Sunday, April 15, 2012

20 and 21 AHHH

I have finally finished the last two of Tonya's AHHH's. No 20 was a bit uninspiring in two colours so my DD2 ( 21 yrs old) coloured it in for me in 5 colours. I think it looks pretty good but I , in hindsight, would have replaced the centre diamonds with the blue/lilac as the centre gets a bit lost. Having said that.... I ain't unpicking it or doing it again!!!

Will have to do a swift catch up of the next two as I am off to Perth, WA,on Friday, for a linedancing ball and week away so no internetand no crossWords. Yikes don't know what I will do with myself.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A quarter of Just takes 2

Here is a photo of the first quarter of the Just Takes 2 quilt that a few people are doing. Every two weeks some more patterns are posted on the site and if you are lucky you can get the blocks done before the next lot come out. Sentimental Stitches and Dear Jane are the two sites to check out for the patterns and to see other peoples versions of this quilt.

So far it has been fun as there are lots of different techniques being used and some I have never done before so it is a real learning curve. So far I am very happy with the result and I might add that it is going to be a HUGE quilt. Maybe I'll just do each quarter and have 4 quilts! The slight crinkles are not bad sewing, just bad laying on the floor to photograph.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuesday's Treasure

On Feb 4th this year I was handed a box with a butterfly gift tag on it. As it was our wedding anniversary I thought that Hubby was giving me a gift for that. Then I realised that there were two boxes and tags the same. One for me , one for DH. When I opened mine the above pendant was in it. Tears welled when DH told me what it was. It's a bit hard to see and it is much prettier in real life but it is an impression of my son's thumbprint. As some know he passed away in November last year so you can imagine how much it means to me to have a small part of him close to my heart. DH got a dog tag shaped one as well. Thanks to my sisters-in-law ( and MIL) I carry part of Christopher with me.

Check out here to see more examples of Liv's beautiful work. Also check out the other TT at Mel's blog and have a great Tuesday. Sorry that my photography skills are non existent!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Two more of those AHHH's

I just finished putting the last stitches into the last two AHHH's and Tonya has another one up. Being dumb I can't work this one out but Tonya is going to post one in colour so I can see where I am going. I have been asked by some non sewing friends why I do them. My reply is I like the challenge!

I will post some pics later of the Just takes 2 blocks that I have just finished... a feathered star and Grandmother's compass, the latter being hand pieced. Yep nuts I know. The next set should be posted by Sentimental Stitches today.Hope they are easy.

I also have the last block of Just Plain Nuts sewn so on to the putting together. That could be a challenge!