Thursday 29 March 2018

BIG OOPS!


              I have completed the 2nd EPP fussy cut block for the back of the folder I am making.

 
The next step is to needle turn both blocks to some background fabric which is a border fabric with a vertical pattern.  This fabric is fussy cut into 8 large triangles.
 
 
4 of these triangles make this. ( I have not stitched them together yet).
 
 
Here's the problem.... there is much more fabric than pictured above yet I still only managed to cut 6 triangles with the repeat pattern. I could not work out how to get 8 no matter how I tried. So, now I am hoping that Sandy has some of this fabric left to make the 2 triangles required to complete this project.  Fingers and toes crossed. Why oh why do I keep challenging myself with this fussy cutting ?
 
Hope you have had more success with your stitching.
 
Angel Blessings.

Tuesday 27 March 2018

PIECE YOURSELF TOGETHER

 
It's Anthea's EPP Tuesday and I am actually on time. I have been happily stitching the front and back blocks for the folder I am making .  The first block took a bit of time but the second one seems to have come together rather quickly. I just need to stitch the last round and then both blocks get needle turned to the fabric pictured which shall also be fussy cut.
 
 
 
 
Meanwhile, back in the sewing room, I am about to put the borders on my munchkin's quilt and I must get back to my "An Angel's Story" blocks. EPP is a bit addictive.
 
Angel Blessings.   
   

Saturday 24 March 2018

SATURDAY STITCHING

I have had a pleasant day stitching while watching a couple of movies on Netflix. I did all the housework yesterday and my plan to pot some plants did not eventuate as I did not like the idea of going outside when it was cool and wet. I knew the rain was coming last night because my muscles told me so. I am pleased to say that I have made further progress on my EPP.

 
I finished reading another book. This one is also by an Australian author but it took me a while to get used to her writing style and I think that may have interfered with my enjoyment of the book.
 
 
I hope you are enjoying a day of stitching.
 
Angel Blessings.
 

Wednesday 21 March 2018

EPP PROGRESS

It seems ages since I last posted and that's because it probably is.  I have been struggling with the Kaleidoscope block but have been piecing it despite the awful mess I made of the fussy cutting.

 
 
To get me back on track I decided to start making the EPP blocks for the "Queen of Prep Folder" that I purchased from Shiralee Stitches. I found this fussy cutting to be far less stressful and also realised that using a glue pen was essential for realigning miscalculations rather than undoing thread basting. However, my discovery was short lived when I had to refill the pen. It was a hot day and as I was inserting the new glue stick it melted and broke off. I have yet to buy more refills so there is still a lot of thread basting happening. These fabrics are not my usual taste but they were in the kit and it is nice to try something a bit different occasionally.
 
 
Last week I made a spontaneous decision to go and visit my youngest daughter for a few days up town. She was home for the week after resigning from her very stressful job so we had a wonderful time catching up. On Tuesday we went into the city which I haven't visited for at least a decade. I wanted to see the famous L'uccello vintage haberdashery store while I was there . I must admit I was a little disappointed as I thought there would be more things but I did find some fabrics. I love the old fashioned paper bag .
 
 
I hope you are having some lovely stitching days.
 
Angel Blessings.
 

Tuesday 6 March 2018

KALEIDOSCOPE PROGRESS

 I am a day early but I wanted to be part of Anthea's EPP Tuesdays ( see right sidebar for the link). As I have no idea if I shall have time to post tomorrow I thought I would share my Kaleidoscope block progress now.  Do not look too closely at the central part ( yeah, now you will deliberately look hehehe) as I have stuffed  the fussy cutting up. I had no more fabric left so I just did it anyway. I figure I shall make this block into a table mat so I can cover the centre bit with a vase or candle so no one will see it.

 
I am still building this new blog with gadgets so please be patient with me.
 
Angel Blessings

ANOTHER FINISH

  My crochet shawl journey is complete. The final stitches were done last night and the ends sewn in. I wasn't happy with the blunt raw ...