Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Monday, January 25, 2021
One of my objectives this year is to complete the whole year of small pieces from A Year of Celebrations by Hands on Design. I did complete December last month and randomly I have also completed June. I still need to purchase July and it is on my wish list along with four Prairie Schooler Santas that I need to have all of the patterns since they started in 1984.
There is still a week left in January and I have completed both the January Cottage and the January A year of celebrations. Can I make it a hat trick and finish my tattoo quilt?
Friday, January 22, 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
I have made a nervous start quilting my tattoo quilt but I am only doing a little a day which could mea I don't finish it this month. Focus is what I need.
Monday, January 18, 2021
This finish is a bit of an embarrassment. I joined in virtual retreat in mid September #sewingshindigretreat2020 and one of the classes was to make the Zip around pouch - pattern by Bad Bananas available for purchase here with tips and tricks with Tori.
I didn't even have to quilt the fabric as I had some leftover from the All Aboard case I'd made for my daughter. Pattern by Annie Unrein. I bought that pattern from Sew Hot. I used the same zipper tape too. It has sat on my window sill waiting for the binding to be finished since September. It's not like I have left the house much in the intervening three months!! So in anticipation of Lizzie leaving yesterday I decided to just finish it and it had now been gifted. Not a pattern I'll probably make again, too fiddly but cute.
Friday, January 15, 2021
Watch this space as Lizzie is returning to Aberdeen University on Sunday (not Tuesday as she thought) so she has several projects to complete in the next two days.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
I also have two January themed Cross stitch pieces I’d like to finish this month. This is the first - January cottage by Country Cottage Needlework’s. Progress is good but it is mostly white snowflakes which need to be stitched now and I am not keen on stitching white.
I also signed up for a foundation pieced block of the month called “around the world” designed by Whole Circle Studios. Month one was Cairo and a straight forward stitch. I am using the bone background from my tattoo quilt which I didn’t use and the other plains are from stash. I visited Egypt with the children about ten years ago and my overriding memories of the pyramids was the hawker who wouldn't give me change back. we probably got picked out as we had no man with us. That experience demonstrated that there was no point making eye contact with the vendors and we enjoyed the sights instead. My other mistake was not taking a swimming costume with me and the children's highlight was the swimming pool at the hotel in Luxor. we also went up in a hot air balloon which was another bucket list item.