Thursday, 30 April 2015

MY FUTURE FLASHED BEFORE MY EYES.......

Today my beautiful eldest daughter and I jumped in the car and headed up to Vic Market in the city.
 
Couldn't resist..
 
 
A bag of hot jam donuts....yumm..
 
And then my future flashed before my eyes....
 
 
I wonder if purple is my colour?
 
Keryn


Wednesday, 29 April 2015

NEXT WIP.....

So I finished one WIP and was feeling pretty smug with myself.
Then I thought I might have a look to see what else was up there (note to self not a good idea)....
I then gave myself a good talking too and yes this is my year, my year for finishes...
Out came the next box...
So I cut and sewed....
 
 
And cut and sewed some more...
 
 
And then just sewed...
 
 
Now this quilt has about 600 Yo-Yo's on it (seriously what was I thinking) and because they have to be sewn on by hand I can only do a few at a time (stupid hand problem).  Maybe I should have a working bee and I could feed people while they sew???????  When is Cheryl coming to visit again lol..
 
So off to the patchwork shop today to buy the backing for my Christmas quilt.....I promise just the backing!!!!
 
Keryn
 


Tuesday, 28 April 2015

BACK IN THE SADDLE...

The beautiful Fiona emailed to see if I was okay because I hadn't blogged in a while - what a sweetheart.
I have been lurking watching everyone else but just kinda fell off the blogging train.
 
This week things have been getting done, we had some work done to our house it involved men with oxy torches, drills, grinders which meant lots of mess and way too much noise.  My highly strung dog nearly needed medication when we started to cover all the furniture with old blankets.  When the man walked through the door with a face mask on and an oxy torch in hand she leaped into my arms and nearly became a scarf when she wrapped herself around my neck.  So I bundled her up and off we went and locked ourselves in the sewing room.   My FHFS swap parcel had been done and posted and I didn't want to start anything new so I opened the cupboard - there must be a little work in progress in there somewhere.
 
I spotted a pink box which I new had a half finished applique quilt in it.  When I opened the box it looked like this..
 
 
I must really love this quilt because when I sorted through everything I had done more than I had realised and I had even done 3 of the blocks twice (yep what a dummy)......
 
So by the time the workman had finished a couple of days later - so had I..
 
 
This is a pattern by Pearl Louise - Thimble Cottage. 
Today the weather is miserable so I have been sitting by the fire doing their faces, tomorrow I will buy some backing and then after seven years (that's when I bought it) it is finished.....
 
Lucky it didn't have a use by date..
 
Keryn