Thursday, February 28, 2013

March - Pin Cushion

After making such a late finish for the February project for the SAL group, I decided to trace the pin cushion stitchery tonight and make a start on it. Surprising myself, i completed the stichery. I have the 1 1/2 inch squares cut. Maybe an early finish. Wow!!

Here's the stitchery.

Very happy. How exciting to get this far and its not even March.

Marg H

February Bag Finished

At 2.30pm today, I put the last stitch into the Tote bag for February. Yay! Tick me off the list, Chooky. Timed so well as our littlest one finishes Prep at 2.40pm.

Very happy with the result. Here it is:

We're going away this weekend so I'm tracing the pin cushion stitchery this afternoon. Really liking this SAL - getting things completed. Thanks Chooky for the organising.



Sunday, February 24, 2013

Finished the stitchery.

Tonight i finished the stitchery. While watching "Downton Abbey". I've been trying to complete a bock of my Dear Jane each week while Downton is on, but priority to the SAL this week. Going to be a close one again, but I will get there.

Might even cut the fabric tonight!

Not the best photo, but it is the stitchery! I shoud have done satin stitch butbits not my best stitch. And i was stitching at the hospital so forgot about the applique. Duh! These things happen.


Marg H

Friday, February 22, 2013

February Tote Bag

I'm still stitching away. Nearly finished the stitchery. Here are my fabrics. Hoping to use them in a few of these projects.

Life continues to be hectic, but its amazing what even 30 minutes of stitching a day can accomplish. Would like to get the bag finished this weekend? Maybe.

Been fabulous seeing all the other finishes. Some stunning fabrics. Inspiring me to keep going.

Marg H

Monday, February 18, 2013

Second Dear Jane Block Completed.


After a very eventful week with a 48 hour stay in hospital with my 9 year old - appendix operation. Then my 14 year old got tripped at school so back we went to get his broken knee looked at.

Not a lot of time for sewing.

However, "Downton Abbey" episode 2 was on last night. I had A-2 Block from Dear Jane ready to go, but decided the brain needed simplicity and not lots of triangles. So, I went with A-6. A simple one, but its done. Another tick.

Here it is.

Still working on the tote bag for the SAL. I bought fabric for it last Monday - but that seems a life time ago. I spent today trying to sort out computers and craft room. Getting there.


Marg H

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Slowly, slowly!

Just wanted to let everyone know I'm still stitching away. Sorry - no pictures. Hope to have some tomorrow.

I've been spending quite a bit of time in hospital waiting rooms. Firstly with my son getting his broken leg/torn ligament sorted out and then with my second youngest daughter getting her appendix out. Its been quite a year.

I've selected the fabric - stayed with reds and bought bigger pieces than needed so thatni can use the same fsbric with some of the other projects. No photo of that either. Big plams to do lots today, but managed to get a replacement specialist appointment for another son - cancelled because of the appendix op. Now that's out of the way, I'm hoping to get some things sorted out tomorrow.


Marg H

Monday, February 11, 2013

First block completed

I received my fabric pack of Dear Jane Fabrics late January. Finally this afternoon i cut my first block. A1. Lets start at the very beginning as the song says.

Here is the result:

Not trimmed but that is the block.

Ive cut out A2 and A6. A6 has no triangles. Thought I needed one a little but easier!

Tonight was the return of "Downton Abbey". Over the Christmas break we've caught up with the first two series on DVD. As much as I hate the thought of trying to keep up woth a tv series, I'm hooked and just had to see if Mary and Matthew would really make it to the altar! They did! And throughout I stitched my Dear Jane. And through another episode
of "Castle".


Marg H

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

February Project

I've made a start on the February project of the Tote Bag.

This was the stitchery when i arrived at the Mater Hospital with my son to get his broken leg looked at:

After two sessions at the hospital, this is it:

Definitely prgogress. Ive just stitched this on tea stained home spun. Happy with the look, but today i bought some linen for another project. Wow! Forgotten how beautiful that fabric is, so I'm tempted to try it using the linen -which is recommended anyway.

I just love the fabric Natalie has used in her sample. So thinking of sticking to these colours. Will sort these fabrics next week.