Life on the Block
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Early Bird Christmas Crafting and OPAM July Finishes.
These are the photos of my
Early Bird Christmas Crafting
for this month.
Had to go away for a week so I did not get as much done as I would have liked.
Enjoyed doing this stitchery for the small table topper.
Apple Cushions for a special friend. Can you see the small Tuffet too!
Black/White tea towels to pop into my xmas box.
QAYG Table Runner. These are such fun to make and easy too.
My Needle Case Holder for a swap can go into the OPAM Challenge
OH!! I must not forget my cute tuffets.
I had worked on a quilt all month and spent every spare minute on it but still only managed to get the top done. Ah well it will be a finish for next month
Monday, July 26, 2010
Some things that make me Happy.
On Friday my DH come home with roses.
that made me :)
Sunday we went to our DD1 for dinner with the family :) and my GS1 gave these
Oh that made me :)
A card from a special little friend with tulips on. That made me :)
A surprise letter from a friend, :)
Also some more nice siggys
Friday, July 23, 2010
Friday Night Sew In 3 in 1
Friday Night Sew In
again so we had fish and chips for tea and afterwards it was into the sewing room .
Firstly make these wee "Tuffets"
As I am also in the
Early Bird Christmas Challenge
I decide to combine the two and I also make this Xmas Table Runner in two colours.
Oh!!! I can also put my projects in the OPAM.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
After spending a busy but lovely a week in Perth I arrived home again today.
Love the cute little tin I received from my DD2,
Ohhh!!! Look what is inside.
Perfect to snack on while we play Banana grams.
Saturday we went to watch my GS2 receive his Yellow Belt Certificate in Karate. It was celebrated with a Chinese Dragon Dance.
GS2 is forth from right.
We went to see "Toy Story" which we all really enjoyed.
Kids just cuddling under a quilt watching TV. While DD2 and I were playing more Bananagrams.
Of course we also went shopping. I just had to have these fabrics.
Look at the cute owls. I hope to make a Baby Quilt out of these fabrics.
These are just because.
Now I am off to bed.
Have to get back into sewing tomorrow.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Some Finishes and Siggy's.
I am off to the big smoke for a few days tomorrow.
So thought I would just post my second
Early Bird Christmas Crafting
A set of three tea towels. A very practical gift but I will put something interesting in with the parcel.
Two more lovely
I am getting a good collection of them now.
Can nearly make a nice lap quilt.
Monday, July 12, 2010
A Busy Day.
Had a lovely breakfast with some of the swimming ladies this morning. Don't catch up often in the winter months so it was nice to sit and chat.
Then home to do the house and some washing. Was a funny day,raining, dark clouds but occasionally the sun was shining too.
This afternoon it was lovely to sit and sew.
I made this table runner as part of the
Early Bird Christmas Crafting challenge
for a special person.
I stitched the centre piece from a free pattern kindly designed by
Then I had fun making the needle case for the Swap at
The Quilting Gallery
run by Michele.
I will pop it in the post for it's long journey tomorrow.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Today some of the ladies from
went along to a "Free Motion Quilting" workshop.
Lesley Finch from Finishes Nest was coming along to teach use a few tricks.
We needed to draw up and pin three 1mt X 1mt quilts for homework.
Lesley explaining how we can do lovely borders with free motion quilting.
Gather around ladies while I demonstrate how to draw up with templates.
I had a great day and learnt a lot. Especially that I need lots of practise.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Red Apples/ Green Apples
Had fun today making these.
Red Apples and Green Apples
Cushion Covers. They are gifts to put into my Xmas Box for the
Early Bird Christmas Crafting.
This month the challenge was to make something for the home with only two colours.
Tonight I sat and stitched while I watched one of my favorite movies AGAIN .
Monday, July 5, 2010
Chilly Weather & Nice Mail
It has been extremely cold over the past two weeks.
This was the temperature at 8.30 am.
Look at the lawn.
The worst part about having frosts is it has killed many of my plants as well as the lawn.
When I went to get my mail later today I received a lovely squishy from
. She had a giveaway which I was lucky enough to win.
Lots of gorgeous fabric, braids and some antique buttons that were her Aunts.