Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fingers Crossed!

This morning I dropped my NI quilt off at the Royal Adelaide Show. It's entered into the quilt competition, so I have my fingers crossed ... and I really hope they look after it!

Wish me luck friends! xox

Monday, August 27, 2012


This is a fun job to check off today's to do list: Apply binding to Lizzy's quilt. Machine work done, and I'm now half way through the hand stitching.

And one of my less fun chores today was to rifle through the recycle bin to find an $800 health fund cheque - clearly I had tossed it out in a feng shui attack. Cheque found, problem solved.

A very productive day :-)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Almost done ...

I haven't got too much done this weekend - working on chores and stuff - mostly laundry. When it's so wet, it's easy to get behind - I seem to be running the dryer all the time which I don't like.

Not that I want to bore you with all that ... but this I do want to share:

I'm about as far as I can go by myself with my Owl iPad Cover. Isn't it adorable? I purchased the kit when I was at guild earlier this month, and Patchwork by Sea were the shop in situ. I HAD to have it :-)

I did have to use a different binding than the one in the pack. I don't know if I joined the binding up incorrectly, but I ran about an inch short to join it. Oh well - mine has a little stamp of 'my own' on it :-)

Because I'm not super experienced with things like zippers and stuff, I'm going to wait until I see the lovely Lyn at work for some guidance. If all goes well, I think I'll be pressing this pattern into service as Christmas gifts. Yay!

Friday, August 24, 2012


I'm just loving this! Its going to be an iPad cover ultimately, and the owl appliqué is just darling. The perfect small project - a lovely diversion :-)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Uber Productive :-)

I had a great morning today, I got some things out of the way I had been wanting to do for a while.

First up, I tidied up a couple of seams that had been bugging me on my Farmers Wife Sampler quilt, and then I gave it a REALLY good press. I even cracked out the best press. Love that stuff :-) Here's the view from my ironing board:

They never look as good from the reverse side do they? But the great thing is because I had gotten the backing fabric last week, I was able to take the quilt down to Lizzy, where she'll be able to work her magic on it. It's very exciting :-)

And the next very fabulous thing is that I was able to put one more side on my Mrs Billings project. This border has been very labour intensive and time consuming to piece, and it (almost) kills me that I'm only half way through. But it's on, and I'm really happy with how it's looking:

It's draped over my ironing board in this picture, so it looks kind of wonky, but you can see the border I'm talking about on the top and the left. I have a lot of the strips pieced for the subsequent borders, so hopefully they'll go together quickly.

Of course I'd probably be much further ahead had I not concentrated so hard on getting the FWS top finished, but the payoff is that I can pretty much work on whatever I like for a good long while now. Yay!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Mrs Billings corner ...

This week past I've been working at the corner pieces for 'block four'. They require some serious concentration, and finally I think I'm getting somewhere!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Today I'm loving ...

... these cute candle holders I got at Wohlers on the weekend. If I were a better photographer you could see how cute they are ... but maybe you'll just have to come over for a play date and see them in person :-)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Some more Mrs Billings ...

I had a spare hour yesterday and another today, so I've been working on Mrs Billings again.

This particular border is very time consuming, so even after sewing and sewing, it doesn't seem like I've gotten very far. I'll keep plugging away, it's not going to sew itself right?

Monday, August 06, 2012

On the list ...

I've been absent, and not slacking, but I really have little to show for myself! I picked up a little something at guild last week, I'm looking forward to working on it. It's a iPad cover!


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