Sunday, August 17, 2014

Pleasantly Productive.

Hello everyone,
Hope this post finds you happy and well.
I'm happy as long as there is a new project on the horizon. Here are some blocks for my new project.
 Glad to be at the block building stage as the cutting and measuring are not my favorite stage. I love the floral design of this fabric and I am choosing a plain design as I want to showcase the beautiful selection of fabric. The first 6 x 12" inch blocks of 56 are up on the wall.

My Intertwined batik quilt top is finished and have only to sandwich backing and the wadding that I have ready  to start the quilting.

From sewing group Vicky who is dedicated to her quilting  has a near finish for her daughter and it is ready for  binding .It is fabulous and what I like about this quilt ,It is perfect for any teenager.

Glenda has made a special mat for her bird and I really think choosing this bird fabric  is cute for under the cage. Pretty birds.

My sewing machine has just had a service and is running smooth and quiet. It is my favorite machine . My  Janome.

I have been adding to my yarn stash and still knitting away. I love the knitting  rhythm while enjoying some moments of quiet time and sunshine through the day.

I am being strong and not tempting myself looking for and buying more wool as I can also look in my cupboard and there is more !!. I will be forever using what I have stashed there.
Thanks for calling in and leaving a comment ,you are awesome. I appreciate your comments and time.
Jen x

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hello dear friends and fellow bloggers,
The days and weeks are flying by as I have been busy, everywhere else but the sewing room!!.  I have  accomplished some sewing and knitting. Not a finish as yet but close. I have a line up waiting to be quilted.
The weekly sewing group has some projects I'm shareing with you.

Vicky's baby quilt is coming along nicely only borders and binding for a finish .It is absolutely adorable and I just love the little monkeys.

Another Vicky has finished a lovely colourful  flannelete quilt top.

 Lee has finished a project for a Christmas tree quilt hanging ,fussy cut in little squares which some of the quilting group are going to make .

 and Lee has finished her picture quilt .

 Sharon has finished her blue quilt and has pretty embroideries embelished on the blocks.

Val has this beautiful butterfly fabric that looks fabulous in this quilt.

My quilting friends are so talented,creative and dedicated to their quilting. A pleasure to spend time with each week.
I did add to the yarn stash this week with some skeins of lovely wool and cotton.  Mixes of Super wash Merino wool, Baby camel.  100%Wool, Nylon and Cotton.
The stash is growing fast  but the projects are slow growing.
 In my garden the New Zealand Christmas bush is in flower and looking lovely.I don't know why it is known as a Christmas bush flowering months before Christmas. It brings beautiful birds to the garden.

If you want to view some amazing bloggers Sewing rooms / Studios  make sure you visit the blog of  Karen Valentine  at   My Desert Cottage  and spend some time to look at their creative spaces  Where Bloggers Create is the link.

I am so looking foreward to Summer for the beach and some beach fishing with the waves rolling in.  Only 3 weeks left now for Winter.
Happy Sewing ,Stay happy and well.
Jen x