Monday, 27 December 2010

Design wall Monday

This was going to be one of my UFO projects, but I have decided to get it off the wall and put the binding on it this afternoon.. One UFO project less for 2011.

Saturday, 25 December 2010

UFO Challenge 2011

These are photos of my 12 challenge UFO projects, see previous post!
Looks like I have a years worth of sewing without adding anything else!

Yo Ho Ho

A Very happy Healthy Christmas. These are the views of my back garden and Abigail about to make a snowman in the front garden..

Saturday, 18 December 2010

UFO 2011 Challenge

UFO 2011 Challenge is an idea from Judy Laquidara [ see side bar button] so I have been compiling a list of things I would like to finish next year. I will add photos when I get time!
1 Little Miss quilt top, need quilting and binding
2 Red white and Blue, needs batting, backing quilting and binding
3 Cowboy Icon wall hanging.. needs lots of work
4 Stars of the USA.. a few more to paper piece and then make into a quilt
5 Sun Bonnet Sue of the months.. an on-going BOM I would like to finish
6 Baltimore blocks made, needs making into a quilt
7 Fairy blocks made, need making into a quilt
8 Bento Box quilt needs the binding sewing down
9 Amish quilt jacket needs finishing
10 Wholecloth quilt needs putting into new quilting frame and working on
11 Under the Sea, painting and quilting blocks need finishing
12 Wee Birds BOM need starting, as all 12 months have been delivered and I have not even opened the packets!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

The Santa Train

On the way to a family gathering we stopped at a garden centre to enjoy the Christmas decorations. Abigail and Grandad liked the train and Eleanor just wishes she was a few inches taller!

Bento Box quilting

A last minute catch up trying to finish some UFO's.
I made this Bento Box quilt ages ago [ do not remember how many "ages ago!"] but decided this morning to have a go at quilting it on my embroidery machine. I choose a feathery pattern and it has worked well, even though I was a bit hesitant handling such bulk of fabric/batting and backing. All I need to do now is put on the binding.. yippee another UFO bites the dust.

Christmas Tree Festival

Weedon Church in Northamptonshire have a Christmas Tree Festival, and one of the quilt groups I belong to [we meet in the Church rooms] displayed a tree with stockings we had all made.
I understand the first weekend the festival was open it made over £1000 for the Church.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Three more cushions finished

As I struggle to get in the "black" with my stash report for the year, I have managed to finish three more cushions. I hope to find time [ goodness knows from where!] to at least end the year having used as much fabric as I bought in 2010.
See my side bar for the actual amounts in and out!
The cushions were all made with machine embroidery in the small hoop. Each cushion has 25 pieces embroidered.

Friday, 10 December 2010

The cousin's celebrate Christmas

Today we had a family Christmas lunch.
Luckily the weather held good after an awful week of snow and ice. Mum now age 96years [ 3rd from the left in the photo] really enjoys having her family around her.
Many miles were travelled as the cousins travelled to Northampton from Bristol, Derby, The Cotswolds, London and Leicester, especially the ones that travelled from Leicester as they got lost for over an hour!! Hope Santa brings Mike a SatNav!!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

IAM Christmas Party

December 2nd our IAM group had our Christmas Party. A workshop making angels and robins started the day, this was followed by lunch, show and tell and then the best part of the event.. Christmas gifts. With a £2 limit we each buy 7 small gifts for the rest of the group, one of our members, Ann, is in Australia and I am behind the camera!
It is amazing the gifts we all seem to find and no two were the same.
After present giving we had a game of Left / Right, where seven wrapped FQ's are passed left and right while a story is being read.. this always causes much laughter!

Biopsy, bruises and a block finish

Thursday I went into hospital at 10.30 for my lung biopsy, the staff could not have been nicer and put me at ease. The procedure meant lying...