Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Not much sewing ....

It feels like a long time since I have actually been in my studio and sewing.  I have spent some time this last week sorting, tidying and cleaning which is great and makes for easier and quicker sewing but it's not much fun!
I finished the last house on my Italian Houses which I started last week.  I then had to put it back on the shelf because none of the blue fabric I had worked as the sky .....

Cue a Quilt Show at the weekend - Malvern Autumn Quilt Show to be precise.  Whilst I have lots of lovely images of that but they will have to wait for another day.  But the roll of handyed fabric I bought from Farne Designs did not disappoint.  The softest blue at the top works perfectly as the sky!

Some crochet has been done .... these whilst watching the second semi final of the RWC.  Of course watching the first one, All Blacks v South Africa, was not conducive to crochet!!  These require one more blue round and then they will be made into badges for the street collectors for Gaga UK.  I have been helping with The Remembering Tree and thought it would be fun for the street collectors to be wearing a rather bright crochet motif!  If anyone out there who knits or crochets would like to donate a square or two there is still time.  All the information can be found over here.  If you happen to be Home Educators then please get in touch with me and you can send squares to me because we are going to be yarn bombing our own HE community tree!  My square total now stands at 28!

This one has come all the way from ....... Canada!  Isn't it amazing?

This weekend saw the end of British Summer Time with the clocks going back an hour.  An extra hour in bed?  No, don't be silly!  But it did mean that I got all the dinner prepared before 8.30 in the morning .... all under the watchful eye of Smiggle.

Garlic and lentil soup which felt suitably autumnal and body nourishing ......

and apple crumble - always a failsafe recipe in this house.

And finally I made it down to my studio last night.  Whoops I got side tracked and this is what happened .......
My eldest daughter would like a black and white quilt.  I had very little in my stash so some fat 1/4s were purchased at aforementioned show and together with a few reds (I'm not sure I want to make just a B&W quilt) they are looking rather good together.  She requested a cat quilt ..... still not sure on that either.  The Dog Gone Cute quilt I made for my other daughter was gratefully and enthusiastically received for her birthday and it's my turn to shout out it on the Blog Hop tomorrow.  Thank goodness my day is here I've been almost ready to burst with wanting to show the finished quilt!!
Here's a sneak peek ........
Be sure to pop back tomorrow to see the finished quilt.  It's worth taking a little time and visiting some of the other participants because there are some lovely finished projects - and all so different.
Linking up today to Let's Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Designs and WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.



  1. I am a fan of House Quilts. I am so excited to see yours - the row houses look very classy. Must be an upscale neighborhood!!!
    Looking forward to the finished top.

  2. Wow, and I thought that I had a lot of WIP's... ok, well, I do, but it so much better to give someone else a hard time about it than to face the big log in your own eye ; )

    I really love these houses and am looking forward to seeing more of the process. I guess that cleaning really is a necessary must, and I find that even during the folding, sorting, and organizing that that's when the ideas really start to flow!

  3. Wow, you have been very busy. The houses are so cute and colorful. You can never go wrong with black, white, and red. It is on my wanna make list. Your soup and apple crumble have me drooling. Great post!!

  4. All Blacks v South Africa - way too close to be fun at all! Let's hope the final isn't as tense as last time. I like the fabric you got for your sky, it looks spot on.


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