Saturday, 28 September 2013

22 down ... 2 to go!!

Yup, that's right!! I've just finished off my third ... second to last?!! ... Argghhh!!! ... I have two more blocks to go before they are all finished ('best friends' and 'chair')!! Yay!!!

Presenting .... da da-da DAH!!!! ... My 'sewing' block!!

For the thread on the spools, I actually used thread, lol, satin-stitched over the spool.  Thought it gave it a nice touch!

Well now, it's almost 11pm, so I'm off to prep up my next block 😜 ... I'm aiming to have them all finished by the end of next week so I can spend the weekend putting it all together!!

Monday, 23 September 2013

FNSI, September 2013

Friday night I spent the evening re-watching the first season 'Criminal Minds' while working on prepping the elements in another SKoW block - the 'sewing' block. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of it Friday night, but here it was on Saturday while watching 'Anne of Green Gables' and working on needle-turning those elements ...

I continued working on this yesterday and I am now almost ready to put together the pieces blocks that get sewn on the bottom of this block 😊.  I am hoping to have it finished by tomorrow night, ready to get onto the 'best friends' block next.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Some SKoW fun!!

Over the last few weeks I've had fun making some more 'Some Kind of Wonderful' items :)

First up, the SKoW bag and needle-book that I showed here, given to Melody as part of my F.R.I.E.N.D.S. swap ... 

I have also been able to get another block done of my quilt, the rainbow block ...
It wasn't as fiddly as I thought it would be, though I have to say, I appreciated my LED Lightbox/pad immensely when laying all the pattern pieces out!!  Thanks to Vicki of Pickledish Patch for making them available!!! 

I have sewn together all the pieces for this (middle) row, all but including this block in there, so I'll get that put together before I show this row in it's loveliness *grin*.  This leaves me with three blocks left to make, the friendship block, the sewing block, and the 'chair' possibly wine and cheese (or working out/exercise - I really enjoy it while I'm doing it ... it's just getting me there, or making the time where I struggle!) block.  Here's hoping I get some blocks prepped and done in the next few days!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. swap

** Apologies!!  I thought I'd scheduled this to go out last week ... seems I scheduled the wrong week - oops!!!

I was lucky enough to not only get to participate in Khris' F.R.I.E.N.D.S. swap, but also to swap with the lovely Melody of The House on the Side of the Hill - a blog I've enjoyed following for the last couple of years.
From Melody, I received these lovelies ...

F is for floral fat quarter, flower bag, floral motifs and a flower brooch ... R is for red fabric, red ribbon, red threads and a raffle ticket ... I is for Illumination (a candle holder) and and iron cord holder ...
E is for edible so eat me right now ... N is for napkins ... D is for doilys and do you want to sew me? ... and S is for something to cook and something to wear while you are cooking (an apron).
In the spotty parcel, Melody also included a few little gifties for my darling little miss ... an apron like Mummy's, a cute dog fold up bag, a fancy pencil and something to eat (caramello koalas).
Thankyou, once again, Melody!  We love it all!!

And the items I sent Melody ...

F is for Fabric (charm pack) ... R is for Red (ribbon, thread & buttons) ... I is for Insulated Pot Holders (double friendship block in Bake Sale by Lori Holt fabric) ... D is for Delicious (yes, I got the images mixed up, lol ... Malteasers & Madame Flavour tea) ...
E is for "Emergency" Portable First-Aid Kit ... incidentally, Melody shared the link for this pattern about a week after I'd decided I would make it for her, lol!
N is for Needlecase and needles ...
And S is for Sewing case, smelly soap and a vintage tin with guitermann thread to sew with:)
That's two 'Some Kind of Wonderful' sewing bag and needlebook sets I've made for others ... should really make one of my own, lol!
I was glad to hear that Melody liked all these goodies - trolling through her blog was fun!  It allowed me to get to know her a bit better and figure out that pretty much anything I like, she will too :)  Perfect match! ... Sooo looking forward to when we will (hopefully) get to meet in March at next year's Lets Get Stitched gathering in Melbourne!!!

... So sorry I haven't posted for so long!! I will try to update again soon as I have a few more 'B.F.F.' BOM blocks finished and another SKoW block & row done!!
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