Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Having fun picking fabrics ;-)

I have just been having a whale of a time picking some fabrics for a challenge over on Quokka Quilts in conjunction with Fat Quarter Shop


I am not confident picking fabric combinations, but thought I would have a go anyway ;-)

this is what I came up with


I just love the combination of Black White & Red



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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Squishies in the mail ;-)

The letterbox has been busy this week - with squishies ;-)


I was most surprised to see I had won a giveaway from Sarah of The Last Piece - I usually don't enter many giveaways but Sarah asked us to leave a comment on what we are most thankful for - so I just had to let her know I was most thankful for still being married to the man I love after 30 years (well in February it will be 30 years). 

These fabrics are BEAUTIFUL - such clean crisp colours.  I may have to keep a look out for the other colour combinations available - I just loved the reds and pinks ;-)

I received this beautiful block from Lorraine for the December swap for QBSA


Lorraine has let me know that my block has arrived safely, and this is the block I sent her

Lorraine asked for any block in any colour

Have been busy doing some more Christmas preparations (see my other post HERE for some yummy chocolate goodness) and am hoping to get a few more 'stocking filler' gifts completed.  Will post pics when I get some time ;-)


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

FNSI - Show and tell

I got an awful lot done on my extra FNSI - which was actually an ADFSI - All Day Friday Sew In ;-)

I made up some Christmas Table Runners - something I have wanted to do for ages ;-)


I used my new Walking Foot


simple in the ditch quilting



this smaller table runner will be on the coffee table


I made another larger table runner




this one will be on the dining table Christmas Eve


an arty shot ;-)


The 12 Bears of Christmas


the Christmas Tree - needs more decorations ;-)

and the obligatory Angel - this came with a bottle of perfume in about 1973/4


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Occupy my sewing room - FNSI show and tell

I have been taking part in the Occupy Your Sewing Room hosted by Cat Patches



Here are the results of my occupation ;-)

Cushions for Sister-in-law

from this (covers from a lounge suite)


to this!




My very first french seam ;-)

Two down, hopefully I can get two more out of the off-cuts.


FNSI

Friday night was another FNSI and I was able to prepare for my December swap blocks which were finished today ;-)

First up was Colleen for Block Swap Adventure - here is a tease.


Next up, a tease for Lorraine for QBSA


Ladies, your blocks will be in the mail on Monday.



PS - Lorraine is having a wonderful giveaway HERE




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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

CraftMad sewing swap - November

The lovely Merry has advised that my Notebook cover for the CraftMad Sewing swap for November has arrived safely.

This is what I made



A little something extra was a gift card/loyalty card/business card holder.


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Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

My Design Wall - blocks from swaps

It is that time of year where I am playing with my design wall.  Here are some blocks I have received in the various swap groups I belong to.



I love the two colour pinwheel#7 blocks - I may decide to put all these together in their own quilt. 

I think the log cabin in the bottom right of the centre section is wrong - too much green ;-)  I think I will take this block off and keep it with the other blocks that have a lot of green in them.


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Swap received from Leonie

Here are the beautiful FQs received from Leonie for the Fat Quarter Swap for November.



Thanks Leonie, they are gorgeous ;-)

I am getting quite a collection of embroidery threads together from my various swap partners .... I can see I am going to have to venture into the world of embroidery real soon ;-)


Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
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