Busy sewing week…

I've cracked on with a few projects this week thanks to the poor weather. We were supposed to go to Alton Towers on Wednesday however, a forecast of heavy rain didn't make that an inviting prospect so we postponed until a later, more sunny day! Catherine and I did some baking while Matthew hared around outside until it started to rain and then came indoors to play with diablo and football game with about 1/2 the neighbourhood's children in tow 😮 We girls were safe in the kitchen…with the cookies and cake!

 My aim this week was to get up to date with my Tail Feathers quilt and I'm pleased to say that I have done 😀 I now just have a bit of stitching left on block two and I'll be ready for the August delivery.Tailfeathers3

Block One complete except for it's little 1" squares border, I forgot about that!

Tailfeathers2 

Block 2 with the 1" square border! just needing it's stitcheries completing now. Catherine and I bought some Hercule Poirot dvds in Asda yesterday – we're both thoroughly addicted to Hercule and I see some Hercule and stitching forecast for this afternoon – it's raining again!

I even cracked on and made some of the log cabin blocks – one of them needs its last strip but I didn't have a material left in a big enough size that wasn't already in that block so it'll have to wait for the August package to arrive.

Logcabin1

Pretty material isn't it?

Poor Matthew's quilt was abandoned…the reason? I knew there was a mistake in it and the thought of so much unpicking was too depressing, likewise – the thought of finishing it off with a glaring error in it was too depressing as well so – stalemate! Last night I got to work on fixing it and this is what it looks like at the moment…

Matthewsquilt

This week's aim is to get the top finished without the mistakes! I must say I'm glad that I'm redoing it, it looks so much better. I'll be getting a little sewing time tomorrow evening while the chicks have friends round for a sleepover. I'm hoping that the weather will be kind on Tuesday so we can have an outing – not much use going to the park in the pouring rain! (and I can stitch at the park :D)

So last night, after a marathon of correcting for Matthew's quilt I decided on a quick, fun, satisfying make. I had seen a really cute little bag on Moda Bakeshop blog – that is such a smashing blog by the way, check it out if you're a sewer – lots of lovely projects and they're not all big ones. Anyway…the cute bag, I really fancied making it so I did!

Cutebag

Been getting on with a little crocheting too – the nice lady in the sewing shop is getting some lovely Clover crochet hooks in with a soft handle, I intend to have one or two of those. She's also getting some circular sock knitting needles in – I intend to use up my ball of sock yarn, it's too pretty to sit in the cupboard so these will be mine as well, lol!

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One Response to Busy sewing week…

  1. Toni says:

    That little bag is soooooooo cute.
    Toni :o)

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