Charlotte's quilt top is done, Yay!! Don't look to closely there are some rather largish mistakes! The butterfly and ladybird templates are from a pattern by Kellie of Don't Look Now, I needle turned them on, then embroidered some antennae and flight paths for the ladybirds.
Onto the backing, I'm going to piece some leftover coins horizontally, and I was also thinking of adding in a pieced puppy block. Not sure yet.....
The storm yesterday didn't end up hitting at all, we got only a couple of drops of rain, very disappointing!
So I got some sewing for me done, The skirt I made a couple of weeks ago now, it is a very basic A-Line with a drawstring waist, Made with a Grey linen/cotton, very comfy. I made a black one as well, which is exactly the same but a little bit shorter, not much though, I'm a prude when it comes to showing my legs. These skirts are my favorite things ever right now, with a constantly changing waistline (weird stupid hormones) its nice to have something that will still fit at the end of the day.
The Singlet, is well a bit of a mess really! it looks very much like I made it myself, in home-ec in year 7, if you know what I mean! Navy blue, cotton knit with a lot of firm stretch, cream lingerie elastic around the top and for the front straps, re-purposed adjustable pale blue bra straps in the back. I didn't use a pattern, just traced it off a much loved singlet that fit well.
And some beans........ Yep they sprouted and have survived a few days, lets see just how much longer it will be till I kill 'em.
On other things, I think I have worked out my blog addiction problem, I'm separating the blogs in my feed into two folders, Must reads, and general reads. So far so good still have 200+ blog posts, but I have at least managed to look at and leave comments on a lot of my fave blogs today.
Lots of Spring stuff going on around here, A new Veggie patch and a lot of organising, cleaning still to come (arghhh) Which is leaving very little time for sewing.
Veggie patch with, Tomato's, chives, basil, mixed capsicum (peppers), dwarf stringless beans, then a few nasturtiums in front. This is Veggie patch #3, Long story short I change my mind a lot!
We needed to clear some space in the garage to make a play room for the kiddo's so a garden shed was in order. This was a lot of fun to put up, Adult Meccano!! I highly recommend it as a great way to use up an entire weekend.....
This beautiful rose bush, is a bit of a surprise, I knew that it was there, but this is the first time I have seen it flower, previously it wasn't getting any where near enough sunshine to get it going.
I have been sewing a little mostly this:
A few butterflies and ladybirds here and there across Charlotte's coin quilt, My original plans got scrapped, so I will have to find a use for that massive amount of Bias that I cut, lol!
I'm having a bit of a blog crisis at the moment, I have too many in my reader,(200+) so I'm cutting it down, well trying too anyway, right now I have over 200 unread posts and that is only 2 days worth. I need to get ruthless. (but I will miss all the pretty pictures!) Thoughts? anyone else out there a blog reading addict?