Monday, 13 August 2018

MORE ANGELS


Now that I have completed all the angel stitcheries and put borders on a few I feel like I am actually achieving something. Here are 3 more blocks I have finished.


 
Another Sashiko block is now done and I am currently working on the last big block before starting the smaller designs on the borders.
 
 
 
 
 I have finished another book written by an American author who lives in Australia. 
 
 
 
Tonight I am looking forward to starting a biography. The sun is shining here but the wind is cool. I have washing on the line instead of hanging on the clothes horse relying on the heating to dry. It is Tuesday but I think my blog comes up with the day prior. I must look into that but I am too busy stitching hehehe.
 
Angel Blessings.
 

Friday, 10 August 2018

LAST ANGEL AND MOVING ALONG


Oh dear! What a week! I never usually "catch" anything going around and I thought grandmas were immune but I succumbed to an awful tummy bug that my beautiful little munchkin passed on to me as well as his mum. Whilst recovering from that I developed a couple of migraines so I thought I wouldn't really achieve much sewing for a while. Well. today I finally completed the last angel block. This is Angela the animal lover. I changed the design a bit as I do not like birds being caged. Infact, I don't even like what a cage represents so I omitted it from my block completely and perched the bird on Angel's hand instead.


 

The other evening I cut a few borders for some blocks after fussing and huffing for quite a while trying to decide what colours I should use for each block. In the end I decided not to be so fussy and went with the flow. I hope I don't regret my decision. I have the strips ready to sew on and have pinned the chosen outer border fabrics to each block so I don't mix them up.


 
 
I even had some energy to cut a few of 2 1/2" squares for the piecing bits. Only another 300 plus to go.
 
 
 
I have now finished 6 Sashiko blocks. These are the latest 3.
 
 
 
I am also proud to say that I finished another book. This one is another Aussie author who I heard on ABC Radio . His genre is not my usual thing and I would describe it as being light suspense. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I think I will seek out his other 10 or so novels he has written.
 
 
 
I am 3/4s my way through another novel so I am really happy I have found my reading enthusiasm again.
 
Thankyou for visiting my blog.
 
Angel Blessings. 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

IT'S AUGUST




                            Yep, it is August. How did that happen? This means it is time for.....


 
 
Once again I have no completed projects but I am working on some which will be completed...eventually.
 
My angels are coming along slowly but steadily. I can't seem to stand for long and using the rotary cutter creates shoulder aches and pains so I have had to do a little bit here and there. Pathetic huh? So, I now have 3 more blocks done with a total of 5.
 
 
 
 
I am quite enjoying stitching my Sashiko blocks and have nearly finished the 3rd one. It is so relaxing to do. (Except when someone manages to cut the hank of thread the wrong way resulting in a tangled mess to unravel and cut into correct lengths). 
 
 
 
 
The sun is shining at the moment. A rare event lately. I hope you are enjoying some winter sunshine too.
 
Angel Blessings.
 
 
 
 

Thursday, 26 July 2018

NOT A LOT HAPPENING

 Alas, I have not done as much stitching as I would have liked but I have made some progress. I have been auditioning fat 1/4s from my stash for the double borders around each angel block. Unfortunately a couple of blocks are too big for fat 1/4s so I need to improvise a bit. However, I have completed 2 blocks and have at least chosen fabrics for most of the blocks. Hopefully, I shall get some more borders sewn on this weekend.

 
 
I have nearly completed stitching the final block and have also been continuing with my penny rug but I wanted to do some mindless stitching, something I didn't have to focus on too hard while I have been feeling poorly. I remembered that I had bought a Sashiko panel a few years ago at a quilt fair so I cut each individual block out and started stitching this one.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Angel Blessings. 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, 7 July 2018

PERFECT STITCHING WEATHER

Brrrrrr. It's cold outside. Last night was a very stormy night with strong winds and I could hear things being flung around our backyard. Today it is dull, windy and rain ,rain, rain. It is winter so I can't complain but it is rather miserable and I am glad I have stitching to keep a smile on my face. I am rather pleased that I have made 2 decorated hand towels .

 
I have completed another angel and the 2nd last one is almost finished now . This is Dimity the Dreamer.
 
 
This afternoon I have been busy trimming all the completed angel blocks to their correct sizes ready to have double borders sewn onto them once I have selected the fabrics. I have a feeling this is going to be a long process for me.
 
Keep warm, keep smiling and enjoy stitching.
 
Angel Blessings. 

Saturday, 30 June 2018

OPAM AND ANOTHER FINISH





Okay, where did June go? ( why does the date come up as Saturday 30th when it is Sunday 1st?)I just remembered to hang up my July mini. Jenny had designs for each month in her stitchery club a couple of years ago and I decided to make them into monthly minis using some of my pre cut stash. 

In my last post I said I was going to make some coasters to match my table topper. Well, here they are. I used the left over pieces from the charm squares.

 
This means I have completed 4 projects in June. Yey!
 
 
 
A set of coasters and table topper, a crocheted scarf, and Munchkin's quilt.  I am currently stitching another angel block , have one prepared to applique and I have been dressing the last one, Angela, this afternoon.
 
 
 
I am not a fan of winter so I do enjoy sitting in my heated home with stitching in hand. Unfortunately, I have lost my voice so I am sipping hot water with apple cider vinegar and honey. I believe it is also a bit cool up North so please keep warm and ailment free.
 
Angel Blessings 

Saturday, 23 June 2018

BLOGGER FRUSTRATION AND FINISHES

It looks like the issues with Blogger are not improving. Not only are they not sending emails of people's comments on my blog but now I cannot seem to leave comments on other people's blogs. I feel like I have been isolated form my lovely blogger friends. Hopefully the problems shall be sorted out soon. Meanwhile, back here in Crafty land I have actually completed 2 projects. Yey! Don't fall off your chairs. Munchkin's quilt was put on hold as I didn't have enough fabric for the binding. I put it away for a couple of days and when I was rummaging around in my stash for another project  I found enough fabric which would suit the binding. This is the end result. ( the backdrop isn't really appealing but I needed somewhere to hang it). It is a rather unique quilt as it is totally machine pieced and machine quilted by yours truly. A rarity indeed.

 
I have had some lovely Basic Grey charm squares sitting in my stash for a while so I decided to make a table runner. Once again, I tried machine piecing and machine quilting but it wasn't without a little drama. First the needle dropped out as I was sewing and then when I put it back it broke in half! I found the pointy end but still haven't found the rest of the needle. I thought it may be stuck up in the part where you insert the needle but I couldn't see so I just put the new needle in anyway. It seems to be working so who knows where that bit of needle is. Machines and I never seem to have a fantastic relationship.  Matching coasters are currently under construction using remnants of the cut charm squares.
 
 
 
And...... another angel . This is Harriet the Homebody. Only 3 left to do now.
 
 
Unfortunately I haven't had much energy to stitch the last couple of days but hopefully I will be full of energy after an iron infusion this week and maybe some sleep.
 
Thankyou so much for visiting. If you are able to leave a comment I shall check my blog periodically and email each of you.
 
Angel Blessings.
 

MORE ANGELS

Now that I have completed all the angel stitcheries and put borders on a few I feel like I am actually achieving something. Here are 3 more...