25 March 2019

Class Work and 15 minute challenge

Well I did it this week I managed 7 out of 7 for 15 minutes.  It was truly a wonder as I was pretty stressed out at work but I think the stitching at night helped.

Friday night I did a class with Kellie from Don't Look Now, who runs Cutting Cloth in Victoria.  She was over for the Craft Fair and offered Lorraine at Hetties a couple of classes.  Many years ago I did a class with Kellie so I knew what to expect.  Had a lovely evening, catching up with a friend who I haven't seen in a few year and working on a zipper pouch front.  Its  combines raw edge appliqué and a bit of free motion quilting/thread painting to create the design.

It was a fun night and I loved the finished piece.  Just have to make the pouch now.  I bought a cute zipper at the Quilt and Craft Fair to finish it off.

Hopefully I will have it finished for next weeks round up.

Head to Kate's to see how everyone else has traveled.

18 March 2019

Road Trip and 15 Minute Challenge

Hubby and I traveled to Port Augusta on the weekend for an engagement party.    It is great when you can just leave and the kids are old enough to fend for themselves.  We had a good time, made plenty of stops on the way, had a lovely dinner at the local pub and had some fun at the engagement party and got back to the hotel not too late and not to drunk that we were hungover in the morning and headed back home.  It was a 600Km round trip.

There isn't a lot to see between Adelaide and Port Augusta but dry paddocks, scrub, the start of the Flinders ranges and miles of wind turbines.

Stitching this week hasn't been too bad and I've managed 6/7.  The next month of Green Tea and Sweet Beans has been delivered and I managed to finish 3 of the 4 blocks as well as work on a few more circles of Fleur.  

Want to join in and check out how everyone went this week head to Kate's page.


11 March 2019

15 Minute Challenge WE 10/3/2019

This week was on 5/7 though the days I did sew I did way over 15 minutes so it more than evened out.

Had dinner with the girls for birthday catchup on Friday night (no Sewing) and I think Tuesday was a no sew.  Haven't kept up with my creative journal this week.

Did get a lot of sewing related goodies for birthday.  A Sewing Bible for dressmaking with lots a lots of how to guidancem Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Pins,Thread Cutterz, some Liberty fabric, and a few other goods that you can see.

The pin cushion I made from the book Pin Pals.  It didn't turn out the perfect circle I don't know if that was my imperfect stuffing technique or not following the trimming instructions correctly.

 I finished the Valise Bag this weekend which Mo wants to use as an overnight bag.

And finished putting the blocks together for pretty circle game.  I haven't started on the border yet.

04 March 2019

15 Minute Challenge WE 3/3/2019

Another 6/7 days this week.  With week being temperatures 37C and above it was hard to get motivated to sew but I managed.  Saturday and Sunday were spent in a class with Susan Smith at Hetties Patch so there was 6 plus hours each day which more than made up for my 1 off day.

I need to catch up with some housework this evening ... maybe just do some ironing though there isn't much motivation.

Here are my blocks from the class.  The quilt has 7 rows of 7 6" blocks there are other appliqué shapes in the pattern but I'm not a fan on them so I will probably use another block from a quilt in her book to mix in with the circles and maybe do a few more paper pieced centres.

As always Lorraines classes are well catered and we had a lovely lunch both days.

I'm booked into a Friday night class later in the month which promises to be fun.

Want to join in the 15 minute challenge head to Kate's to join the linky party.

01 March 2019

Row by Row - The Vines

The vines are up for discount this month.  As I was a bit off last month the large fan row will be discounted still till the end of the weekend then revert back to original price.