Saturday, June 27, 2009

Ab Fab Giveaways

Helen is having this fantastic giveaway. A 7 month BOM which you can win and do just in time for christmas. Isn't it beautiful. So for your chance to win why don't you pop on over to Helen's blog. You can by going to

Also Jackie is having a great giveaway because it is her birthday. Happy birthday to her. Now you know you want to pop on over to her blog as well so here is her address

Friday, June 26, 2009

All done!

At last I have the 2 shaggy quilts and the 2 cushions finished for the single beds in our guest room.
The back of the quilts are done in a cream flannel with tiny brown dots on it. The design of the cushions was created as they were being made. Even though I am happy with the way the cushions turned out, I think next time I will draw up just what I want first and then it might not be so stressful.
I really enjoy doing this sort of quilt and I am already planning my next 2! Just need to go to town and visit a quilting shop to get the fabric.

Is it a UFO?

Three years ago we did one of our bedrooms up as a guest room and I had good intentions of making 2 light shades for the bedside lights. Well I got one done at the time and some 3 years later I got the other one made. So here it off the press so to speak. It is amazing how good you feel when you get something done that has been sitting there niggling away at you and making you feel guilty.

The shade is made out of cardboard, covered in fabric and then decorated. I made some roses out of ribbon to place at the front of the shade.

So my question is.................was it a UFO when it hadn't been started even though it's mate had been made and was in full use?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Birthday Present

Look what I got for my birthday from my sister Lucky. For those that don't know she is new to sewing and I am amazed at how well she is doing considering she hasn't been sewing for very long at all.

I use it to hold my DMC thread and what I am working on at the time when doing hand embroidery. Thanks Sis for a wonderful and special present.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My Daughter's Bag

My daughter Josephine is having her birthday next Saturday and I thought I would make her a bag. I already had the fabric bought for the job and thought, why don't I make the bag for her birthday and put her other presents into it.

She loves green, pink and purple put together and the hardest thing making the bag was picking the right fabric. I felt the bag needed something else so I designed 4 pockets to go on the front and the back. She not only loves those colours, but loves buttons so each pocket has a pretty button on it.