Friday, 19 May 2017

Country Blues Progress

Hello my friends.
At last the Country Blues put together .
We have a busy weekend but hope to sort fabric 
for backing this quilt early next week.


Looking forward to quilting this lovely blue quilt.
A quick post today.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

For me

Hello my friends.
Barbara of 
http://tostitchornottostitch.blogspot.co.
 had a give away of this pattern and I won, :)
Essamplaire Petite
Collection 1.
By Brenda Gervais.


I have ordered the called for threads and will look at 
my linen stash for kitting up. 
My thoughts are to stitch the lady first.

  
Last block of Country Blues.
I have sewn the centre pieces of this mystery but 
waiting on a little more fabric to finish border blocks.


Once this has been done I will show layout.
May even have this one quilted.
This coming weekend we have Ezekiel coming to stay.
On the 28th he will be 9 months old.
He loves to roll.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.  

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Knitting and stitching

Hello my friends.
Some of my finished knitting.
These Sox I sent to one of my sisters for her birthday.
These are the first pair I`ve finished.
NAKO wool a blend of Mohair,wool and acrylic.
The others are still work in progress.
Hope to have those finished soon. :)


I also sent this scissor fob.
Threads: DMC Perle 12  # 3042
CGT 915 Wisteria.
White 32 count.


A close up of front with pearl.


The front and back before making up.


The pink one I kept, the other two became gifts.
The deign is `Josephine`s Fob` by Barberry Row.
I was part of a class with Sherelyn of Heirloom`s.


Family is away this weekend so have time for me.
Some more sewing and stitching today.
Plus have been rearranging in the bedrooms.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

ANZAC

Hello my friends.
Today 25th April we remember the fallen soldiers.


There was rain this morning for the Dawn Service.
A poppy to remember the fields the soldiers died in.
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This afternoon I cut out and sewed my block 8 
of  $25 quilt.


Omnigrid marking ruler. love this little tool.
The packet has three of these in different sizes.


My pencil lines to stitch on to make my half square triangles.


My finished block.
Put away in a block roll ready for next month.


Two HST  with pattern matching till seam sewn.
The pieces of fabric given with the block my cutting gave me this :)
Well more stitching soon.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Busy Month

Hello my friends.
Since my last post things have been busy round here.
I have been knitting in the evenings and secret stitching 
to show soon.


Tillie in the old fish tank. Fish are long gone :)
Silly pussy cat.


My Easter door stop in the laundry. 
I think she`s cute. Paid $3 for her :)


The two older grandchildren helping their Gampop
to build a new shed this last week,the first week of the school holidays.


The youngest in the highchair his daddy used all those years ago.


I got this lovely design but miss judged starting point,
so now need to start again as could`nt fit his head in. Grr.
Used all the kit thread too at least it was DMC so
can come from stash secound time round.
Well must sign off but have some stitching nearly ready to
show. That will be next time. 
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Gifts

Hello my friends,
last month I had my 60th birthday.
With lunch with a Katrina,Kath and  eldest 
daughter Celeste.
Then dinner out with hubby,Celeste and my Mum.
A lovely day out.


We forgot to take the camera that night!
Our son gave me a voucher for Spotlight.
Not used yet !


Youngest daughter gave me this cute cat tea towel.
Too nice to dry dishes with. 
Have some thoughts for this.


Celeste gave me this pad plus  a framed 
`My Mother` saying.
Forgot to take photo. 


Katrina gave me this piece of fabric with LHN pattern 
`Summer Splendor`
I have the brought the threads only the linen to cut
ready to stitch.
She was still knitting my sox`s so came later .
Tomorrow  I learn how to do the heel on mine.:)


Kath made this lovely zipper bag and 
also gave me Stoney Creek patterns.
I have this kitted ready to go as well.


Hubby gave me this ornament to add to my collection.
`Generations` 
by Willow Tree.


My sister who lives down south gave me these 
French General fabrics .
I  have a pattern for a sewing kit to use them.
There was also the Antique thread and ribbon cards. 


My Pen Pal of 50 years sent me 
Lori Holts Scrappy Project Planner .
Hubby and I are going for a visit later in the year .
Looking forward to catching up in person. :)
I have also stitched the next 
Country Blues Block.
Gave my cat some whiskers.


Well time to finish this lovely chat so,
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Cosy Toes

Hello my friends.
Today is our son`s birthday.
36 years ago he came early.
The years have flown. He`s has his own son now.
This weekend we are having 6 month Ezekiel to stay.
My friend Katrina made me these for part of my
birthday gift.


My cosy toes. 


A wrapper round  this knitted pair.


Opal Viridian Schafpale `Claire`
is the wool Katrina knitted from Germany.


Katrina is teaching me to knit a pair.
Nako mohair blend.
I have finished band and on to leg part.
I think I`ll need her help with the heel. :)
I still have the rest of my birthday gifts from last month
to show.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.