Friday, February 28, 2014

Those AHHH's again

I have been feeling very guilty that I have had about 12 AHHH kits sitting waiting my attention. I have got back into the swing of them and here is the latest lot. While going through the box with the rest I actually came across about 8 more "beginner" kits so by the time I finish them and the 3 advanced ones I will have over 100. Think I need to see about putting them together. Anything to avoid the remaining 3... one has over 100 triangular pieces.. see the one with the green star in the centre, well 100 of that size triangles! See why I am putting off doing that one!

It is fun looking through the box and seeing all the different designs that I have done.Just not sure that they will all go together. 

Enjoy the weekend, I am off to learn how to hand quilt tomorrow. Could be interesting as I hate using a thimble.

Friday, February 21, 2014

So the challenge begins...

On Wednesday night at my sewing group, over 30 of us embarked on an Honour quilt. This quilt will be made of 49 blocks(6.5") each one dedicated to people that left the areas of Wallan, Kilmore,Pyalong, Broadford etc to join in the war. Many of these were young men and sadly they didn't return.Ernest Brown's block

William Hallet Stockdale's block

David Crawford's block and

Reginald Stanley Marsh's block.

With each pattern we are given a brief history of the person that the block is for and some of them are heartbreaking.
I aim to make my quilt so that a rainbow surrounds the centre block which I think will have butterfly fabric in it somewhere.I think that this will be a very emotional journey but I'd like to say a big thank you to Maree for allowing me to share in this and I think at the end of the year there will be some amazing quilts made in honour of some very special people. May we never forget the sacrifices that some made so that we may be safe.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

a present for a friend

On our trip to the Teahouse I bought a "One Day in May " pattern for this pin cushion. This is my version.The top...

The side... there are 3 different pockets around the sides of the hexagon each with a bee embroidered on it. The wings are in metallic thread and for anyone that has sewn with that well you know what a ****** it is. Anyway I am happy with the final version, even though I left off a few flowers from the top. This is a gift for a friend for her birthday.
Seems to have worked getting photos onto the blog, (fingers crossed)still not sure what hubby did but let's hope it continues to work.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Pics and Picasa

No photos today as Picasa has stopped letting me put photos onto Blogger. Anyone have any ideas how to solve this??? Please help.