Wednesday, October 29, 2008

October HD and Progess

In between quilting sessions I have been doing a little bit of stitching. Also the weather here in the UK has turned very very wintery which has encouraged me to sit on the sofa in front of the fire and stitch.
October from the A Year With Charm Series by Lizzie*Kate, started and finished in Oct-2008. (Sorry about the wonky picture it is straight honest).

Bluebirds Message by Blackbird Designs
(I am really enjoying stitching on this and am having a hard time putting it down to stitch on the other pieces on my 'to progress' list).

Celebration Autumn bu Heart In Hand Needleart.
A new start to celebrate finishing October.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

My First Quilt (almost)

Back in August I started quilting classes, which I am really enjoying and have managed to get my first ever quilt top finished. It is now sandwiched up all ready for quilting. It is by no ways perfect but I am very pleased with it. In the sort time that I have been quilting I have become addicted to buying fabric and already have a large(ish) stash which is growing faster than I can turn it into quilts.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

A Little Happy Dancing

Over the weekend I managed a small finish. September from the A Year With Charm Series by Lizzie*Kate. I mainly used the called for threads but did change the yellow and golden colour to one that I already had and used a fabric from my stash so I did reduce my stash even though I brought the chart.
Talking of stash the postman delivered one of my September parcels, all of it is gorgeous and I must finish other stuff before starting to stitch any of it. I am begining to come round to the idea of having a stash clear out and giving away some of the stuff that I know I will never stitch, not sure I will be able to go through with the idea though so watch this space.

Stitching wise I am going to work on Bluebird Message for a little while. This currently only has a few stitches done (see photo below) but hopefully will be a little better progressed by the end of the month.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

September Stitching Report

My aim for September was to progress five projects - Their Song, Beneath the Sunlit Sky and Bluebirds Message by Blackbird Designs, Rose Bouquet by Derwentwater Designs and a small project. I have to report that my stitching time has been somewhat limited by my recently aquired quilting habit but I have stitched at least one length of thread on each project. The progress is so small that I have not taken any progress photos but hope to be able to share some next week since I am planning on spending this coming weekend stitching, my sewing machine has had to go in for some repairs so I can not get distracted by my patchwork.

My October stitching goals are the same as Septembers were, I really want to finish several of my medium sized projects before the end of the year since I have been on a recent shopping spree which has added several projects to my stash pile. Once the postman has delivered my purchases I shall post a few pictures.

Thanks to everyone who takes the time to read and comment on my blog it is lovely to know that you are out there and I love reading all your comments even if I do not find the time to reply to each one. I am going to try and make a much better attempt at reading and commenting on other blogs.