Last night I got through the applique second block for the Homespun mystery quilt. No more details….except to say the blue of the trunk is some of my hand dyed. I love it!!!! The Missus just found me asleep with the computer on my lap! lol I’m off to bed.
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Woooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooo!!!! Friday Night Sew-In is happening again tomorrow night….I’ll be there with my pj’s and fluffy slippers on………..I have a parent/teacher night to attend first…..In my boss’ “wisdom” he made it a Friday night bbq…..I believe in dedication…..but that is a bit much!!!! OK….I’ve finished whinging and have hitched my Big Grrl Bllomers up…..I’m over it. The details are on the sidebar to the right *pointing upwards*, then zap over to Handmade By Heidi and there is a widget to sign up with on her 22nd Jan post.
The Missus and I both joined in the Sew-In last night. We both worked on a block for A Gardener’s Journal. I’m making the quilt and she has picked out a few designs she would like to stitch. I stitched most of the blue on the dress last night.
She has asked me to make this one into a needlecase for her when it is done. The Missus stitched all of this last night. It is the second stitchery she has worked on. She has had a few goes at cross stitch, but found that she prefers this kind of stitching. She has a stitchery stashed away in the “evacuation bag”. I think may have a convert!
All the bricks for The Missus’ lap quilt are cut out. I counted 38 different patterns and 148 dark bricks. I miscounted the light ones, so need to recount.
This is one side of a tea cozy I finished this morning. It was made from a couple of orphan blocks and some bamboo batting. The black adds oomph, as they were a bit wishy washy before.
I brewed a cup of tea tonight and used the cozy. It works really well. The tea even seemed to taste nicer! lol
I cross stitched Four Fat Friends last year simply because it was so cute. It was sometime later that I decided to make it into a needlecase.
The fuzziness of the photo reflects the fuzziness of my brain! Last night I participated in the Friday Night Sew-In …….a week early! Now that is what I call relaxed….or very eager. lol I started this cross stitch last night and finished it off this morning. It is Christmas Kitty (Itty Bitty Series; The Cat’s Whiskers) I’m going to stitch 2010 on the back and give it a border of Christmassy red and green seed beads. I plan on having it finished before the end of the month, as it is my January project for the Festive Ornament SAL If you enjoy stitching Christmas ornaments, come on over…..there are places to be filled!
Before I run off screaming every time I see something green I decided to have a break from slicing green bricks for The Missus’ lap quilt, so I’ve been doing a bit of stitching on My Needle’s Work. She was previously headless and there was no vine or flowers. When I’ve finished this I will work on the TOT Fairy and then on to Waiting For The Mists To Clear. With little projects in between, I will be happily stitching for the rest of the year and longer!
The Missus took this piccie of me holding up a quilt top I finished on Sunday night. It had started off as “I’m Blushing”, but evolved into Lestat’s new cover for the kitchen chair he hides/sleeps on, as I ran out of fabric. He currently has a sarong which he gets tangled up in when he tries to get underneath it. He gets most miffed about it, as he previously had the end of a table cloth to hide under. He considers a quilt will be MUCH more suitable!
I’ve been slicing and dicing 6 ½ x 3 ½ inch green bricks today for my next two projects. One set will be for the green strip on a tablecloth with a coin purse design in the lesbian/gay Pride colours with black for the borders. The other set is for a double sided green lap quilt for The Missus. Green is her favourite colour.
The FOSAL rules have changed slightly, so if you would prefer to pick a new project each month, you can. I’ve mooched through some of my Christmas cross stitch patterns and have come up with my “lucky dip” list for FOSAL. My list is…..
A Merry Kitty Klaws – Val’s Stuff; JCS 2007
Be Merry – Val’s Stuff; JCS 2009
Christmas Kitty – The Cat’s Whiskers
Chilly Frillys – Little by Little Designs; JCS 2009
Peace – Cross Stitch Card Shop; December 2008
Rockin’ Robin – 74 Best Ever Xmas Charts; Cross Stitch Crazy
Row of Trees – Jill Oxton’s Cross Stitch Special Issue 1
Santa’s Buddies – Angel Stitchin’; JCS 2009
Scandinavian Style – Fast and Fabulous Christmas Cards; CrossStitcher (English, 2008?)
Santa’s Flight – Shepherd’s Bush; JCS 2009
Starry Night – Shepherd’s Bush; JCS 2008
Sweet Baby – Shepherd’s Bush, JCS 2007
My January pick is Christmas Kitty by The Cat’s Whiskers.
Heidi is co-hosting a Friday Night Sew-In on 15th Jan for night of stitchy goodness…..The details are here. I will be there in my pj’s with a cup of tea, some chocolate and I have no idea what kind of sewing yet! It is a safe bet to assume it will either be machine or hand sewing! 😉