Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Today is the last day of April and I am doing well on my items I want to complete before a holiday in Mid May.
Left to do: Beads to complete one purse, Somerset patchwork hot mat. Both of which I hope to complete this week.
Setting myself a challenge certainly seems to get things done.. wonder what my next challenge will be?
Saturday, 27 April 2013
The lap size baby quilt was made with fabric from BSK, using the method of joining four strips together, cutting into 8 1/2 inch blocks and rotating one block on top on another sewing all around the edge and then cutting on the diagonals.. easy peasy!
The Gift bag will be used when I need to give a little gift to someone.
Christmas origami bag is made from two squares of fabric, again another easy bag, ideal for a little Christmas gift.
Friday, 26 April 2013
|2 coin purses|
The three cushion fronts were machine embroidered some time ago. I put zips in the back and managed to get them finished yesterday. The coin purses were a new project and I just love them, used some of my special beads bought long ago to decorate the clasps.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
It has been hard working on the black, even though I have good light in my workroom and the sun is shining.
I used a black wadding that I had but think the bag would have been better with a thinner wadding.
There are three pockets on the inside and one on the outside, the side ties can be opened to make the bag bigger.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
|3 cushions ready for backing and zips|
|2 Bath Tweets need backing and finishing|
|Somerset patchwork Pot holder|
|2 Easy bags cut out|
|3 purses cut out ready to make|
|Christmas gift bag needs finishing and ribbon|
|Binding needs hand sewing|
|Hand bag cut out|
I decided yesterday to make up some "kits" to help me finish some things I have been working on, and also start some things I wish to make. I now have 14 kits ready for starting or finishing. I plan to have them all finished by the middle of May. Watch this space !!
Monday, 22 April 2013
|How deep is this water!|
|Pretty narrow lanes|
|Waiting for a passing horse!|
|Pig farms everywhere|
|More warning signs|
|Tidal wave approaches|
|Will this car ever be clean again!|
|7 Land Rovers in the convoy|
Friday, 19 April 2013
The picture on the left will be cushion number 5.
The picture on the right is attempts to change the size of the BOM #6 which seemed too large in comparison with the rest of the blocks. After 4 attempts I think we have cracked it, and I will try and get it made up next week.
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
In an attempt to make the garden more OAP friendly the high bank and waterfall in the corner is being removed. 5 or 6 trips to the tip with the trailer loaded have helped, as has a morning's help from Richard, but there is still a long way to go.
When the level is down and bordered to match the rest of that side of the garden the back fence will be replaced. Then for the fun part.. planting it up.
Saturday, 13 April 2013
|A picture show|
A really nice meal at the Toby Inn turned into a bargain, as I had managed to get two "kids eat free" stickers and a a special 2 for £12.50 voucher, so the four of us had carvery and icecream to follow for £12.50 !
Friday evening the girls were collected and home went back to peace and quiet!
A special trip to Woburn Safari Park with the girls.
|About to enter the park|
|Grandad's favorite wolf|
|Posing for the camera|
|Lions on the prowl|
|Taking a rest|
|Petting the goats|
|Feeding the birds|
|Abigail manages to get one to climb on her|
|Eleanor shows no fear|
|Monkey lands on our car|
|Grandma's favorite a Bongo|