I'm off to clean up my sewing room.
We've had quite a lot of mess and inconvenience while our bathroom and laundry was being done, but I still found time to do some stitching. As much as I enjoy painting, my poor arms need a break. With secret sewing under control I've been working on another Irish Circles block. I really love this one.
And indulging my new found love of selvedges. These ones are Christmassy.
Better show you a pic of the bathroom. I am so happy with how it turned out, it was a bit nerveracking choosing the tiles and fittings, and hoping they would all work together in the end. Unfortunately we will need a lot more rain for our tanks before we have too many baths!
The laundry is almost done too. The walls are finished but I have 7 doors and architraves to paint yet.
Have a lovely day, hope you find a moment to enjoy some stitching.
.........a beautiful collection of nine patches from the Traditional Nine Patch swap. I'm looking forward to planning a layout for them. Thank you Trish for organising it all.
It's been a busy week with our renovations. The builder has finished the bathroom and laundry, and now there's a lot of painting ahead (and not so much sewing!).
Hope you have a great weekend.
What a beautiful day we had in Cassilis yesterday. The weather was perfect, and Linda set our table up under a lovely shady tree.
One of the locals is obviously a fan of vintage cars. They were so well kept. I wish I could borrow one as I'm going to a Great Gatsby themed ball tonight.......would have looked very flash arriving in style!
Julie had a special quilt made up of her Dads ties for show and tell. It's hard to see in the photo but the bow ties made from ties really sparkled in the sun.
Lea's "forgotten" quilt........almost finished.
I was working on a redwork Christmas stitchery, and another Irish Circles block.Yes that is a layer cake of Midwinter Reds in the background, delivered by the lovely Kylie. I think I might put it in my Christmas stocking.
We have just had a sudden downpour of rain and hail, a blackout, and 17mm of rain......makes for a quiet Saturday afternoon.
Enjoy the weekend.
My parcels are wrapped and ready to post for Chookyblue's Secret Santa Christmas Swap. My first ever swap partner sent me a couple of small gifts to open before Christmas Day, maybe so I wouldn't be tempted to open the main gift early! I have adopted that idea too, it just spreads the joy a little further.
Looking forward to another Cassilis stitching day this Friday. I think Kylie from Red Raspberry Quilts is bringing me a yummy fabric treat!
We have had the grand total of 6mm of rain!
As you know from my last post I took part in a needlecase swap with Friends in Stitching. This is the needlecase I made for Kerri from Willowgrove Quilting. It's based on a pattern by Carol from Cherry Pie Designs. I first made it at the Stitching Post retreat last year, it's simple and small and easy to pop in with a bag of sewing.
Fun and games here as phase two of our bathroom renovation began yesterday.
Only three more sleeps until the Bathurst Bloggers Meet on Saturday. We have a lot of girls coming from near and far for a day of shopping, sewing and fun. Can't wait!
I had a great FNWF. It started with a family walk by the river at beautiful Lawson Park. It was so lush and green.........wish it was like that in my garden.
Followed by fish and chips for tea. Then lots and lots of productive sewing.....just a sneak peek....... I'm much happier about my SSCS gift now.
Almost forgot to open my needlecase swap. Kerry has done lovely work with the wool, beautiful detail. Thanks Kerry.
Have a great weekend.