A reminder of the sofa
So that's that, now to other stuff. After our Suesday on Friday, I messaged Sue over the weekend and informed her we were having another on Monday. I had showed Joe the photo of the ladder and he said it was cool, now that to me means 'Go buy it!'
So I did, I picked Sue up Monday morning and we headed back to Morrinsville. Ladder purchased, shoved in the car and brought home but not before we went back to the op shop where I found that loved part made quilt. I had no luck in finding the missing block patterns, no problem I'm sure we can work out the measurements. Here's how the ladder looks now, I think I need another one for downstairs now.
A couple of other finds, 4 bundles of scrap fabrics, $1 each
and a big pile of sleeves for $2
I've got my crafting mojo back and this last week I've been doing lots of sewing. I've made two Roman blinds, one each for the downstairs and upstairs bathrooms. One is made from the $4 fabric I found at Spotlight and the other fabric was from my stash.
Downstairs bathroom blind
Upstairs bathroom blind
I've also been trying to clear my pile of UFO's, the calendar quilt I started 2 years ago, finally got the edges trimmed and two side bindings are on. Top and bottom will have added sleeves for dowling, as it's going to be a wall hanging. I will be embellishing too, so watch this space.
Some time ago I found a lovely, unfinished hexagon quilt, I added some borders and did some basic quilting, Sadly some of the fabrics are very delicate and keep tearing, due to the size of it I think, so I've trimmed off the edging and cut the quilt in half. A photo of it is in the header picture at the top of the blog. Instead of one big quilt, I will have two smaller ones. I only did vertical quilting lines, I may do horizontal lines too, some more appliquéd flowers or hearts need to be added. then I'll use a bright colour to bind them.
I've bought batting for the two quilt tops I made recently, I've enough backing for them both. So they need to be pinned.
I've got some crocheting on the go too, the huge stripey one still needs more rows adding,
So maybe I won't need to add more rows, I can can just join them together! Result!
Going back to the sofa briefly, when we saw it in the shop it had cushions and a throw on it
Shell stitch, my go to pattern because it's easy
At craft on Thursdays we all seem to be busy with projects, Ngaire is working on a quilt which is going to look great, Ngaire and Jan colour matching last week.
There's a lot of fabric in that plastic container. Robyn (right) was busy knitting, I'd taken some crocheting
I like the staggered boxes, I might need to make one
That will have to do for today, Joe's just got home, he was in Auckland watching the All Blacks play rugby last night, then later he's off to Rotorua to watch the Lions play the Maori All Blacks. Currently I am a rugby widow! This evening we are expecting visitors, Joe's mate he played rugby with back in the UK, he and his sister are here for the tour too. So I really ought to get dressed and finish tidying the house!
Until next time, bye x