"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Monday, May 19, 2014

Another stitched block, and anniversary quilt finished.

This is the sixth block in Lyn Briggs' Girlfriends Stitchery Club - isn't it sweet? I've just printed off the last one in this series, and will stitch it in the next day or two. I am dying to make up the mini quilt with all the stitched blocks and four patch squares made up from my scrap box!

Below is the anniversary quilt for our friends Mark and Louise.  It isn't a full size quilt, but will make a nice throw or wall hanging.  The front has three photos of them with printed pics of London icons.  I have tried all the settings on my camera to make this clearer, and taken photos inside and outside, but for some reason, it always comes out blurry.  The quilt really looks much better than these photos.

The back is a completely different colour scheme and has no photos, so if they get tired of the red and blue, they can flip it over to show this fabric featuring Italian tourist spots.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Girlfriends Stitchery Club 5th block

Last week's stitched block.  I have just downloaded the sixth one and hope to stitch that over the next few days.  It's been a busy week and I have a few things that should have been finished by now, but with everything else going on around here (new kitchen, apron festival in Ballarat, sick husband), whenever I sit down to sew, there is an interruption.  Oh well, that's life.

The two aprons I made for the Apron festival both sold, which was nice to see when we went to Ballarat last Sunday.  I took heaps of photos, and have posted them on my aprons blog.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Today's stitching at the Guild.

If you assumed from my previous post that I was going to work on the GirlFriends Stitchery Club project today, you got it wrong - sorry!  I decided to continue working on the embroidery projects that are already in the tin that I take to the Embroiderers Guild when I'm on duty.   In this tin, I keep three or four UFOs along with the necessary threads, scissors, needles, unpicker, etc.  Travelling embroiderers box.  From time to time I remove an item from the tin, and replace it with something more interesting/urgent.  URGENT?  Who am I kidding - there is nothing urgent in my life these days!

So what was in there today?  A  Possum stitchery from an old issue of Australian Country Threads, a vintage doiley which I'd bought at the Guild's Paddy's market a few years ago, and my poor neglected cross stitch Peacock sampler.   A Certain Person who started the Peacock sampler some time after me, has gone from strength to strength and I understand hers is more than half way through.  I am ashamed of myself.  Ah what the heck.  Here's what I did today:
Finished the Possum Stitchery

And did some more work on the vintage doiley:

I think I should concentrate on that Peacock sampler in future.  After I've finished the memory quilt for our friends, after I've worked on my May Xmas project, and after I've done the fifth block for Girlfriends Stitchery Club. 

Next block in Girlfriends Stitchery project.

This is  the fourth stitchery in Lyn's Girlfriends project.  The fifth pattern arrived in my email tonight, so guess what I'll be taking to the Guild tomorrow to stitch?