Tuesday, 21 October 2008


Not only mine, but also Moyas. She came round for her lunch yesterday but forgot to bring anything with her, so when she got home last night, out came her camera.
But first up, Loulees progress. All of my fan flower petals got sewn on yesterday and the first of the centres. I've come to the conclusion that I need a lot more practice at applique before I attempt needle turn circles! LOL I ended up doing something akin to a Suffolk puff and turned it over so the flat side was uppermost. I like it.
Only six more of these to go.
Next up is my Santa, I sat upstairs these last two evenings in the study with Hunney and did a little stitching, I'm nearly finished with the red on this fellow. I really am enjoying doing these little christmas designs, they are so quick.
And now Moya. Little Lala needed a new bag to keep her tutu and shoes in for ballet, so with the panels she had left over from the ballet quilt marathon Moya has put a bag together for her, here it is just needing some cord. I think she's planning to do it back pack style with the cord going to both sides and shoulders.
Moya has also been busy with Halloween charms making bags for her three to collect goodies in.
They also just need handles.
Well thats our progress, now our news. Moya doesn't like the job she has over the road from my home, so she has quit and will be working as a temp for a time while she looks for something else. It's only been a couple of weeks but already I miss the days we sat here together chatting and stitching and inspiring one another.
My head cold is clearing up, maybe I'll be back at work tomorrow. I just have a nasty tickly cough now. Last night after I'd had enough of cross stitching I sat and did a little research on Cathedral Window quilts, I've really enjoyed doing the applique and having work in hand and feel that I might like to have a go at a little Cathedral quilt. I found a nice method that is folded, and sewn part by machine and part by hand. Now I just have to find my way back to it, so I can give credit where it's due! Today though, I'm going to finish my fan flowers and get on with my butterfly corner stones.

1) A clear head.
2) Time with loved ones.
3) The first cuppa of the day.


Miss 376 said...

Hope Moya finds something she enjoys and will be close to you as well. I love the flower centres, the raised effect is great. All the children are going to love their bags, they are all gorgeous

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Cute ballet bag...I made a ballet bag for my DD2 this week for her shoes...it is to spy as it it is the only one like it.

Karol-Ann said...

Lots of cool things! And I love that Santa (This is high praise as I am NOT a cross stitch kind-of girl!LOL)

Ali Honey said...

I'm glad you are feeling a bit better. Chin up and maybe something medicinal for the cough?