Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Fun things ...

A few quickie pictures of fun things from the last couple of days ... I'm still busy quilting at the moment - things will slow down a lot in about a week's time when the kids break for the Christmas holidays. I'm looking forward to some serious piecing time!

First up - here is a little giftie I made up for my friend Jenny. (Hi Jenny - hope you have a wonderful day on Monday!) A candle mat I made, teamed up with a hurricane lamp style jar and scented candle. All wrapped up with cello and a wired ribbon. Lots of fun. I think these will be a great teacher gift too - and the kids will be handing them out at school tomorrow :-)

On Monday, Martin delivered my thread stand to Brian - our friend and a wonderful cabinet maker. In the afternoon, Brian returned, having stained the stand to match our furniture (a lot of which he has made himself). He did a great job, and I can't wait to have it hung on the wall. Being the impatient girl I am, I wanted to see what all my threads looked like loaded onto it. I didn't realise I had so many! I'm thinking I may paint the wall before I hang it, because the study is the only room in the house I haven't yet painted. I'll see ... I may decided it's just too big a job for now ... I'll keep you posted :-)

And last of all, a finish from last night. I quilted and sewed down the binding on my runner on Monday night, and while waiting for Amy at netball last night, I hand stitched the reverse side of the binding. I'm thinking I may need to do a little more quilting to be completely satisfied, but it feels good to have a finish of my own!

Better head back to the sewing room - the machine is calling me :-)

6 comments:

Emma said...

I just got my AP&Q - Among the Evergreens looks great!

Rosaline said...

Okay, I'm coveting your thread stand. Could you show us a side view, as I think the racks are tiered???? I'd like to know as I really need something for my threads. BTW I love your mug rugs, lucky recipents.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Mmmm - love that thread stand! And I'm seeing this table runner everywhere - what pattern is it?

Bonnie said...

OOOOOOO!! THREAD!!!!! It looks great! And I love the candle mat package...SO pretty tied up with that blue ribbon!

Bonnie

Shasta said...

Everything looks great - the gift looks awesome. Congratulations on getting the table runner finished. The thread rack looks wonderful as well. Looks like you've got to order another one.

Eileen said...

Tazzie I reconize the material you made you runner from. Some bicentainnial fabric. I made a wall hanging with it. Love the way yoiu put it together.
Who wouldn't die for that thread holder.

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