07 July, 2018

Friday Night With Friends

 It was lovely stitching along with everyone last night. I actually 
finished a second item in two days! A needle case.
 Here is the matching pin cushion I finished on Thursday.
There is just the bag to finish off now. I had planned to go back into the sewing room to work on it this afternoon but have decided to stay in the lounge room to do some stitching. It is such a cold Winter's day here and the room is so lovely and cosy with the fire going, I think it will be nicer sitting there, watching a movie and stitching.
Thank you to the lovely Chez for hosting us last night.
You can see what everyone got up to here.

01 July, 2018

OPAM for June

Another month has gone by and no finishes for me! I have started putting
my sewing set together but once again, life got in the way.
Last week I made myself have some "me time" and left everything
to spend a couple of hours in the sewing room.
I sewed the different sections together and then added
buttons as required. Now to finish the putting it altogether.
Thank you to Peg and Kris for organising OPAM.

17 June, 2018

Friday Night Sew-In

Another lovely Friday Night Sew-In. I appliqued my stitchery 
to the background and then quilted around it.
Then I joined the girls in the Northern Hemisphere on Saturday and
 managed to stitch a few words while at our Guild meeting.
Thank you to Wendy for being such a lovely hostess. 
You can see what others got up to here.

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10 June, 2018

Op Shop Find!

When walking the dogs last week, I saw this cute little machine in the 
window of a local op shop. By the time got home, it was opening time 
for the shop. I gave them a call and asked for it to be put behind the 
counter for me as I didn't want to miss out before I got there. 
After having a closer look, it came home with me.
It is a 1940's machine manufactured by the EL Grain Sewing Machines Ltd 
in Nottingham, England. You can read about them here
The plate is a bit scratched but I don't care. It's now sitting on top of the 
cupboard of my Anker treadle machine I rescued from the skip a little while ago. 

Noel just rolled his eyes when he spotted "another machine"! 

09 June, 2018

Friday Night With Friends

I joined in a bit late last night but managed to stitch a few more words 
of my "House Rules" wall hanging. This is one of Leanne Knell's 
(Petals & Patches) new designs that we received at the 
Fig 'n' Berry stitching soiree a couple of weeks ago.

As it's the long weekend here, there is no football for the boys. 
So I'm hoping to get some more stitching in today.
Thank you to Chez for hosting us last night. 
You can see what the others got up to here.