Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Hey there

BOO!  Remember me?! It has been SO long, yes I know.  But things have been crazy busy here.  Christmas is around the corner, and its going to get worse.  I am about to start working 6 days a week at the shop, but I am determined to still have time to stitch!
I have SO much to share, I don't know where to start.  I must get to loading some pics to blogger. And I have noticed Blogger has changed. I cant seem to manage to move pics anymore GRRR.
I've found these 2 mini's finished here a little while ago.  The top one, Butterflies made for me by my lovely friend Vicki.  Designed by Gail Pan, with Gail's fabrics too.  We have kits available at the shop.

This cute mini, made for me by my SIL Roseanne, is called Pears, also a Gail Pan pattern.  And, we have kits too. 

Looks like I am on top of my gift sewing.  YAY! 

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

2 in 1 Pouch

I had seen these 2 in 1 Pouches a lot over IG the last couple of months, and decided to give it a go.  I went with a Paris theme for this one, as I had decided to make one for someone, but changed my mind after it was done!

These were simple to make and quite quick too.
Want the pattern, click HERE.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Secret Squirrel Stuff

With Christmas in just a few months, I am getting my list together for gift giving.  I always like to start nice and early, and have already purchased a few bits and bobs.  My 'handmade' Christmas list seems to be getting longer and longer, so I have made a start on some secret squirrel gifts. 

Something blue for a William Morris fan:

A zipper and a pocket for a 'Secret Santa' Challenge I have going at the shop (we do accept mailed gifts, just so long they fit with the guidelines).  Please email or comment if you would like the details.
And another red and cream gift all done and dusted!
It feels really great to have some items marked off!

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Yarn love

In between the sewing, I have managed to do some yarn work - crocheting and knitting!  I love swapping and changing to make things interesting.  This is a cool beanie, we have these at the shop and I made one for a sample (which is now for sale).  These have been SO popular!

And, while I am 'in-between' projects I have got back into these crochet hexagons which I started a year (or two ago!)

I am loving the Wrist Warmers made from some beautiful Tweed yarn I stock, I made a set of myself and one for Mum to wear on the cold nights going into work.

And, I finally managed to finish the other sock to the pair which I started maybe 3 (yikes) years ago. I was going great guns with this, getting the pattern matched up pretty well spot on, when suddenly there was an extra colour row that wasn't it the other. GRRRRR.... Anyway, there are only for me! 

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

A finish and a flimsy

One of my recent finishes was my Swoon quilt.  I just adore this quilt!  Made using the lovely Scrumptious fabrics by Bonnie and Camille.  If you remember when I made the top, there was a variation in the background whites.... There were about a dozen or so, odd white blocks.  Everyone told me to leave it, but I just couldn't.  I fixed it, and am SO happy with it now!

And, at the last 2 Cherry Shed stitching days, I worked on my Starlight quilt.  After out last day, I decided I needed to get the top done!  And here it is:
Totally loving the aqua triangle fabric I choose.
This pattern uses a Jelly Roll and I used Daysail by Bonnie and Camille.
It is now sitting in the 'to be quilted' pile along with a few others LOL.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Threads swap

So I think I am the slackest blogger of all time!  Things have been so busy here that at night, I rarely get on the computer, and tend to jump on Instagam instead!  And, this past week I had had a head cold, so have been very tired - going to bed by 8.30pm! 
Anyway, my hands have not been idle, I am always stitching away.  But I really must show you this gorgeous swap gift made for me by the lovely Loz.

Our online Group's Cottage Garden Thread swap, and this is what Loz made for me!  Talk about blown away!  My pic doesn't do this lovely wall-hanging justice. Such beautiful stitching..... One of Gail Pan's designs.  LOVE IT!  Thanks Loz xx
I made for Fiona, and I decided to make her a Chistmas runner - yes, another Gail Pan's designs!
I love this runner, and have made one for myself a little while ago. 
I will be back soon to show you what else has been going on in my neck on the woods!

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Bits and pices

While things have been crazy around here, I am still doing plenty of stitching!  I do have a finish, but I cant share that just yet as its a swap gift.  I have finished appliquéing a Pear for Roseanne who is making me a shop sample. 

And, in between when I don't have anything to stitch while watching TV, I have been back at my Nancy Hexies.
I think last tally was about 115?