekend tomorrow (yay!) I set to work and finally finished the hems along with a pair of school trousers.

Here is one project I am taking with me to the weekend - a cushion (or two). The lovely scraps at the front are from my youngest daughter's quilt I finished last year, which is very special as my Nan gave me the remaining fabric from making my eldest daughter's quilt that she had made.

With some extra fabric I am hoping to make a cushion for both of my daughters to go with their quilts.

This lovely layer cake has been around for a while (and has done a few car trips with me too!!)  Let's see if I can turn it into a quilt top or if it comes home with me again just like this.

And just for something extra, a couple of charm packs are coming along too. Can't say I will run out of things to do.

 Just before I head off on my weekend I am helping the kids with their Red Shirt Day at school tomorrow, to raise funds for the Salvation Army. They all had a red shirt of some description except for little Miss 6. I found this at the local op shop this week and it was decided that a little embellishment might be nice.

So here 'tis.

My machine does not have a blanket stitch setting. The most similar looking is one with the horizontal stitch on a diagonal slant. But overall it has still come up okay. All ready for Red Shirt Day!


  1. are you off with the girls.........have a great the fabrics you'll be sewing with........

  2. Love what you've been doing :) Can't wait to see what you've achieved at the Retreat !!!!


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