07 April, 2018

Friday Night With Friends

I got an early start to FNWF yesterday afternoon and 
finally stitched the binding onto my double wedding ring quilt.
It was quite slow going but I didn't want to have to unpick. 
I think it took me nearly an hour and a half to sew it on! 
Maybe I was just being over cautious. 
 I'm on the home stretch now. Just have to do the hand stitching.
 I was a bit worried I may have miscalculated with my size estimation 
when making the binding but I didn't need to worry. 
I have about two and half metres left! Better too much than not enough!
This quilt has had a long journey. Once it's finished, I'll tell you about it.
 I continued stitching last night with Rex keeping me company 
on my lap while watching Beatrix Potter.
 I worked on the stitchery I started last weekend in Beechworth.
Thank you Chez for being a lovely hostess. 
You can see what everyone else got up to here.

02 April, 2018

March OPAM

I don't know where March has gone but 
here I am two days late with my report.
I had three finishes for the month.
 Vintage doily.
 Two folded stars.
Thanks to Peg and Kris for keeping us inspired.

24 March, 2018

Cricket Premiers and Friday Night Sew-In!

I'm a little late but last weekend we spent watching Mitchell and his team mates 
fight it out against the Eltham North Wanderers in the Grand Final. 
Saturday was stinking hot and Diamond Creek batted. 
They finished the day 8 for 196 runs. 
Sunday wasn't as hot but it was very windy. They played hard again 
and got the opposition all out and won by about 30 runs.
 Mitchell receiving his Premiership medal from the Captain.
Three happy MacDonald boys!
Congratulations Mitchell.
 Last night I made the bias binding for my Double Wedding Ring quilt. 
Hopefully I'll get a chance to sew it onto the quilt tomorrow.
Thank you to Wendy for hosting us last night. 
You can see who else joined in here.

16 March, 2018

Folded Stars - No Sewing Required!

A tutorial to make these folded stars came up on my Facebook 
timeline a little while ago and I decided to give them a go. 

After watching the video slowly step by step, I managed to make one. 
The second one didn't take me nearly as much time as the first one did. 
I'm sure the more you do, the quicker you get. 

Now to decide what to do with them.
I might make more and turn them into bunting.

If you would like to try making them too, you can find the tutorial here

09 March, 2018

A Vintage Finish

 A few years ago, a friend gave me this half finished doily.
I decided I would finish it.
I added the green leaves and stems.
And finished off the chain.
The finished doily. 

I'd love to know the story is behind this.
Who started stitching this? Why wasn't it finished?
Hopefully, the person won't be upset that I finished it. 
I didn't unpick any of the original stitching but left it all as it was.

I'd like to think whoever started this would be pleased 
to know it is now completed and loved.