Thursday, 29 November 2007
Monday, 26 November 2007
On the sewing front, I started the Blue Ribbon Designs "A Christmas Wish of Health and Happiness". I am really enjoying stitching on linen, I miss working on it so much. The Amish Quilt is nearly finished and only requires to be sewn onto it's hanger, so I will post a picture as soon as that's done. I have also signed up for Fair and Square Round #5 and I am looking forward to stitching on linen again and making some new stitching friends. I am very excited about this!! I have almost finished compiling my Stitching goals for 2008. I am hoping to get at least two large designs done and complete plenty of smaller designs.
PS. We have been very lucky and had a whole lot of rain last week. The garden is looking better than ever, but the lawn seems to grow before your very eyes. Oh yeah, the ironing pile is now half of what it was last week. I am so bad!!
Wednesday, 21 November 2007
I store all my stranded cottons on floss bobbins in floss boxes, that is my DMC, including metallics, Weeks Dye Works, Sampler Threads and Needlepoint Silks. They are sorted by numbers or colour groups depending on the brands. The Dinky Dye, Thread Gatherer, Caron Waterlillies and Watercolours are stored on floss bows and stored in floss bow pouches.
Sunday, 18 November 2007
This morning we went to the markets and I bought a whole lot of toys for Aurelia. She was very happy with all the new toys and the best part it all cost me less than $10 and a little elbow grease to get them all clean. I especially love the Fisher Price barn, it's missing all the little animals, but for the price I paid, I really can't complain.
Finally, thank you again to all for the lovely comments about my craft room and the answers to my question of the week, it looks like most of us spend time sewing in front of the TV. These days I really enjoy blogging and everyday I look forward to your comments on my blog. There are so many beautiful people out there doing so much beautiful work. Thanks!!
Saturday, 10 November 2007
The bin on the floor in the craft room is full of wool and Aurelia had a tonne of fun pulling it all out after it was just filled up.
Monday, 5 November 2007
I have been very busy doing a whole lot more sewing. I am about halfway with my Amish Quilt. For those who requested it, here is a link to what it will look like once finished. It's from a company called "Cross My Heart Inc". I have also tried my hand at a pendibulle. It hasn't come out too bad, but unfortunately the Aida I was given isn't exactly square. So even though I did exactly the same number of stitches down as across the square turned out to be a rectangle. On the whole though, I was pretty pleased with the result. I am going to make a few more of them (with different Aida) and fill them with some lavender, then give them away as Christmas gifts.