Saturday, 6 October 2018

A Few Goings On.

In between the final shifts at my old job and inductions and introductions at my new job, there has still been time for crafting.
I used some of the floral fabric left overs to make a pretty girly bunting. 
I also used some soft creams and a little beige, I'm regretting that now though!
There may be more bunting, or maybe not. I'll see where my muse takes me.
On Wednesday after lunch with the girls I wandered home, not really sure what I would do with myself. 
I finished up making a little quilted needle roll for my crochet hooks.
 I started out looking for scraps of fabric, but ended up cutting in to two fat quarters that seemed made for each other.
I even found a scrap of gross grain ribbon with paw prints on which seemed appropriate, given the main fabric has Scottie dogs on it.
I've had a tidy up in my crochet corner and have a few smaller items on the go. I'll pull them out for a show and tell on another day.
The garden is taking up quite a bit of our time at the moment.
We have most of our veges planted and some tomatoes in the green house.
We just need to keep on top of the weeds!

 I thought you might appreciate a quick look around. The snow ball tree is putting on a great and scented display at the moment.
And just over the foot path, the wedding cake tree, (Which you can see from my quilting studio window) Is also getting warmed up and will be flowering very soon. 
 The big cherry tree, (Which is also outside the quilting studio) has just about finished flowering.
 But it's smaller friend, on the other end of the green house, is just getting going!
The lawns have all been treated with a weed and feed supplement and will be getting a mow any day now. So on the whole, the garden is looking pretty good at the moment, with just one bed awaiting attention.
No gardening for me this afternoon.
I plan to spend it stitching or sewing quietly someplace. :-)

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

New Beginnings

Things have been a little quiet on the crafting front, I've been busy with other stuff.
Lots of gardening and a job interview.
I'm moving on. I've had enough of getting up at 04.15 and feeling tired for the rest of the day!
I'm off to work in the local supermarket.
Not the most glamorous job in the world, but that's just fine with me.
I still get to be me. I'll probably see most of the folks I have gotten to know at the pool.
And most importantly I still have plenty of me time and Wednesdays are free for girls days out!
I shall miss my colleagues at the pool and have many fond and some hilarious memories.
I couldn't resist sharing this wee gift with you.
What a perfect reminder of some fun times.
All of that doesn't mean there was no crafting.
I did get a little something made and will share soon.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

A quick project.

So on Wednesday after my last blog notes I went into my room and decided it was time for a tidy up.
My box of floral fabrics hadn't diminished by much, as I had only used a few of them for the Carpenters Wheel quilt top, so I decided it was a good idea to use more of them.
All thoughts of tidiness went out the window and I started to play with pretty fabrics.
In no time at all I had made a great start.
 A quick break for lunch with Claire and then I sewed some more.....
By the time Mr H arrived home, I was ready to add the final border.
But I didn't do that, I went to cook dinner instead.
I didn't get back to it until the weekend, when I added the final border.
This pretty and quick to sew little design is a laundry baskets design, called Flower Box.
Now I have two small tops awaiting their turn on the frame.
My box of floral fabrics is still over flowing!

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

From the outside.

You've seen a few images now of quilts on the frame in my studio, many of you have commented on the views I have while working.
I thought it might be nice to see things from a different perspective.
This is the big flowering cherry that stands outside my room, and is currently in full flower.
On warm days being under, or even close to this tree, is like being close to bee hives, there are so many of them all you hear is a buzzzzzzzzzzz.
Hmm, time to get the arbourist in to give him a tidy up.
Our property drops away toward the back, so standing in rooms at the back of the house it feels like you have gone up a storey. From the garden you must look up to see in.  Look up from under the cherry tree and you can see my studio window.
 Pop around the corner and you can even see the very end of the quilting frame. It really does only just fit in that room.
 It's a lovely room to work in on a sunny day. I see birds and butterflies and of course, I can even hear the bees if I open the windows.
Sadly there is nothing on the frame at the moment, but I do have another top ready to go....
I just need to find something to back it with.
Maybe that's a job for today.
My big winter crochet project is coming to an end. 
Jiffy's blanket is just about done.
Since I took this photo at the weekend I have stopped working from side to side and started to add rounds to the edge. Then I'll have to save like mad to send it all the way to the Isle of Man. 
I think I'll want to send this one in a tracked mail package and insure it. I know people send handmade quilts and blankets safely all the time, but you do hear stories of the ones that get 'lost' on the way.
Right, my day off work.
I have some chores to do, then it's play time.