Brown/Blue Spotty

14 May 2013

A Quilting Project

My Sis2 and her DH have spent many years, might even be 10, looking for sofas and chairs for their upstairs lounge and until this year have not managed to find anything that they both were happy with.  The discovery of furniture, carpet and wallpaper lead to much work ~ now their room is  complete and looks absolutely gorgeous.  They chose plain leather sofas and some co-ordinating pieces from this range.  I decided to make a couple of throws for them and this is what I have so far

This is the first one

 And the second.  I used a variety of fabrics which were bought from Borderland Fabrics & Just Quilting.  There are borders to be added and I need to get wadding, backing and binding fabric to complete them.  I am thoroughly enjoying this project and spent some time at the weekend working on a plan to personalise them ~ I hope it works.

Hope you're impressed that I've managed to come back quite soon!


12 May 2013

It's been a while..........

A long while really and I must apologise ~ there have been a few things that have eaten into my time and left none spare for blogging, in fact I started this post a couple of weeks ago and then other things got in the way of me adding the pictures and posting!  I have been trying to keep on top of reading what you have all been doing, but even that has taken a bit of a back seat at times.

Stitching has been slow to non-existent, I did manage to finish my New Years Day start.

LHN ~ Summer Splendor
Recommended threads with one substitution
Fabric unknown
Started 01 January 2013
Finished 09 March 2013 

I plan to finish this into a bag ~ when that might happen is anyone's guess though.  My latest LHN project is Be True which was a birthday gift from Barb last year ~ I'm stitching one over one on 28ct so it's going to be just the perfect size for a scissor fob.
I've also started stitching the Drawn Thread "Love" scissor keep ~ I'm stitching this 9 times as they are to be the place cards for the Ladies who will be at out wedding.

The Drawn Thread - Love Scissors Tag
Recommended Needlepoint & Northern Lights Silk
Sparklies 35ct Edinburgh Linen ~ Barely Bronzed
Started 09 February 2013
As of today I have 4½ stitched so I'm halfway there!  You must excuse the crumpled appearance, thought I'd leave the ironing until they are all finished.
And a closer picture ~ I love the muted colours and the variety of stitches.  Our wedding is quite small and we wanted to include some handmade/personalised items ~ I know that each of the Ladies will appreciate these gifts.  We have something a little more manly for the Guys!  Well I have work tomorrow ~ another thing that gets in the way! ~ so I guess I had better go get some sleep.  I'll be trying very hard to be here with better regularity than I have displayed so far this year. 
Till next time.