Sunday, 14 August 2011

Catching Up...

I found this post languishing in drafts...I started it three weeks ago!  Oops!  So deleting what is now irrelevant and moving on...

First up the subject of said started post from three weeks ago was...borders are on 'Tis the Season and it is now a finished top!!...
the Stitch-A-Long timetable for blocks together, borders on, quilted and bound is September...in an event that will probably never be repeated I'm I was two months ahead of schedule...mind you the quilted and bound thing still has to happen!...and right back on my schedule it hasn't...but in a move sure to shock, the quilting thread has been purchased...a King Tut variegated green...no action will take place on the quilting front though until the Even Feed (Walking) Foot on order for Accidental Lay-by arrives (that is my excuse and I'm sticking to it!!)...

So that was three weeks ago...this week was the week from hell as far as things going pear shaped was concerned and amongst the stress and resultant exhaustion of dealing with recalcitrant technology on the work front there wasn't much crafting going on...I did manage a couple of small finishes...a quilt-as-you-go hexie thread bin/catcher...
One of the fellow crafters at Monday sewing was making these and I liked the idea so I came home and whipped out the hexie templates and Lynette Anderson Summertime Friends fabric...so easy to put together and no machining necessary...gotta love that...

So after finishing that up yesterday (also known as sewing the three little decorative buttons on), I moved on to a journal cover...
The fabric flower was part of Janelle Wind's offerings at Inspired Stitches and I've used one of those self-cover buttons for the centre...if you go here you'll see Janelle's original version...I actually made the flower band weeks ago and it has been sitting on the sewing table with the rest of the fabric and the notebook just waiting for me to get my act together and make the cover...not my finest hour or six I can tell you...anyone else can make a journal cover in no time, just whip them up, they are easy peasy...well, then there is me...it seems that journal covers are my Archillies Heel...no matter how carefully I measure and measure and cut and calculate and no matter how many fittings the notebook has there is always a problem at the final fitting....grrrr...out with the quick unpick *sigh*...they look so easy...for everyone else!  Using what is pretty much the last useable pieces of Laurel Birch Mythical Horses fabric in my stash box, what is left now is pretty much scraps...I just love this fabric, the colours, the movement, the mythical horses...so sad that there will be no more...

After battling along with that project for most of the day I couldn't be bothered with anything else that required brain cells so I reached for and finished this stitchery from one of the Daylesford Craft Experience projects by Melly & Me...it is a bag which I bought the kit for on the day...
Right, moving on with Sunday...time to hit the sewing room I think...finishing work stuff and clothes washing achieved I think it is time for some fun!

Hope your Sunday is a crafty one...

Happy Stitching...

4 comments:

Fiona said...

I love the warm colours in your Christmas stitchery..... and your projects are great.. even if you have had some reverse sewing to do!! love the stitchery...
Hugz

Kerry said...

Congrats on finishing "Tis the Season". I must say I really love the book cover- gorgeous fabric perfect for the cover and flower.

Chookyblue...... said...

see what you can achieve........finished well before the deadline......thanks for being part of the SAL..........

Tonya said...

I worked on my Tis the Season today too. I have it basted ready to start quilting tomorrow. Yay!

I just love Summertime Friends fabric. Alot.

That journal is amazing. I really love it! Especially that flower!