Friday, May 29, 2009

A win and a temptation

Look at what I won over on Silly Gilly's blog! Retro cool! I also got a lovely fat quarter of fabric (that I can't show you because because I plan on making someone a present with it!), and some gorgeous big wheat coloured ricrac with red, blue and yellow stitching detail on it. I plan to use the ric rac with some linen to make a market bag. Silly Gilly is also having another giveaway at the moment where you can win one of her gorgeous felt brooches - check it out here

I haven't done any stitching lately which is driving me crazy! I hadn't realised how much I rely on taking that time to myself to relax and just be. This weekend will hopefully be a big stitching onet o make up for the last few. I'm hoping to get some more angel blocks from my Angels Story quilt made up ready for hand stitching. I also want to quilt an old quilt top I've had lying around forever to get some more practice on my stippling. And I also need to start thinking about some baby quilts - I have 2 new cousins due in Sept/Oct and another friend is due in August. Looks like I am going to be busy!

After spending the past two weeks on the train each day with just the radio and some old magazines to keep me occupied, I am getting tempted to try some hand piecing... oh dear! I never thought I would try hand piecing as I love how quickly things come together on the machine, but there was a quilt in the last Homespun magazine that is tempting me. Ann has a picture of it here. There is no way I would make the full quilt - there is over 2000 pieces in it! Perhaps I could just make a doll size version.

I hope you all have a good weekend with a little stitching too!


a good yarn said...

Your Style pattern brings back so many memories. My mother made most of our clothes and she used Style patterns a lot. Well done on your win in the giveaway. I hope you enjoy your sewing time this weekend. Take up the challenge of hand piecing. I'm sure you will enjoy it. It comes together more quickly than you might imagine......Ann :)

Farmyard Crafts said...

Do you think you'll make anything with the pattern?! It's coming back into vogue! Hope you get lots done this weekend.... Angel Story Quilt... I have that book somewhere.... maybe I should actually use it?! Enjoy your time out!