25 April, 2018

23 April, 2018

Op Shop Find

This book in the window of my local op shop caught my eye as I was walking
 the dogs. I headed back once the shop opened as I had to have it! 
I just love the cover. Even better was it only cost $2!
Annabella Boswell's Journal
Life in the 1830's and 1840's
It is illustrated with her own water colours and
 drawings and was published in 1965.
Beautiful illustrations.

I'm looking forward to reading this once I finish my current book. 
It will be interesting to read about Annabella's life.

22 April, 2018

Friday Night Sew-In for April

Due to a family commitment on Friday night, I joined the ladies in the Northern hemisphere on Saturday and stitched along with them. I'm a member of a little group called the Chit Chat Crafters. Sometimes we work on our own projects and other times we work on a craft project together. Yesterday was work on your own project.
I spent the day stitching down the binding on my double wedding ring quilt. Managed to get quite a bit done and now there's only about one side and a little more to go! I'd left my thimble at home so by the end of the day I had a very sore finger!
It's so much easier not stitching this at home as Rex insists on sitting on my lap or 
cuddling up next to me when I'm stitching. I don't want to get this one dirty or 
covered in hair as I will be putting this in our guild's quilt show in October.
 We had a little visitor with us on Saturday. This is six year old Harmony with her grandmother, Silvia (my SIL). When we finished lunch, Harmony announced 
she wanted to make a quilt. After checking out Silvia's fabrics, they worked out 
a design and Harmony started making her first quilt.
She managed to get quite a bit done before it was time to pack up to go home.
Thank you to Wendy for hosting us. 
You can see what everyone else got up to here.

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.