Friday, 28 September 2012

Looking forward to catching up with friends

What a lovely way to finish off the week.  I'm meeting up with 3 friends, and we don't manage to get together all that often, for a glass of lovely chilled wine at one of our favourite spots,  Border Wine Room.
I am looking forward to some loud laughter and some funny stories as we catch up on each others lives.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

My night to do some binding

A while ago I made this quilt out of a jelly roll of French General FaLaLaLaLa fabric.
I think I will be putting this quilt on top of the Grand Piano this year at Christmas Time.
It will make a lovely spot for our snowglobe collection. 
 Here is the back of the quilt, didnt Pat from A1 Quilting do a fantastic job?
She really does know her stuff and I could not recommend her enough if you have any machine quilting that you need to be done.

So my job now is to hand stitch the binding....... I best put a television show on and get comfy on the couch.

Till next time, Michele

Monday, 10 September 2012

I am also a knit wit......

Last week I visited my favourite knitting shop K2Tog and had a great chat with Jenny.
I saw this gorgeous pompom wool there and just had to make the scarf on display out of it.
It took around an hour to make the scarf and so I made one for my daughter in cream and one for me in red.

Here is the red one, and when Miss Lily gets home from school I will put up a photo of us showing off our newest additions to our wardrobe.
Im thinking I might have to duck in and see Jenny again tomorrow to get some more as these would make great gifts during those colder months.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Friday night sewing

I will be doing a little bit of sewing tonight, but first hubby is taking me out for Indian....yum yum.
Why the picture of Whoopies? because I seem to have chocolate on the brain today...

I'm not sure what I will be sewing, I do have a few things on the go....

One thing I need to get done is my Friendship Embroidery Swap that I am in....once I work out how to put up the button I will :)
I am doing it in French General - one of my all time favourite ranges - Paniers De Fleurs...

Once that is done, maybe I could finish the Angel Quilt that will be hung in the shop....It's nearly done and I just have to quilt it and bind it.

I'm hoping my friend De will be also whipping up a sewing storm tonight and she has amazing things on her blog so go check it out.....

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

YAY my Jim Shore quilt is finished

I made this quilt in january when our store was shut for annual leave.
It is titled 'Angels Amongst Us' and the kit and pattern were purchased last year.
I sent a lot of quilts off to Pat, the machine quilter, and this one came back last week.
I'm thrilled with it.
I think it should hang in the shop till Christmas this year right behind all the lovely Jim Shore ornaments we have in stock.
I really am pleased with this and I hope it brings a smile to your face.