Saturday, October 21, 2017

A finished quilt and a long weekend

Good morning, it's a lovely sunny Saturday here in the Naki, I plan to make the most of the long Labour weekend. As soon as this post is done I'm heading to town to visit garden centres and Spotlight, then home to work in the garden and enjoy the sunshine! First though here's some photo's of a quilt I made for my niece Hope. The photo's were rushed and didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped as this quilt was about to leave for a long journey to it's new home in Perth.


It was hard letting this one go, I wanted to keep it for myself! I wish I had better photo's, I will have to ask Hope to take some more for me.


Ok I better get myself moving before the day disappears!
Enjoy your day


Saturday, October 14, 2017

KHS for September

Hello... yes I know it's October, I'm late yet again, we've been without internet for a couple of weeks but now it's back so I can finally share our KHS for September. This month's challenge was pincushions and oh my my Claire and Nicky's pincushions are so little! And fiddly! But so so cute!!!


Claire made this Hatched and Patched pincushion such tiny embroidery and applique!


Nicky made this gorgeous little piggy! Just look at those trotters!


Michelle Ussher unfortunately didn't find time to make one but she has been a busy girl running a dairy farm, during one of the wettest winter/springs that I can remember! I made a trio of pincushions and I think they turned out pretty cute too.


This month's host was Nancy, and we got to visit her in her new unit. She has got it looking fabulous.




And for lunch Claire ordered us all meals on wheels.


For October's challenge we have to make something out of a 'Homespun' magazine. I am a total nerd and started a project as soon as I got home from Nancy's let's just hope I can finish it before the 28th that's in just 2 weeks time eek! I hope to be back in a few days to share a quilt I made for a niece. Hugs xoxo

Saturday, September 16, 2017

KHS for August...

Hello, it's me again. Don't the months just fly by I'm sure August was only just yesterday!
I thought it was high time to share a few of my favourite photo's from KHS at Claires.

This is the entrance into her beautiful home, on the opposite side is this gorgeous hutch...


Aren't the colours fabulous! And this quilt is one of my favourites...


A cute bag hanging on a door, sorry no photo of the room itself but it is full of goodies...


And isn't this pretty...


I have the Matryoshka quilt kit on the bed which I bought from Claire when she had her shop. I have actually completed the quilt top it just needs quilting. Here's another corner of the room...


Now for a little show and tell, Claire has been busy...

(Sorry about the photo Claire)


Aren't they lovely. Needless to say we had a great day full of food, fun and laughter.

Our next KHS day is at the end of September and after a couple of months of having no challenge projects we have decided this month to each make a pincushion and share the pattern with each other.

Until next time, whenever that might be...


Thursday, April 27, 2017

KHS at Nicky's

One of my favourite things about our KHS (Kindred Hearts Stitching Group) is visiting each others homes. I always go home inspired, so I thought I would share a few of my favourite pics of Nicky's home...


Her home is full of treasures, I want to take both of these cabinets home!


Her cross stitches are amazing, don't you just love the frame...



A gorgeous mannequin...


And as always the food was amazing, but you're going to have to take my word for it because I was too busy munching to take a photo. Thanks Nicky! See you girls next month for a big birthday!






Saturday, April 1, 2017

Saturday Sewing

Just added the binding to this pretty dresden quilt, I'm a little embarrassed to admit but this quilt has been sitting around for almost 3 years waiting for this binding to be added. Not the best quality photo today as the weather is a little grey...


This is the first time I've done a scalloped border and I'm really pleased with how it's turned out so far. It took a little longer than normal binding and I found rather than pinning it into position to hand baste the binding on first before sewing it with my machine really helped. I'll post more photo's when it's done! My friend Nicole and her daughter are coming for dinner tonight we're having a PJ party, I hope to get a start on hand sewing it down then.

I thought I would leave you with a photo my daughter Olivia took of Poppy about to give her kisses



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Sneak peek into my sewing room...

Hello, how's your day going?
Just thought I'd share a quick peek into what's been happening in my sewing room this week.
A pretty cushion.

And finally getting around to putting my granny square quilt together. 

                                      

I originally planned on using white sashing but after a thorough search of my sewing room and lots of frustration at not being able to find the white fabric to match the white in the granny squares I gave in and tried to find something else in my stash that might work. Who knew there were so many different whites, and they all looked so noticeably different to the white in my blocks! So lesson learned... now I label all my whites (I write on the selvedge the name of the colour) and keep all the fabric together until the project is finished! 


In the end I've used this sweet little ditzy print which I quite like, I hope it's not going to make the quilt look to busy though... because there is no way I am going to unpick it with all those bias edges!

Blessings

Saturday, March 18, 2017

A New Beginning...

 Hello??? Anybody out there...

Yes it's been a while I know... I'm not really sure if I have any blogging friends left or not but I have decided to give blogging another go.


My life has been one of constant storms in the last couple of years, in no way do I mean for this to be a pity party but more of an explanation as to the rather lengthy break in blogging! I just didn't have the mental space to deal with everything on my plate and some things just had to fall by the wayside for a while. Crafting had also gone on the back burner for over a year I hardly touched anything! But at the beginning of this year my fingers were itching to get back into it! And I've definitely gots lots to show for it in the coming posts, I've surprised myself with how much I've done 😎


You may have noticed the pinterest button on my sidebar, I may or may not have a little addiction...;oP I recently joined Instagram as well. Ah there is just soo much inspiration out there!

Better go get busy...

Blessings

Michelle