Monday, April 6, 2009

More of the Stitching Frenzy

There has been more stitching madness going on here over the weekend. I have started a second needle case stitchery from the GDO. This time using the sandcastle fabric. I have also traced off the sewing caddy stitchery, ready to start soon.

I stitched out the stitchery for Janelle Wind's pincushion that was in the last post, it is the last pincushion in Quilt Fabric Delights Pincushion of the Month. I changed the thread colours, it is a varigated plum/red/hot pink. Sorry I can't tell you the DMC number because little fingers love to find my threads and slip off the paper numbers that keep them all neat and tidy!

This little plum puddng is one of Anni Downs (Hatched and Patched) Simple Stitchings. They are all lovely and quick to complete.


Today I recieved an Indigo Japanese jellyroll from The Stitching Post in Katoomba. I ordered this a while back but told Karen to keep it aside and send it with a BOM that I am doing through her. Gorgeous! Love Japanese fabrics.....

Couldn't help it, I have pulled it apart and already sewn some together to make something that I will finish and share later in the week. I did contemplate making a quilt with it but jellyrolls can be used for lots of other things; and I have a few in mind for this one!

On the weekend I tidied up my ironing pile. mmm most of it belongs to dh, unfortunately 2/3 of ourcupboard for him is not enough! I have set myself a challenge to spend half an hour a day reducing this pile, will let you know how I go.

12 comments:

Karen said...

Your ironing is looking very organized;) I love your Japanese Fabrics...lovely colors;) and as for little fingers...you got to love them;)

Amanda said...

The japanese fabrics are really lovely, and I'm intrigued to know what you've been doing with them. My DH has masses more clothes than I have - he takes well over three quarters of the available drawers and cupboards, and then has still more clothes in suitcases! Luckily I told him when we were first married - 30 years ago - that I might iron his clothes every now and then, but not to bank on it! He never has and usually irons all his own clothes.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh Bec, you have been a busy girl. Love love love the stitching and that fabric and doesn't your ironing pile look so neat and tidy until someone wants something on the bottom.... LOL!

Joy said...

Mmmm, love the indigos. I haven't seen them in a jelly roll before!!!
I don't envy you with that pile of ironing though ... :o(.
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Just catching up with what you've been up to Bec and you've been very busy! Love all the fabric you've shown and the stitcheries too. Don't get me started on the gogeous Indigo fabric, LOL

Linda said...

Very delicous jelly roll, but what I'm most impressed with is the amount of ironing you managed to do. My gosh that's a huge pile of completed ironing.

Guðrún said...

You have ironed a lot :) I love those Japanese fabrics.

Farmyard Crafts said...

Ohh.... I spent a while yesterday sorting out our ironing too... only to find that this morning... while I was out hanging MORE washing on the line... the kids have knocked the whole darn lot over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAD!!!!!!!!! Oh well... start again!! Maybe I'll join you in the 30 minutes a day to get the ironing pile sorted!! Can't wait to see your version of the caddy!!!!! HINT HINT!!! ;)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Nice Jelly roll Bec, you are on a roll with the stitcheries....now that is one neat ironing pile, well done.

clare's craftroom said...

Buzy buzy girl . Lovely fabrics .

Anne said...

Is that the ironing you've done or that you still have left??
I had a pile nearly that big that I actually finished two days ago. Only did it finally because we are about to go away for a month and my husband needed the shirts!!
Cheers
Anne

Valerie said...

Hey your ironing pile looks like mine! I also am trying for 15 minute a day that turns into 30 minutes easily. I have had a friend in the hospital so it has slowed me down. I love your blog.