Thursday, July 24, 2014

Some precious stitching time

I had a need to do some mindless stitching and have sewn some string blocks using my scraps. 

Our son moved back in with us for a month and was staying in my sewing room, so when he moved out I set up my machine and grabbed the first things I saw, some squares of paper and some string scraps and I sewed for several hours - such a tonic.

 I love the way your mind can wander when sewing strings as the only things you have to worry about is whether the scrap is going to cover the paper where you want and the contrast between what is on the paper already and what you are adding. I often watch Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville Quiltcam while I am sewing or something from TV on demand. If you haven't caught up with Bonnie yet you should give it a try, it is great sewing along with somebody else - technology is just wonderful isn't it?

At this stage I don't know what I will use the squares for, I have a couple of ideas forming but will wait until I have made a few more before I decide.

I have also made some cushions for our window seat and I am quite pleased with them.

That corner is such a lovely place to sit with the sun streaming through the windows, my son nearly fell asleep the other day when he was visiting. It is a favourite place to sit and read awhile or just to think.

What has been under your needle? Leave a comment as I love getting feedback.

Until next time, happy stitching everyone.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Yahoo ...... Classes booklet for Symposium 2015 has arrived!!!

Look what arrived in the post this afternoon .... the classes booklet for Quilt Symposium Manawatu 
16-21 January 2015. Haven't looked inside yet - but have had a sneak preview on the website.

Catch you soon,

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Stitching on the stitchery - done!

Wow - what an amazing feeling having put the last stitch into the stitchery last night. I have to say that I felt a little sad to be coming to the end, I have really enjoyed working on this stitchery. There are others that I like just as much and if I do decide to do more, I thought that eventually they could all hang together. The stitchery is 'Christmas Angels' from The Birdhouse.

With the stitching done, now I have to decide how I am going to border it. Whether I am going to do a simple plain border or a pieced one?

What do you think? Let me know - I love getting feedback.

Happy stitching everyone,