It’s Day 1 of the Stitching Contest my lovelies, and yes, I have achieved!!
Two and a half hours this afternoon (and hopefully more tonight) and I’ve chosen fabrics for four blocks and cut out three of those four. Slow but steady!
I do love me a template, and I have a set to assist with Jenny Kingwell’s Steampunk, something I’ve been wanting to make for quite some time.
How are you going? Done your homework??
You can still join in even if you don’t have a blog; do the prepping/stitching/appliqué/embroidery/quilting or whatever and tell us about it in the comments. I’d love to have you join in!! This is a personal contest; can you prep/sew etc for 1 hour minimum each day? You don’t have to work on the same project every day (I’m certainly no going to!), just work on a project.
Achieved: 3 blocks prepped
Watching: “Vera” (13th Street on Foxtel)
For the next two weeks I’ve decided to set my self, um…………can you wait there a moment? just off to check the thesaurus……
(Hmmm, an ultimatum? Could be…… Requirement? No…… Perplexity? May very well be! Dare? Ooh that’s a bit confronting! Contest…..contest?……..contest……yes…..)
Apologies for all that muttering. Ahem, as I was saying; for the next two weeks I’ve decided to set myself a contest.
What’s this, I hear you ask??
I want to see if I can sew something, anything, be it prepping, hand piecing, hand appliqué, embroidery, hand quilting for at least 1 hour each day and post about it. Surprisingly, I do find that there are days where I do no sewing At All! Sacrilege, I know!! I get caught up in domestics and have evening commitments, or I’m just not in the mood after a busy day out. I know many of you already achieve this, setting aside part of the day and stitching to your heart’s content. So I want to see if it’s possible….probable…..practical…..
Want to play along? It starts tomorrow, Sunday, the start of the week – what could be more appropriate!
Enjoy your weekend peeps!
Check out this group of lusciousness from Material Obsession!!
Have a lovely day.
We had some fabulous “Ta-Da!!” moments today!
Firstly Sue 1 put the first set of borders onto her latest
for Lisa a quilt back from quilting
and Josephine Has Finished Mrs Billings!!
which she was very pleased to hand over to be quilted!
Sue 2 has some more blocks made
and Chris popped her class made block in between two of Lorraine’s Farmers’s Wife blocks!
It was also bag envy day, with this new one of Josephine’s
and this work bag of Lisa’s
and Josephine brought in this beautiful orchid for me!
Lots of show and tell at Eliott Stitchers today!
GJ has finished her woolly bits block keeper
has had a
little splurge on gorgeous fabric
is that teasing?? Here’s a sampling…..
and a pattern too
there’s another quilt getting a binding!
and most importantly there are two new chairs, of which I’ve claimed this one (and requested GJ’s now finished French General quilt to be on!!)
Linda is half way there with her hexies
and deserves to be congratulated for sticking with this project!
FB has finished her Dilly Bag, all in Liberty
and is playing with Liberty hexies
FB also had this little cutie
which opens out to this!
I’ve dragged out this hand piecing from – dare I say it! – last decade!!
And lunch? Delicious pea and mint soup
(I love the green spotty knife with the serviette – great colour combo for a quilt, huh?) with all the accompaniments
A very satisfying day!
There have been several birthdays over the last month for our Stitch Sisters and we celebrated with one cake and three lots of “blowing out the candles” and three rounds of Happy Birthday! Consequently I forgot photos until the cake had been cut and distributed……
you get the idea though!
Sue has made a quilt from Australian fabrics for her sister in the UK
so that will be a little bit of Aus in England!
Mrs Mac had another Message in a Bottle block
and Sue has bought the same pattern and started one too!!
During the afternoon Mrs Mac finished another Carpenter’s Wheel block
I love the “house” fabric!
Helen has been hand quilting – just look at her beautiful work
so precise and the patterns work so well
Another delightful day!