Saturday, 18 June 2016

Reality it would seem that working full time does dreadful things to a girls sewing time. Hence the lack of posting, and not really a great deal to show. It's all about priorities though, so I have been squeezing sewing time into my day. And a fair bit of knitting time too, although I wish I had the courage to pull my knitting out at lunchtime at work. My first sock is going pretty well, but I'm scared of the heel that is coming up, and of second sock syndrome. I'm following the pattern by Winwickmum, with wool from The House of Wool, and a 30cm circular needle (2.75mm). Quite fun but slow going. 

I've also spent hours days agonising over the corners of Doing The Rounds. After seeking many opinions, I have decided to go with my engineering consultants suggestion (DH) and add some smaller petals. Thank you also to Hilda at Everystitch for finally helping me decide and let my poor mind rest. 

It's another lovely rainy weekend. Not so great though for my Mr 14 who is turning 15 tomorrow and having a bonfire party tonight. Fortunately he has a very positive personality that a bit of rain will not dampen.......and his mum thought to cover a smaller fire before the rain started. Here he is patiently modeling the beanie I knitted. 

Very happy that Mr 19's end of semester coincides with the Sydney craft show, so that's where I'll be on Wednesday. I'm really hanging out for some retail therapy, but I'll try to leave some fabric behind for those going later in the week! 

Happy weekend,
Susan x

Monday, 6 June 2016

It's a finish

The beauty of mini quilts is that finishing them can often be a lot faster than big quilts. I spent a lovely few hours doing the hand quilting and binding on this little one over the weekend (13" square). It's actually a slightly variegated indigo/navy, left over from a previous project, but it's very hard to capture the colour day or night. The quilting was a little challenging because I put very very light interfacing behind the white so no blue would show, and it made it harder work with the needle through. Luckily no one will look at the back!


I'm very happy with how my mini wall is looking.

A happy sewing start to the working week!
Susan x

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Chookshed birthday

I'm joining in for a weekend of virtual sewing to celebrate the Chookshed's fourth birthday. And what a beautiful cold, rainy weekend it is. 

I've been doing a bit of knitting lately.......two beanies, one too big and one too more go before I give up!
After seeing a very similar large size quilt on the cover of Quilters Companion I thought it was time this little mini was quilted. I'm so tempted to make a full scale one in just navy and white. Yes the blue pen will wash out. I have heard some horror stories but it always washes out for me.


Still going on Doing The Rounds. Lots and lots of circles to applique. Just have to decide what to put in those spaces either side of the main flower......

Hope you're having a wonderful sewing weekend too.
Susan x

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