Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Taking a 'sewing' break folks!

We are on our Summer Holidays now (for all of you in the Northern Hemisphere our big holidays are now) I am taking a break from all other negotiable activities (!) and actually doing some sewing. ( I'm like a pig in mud ;) ) Very gratifying but frustrating when for some reason or other I cant finish it.

Had a go at machine patchwork ~ hard to believe I had never had a go at it before ~ but I think I'm too impatient a sewer to be as neat as I should be hence the disgusting seams and placement of the squares. I can live with imperfection though. Gives a certain eclectic charm to the fabric. (yeah, yeah any excuse..) Trying to make a throw for my bed. Ran out of fabric though and have ordered some more. Bought two sheets to use for the backing and front as I need metres of it and found I had bought a flat and fitted sheet instead of two flat! Trying to economise here. Grrr.... Queen size that are now on my bed instead so I am using them, however....

Like my cushion? Planned this one so I could sit quietly and do some sewing by hand. That's a big thing for me. Very satisfying. Used to hand quilt a while ago. Should show you what I made all those 'pre-children' years ago in another post. Actually finished this one :)

And another cushion ~yet to be stuffed~ re-vintaged from a crummy old framed embroidery. Lovely Sanderson 'Chelsea' Linen for the back. Will go finish that now that my boys are finally asleep... What have you been up to?

Irene x


helle - said...

I totally agree with you in respect of economization with time, you can give yourself credit for making such a wonderful spread for the bed, no matter how its done!

Just love the little cute pillow!

Keep it up, Irene!

Hugs Helle

juanita de la vega said...

Thanks for stopping by! Your quilt and yo yo (I love yo yo!)cushion are beautiful.
I do have a blog in English, "Gatto che pesca" (really an Spanglish-maccaroni English blog!)lol

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I adore your quilt and pillow. I use to quilt a lot. Love my quilts!

Eileen said...

Oh, my goodness, Irene, you have such a talent! I love it all and I am so coveting that beautiful pink cushion! I am all thumbs with a needle and thread so seriously, I am so in awe of you!
Happy sewing!
All the best,

Jessica Cangiano said...

Hi Irene dear, I really want to extend my sincere thanks to you for your lovely comments this month. I apologize if it sometimes takes me a wee bit of time to return the visit and enjoy the delightful beauty and inspiration of your site. Please know that I always appreciate your visits and the thoughts you share with me so very much!

Oodles of hugs & wishes of happiness,
♥ Jessica