This is the last day of 2011.I have decided to post a few photos of my much loved furbabies to end the year.
This is Daisy who turned out to be a Dude but is adored regardless
Teddy on the left also hid his gender under long fur for quite a while. Poppet, his brother, being short haired, could not play such tricks
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
I took part in a Christmas swap in one of my on-line groups. I enjoy these swaps and spend time collecting bits and pieces for my partner through the year. When I was told who my partner was, I emailed her and found out that she liked paua shells. I found paua shell material and made her a mug bag and a coaster. I included some of the materials I had used, added a small body form for her to dress and a small pattern. then I added a thermal mug. I find my cuppa's get neglected and go cold in an ordinary mug. I filled it with chocolates and posted it off. My box from her arrived today but I only have to wait a few days to open it and I can be strong for a wee while.
I am not very good at keeping this blog updated. I am including the photos of 2 blocks I made for swaps I am in. When i first saw I had to make a Log Cabin block, my heart sank. I have always admired them but after spending ages with a pen and ruler and trying to make one - mainly by hand - back in the 70's, they were firmly put in the "too hard" bin. However I had joined the swap and was not going to pike at the first block asked for. Off I set. What a difference it is with a rotary cutter etc. It took me 40 minutes to make the block and frankly most of that was going through my stash of Christmas material and finding pieces I had forgotten I had.
I don't think I will rush off and make a quilt of them but I can see one or two getting made in the future.
Friday, 9 December 2011
When I first saw it up on her site it was called 'Fiesta" and shown in beautiful batiks. I got carried away cutting the strips and have almost finished a second quilt op in blues. I also made two in greens. I just got carried away with cutting strips for some reason. this is a simple, easy to make quilt and looks terrific when sewn up.