Monday, 18 May 2015

I've lost a pattern!!

It was in a magazine. I'm not sure exactly which magazine, but definitely an older one, I recall seeing it at Parliament street, back on the Isle of Man, so pre 2012. In an Aussie mag, not a British or US mag. It was a wall hanging, with pieced poppies. 
I had saved the magazine, knowing that I would one day want to use the pattern.
Yesterday it struck me, with a little adaptation, it would make the perfect table cloth.
Can't find it!
But, in my efforts to find it, I did have a clear out of magazines, I've thinned out about a third of them, which is pretty drastic for us crafty types.
I also managed to find a suitable replacement pattern, in fact, it may even be a better pattern than the one I was seeking.
So I now have a shopping list. I have very little of the required fabrics.
Shame that!
After writing the shopping list this morning, I got on and did a little more to the Christmas Story quilt.
Block 4 is completed.
But there are two weeks of May left, and I won't start the next block until June, besides Debbie is a wee bit behind this month and I don't want to race off without her, This is her first ever sew along.
I'll contemplate what else I could be getting on with, while I cross stitch this afternoon.
 Maybe something Christmassy, or a wee gift project.
It's never too early to get on with those things.
I didn't get to do any sewing over the weekend, (Well I could have, if I hadn't been searching for a pattern!) But something else did happen in my room. On Saturday it was a drear day, very overcast and a few dribbles of rain. Not the weather for working outside, so instead I suggested that Tony might put my shelves up for me.
The Inspectors have finally been installed.
From their lofty perches they can oversee pretty much everything I do here in my room.
Maybe they will even help me finally get to grips with the quilting frame! 
The room is starting to come together. There are still pictures I want to hang and one or two mini quilts also to hang, but all in good time.
We also finally got some more pictures up in the entrance hall.
I have a collection of family photos spread about out there.
Feels good to have loved ones looking down on me as I move about my home.
We also went out and purchased a fancy curtain pole.
There is some debate about where that could be installed, you see it will not be going above a window....
Sunday was a better day for being out of doors, while I searched for quilt patterns, Tony and his dad went to get timber and earth for inside the green house.
It now has a central footpath, awaiting paviers.
We didn't put the earth in yet. One final squirt with weed killer on the base before that goes down.
Then I can fill it with earth and get some plants in there.
I'm off to stitch.


Anonymous said...

Hi Loulee your room is looking great,you have been busy,your blocks are gorgeous xx

Cath said...

I hate losing pattern especially when you know they can't have gone anywhere but moving OS or interstate it is bound to happen. I know what you mean about family photos. They were the first thing to get unpacked here so I can look up and see my three kids and my mum and dad whenever.

Janice said...

You certainly continue to busy, busy, busy on all fronts. Love the way your room is taking shape.

Raewyn said...

Wow those bears on your new shelves look great! Making your sewing room your own! I can be like that too, spending hours hunting for something - glad you found a substitute pattern!

Maria said...

Oh don't you hate when you can't find an old pattern....
Your room looks great and you are doing well with your blocks..

Chookyblue...... said...

looks like your little spot is perfect......makes for lots of creative projects.......