Monday, October 07, 2013

Late FNWF post

Sorry for the late post, but here is the bag finally finished!

I am posting this on my iPad so I a unsure as to how it will turn out.  I went to take a photo of the bag with my camera but the battery died as soon as I pressed the button so iPad camera it was.

At the moment I am working on sewing another couple of things, one is a needlecase and pincushion, practising my needle turn, and the other is a quilt that I am very excited about but is proving a little tricky to sew together.  Hopefully I will have more projects finished to share soon.

Please excuse the boardgame in the background!

Cornelia :)

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Friday Night with Friends

Cornelia and I aren't very good at keeping up with our blog posts and it seems that the best way to do it is to sign up with Friday Night with Friends.  It's a great excuse to sew and to share what we've been up to.  Last time I shared with you block one of my Chateau Hexagon Button Club wall hanging and today I can show you blocks two and three completed and the start of block four that I stitched last night.  Here is block two:
Typical of me I didn't quite do it the way it's meant to be.  It was supposed to be like a sampler and had an alphabet and numbers on the bottom, but this verse came to me as I was stitching it so I put that on instead.
This is block three:
Isn't it pretty with the flowers in the wheelbarrow.  It's so exciting receiving the patterns each month and not knowing what's going to be next.  Block four has a cute goose button and has one stitched goose and one appliqued goose, except I think I might applique both geese instead of stitching one.  We'll see when I get to that bit. Here it is so far:
It looks a bit funny with just the goose legs drawn on waiting to be stitched and the tree has to have leaves and flowers yet but I'm planning to sit down this evening and do some more stitching so it won't be long before this block is finished.

Cornelia is busy making a bag like my one that I posted about recently.  It's one that we started at a retreat with Annie Downs.  She's busy sewing it together now and as soon as its finished she'll be doing a post to show you so you'll have to pop back again to our blog soon to check it out.  I know I can't wait to see it :o)