Sunday, 7 December 2014

Scraptastic wreath

Well, this proect was most definitely not on my FAL list, but I love it

My version of Jess's fabulous Christmas wreath. I downsized it and used 1.5" scraps rather than 2.5", so it's all ready to hang on the wall for Christmas now and I have managed to reduce some scraps too

I do have some FAL's to show


My little family of socks went off to their new home and were gratefully received, so that was two more ticked off the list

I am hoping to sew today, I barely seem to get time anymore, but I have things I need to finish, so fingers crossed

I am going to link up with Leanne and Nicky's scraptastic Tuesday, which opens on this coming Tuesday

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

It's a scrappy finish

I am killing two birds: I am linking to Leanne and Nicky's Scraptastic Tuesday with my 1st finish of Q4 FAL


 I finished off this scrappy happy mini over the weekend, spurred on by wanting to post it to a friend. Feels good to have a finish and feels even better to know it's in a good home

Leanne and Nicky are challenging us to use our scraps.  I used some more scraps with this months bee blessed blocks...as you can see I completely stuffed up the dark one: I was busy chatting at the time

I also made some more scrappy log cabins. I am November queen bee in Bee a Brit Stingy and have asked my fellow bees to whip up a few scrappy blocks for me


Pop over to  Nicky's or  Leanne's to link up

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Last chance FAL

OK, here goes: next quarter FAL list ( it's an ambitious one) -last chance to get these done this year

This Scrumptious starburst needs quilting

Christmas hexie runner

Mini to finish

Needs the other sock!

Also in need of it's twin
Cushion cover to finish

Scrappy log cabin

Table runner to complete
Need to find a background colour and crack on


So, here goes......!  Linking up with Katy

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Lame

Well, it's time to round up my very lame 3rd quarter of the FAL: this won't take long!
Back in July I had high hopes of 5 finishes. Yeah right. I managed one!

This on the left

                     

became this...


I have high hopes for next FAL as I have several near finishes:






So next FAL should be much more succesful

Sunday, 21 September 2014

A finish!

I finally have a finish!!


Over the summer I really lacked any sewing inclinations. I posted a very ambitious FAL list and was in danger of getting none of it done. The quilt top was comp!eyed and just needed quilting. I decided on straight line


The backing was the same blue elephant fabric


I am going to put this baby quilt in my etsy shop.

I also caught up on my Bee a Brit stingy commitments for Janet


At the moment I am working on a couple of pairs of socks, perfect now the evenings are starting to draw in


Friday, 15 August 2014

Jam packed

My summer so far has been full on. This is my last Sumner off, I go full time weeks (I am already full time hours) from 1st September
There hasn't been much sewing: I have fulfilled my bee commitments - these ones for Nicky's Nordik quilt


And these for Amys Hipbee quilt


There has been a trip to Centre Parks

A trip to Hever Castle

A trip to Sheffield

Sheffield antiques centre seems to have the monopoly on old sewing machines too
 
And a lot of DIY
I still have a trip to Paris (can't wait) and a trip to my dads in the Lake District before I go back to work...... for a rest!

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

FAL Q3

It suddenly dawned on me that I need to get my Q3 FAL list up pronto: I am away for a long weekend tomorrow and I don't think there's any Wi-Fi
So, here goes:

1: My scrumptious star (sorry about the feet!) I want to make this into a wall hanging. It may come away with me this weekend


2 & 3: This baby quilt: purely because I had the fabric and wanted to sew something, and also the table runner


4: this won't get finished, but hey, you never know


5: And finally, get this made into something


So, nothing too ambitious, which is just as well, I seem to have list my work / life balance recently, which is why I can't wait for this weekend!