Thursday, April 29, 2010

Addicted to Hexes.

Inspired by Jo and also Kate, I decided that enough (drooling over other peoples work) was enough!
I printed out some 1" Hexagons from Texas Freckles and cut out some 2.5" squares, and got to work, Uh OH! they really are addictive, and a much welcomed break from the mammoth applique task Ive been working on. I'm pretty sure that these will end up in a cushion, after all it will match perfectly with the ones I already have!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I finally did it.

On Saturday I finally plucked up the courage to get a tattoo. But not just any tattoo, no, this one is special, very very special, This one is the actual footprints of my angel, Abigail May, lost to us in august 2007,  I was almost half way through the pregnancy when we learned that she had passed away, we later found out that her death was caused by a freak cord accident. Even though I know it wasn't my fault, I still and probably always will, blame myself. I have wanted to get this tattoo for a long time, now I have, and I'm glad.

Grieve Not 
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!
 Mary Frye (1932)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

April Bee Block for Viv.

April was Viv, from Highway Cottage's, turn in the Australasian Bee, I hope she likes it!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Success with Stretch!!!!!

I made myself a pajama top YAY!! I used the raglan tee pattern from Sew U Home Stretch, and scooped out the neckline a bit, and hey presto SUCCESS!! You can see how proud of myself I am from the smug look on my face lol! This is the first truly successful knit/stretch item I have made!!

Now I just need to finish off all the overlocking end bits, and scrounge the stash to see if I have enough flannelette anywhere to make some pants, if not I should be able to squeeze out a pair from the pink interlock/jersey (can't remember, I bought it when I was pregnant with Miss Jocie) if I use the grey ribbing for the waistband, mmmm that sounds comfy........

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Fanciful Flowers in Wonderland

I have been itching to make this pattern, "Fanciful Flowers" from Material Obsession since I first looked at the book, I have been itching to cut into my "Wonderland by momo" fabric since it first arrived! Finally I completed the tops and backs for both Charlotte and Imogene's quilts, and seeing how it will be awhile before I can sandwich them, I figured it would  be a good time to get started on my next quilt!

I wanted this quilt to be big enough to fit my queen size bed, and also to use the Jelly roll and Layer cake that I had available, So, I decreased the blocks from 18" to 14",  and did 2 rounds instead of 3 on the pieced blocks. Instead of a 3x4 layout, I'm doing a 5x6, which means 15 yep 15!! applique blocks eek!! The block you can see in the mosaic above, is just a placeholder, The flower is at original size, and it's just not going to work with the fabric I have, so I have reduced it to 65%, which is much better, I'm half way through the first block, the block above will probably get recycled into a throw pillow, or maybe I'll pop it on the back. 

And look what popped into my mailbox last Thursday!! After being so close to missing out on the Flea Market Fancy collection, I decided to go all out and buy the whole collection of Hope Valley, I bought it from Pink Chalk Fabrics, The service was so fantastic, I will buy from them again. I love absolutely every single print in this collection, every. single. one. !! I'm so glad I took the plunge!
Hope you all had a Happy Easter! 

p.s I prettied up my blog, do you like?
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