Saturday, 18 May 2013

I have finished,,,

Remember these fabrics,,,,
so called Ugly fabrics that were sent to me in the Popular Patchwork forum swap,,,, well,, I made

Mr Owl,,,,he didn't win the little competition,, but he won my heart when I made him.

Now for my Ta-Dah moment,,,,,,,,
 My Hexie quilt is finished,,,,,
 It's not perfect,,,,
 It's not pretty,,,
 But it's mine,,,, and I am making a label for it this afternoon.
All handstitched,,,, and I still have some hexies left over,,,, bound to be made into cushion covers sometime in the future!!
I made this notebook cover for a friend's birthday next week,, she loves Sunbonnet Sue.

 My first time at making a cover,, not bad if I say so myself!!

Monday, 6 May 2013

Life goes on,,,,

and I am working on my Hexie quilt,, slowly!
 This shows the back,, obviously,, and I am just quilting the green 'flowers',,,
 with this lovely thread by Presencia,  (no:8),,,,, the backing fabric is a dark green,,
Should finish quilting it soon,, then I just have to decide what I am going to do with the edges!!

My Son and Gs were down visiting recently, and we decided to take them to Lyme Regis. It was not a very warm day,,
 Gs wanted to take his shoes and socks off as soon as he touched the sand,,,
 The sun was out,,, but so was the wind,,,,

 My castle was the best,, the one in the middle,, mind you, the surveyors would have condemned it for being unsafe!!
Grandad took him up there,, on the big rocks,,, had a bit of trouble coming back down!!!!

I went to our local car boot fair yesterday, and picked up this little sewing box for £2.00,,,,
 and it wasn't empty,,,,the little blue case has a small pair of scissors, a needle or two and some thread and a thimble in it.

 The reels of thread are mainly Sylko,,, and some buttons to add to my collection!

I am still waiting to get some fabric to finish of my Redwork quilt,, it has not been forgotten!!