Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pinwheel Progress.

Squares, half square triangles, iron, cut, sew, iron, cut, sew....

Ahh Pinwheel........

And look the points are pretty good too!

5 down, 67 to go, Imogene's quilt is moving forward.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Finished Top!!

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!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Here comes the rain.....

View from the front door.

View from the side door.
(Its not blue so much as dark dark grey)
View looking out over the back.
The way the light is hitting the trees with the storm as the back drop looks way cooler then my bad photos can show!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Linen and Beans......

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.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


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?