Here is the primary target for this weekend's efforts. I'm doing all the little blanket stitch cartwheels on the embroidered blocks. Hope to finish them all and optimistically have included the silk thread to applique the pieced stars in the middle.
Good morning! We are on our fourth consecutive 40+ degree day (averaging about 42 - which is 107 in farenheit). So, to state the obvious it is HOT. Accordingly, productivity has been low on the sewing front. However DH and I are off to the beach for the weekend, so I have as usual put together enough hand sewing to keep me busy for two weeks or so (you never know what you will feel like doing). I also have a stack of DVDs including
Curb your Enthusiasm (series 2) for some toe curling frustration! Life on Mars (season 2) for the thrilling conclusion Forgetting Sarah Marshall Departed
the last two are on hire
The cricket and tennis are on, so it could be a couch potato weekend with occasional excursions to the water.
My bff took me on a lovely road trip yesterday - we covered four quilt shops finishing up at the Warburton Patchwork Tea House - what a delight! Delicious smells of coffee and baked treats, surrounded by quilts, patterns, fabric and all things wonderful! A devonshire tea was devoured - fantastic scones and homemade jam with double cream. I highly recommend this as an outing.
I was on a quest to supplement the fabric for the Merry Go Round quilt, and each shop delivered a contribution...
All in all a fabulous Australia Day! Went to take some photos however and the camera batteries up and died. Never mind, I will certainly get back there soon.
Hi everyone, this is my first post and I have just managed to delete it, so here goes again...
My name is Rosalee - I'm a mum of two adults so am finding a little more time to indulge my passion for textile arts. Love to quilt and embroider and shop for supplies for them. Love a bargain :) I've also done cloth dolls, teddy bears, smocking, crazy quilts, cross stitch - and probably a few more I can't think of. I also dabble in photography, but just on a basic level.
I've been very fortunate to be part of a group of friends who meet weekly to sew and generally inspire each other. I can't tell you how many tears and belly laughs we've had. I feel strongly about the community of women, and how you really need your friends. I always feel great after our get togethers.
Hopefully, I can share with you this year's journey.