Friday Flaunt (making up for missing last week)
It’s been a busy 2 weeks working and sewing. Last Friday I attended the Glenharrow Spring Stitch-in with Vikki and some other girlfriends, what a lovely day it was! Good company, great food and yummy stitcheries to do. I really enjoy doing the sticheries as a break from piecing and applique. Here are my finished projects from the day.
Firstly, ‘Your Way Home’ by Rosalie Quinlan – a cute stichery put over a small canvas, the fabric is from also from Rosalie’s new fabric range (not yet out) – this one is now hanging in my 3yo daughter’s room.
This is a little sewing bag ‘Precious Things’ by Leanne Beasley.
Of course while I was there, I just had to look at the patterns on offer and purchased yet another bag pattern – “Marie’s Roses Carry Bag” by Leanne Beasley. I adapted the pattern a little, by putting pockets on both sides of the bag (instead of only one side), used a different fabric for the inside, and put on a shoulder strap instead of carry handles. It’s a great size, 49cm (19″) x 36cm (14″). The fabrics I used on the outside pockets (roses) and the inside (spots) were of a heavier weight fabric which I think worked really well for a bag this size. I love it!
I’m off to the Quilts in the Barn (Wonga Park, Vic) tomorrow to meet up with my girlfriends to do our first swap of the dresden plate blocks …. of course in preparing these I just had to get some more fabrics – and here they are.
And what else have I been doing….. oh, 3 days of work, family stuff, sewing the above of course and a bit of gardening last weekend. I got my husband to make me some new garden beds for my strawberries – probably was I had to dig them all up first (and de-weed them), then plant them all again …. all 230+ of them! I originally started off with just 3 plants a few years ago and they just kept having babies (off shoots), they are the yummiest strawberries – Hokowase is the type. Mum and I swear by them, you can even eat them when they are just starting to colour up. Now I just need to get back out there and set up my netting.