31 August 2008
As you can see I have been having a bit of a play with Photoshop Elements and actually got it to work. I really need to do a course to find out what you can do with this program because I am sure there are lots more things I can be doing.
Have been working on my Pockets of Posies and have nearly finished appliqueing the centre block. I have tried using the Roxanne Glue to secure the pieces and just drawing round the template and I must say I am now a convert love the fact that there are no pins to get wrapped up in. I always liked using the freezer paper as it makes it easy to turn the fabric under but I am pretty happy with the results though some of my circles are a bit wonky I think it will just come with practice. I haven't done any applique for about 12 months and must say that I am really enjoying it, I needed a break from Seasons I had better go back to it soon though so I can start quilting it.
28 August 2008
I am doing a couple of BOM through her including the Pin Cushion of the Month which I can't wait for that one to start in September. So if you would like to help me help Sarah grow her business use the link on my side bar.
24 August 2008
21 August 2008
Have been deciding on what fabrics to use for Gail's December Garden and am going to go bright so will be very different from the original.
Mrs Martin is also having another Cyber Stitching day and a little bird has told me I am hosting again, with the list of people the little bird thinks we should invite we might have to get a venue lol.
18 August 2008
Went to Hetties for some of her yummy flannel for some PJ's for me and it was bargain price and picked up the last piece of fabric I needed for Little Bluebirds so will be able to make a start soon as I finish a few things on my to do list.
I can strike off my Winged Things and Halloween Ornie swaps they are now complete, just have to parcel them up and then they are on their way to North Queensland to the Swap Mamma who will sort them all out and send them back to us in early September.
14 August 2008
Headed to the Central Market this morning...I love shopping at the Market. Lots of lovely fresh food smells, must admit the bread stalls were very tempting but I resisted. Got lots of yummy things to cook for tea which I had better start now because the kids are starving.
13 August 2008
12 August 2008
Painted my winged ornies last night and they have come out too dark so am off to the shop on Thursday for different colour and I am just about out of the colour I need for the Halloween ones and some of them are looking a bit wishy washy so a trip to Spotlight is needed.
Did some blog surfing on the weekend and ended up on Heather Baileys blog which led me to a machine quilter Vivian Love and she has a 3 part on how she quilted one of Heather's quilt which is absolutely amazing. Check out the strawberry pin cushions, had to get me some of those so I ordered the pattern from Heather's shop you could also order kits but I was very good and didn't lol.
Here is the birthday swap item that I made for Mon from the P4P group I gave a sneak peak a couple of weeks ago but now I can do the whole reveal. Posties just come with the latest Quilting Arts Mag (just done the kitchen floor better start the ironing before I sit down with that maybe over lunch).
08 August 2008
06 August 2008
Here is my version of Sally which was Rosalie Quinlan's project, my daughter has grabbed her and declared her hers so this is probably the best she will look and it will all be down hill from here. I have also finished the needle case and scissor keep from Gail's project but I have given that away as a birthday pressie so will have to make another for me.
Have had some failures with my ornies and scrapped my original "winged things" design and have started again with new bodies. Halloween is starting to come together hopefully I can get them all stuffed during the week and start painting on the weekend to make them all lovely and prim. Then it will wrap and label them and send them they have a long way to travel this time. I also have a couple of birthday swaps to come up with in the next few weeks so will be busy with things to give away and then I suppose I will have to start thinking about Christmas.
I did some major damage at the Fat Quarter Shop this week ordering a couple of Jelly Rolls and the fabulous Michael Miller Black and White Box set. The Jelly Rolls are for one of Viv's patterns and the Black and Whites are to do another version of Leanne's Loxton Vines for my son.