Sunday, 20 July 2014

A quick pop in to say hi!

Well after some mornings doing this crochet malarkey 

On this beautiful quilt (which I will show more pics of soon!) 

 I finished this vintage style turning twenty quilt 

And started another hexie quilt 

Then the sun came out and all crafting stopped :) 

Normal blogging will resume once the sunshine stops shining, we have to make the most of our 3 day summer here in Northern England :) 

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Sunday Sewing #5

When I started this run of Sunday Sewing posts I had intended to slot weekday posts in too but things just don't seem to work out how we plan do they! 

My week to date has been sponsored by Kleenex and Lemsip.
 I was on a roll till Monday tea time and then things started going downhill quickly so I've managed to make it through to Saturday lunch time without even turning on my sewing machine! 
However Monday had been quite productive and I had made a significant dent in my Sew Sew Modern 5 partners gift. I still have the lining to add over the coming week. 

By the time today rolled around I figured I had better work on something non too challenging while I got back up to speed. My Sunday Morning quilts bee blocks have been coming in at a nice pace so I thought I get cracking with them. I'm sewing the blocks into groups of 4 then quilting them to join up later on in a quilt as you go style. 

I've only just realised how much the light changes in the loft looking at these 2 photos! There was about 90mins between them and the colours look totally different, I think in "real life" they look more like the bottom one.

I'm just following the pattern of the block with the quilting but find on this smaller scale its much easier then if I had a queen sized quilt to pull through the machine! 

I've got some big catching up plans for the week ahead, so hopefully there will be a finish to show and tell soon :D

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Sunday Sewing #4

So how excited do you think I am to have been mentioned in a magazine? I think everyone I know in person has been sent a copy of this photo :D Love Crochet May issue has a little note in the editor's picks section on crochet edging and, yes you guessed it, my pillowcases made a mention!

 So obviously Him in doors and I used it as a perfect excuse to go out for Saturday afternoon tea, I had to snap this pick to share as I have a total soft spot for goats and these three chaps are the friendliest (and most petted) pub goats I've ever met.

For those of you that don't like goats here are some pretty rhododendrons to look at instead, they are blooming all over the park at the moment, it's quite the display! 

Aaaaand back to the sewing! 
I'm working my way through this Anna Maria Horner cross stitch, it's fun playing with colours and watching the pattern come together but I'm not too sure yet what I'll make with it once it's finished.

And finally tonight has seen some more Sew Sew Modern 5 secret-ish sewing, I say secret-ish as we have to post little update photo's to the Flickr group but don't share who our partner is until they receive their swap package.

 I hope to have the bones of this sewn up tomorrow so maybe then I can share a little more :)

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Sunday Sewing #3

So this is more of a catch up post than I had planned, time seems to get away from me and before I know it it's been weeks since I last posted! Never mind though I'm here now :)

So over the last 2...maybe 3 weeks since I last posted I have managed to get this pillowcase finished 

I love a good ditsy floral print! 

and I'm really happy with the trim.

We have had some lovely walks in the park, bluebells have been everywhere.

I've also made a mess with a block called jazz hands from Material Obsession Two By Kathy Doughty & Sarah Fielke Had I realised it has a bejillion pieces to each block I may have given myself longer to sew it up.

As it is I've managed half a block, sometimes I am shamefully slow! 

I've also been working on my Sew Sew Modern 5 package but I can't share any photos or I'll give the game away! 

I hope your getting some sewing time in over the long weekend, right now I'm off to get this block finished :D