sewing

Getting in the Christmas mood.

Just a quick post today. I finished the Christmas bunting that I had made too small for the WAQA Christmas party.
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Quilting

I’ve got the bug!

I had my first lesson today on a long arm quilting machine and I loved it! I’m addicted, hook, line & sinker. It was so much fun! I went to Southlands Fabric & Sewing Centre in Willetton and had the lesson with the store owner, Helen. Such a lovely lady. In fact all the staff are lovely. So friendly. My work was mostly swirls and stippling (very bad stippling) but towards the end of the lesson I was doing these little swirling hearts. Did I say how much fun it was. So now I want one.
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Balance · Healing

Brighten your day…

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This bunting sits in my office. I made it for Hubble & I’s wedding. I like that every time I sit in my office I am reminded of one of the happiest days of my life. One of the last times that my family will ever be together as a whole, now that my Stepfather has passed. My office also has one of my favourite photos. I took it with a compact camera and it is of my niece, Ivy. She is just a flash in the photo as she ran past me playing at the edge of the ocean one sunny afternoon. It really embodies the personality of her – playful, joyous, carefree and so full of potential.
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Quilting · sewing · Stitching

Challenge Quilt Done!

Well it’s finally finished and whilst I love the design, I’m not that fussed on some of the finishes which makes me think that it most probably won’t leave the house. Hubble would say that I am a perfectionist and it’s good but I know that if I hand this quilt in, it will be scrutinised by everyone and well I think I can do better. Not that I have time to do another one but maybe next year I will feel like my work is up for the task.
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Housekeeping · Quilting · sewing

Flatter…

For those of you who know me I like to give credit where credit is due, especially in relation to products and services that I feel really meet their target customer’s needs. Soak is a Canadian company that produces a laundry wash and smoothing spray that helps you keep your delicates and more importantly your quilts clean and cared for…and it’s good for the planet as well so win win as far as I’m concerned. I haven’t tried the Soak laundry wash yet but if it is anything like the Flatter then I am going to be a loyal customer.
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Quilting · sewing

Jingle bells…

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Not much creating going on in this household this week because of the dreaded lergy. Today is the first day that I have had a voice that doesn’t sound like a drag queen.

I’ve been sewing some hexis together when I had the energy and last night I put together a little Christmas decoration kit whilst I waited for Hubble to get home from basketball training.

I got the kit from Sew and So in the UK. I loved that it was all pre-cut and even had holes for the thread so I didn’t have to think about it at all. I just sewed and binged on episodes of “Will & Grace”.

This weekend is a long weekend in Perth and I intend to finish my Challenge Quilt and sew those borders onto my “Happy Days” quilt. Really looking forward to spending some creative time in my sewing room.

Well until next time…happy creating!

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Another birthday present!

Just had to quickly share my last birthday present from my family who bought me a Go! Big Accuquilt. How fantastic! It arrived today. Those 2,000 odd hexis are looking a lot easier to do now! 

I have been very spoilt this birthday. I even got the game ‘Cards Against Humanity’ with all the expansion packs. If you haven’t played it, it’s so funny but not for the faint hearted. 

Until next time…happy creating!