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.

01 June, 2018

OPAM for May

 Finally some finishes this month. Two folded stars.
And of course, the big one! My Double Wedding Ring quilt. 
I have almost finished researching dates for the making of my quilt and 
will do a post about my journey with this one soon.

Thanks to Peg and Kris for keeping us inspired.

20 May, 2018

Friday Night Sew-In For May

 Friday started out with some preparation work. 
I cut out the fabrics for the sewing kit I am making.
 Next up was eight bias strips ready for making folded stars. 
On Saturday, our Chit Chat Crafters group were meeting at our place
and I was showing them how to make the stars.
 FNSI continued with the girls in the Northern Hemisphere. 
I made my self two more stars while demonstrating them to the girls. 
They all made two each as well. All the different colour combinations
were lovely. I forgot to take a photo of everyone's stars.
 So now I have four folded stars to do something with!
 Finally finished the last few stitches on my needle case. 
 Stitched four hexagons together until I accidently pulled the thread 
from the needle. For some reason, I just couldn't re-thread it and my threader 
was hiding somewhere in the sewing room. I need to have a clean out!
 So I made a start on the last of these stitcheries for little banners.
A bit of stitching was achieved in between all the chatting and eating!
Thank you to Wendy for being such a lovely hostess.
You can see what everyone else got up to here.