Friday, November 28, 2008

Can you see the new quilt in these shirts?

The doorbell rang and someone who knew whar I wanted shirts for brought these over.

Then day before yesterday brought 14 of her late husband's shirts.

My mum is currently having respite in a local nursing home and she is bored so the shirts are undergoing surgery AKA being cut up - that has to be better than being bored doesn't it? ... LOL

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Was fortunate to be gifted with the entire discontinued fabric samples from a curtain shop.
Trimmed and sewed the sheers to make covers for the food - we like to eat outdoors whenever we can.
So these should keep the flying bugs off our food.

Also some cord fabric samples, not as heavy as corduroy but still too bulky to make criss cross coasters - I learnt that from making this one !

The pin cushion is from cotton fabric.

Friday, November 21, 2008

lavender farm visit

A nice time out at Lyndoch Lavender farm.

Monday, November 17, 2008

artist trading cards

Recently decided to join in fun of making and swapping artist trading cards.
My first cards were for the springtime theme and the next was for oranges and lemons.
Another card depicts the theme "lipstick" on the back I wrote that girls everywhere like to wear their lippy!
Another set is for wine and roses.

Here is my version of sunset and the hearts theme required two hearts.

This is one of my Christmas trees ... can you tell that I am finding these little cards addictive?

Will try to post photos of those I have received soon - they are stunning!

Monday, November 10, 2008

craft show entry

On Friday went to the city for the annual quilt show and craft fair.
Before the doors open they have an exercise session.
Hubby is in the wheelchair with the red bag hanging on the side whilst Dad is making faces at the small child in the stroller behind us in the line.
It was a nice day, am hoping we can do it again next year.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

where did October go?

Gosh, somehow I *lost* October!!

My mother has decided that she will not be sewing anymore so she gifted me with her stash of sheeting offcuts.
These were created when sheets were made into fitted sheets, the manufacturers cut the corners of the sheets and stacked them, bundles were sold to people who wanted to make patchwork.
Mum must have had thousands of these squares in various colours and designs.

I don't actually like sewing with them as they are so tough - not at all like the softness of cotton.

Anyway I picked up a handfull of them along with a piece of pink stripe - also a poly fabric, and made mum a bag.
It has a pocket on the inside and she will use it to carry her playing cards to her group on Saturdays.