Saturday, 31 October 2009
Today I went out with Lee, we found my wedding dress and all of the etc's!! No sneak peeps, you'll see after Tony Does.
Hint!! It's BLUE!!
Saturday, 24 October 2009
Friday, 23 October 2009
And yesterday I made up some blocks.
I have a whole bunch more blocks to make and hope to get time later today.
Tonight my Hunney and I will stay awake all night long. We'll pass some of the time by packing our cases and early tomorrow morning we begin our long journey.
- Isle of Man to
. 35 mins. Saturday Morning Manchester
- 11 hours on the ground, We're booked into a hotel and hope to sleep.
Manchesterto . 7 hours Dubai
- 3 hours on the ground
Dubaito 14 hours. Sydney
- 3 hours on the ground
Sydneyto . 3 hours. Monday afternoon. Christchurch
It looks like 3 days, but when you take into account all the time zones we will cross it's really only just over 30 hours.
1) Blogger finally let me in! Although it is messing with my formatting!!
2) It's nearly time to go.
3) A day out with family and friends.
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Monday, 19 October 2009
Sunday, 18 October 2009
The pins seem to have a life of their own......
Or maybe I have a pin cushion poltergeist....
This only happens when there are teenagers in the house!
You don't want to know what they do to this poor lil' guy.
LOL Seems my sons can have hours of fun with a pin cushion. I'll buy them one each for Christmas! LOL
Complete with pocket and tassel. This one is a gift for a colleague. Oh! I quilted the lining in this bag, and the red one I showed yesterday.
SIX days left! Yay! Only three working days, and one exam left!
Saturday, 17 October 2009
It's quite a spacious bag, plenty large enough to hold a couple of A4 (Foolscap) ring binders. I did have a small stitchery made which I planned to pop onto the front, but it just didn't look right, so I abandoned that idea. I didn't shape the bottom, I've left it flat. The lining is quilted and there are two huge deep pockets in there too. The fabric has a lovely rose pattern on it.
I've promised a bag similar to this to another of my colleagues, so guess what I'll be doing today. It's my weekend on call, so I'm not working but can't stray too far from home either, a perfect excuse to sit and sew all day. I feel a paler version of the above about to happen. Maybe I'll show it off tomorrow.
Friday, 16 October 2009
Or do you just chuck it out? I love to use mine up. It makes great handles. Hmm, a sneak peek at another SSCS gift. I wonder what it could be? LOL
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
These are quite aqua in colour, my favourite I'll be doing something with these two, they deserve to stay together.
And the top two here are beautiful too, such a yummy colour, the very top one has a rose design on it.
I have plans for some of these browns too.
This big flower is just begging to be a feature on something.
There is also a book of silk samples,
With some adorable embroidery already in place.
Sorting through all those samples has given me a break from looking at the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Have you had a look yet? Did you add your name and one of your quilts to the show? I have really enjoyed looking at all the beautiful quilts and getting so much inspiration. LOL I'll never remember all the things I've seen or which ones are my favourites, I have a new favourite every time I go and look. Seems I missed a bit too, it is a competition! There are prizes. I wouldn't want to be a judge, that's for sure. So many beautiful quilts from people all over the world, of all ages and experience, so many different styles.
Sunday, 11 October 2009
This was one of the very first quilts I ever managed to label.
It's quilted mostly in the ditch, though Joe did design some fantastic flames which I put into the borders for him.
Thank you for visiting our quilt and I hope you enjoy the rest of the tour. Why not post about one of your quilts and add your name to the already very long list of entrants. Anything goes, so it could be large or small, appliqué or embroidered. Hand or machine work. It's all about having fun and seeing some beautiful quilts.