Saturday, 19 January 2013

SKoW Update, Jan 2013

I am loving seeing everyone's thread catchers and shoe bags for January's project in this years' Stitch-a-Long.  This was my version of the pattern ... the thread catcher from Red Home by Natalie Bird.
My fabric one (R) will replace the green plastic container (L) I've been using for the last year!
As it is though, I am still plodding along with my SKoW quilt and have gotten another four blocks finished in between going on holidays with my family and working on assignments for uni.


My sun and presents block just needed stitching on them last time I posted ... this leaves me with one block left to finish on the end row ... my chair wine.


My house block came together really quickly!!  I'm not 100% happy with the fabric on the house - kinda too plain - and I'm tempted to put some vines going up it to brighten it up ... but that will be figured out at a later date, if at all :) 


And my flowers are looking super pretty.  these were actually not as bad as I thought they'd be - which is good, as I have the tree block to work on next *wink*.  I just used the alfoil method to make sure the circles were pretty close to precise, and that made things go heaps quicker!!  I also changed up the wording (though, admittedly it's not placed wonderfully!) as I'm not a huge fan of getting down and dirty in the garden.  I much prefer wandering through (or sitting in ... on a chair or bench, lol!) a garden bursting in glorious blooming flower beds ... than actually getting down on my hands and knees in the dirt to create said beds!!

I've got the next two blocks in this (middle) row prepped (sorry, no photos yet) and ready to start the needle turn on them, but first I need to finish off a table runner for my daughter's teacher/carer at childcare - her last day is this coming Thursday ... Preschool begins the following week!!! - and get some hours logged in on my next assignment.  

** I did have a couple of posts scheduled to "go live" (or thought I did) over the last two weeks ... but it seems that either I didn't set ti up properly, or I hit the wrong button, as they've not only not gone up ... but they've also disappeared!!  I will try to put them up again over the next week when I get a chance.  I have one to 'declare' *lol!* my goals for this year ... and a review with giveaway for a book I had the privilege to read prior to its release date ... which unfortunately was last week.  *sad face*

Wishing you an enjoyable week ahead!!  This will be my last week as a Pre-Preschool mum - I'm gonna *try* to enjoy it, lol!

9 comments:

Jen said...

Great job!

Dawn said...

woo hoo, your on a roll and have made some progress....Enjoy the last week of Preschool... and give Miss L a hug.
Hugs Dawn x x

Patchwork and Play said...

I think some trailing vines up the pretty blue house will be perfect! And a flowery garden is my type of garden too! Good luck with the assignments!

Cheryll said...

I think vines on the house would be beautiful! Keep plodding away..it will get finished! :)

Cheryll said...

Oh and the thread catcher is a real cutie too!

Sisbabestitches said...

Your handmade threadcatcher looks lovely, like the green one, but fabric is sooo much nicer than plastic :) Your blocks are coming along so well, love the changes you have made, and the flowers are fabulous! Bummer about the scheduled posts, can't rely on computers to do anything on their own lol. Looking forward to seeing your declarations! Mine will show up in Feb :)

Narelle said...

Such gorgeous fabric for your thread catcher!

Josie said...

Gorgeous little thread basket. You really are rocketing along with your SKOW blocks. They are all beautiful. Enjoy your last pre preschool week... I'm sure it'll be fun.

Sue B said...

You have done lots of beautiful work, and the fabric on the thread catcher is perfect.

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