Monday, 19 October 2015

I sewed!!

As I mentioned in previous posts, I have been making a little time to work on Sleeping Beauty.
Progress is slow, but satisfying. I think I'm almost at the half way point now. :-)
 Lots and lots of time is spent out in the garden. We have been working hard out there.
Like my cross stitch, it is slow progress, with a looooong way to go.
I have harvested my first crop of broccoli and have more planted, along with loads of other things.
The second veg bed is built and I have half of that planted and more seedlings are coming along.
I've harvested beets grown over winter in the green house and twice have taken lettuce leaves.
There will be more of those tonight.
Back to the sewing.
Saturday was a wet and stormy day.
We don't seem to get many of those, so I made the most of it and spent some time in my play room.
I cut and added the thin inner border to my Christmas Story quilt.
 Next I cut and sewed together the pieced outer border, before fusing the applique pieces into place.
I cheated a little when it came to the medallions, by fussy cutting them from a piece of Christmas fabric.
 I even found time to make a start of the blanket stitch.
Maybe I'll have time to do more of that today.
With the Christmas Story being so close to a finish, I have started to dream about what might be next.
I pulled out a beautiful batik kit that Tony bought for me, lots of tiny pieces waiting to be appliqued into place, that would be fun to do. But I think something quick and easy first. 


AnnieO said...

Wonderful! So glad you're doing all you want in your forever home--and garden :). Your quilt and stitchery look absolutely lovely. Enjoy!

Cath said...

Lovely to see so much achieved....been a bit different here at Bits'nBobs but I am trying to motivate myself. I would be so thrilled if you would link your post to my blog today or just come over and have a look.

Janice said...

It looks like A Christmas Story my be finished in time for Christmas. Sleeping beauty is coming along nicely too. It certainly is the best time to be in the garden. We have planted a little vege garden in a couple of raised beds. We've even been game and planted our tomatoes. Fingers crossed that we don't get any late frosts.