Thursday, 4 April 2019

Some Other Things I've Been Doing

While time spent in my sewing room is a bit different these days because of my back issue, I do still find time to get out there & Pfaff about.
Here's a little look at what's been going on here:

Finished three bags that I cut out last year... then made some needle cases & big pincushions from the leftovers. I love these bags, & while it's tempting to keep one for myself, I really don't need another bag... these ones will (hopefully) be sold from the shop at my Patchwork building.

 My patchwork club are currently making & displaying pieces on the theme of HEART...
big heart, broken heart, heart strings, full heart... any ideas the maker may wish.
I chose to make this darling bird from a Rosalie Quinlan book; & I've even stitched a 2nd one in a different thread colour, but it's yet to be finished into its heart shape.
Can you believe I had to teach myself chain stitch?! I'd never done it before.

Some fun coasters have been made... 2 sets of six, also for sale in the shop at my Patchwork Club.
Fun & easy to make.

These are the last 2 of the spare Tis The Season stitcheries. There is now 5 in total, but what to do with them?... perhaps a couple of wall hangings?

 Another donation/charity quilt has been finished. It is simple 5inch squares, in an 8x8 grid, then cross-hatch quilted. The binding is done by machine, as requested by the charity that these quilts go to.
 Here is a 2nd top, sewn yesterday... will wait for Spotlight to have a discount on their homespun, for the purchase of backing & binding.

 Of course, in between activities at home, there is always time for a cuppa.
The cup is a new one purchased recently, super-cute huh?!
Coffee & my favourite bikkie (Arnott's Orange Cream), on a sweet mugrug/coaster sent to me from Fiona a few years ago.
Making things is such fun... it's relaxing & enjoyable & social... And there is never enough hours in the day for it😊😊😊

21 comments:

Ondrea said...

You have been very busy making so many gorgeous things. Well done!

Cheryll said...

You've made lots of gOOdies... well done... xox

Susan said...

Lovely things - I hope they all get sold for a fair price!
Maybe a long vertical or horizontal wall hanging with all 5 stitcheries - I am sure there was a horizontal one with 3 stitcheries in the book - easy to make bigger.

Pamela said...

I agree, there are never enough hours! Great projects! You've really been doing a lot!

Jeneta said...

These are all so sweet! xxx

Kay said...

You have been busy. They all look lovely, especially the heart. I learned to do chain stitch via Youtube last year for a project. x

Helen said...

Wonderful projects you have made.....love the very sweet heart.
It is a very cute mug.....enjoy.

Lin said...

Definitely not enough hours in the day! Lots of lovely things there Anthea - the bags look super useful and I love the heart. Great mug rug from Fiona. xx

Fiona said...

you sound like you are enjoying sewing all the different things.... well done with the chain stitch. I haven't done a lot of it but one I am doing at the moment (also Rosie's) has quite a bit. I'm sure the bags will sell well, they look great and pockets and the size are just right.... I forgot about that mug/rug.... it's a cute pattern I should do one for here...

Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love all your projects and hope they do well.....the heart is so sweet. Such a cute mug. We aren't fond of Orange Creams in our house but we save them all for family member who does lol!

Janice said...

You have been busy in the sewing room. I ove that you have an outlet to sell some little projects. I’m sure you will come up with something nice to use the Christmas blocks. Cute mug. They are Mick’s favourite bikkie too.

Kate said...

These all look like fun projects and so nice to have the variety.

Susie H said...

It's so good to hear from you again, Anthea. I love all your projects, especially the embroidered heart. I wish you well wiHugs to you!th your back .... hugs to you!!!!

sunny said...

Your stitching is beautiful! I've always hated doing the chain stitch, and it always looked awful. Recently learned that I've been doing it wrong al these years! I'm getting ready to start some exchange blocks that will all have embroidery on them.. Fun stuff! Glad you're feeling well enough to be sewing again.

Joy McD said...

You’ve been a busy 🐝! Love your bags and coasters..and everything else really! xx

kiwikid said...

Lots of lovely things coming together there.

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