Friday, August 21, 2009

Peg Doll

Here is the peg doll made by my daughter Toni, isn't she beautiful. Toni does not have her own blog so I thought I would show her off here.

Sheep again........

Ok I know I said I like them, so I have made another mug cosy, this time without the bottom in it. These sheep are so easy to make.

Caring hearts

When the twins came along last month I was given some caring hearts (Craft Magazine forum) and here is what I made from them and others that I already had. Two large cushion covers/ european pillow cases. These will go to the twins mum to do with as she wishes.

My newest friend

I have been raving on about the quilting frame and have not put up a picture, so here it is.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The quilting Frame.

Last month (july) I bought myself a quilting frame, it is a Happy Jack, and let me say now "I love it" it is fun. I used to put off quilting my tops, hide them away so I did not have to think about it. Now a totally different story, This week I put together two cushion covers from the Caring hearts I have recieved. I quilted both of them yesterday!!! Wow I am so proud of myself. I still have to put backs on the cushions so I will not post pictures just yet. In the weeks since I got my quilting frame I have quilted two of the tops that I had hidden away. Here they are.
The pink /salmon coloured one is from a pattern that I admired ages ago from Barb. It is finally done Barb!!!! I have put a close up Photo of that one in as well.
And the yellow muliticoloured one is one I found in a magazine (can't remember which one) and is made from flannellette.
The quilting is probably not that good, but I am very happy with it and that is all that matters. I will get better at it! And have fun at the same time. So far the only problems I have with the quilting frame is lack of space to put it (it lives at the back of my bed and I have to sort of sit on the bed and wriggle past it to get to the otherside of the bed) and the bobbins run out too quick. Think it might be time some enterprizing person figured out a way to have a reel of cotton thread instead of a tiny bobbin. The pink /salmon quilt took 12 bobbins to complete.

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I am a mum of five and a grandma to eight, Four boys and four girls. I live with my Husband and the two youngest children, and four poodles. We reside in a tiny town near the Snowy Mountains in NSW My Passion is creating, the only time I am not is when it gets too hot and then I am just listless. I usually have far to many projects going at once, because there is always one more that catches my eye.