Sunday, October 7, 2018

What to take...

on a road trip that involves some flying too?

Mr PnP and I are off to New Zealand for 3+ weeks 

tomorrow.

Now that the cabled jacket is complete...



I've returned to my embroidery...


Don't ask me what those black dots are?


a hoop I've been working on for months...


front ...


and a better idea of the colours from the back.

Now, where did I put that pattern?

I'm thinking I might take this drawing 

Anna Maria Horner did for me back in June?


I'll make it into a bag of some sort when I get 

home, 

using these fabrics. 


And maybe I'll take one of these cute panels, 


I picked up this week!


 adding some back and satin stitch and French knots 

here and there.


See you in November!

Happy days....

SUZ

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Clothes Sewing

I've recently shared some clothes I have been 

making.

Today I wanted to show how they look when I'm 

wearing them.....


 This was a selfie I set up in my office at work, using 

the timer on my camera.

           
                     I love how this turned out! 


Even if Mr PnP says it 

looks like a patchwork quilt!



I guess that's own of the reasons I loved the fabric

in the first place!


There's nothing that says 'old lady' more than 

chubby elbows!


Yes, I know the shoes are not right but I've also 

decided this one is too long!


 So I have since cut off at least 2 inches from the 

hem and it looks way better!

And look....



I found the perfect sandal too!

Finally, I recently helped my sister make her own

Lacey dress....


This was also made from the Stylearc pattern.


Didn't she do an awesome job?

There was even enough fabric leftover for a top...


from the same pattern, no less!

It has side splits and a spotted watermelon binding 

on the neck.

I have created a separate page for my clothes 

sewing 

if you are interested.

(Patterns are by Vogue and Stylearc)

Happy days!

SUZ



Saturday, September 29, 2018

No Grand Illusions!


I'm calling my latest finish "No Grand Illusions'!


It is the 'Hidden Agenda' quilt pattern I tested for 

Angela recently.

I had fun quilting these swirls!

Since I have been making my own basting spray,

using this recipe,

the actual process goes very 'smoothly'!

There are some hearts quilted here!

The spray is probably not as economical as the 

commercial brands, but boy, does it stick!


Can you tell I love this print?

Now FMQ is the final fear I need to conquer!

This little section does make me happy though....


I also had fun photographing this quilt too,



finding pretty spots in my sister's home.



For an extra fast finish, I also machine stitched the 

binding!



#97 lifetime quilt 


#9 for 2018


I've now finished more quilts this year than I did last 

year,


with another three planned.

Quilt finishes at 56" by 72" 

The back.

All Cotton and Steel fabric.



Happy sewing!

SUZ




Sunday, September 23, 2018

Another catch-up!


I put together this quilt last week.....


Lots of big prints and low volume sashing!


And I finished this dress this morning! 

"Easy Vogue v9327"

The front...


 and the back!


Now it is school holidays, I am aiming to get at least 

one quilt quilted.....


with this one being basted today!

Happy sewing!

SUZ

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Lately....

I've had more success with my clothes sewing lately!


Last weekend I made this skirt..... 


from this pattern.

And ordered this fabric....


to make this pattern!


Clothes, when they work, are much quicker to make 

than quilts!

Although a touch of Spring weather yesterday...


has me dreaming of a quilt from my stash of AMH 

voiles!

Happy sewing!

SUZ



Saturday, September 1, 2018

Some success....

Some failures!

This dress was a failure...


Way too big! 

I am hoping it might fit a friend?

Thankfully I had more success with this one...


made from my recent Outback Wife purchase.

 Last week I delivered these two cushions to my 

sister


where they are now happily living on her guest bed!


I've added some trees to the foxy forest,

but it is going in the WIPs cupboard for a while....

the intended recipient doesn't like it!


And I am still thinking about these...

I may add some other pastel colours?

How do you rise above your failures, and not let 

them get you down?

Happy sewing!

SUZ

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