Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Progress on 'The Great Backyard Project' & A Little Stitching...

I'm going to share the stitching first...

Well, as alluded to in my previous post, I've started work on something new... the feast after these seemingly endless months of fabric famine! Don't get me wrong, I love my EPP & my cross stitching, but a girl's gotta have a bit of sewing machine action, don't you think?!

I decided to make myself a quilt from Me & My Red Boots... beautifully written, easy to piece & fun pretty colours... I confess I did my best to re-work the colours to avoid using blue, but I put on my 'big girl pants' & chose it after all!
 
On Friday at Patch group, I sewed two sets of blocks... apparently I talk to myself a lot when I'm sewing, but I had no idea, I was just in Pfaff heaven!
I've managed to set up a small sewing space for a short time, so it will be great to make a bit of progress on this one.
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As for the Great Backyard Project, wow it's really coming along now, after delays in Jan for various reasons.
The workshop & sewing room are almost finished the main construction. I've chosen paint colour & flooring... plants & turf have been ordered and are ready to be put in as the last stage of this Project. Hopefully it will all be done in about 3 weeks or so... woo hoo!

I confess that in recent weeks, I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed by the scale of it all... it's a massive change from what we had... I'm still adjusting to the new look, of having a building where there once was garden, taller back fences (on demand from The Difficult Neighbour) & it was visually more open. However, I'm sure that once it's all done, it will look & feel a whole lot better.


Sadly, school holidays have come to an end... mr15 has strode off into Year11... so tall now... lots to look forward to this year for him... he's got a great group of friends... no plan yet for beyond school, but he knows he must make the very best of these last couple of years at school.

If you haven't seen it already, please drop by & admire the amazing quilt my beautiful friend Maria has just finished... it's been a LOT of sew, press, cut, repeat... but it's gorgeous! It's here.

Hard to believe it will be Lent soon... didn't the Christmas Season only just end... oops I blinked & January whizzed by!!

16 comments:

Kim said...

Those fabrics and blocks are so pretty! Looksl ike progress is coming along.

Janice said...

I just love the graphics on the door to your studio. It is great to see things are progressing. It certainly will make a difference when the landscaping is done. Enjoy your sewing machine time.

simplestitches said...

enjoy your sewing time, love the colours you have chosen.
your new backyard/buildings look fabulous from the glimpse on your blog.

Maria said...

How nice to be machine sewing again. Can't wait to see what you are creating..
Backyard is looking great and love the sign on your special spaces door.
Oh thanks for your kind words...

Bev C said...

Hello Anthea,

Gosh those walls are tall, good luck with the gardening part. Choosing paints etc is very time consuming. Good luck to Master 15 year old. Love your leadlight front door!

Happy sewing.
Bev.

Kate said...

Anthea, you've chosen lovely fabrics for your blocks - even the blue. I don't sew much with blue for some reason - I like the colour but it just doesn't seem to go with anything, lol. I can totally relate to how good it must feel to be back at the sewing machine!! I agree with you that time is flying by and that is usually a complaint from us older folks but I'm hearing it quite frequently from younger folks - perhaps it means we're all too busy.

Renee said...

Your backyard is looking amazing! I look forward to seeing it when it is finished. I imagine the change must take some getting used to - especially if the higher fences were not quite your idea. I look forward to seeing your next update on your new project. (And I am so glad I am not the only one wondering where January disappeared to!)

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous colours for your new project. Looking forward to seeing the end result of your Great Backyard Project. Hugs,xx.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your joy being able to sew again is plain to see. Beautiful blocks. Wow your reno is looking fabulous x

Fiona said...

Im loving the colours you are using for your new quilt... wonderful... backyard is coming along nicely....
Hugz

Leanne said...

Hello dear friend, glad to see you are doing some sewing, such pretty fabrics. You are bound to feel very overwhelmed by your new addition, its a major make over for your back yard. And there is always some major hurdle to overcome, just think of all the good times you will have in a short few weeks when its all finished.

Susan said...

Your pecing looks so fresh and crisp - looking forward to seeing more..I guess if a higher fence is all that you need to do to overcome the bad neighbour it's not so bad...could be worse - but that "shed" is looking very grand.

Christine M said...

Lovely fabrics, Anthea. I can hardly believe that Austin has started his last year of school. Where did all those years go?

Dasha said...

Oh you must be in 7th Heaven with a little time on your machine. That build will all come together quickly now and you will be in your own space before you know it.

Sharmayne said...

Well you were not the only one who blinked!! 3 wks from completion - that's pretty fantastic, and the bonus of having your own space for your craft will be well worth it! I'm sure you will soon green up the edges :)

Jeneta said...

I love that last photo! Year 11 - goodness!

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