Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tis the season....

August blocks have been done and dusted for a while now and I thought I'd better post photo's of them before September arrived.....OK tricked you!!! Here's the top all put together,I just need to decide on the border fabric and the top will be ready to quilt.I'm also using the wreathe block as my label.

I love how the quilt looks so far and can't wait to get it finished that's 13 blocks done and dusted Chooky.Thanks also Chooky for starting this stitch-a-long as I don't think I would have gotten this far if I hadn't joined in the fun :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Santa Sack swap no.2

Here's the finished santa sack I sent to my partner Karen on saturday,all the way over in Texas as well as her first two pressies which I can't show but both have been handmade by me as well.

I hope Karen likes her bag and can wait till Chrissie to open her gifts....I still have a few more to send off before December and will be working on them over the next month or two :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Moving along.....

I've been working on the wool I bought last Friday form the Bendigo Woolen Mills and now I have 22 yummy squares that just need there ends sewn in for a new blanket I've started working on.I've only used up one ball each of the pink and the green and I haven't even made a dent in the white.

I also couldn't resist making up a little display utilising these yummy balls of wool and a runner my sister Anne made for me for my birthday this year,it cheers me up no end when I see this display of pretties everytime I sit down on the couch to stitch or crochet at night.

I've also finished a premmie dress to go with the beanies and jacket,so another finish for OPAM as well.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

What I'm working on next......

On Friday my sister Anne and I went to Bendigo to visit the Bendigo Woolen Mills and boy did I have fun trying to choose what I wanted to take home with me and as promised here's a picture of some of the wool I brought home with me.I'm loving my time at night hooking away with such gorgeous colours while watching tv in the evening.

I'll post a photo of the blanket I'll be working on over the next few months when I have some of it done :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

It's finally finished.....

All I can say is Mmmmm,I'm loving how this blanket looks and it's sooooo lovely and soft draped over you when you're snuggled up on the couch,it's a keeper I think :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

4" or 5".....which will I start on first

While looking through blogs I found a couple of simple but very effective quilts and thought Mmmmm summer is on its way and I'm sooooo over winter so yesterday I pulled out of my stash all my happy,bright and yummy fabrics and today I ironed them all and started cutting them up into 4" and 5" strips which in turn turned into these two gorgeous piles of SUMMER YUMMINESS I'm just waiting till my September uni holidays when I'll start putting them both together.....I wonder if I'll be able to wait that long?

I've cut way too many squares for both the quilt tops I'm going to be working on so I think after I've finished making both my tops I'll be having a giveaway with the left over squares.....what do you think??? Stay tuned it may be sooner than you think LOL :)

P.S:You'd think with all this cutting I did today my stash would have shrunk but nooooo it's still way too big!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Weekend finishes....

Yesterday I went to spottie to get a few things and stumbled onto a book of crochet patterns for dolls/premmie babies and couldn't resist buying it as well.As soon as I got home I looked through my wool stash for odd balls of 3 & 4ply wool and got to work.

I've had so much fun making up these little beanies and matching jacket I may just need to start on a few more???

Saturday, August 13, 2011

August block done and dusted.....

Bring On September I say!!
Mainly because I have a weeks holiday at the end of them LOL and I have big plans of getting into my sewing room and finishing of a few things and trying out a few new patterns from the gorgeous book I won in a giveaway a little while bring on September I say and let the fun begin!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Photo heavy post.....

Here are the promised photo's of the pink and cream crocheted blanket I've been working on and as you can see it's grown! I also started another baby ripple blanket using a multi coloured wool.....Mmmm another start before a finish ooops :) Oh well what can I say,I just couldn't resist.

I've also been putting borders onto the "Luna Notte" applique flowers and preparing another pile ready to start on over the next few weeks,so to date that's 38 finished and 34 to go to make a total of 72 blocks for this quilt.I still haven't figured out how big I want this quilt to finish up.....Maybe a few throw cushions if I have any leftover blocks???

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Two finishes for OPAM....

I've been a bit quiet on the bloggy front as I've just been given my first assignment for this term and I've been doing a bit of research and book reading but you know me I can't just forget about my craft for too long and decided I needed a break .I picked up my crochet hook and some leftover balls of wool and made up these two little baby beanies for my new great-neice who was born premmie a few weeks ago ( weighing a huge 820gms ) I'm also planning on making up a couple of crocheted jackets but I'm still trying to source out some premmie crochet ones so if anyone has some great sites they could link for me in their comments I'd really appreciate it :)

I also finished working on these two BOM blocks for July just in time for the August blocks to be put out....I'm loving the simplicity of working with just one thread colour.

I've also been putttering along with my cream and pink crocheted blanket and just have 5 more balls to work with till I can say it's finished.I'll post a progress update photo as soon as I can just to let you see how much it's grown since my last post about it.