Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sew slow.....

This is the way my sewing has been going recently...

Echidnas don't move too fast!

I made a triangle pouch from a tutorial found at

"A Spoonful of Sugar" blog

I need to tidy up my zipper ends 

for the next one!

I also made a couple of 'gender neutral' bibs,

for my sister to gift.

And finally I am making some pretty yo-yos ...

for my next Four-In-Art mini!

There is still time to enter the giveaway for a copy of 

Jess' Star Jump pattern, over here.

Like that echidna, I'll have my head down this week, 

getting my school work finished before our next 

term break!

Then maybe I will "sew fast!"

Happy days!


Monday, March 16, 2015

Star Jump 4, and a giveaway!

I had the great pleasure to recently test a new 

pattern for Jess @ Elven Garden!

I'm trying to sew from my stash this year, 

so I chose to use solids and spots,

in co-ordinating colours.

I had some Ikea "Numbers" for the backing.

I kept the quilting to a minimum....

utilitarian is what I call it!

I intend it to be used and loved!

I have gifted this to a friend who is having her 

4th baby!

Jess calls this pattern "Star Jump"!

And as I was #4 of 4 children, 

I named my quilt "Star Jump 4"!

Jess has kindly offered one of these "Star Jump" 

patterns to a lucky reader of my blog!

So, you know the routine....

leave a comment and I'll randomly draw a winner 

next week!

In the meantime, if you'd like to buy a copy, it's 

available here @ payhip!

Happy sewing!


Friday, March 6, 2015

Pacific Lime...

Version one....

Too much green?

Ah, that's better!

Those pesky points are much better 

disguised amongst the pretty DS prints!

An advantage of a design floor!

 A matching (grubby) ironing board cover!

"Pacific Lime" is now waiting to be quilted....

Happy sewing!


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

WIPs Wednesday!

I cannot remember the last time I wrote a WIPS 

Wednesday post!

So here's what I have been up to...

I have finished piecing the backing for 

my Modern Amish,

with the arrival of Elizabeth's siggy block.

I now just need the inclination to baste it all 


I have been slowly piecing my Triangle Quilt,

which is proving to be a challenge,

matching up all those points!

Stepping around it on my 'design floor' is also 

a challenge!

Finally I have made a bunting from some 

sweet novelty prints!

What have you been up to?


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My week....

I visited my sister at the weekend, 

and she had a little surprise for me!

Children's sewing machines!

The Singer is from the sixties 

and made in France;

The green one, a Japanese model!

I was thrilled to find they both work 

when battery powered!

The Singer even came with it's instruction booklet 

and spare needles!

The mailman delivered a much anticipated parcel 

this week too...

I forgot to include the lovely piece of fabric in the parcel.

from my sweet friend Mary 

Mary's equally talented daughter Molly,

made the embroidered hoop with my initial!

Isn't it beautiful?

I had a couple of hours in my sewing room 

this afternoon....

and decided my oft-used threads 

would look great in the sewing carrier!

I also did some sewing

(yes, that's a novel idea!)

Can you guess what that will become?

I hope to have a finished quilt ready to share 

with you soon too!

Happy days!


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Busy bee-ing!

I have entered my third year in the 

Mid-Century Modern Bee, 

and boy, do I love this Bee!

I have made such a variety of blocks and made such 

wonderful friends!

Elizabeth was Queen for January,

and this is what I made!

I loved cutting into my Echinacea fabric for this...

"Memory" star.

And for February I baked Carla a cake,

following a tutorial found at Ellison Lane!

After recent events I was sorely tempted to pop a 

candle on the top!

Why "Mid-Century" I hear some of you ask?

It is because all the members are of a certain, um....


If you'd like to read more about the blocks and quilts,

we have a blog here!

Happy sewing!


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Somethings gotta give!

With both Tennis and work commitments, 

sewing has taken a back seat these last three weeks.

I'd really like to get this quilt quilted...

Slightly disguised as I'm pattern testing this one....

At least I have batting and backing sorted!

I did start this....

But have progressed no further than some stitching, 

cutting and playing!

Small windows of sewing opportunity were 

spent creating Olive.

A RicRac design!

I'm having another weekend off, 

this time to spend it in the city with Mr PnP....

There may be a birthday to celebrate?

Happy days!

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