Saturday, 15 March 2014

The Flock progress

Saturday, 15 March 2014
So I've not stitched too much this month so far but this is the progress I had made on The Flock since the beginning of the year...

From this:

To this:

However I'm so useless at getting things posted that I've made more progress than the above picture, the little bird at the bottom is done as is another bird opposite him and more branches and leaves.  I guess I just need to take another picture...

Sunday, 2 March 2014

A Quilt Finish

Sunday, 2 March 2014
A colleague at work's wife recently had a baby, their second miracle child and we wanted to mark the arrival with something special (their first was born just before the school opened).

It was suggested that everyone contribute a square for a quilt - to make it simple I provided everyone with a 7" white square that they had to give back decorated in whatever way they wished.  Some ironed on patches, some appliqued designs, some used fabric paints to draw/write and one got her gran to teach her to cross stitch so she could do her square.

I then took them home, bordered them and made them up into a quilt.  Here's the result...

I also had some lovely fabric in my stash that worked for backing fabric:

All in all I'm pleased.  I'm never that comfortable layering and quilting a large quilt (the blocks on this one ar 10" square) as it's a real battle with my pretty basic Brother machine but it's the thought that counts and I know that they're going to love the finished result.

We should be getting a visit from Hayden and his parents tomorrow on his 2 week birthday so it's finished in the nick of time.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

March Goals

Saturday, 1 March 2014
1.  Make at least one blind for the house

2.  Make at least one cushion cover for the house

3.  Make some bunting for Lia's room

4.  Blog more

5. Take pics of my WIPs and finishes in order to have something to write for goal 4.

6. Read at least 5 books

7. Make an effort to journal more

8. Work on at least 2 WIPs

9. Have a stitchy finish this month

10. Get some pictures/photos on the walls of the new house which are depressingly bare and bland.

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