Sunday, 25 September 2011

Stitching blind!!

Nope not a new stitch but exactly how bad my eyes have gotten over the past few months, so bad I decided enough was enough and booked my eye test yesterday. The outcome was not as bad as I intially thought, the distance is fine but close up work, ie computing and reading etc was pretty bad.
Why is it that when you reach a certain age lol it all seems to pile up in one huge heap ready to pounce one morning, oh the joys of getting older!!
Anyway what is everyone doing this miserable Sunday, yep the Uk has grey miserable clouds and the odd rain shower thrown in for good measure. We are just about to settle down for a cozy night in front of the telly with a dvd ready to go and nibbles on hand, relaxing finally after having to endure a plumber rip up my craft room to find the leak we awoke too this morning...aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Progress

Wow this college experience is taking a toll on my sewing as it is taking up so much time studying lol But over the weekend I did manage to grab a few minutes to myself to start the embroidery on the panels using lazy daisy stitch. Eventually I will add a few embroidered roses to the vines to add extra detail to tie in with the quilt theme.  Quilting is where I will be taking my time as I would dearly love to do FHQ but need lots of practice first, not too keen on straightlines for this project but we will see how it goes!.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Rosebud Faire work in progress

Well it was about time I decided to tackle my first quilt so on spotting  Rosebud Faire floral and Makower tonal fabrics when I visited my local QS I knew the time was right.. Is it not the prettiest fabric? and the colours are so warm !. The pattern I have chosen is Plaid and each block is roughly 10" square, my quilt will be of lap size and I have decided  on 40 x 50" size, perfect for those cozy evenings watching telly.
(sorry about pic but there is bit of fluff on my block ...see it on the pale square middle).

Sweet Christmas.

Away from the standard traditional colours of Christmas for this card, instead using Pink! the images from Sweet Christmas Stamperia paper...