Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas Day and are enjoying the lull between Christmas and New Year. We have been spending time enjoying our pressies and watching the cricket, with the odd nanna nap thrown in!
So now I've been think of the New Years resolution, I always never ever stick to them so this year I'm putting in some planning, thinking about how and when I can fit in that daily walk and how I can possibly finish all my UFO's before I start anything else, of course the last one is never going to happen but with some planning I might be able to come up with a compromise. I have gone through the sewing cupboard and found all the UFO's that were hiding there and I am now formulating a plan to finish some of them in the new year, wonder if that will work? There are a couple of long term projects in there that won't be finished quickly, but there are a few that are achievable. For a start 3 scarves that had been cut out and had been mellowing in the cupboard for..., well at least 8 months were finished yesterday! This thangles quilt that I posted about a while ago is still on the list
the blue scarf I have been knitting is also on the list but has been growing steadily and should get some more attention soon. All in all there are seven items that could or should be finished soon and seven long term projects that I hope to make some progress on next year. And then there is the wish list, all those things I want to start but I really shouldn't until I get at least some of these finished.
 How's your list looking?


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Three more projects

Three new patterns out, these were all out for the start of December I just forgot to put them on the blog duh! The first is a really quick Christmas table runner.
the next is also a quick pattern a Christmas Donkey stitchery.
and the lucky last is a baby quilt that I made for my brand new nephew,Hunter.
just ignore the washing on the line, I can't find the cropped version.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Busy Busy Busy

It's that time of year, I say every year I'll be more organised next year, but I never am. However I have now finished the mince pies and shortbread and most of the presents are wrapped and under the tree. It's just the stuff you can't do until the last minute like pick up the prawns and the one present that has been ordered for months and is now threatening not to get here on time!!!!! Can't wait for holidays.

Here's another of Meg's chrissy photos, this time with raspberries.
Meg has been churning out gingerbread house like a production line, the biggest is ours of course, she has even added a shed out the back for my sewing room! Wish it was real.
Hope your week isn't too busy


Saturday, December 3, 2011

101 uses for a quiting ruler

I've found just the thing for cutting our gingerbread houses. I think a 60 degree pitch on the roof will be just right!
I had the triangle ruler out today making a few of these hexagons  

Sorry for the dark picture but I was using Meg's camera, but while I was downloading my pics I found this
What a creative idea, it's so cute.