Saturday, October 16, 2010

Time is Flying...

It seems like I took a fortnight long nosedive into a rabbit hole! I intended to post Matilda Station progress a few days after my last post, and somehow that couple of days has turned into weeks! I have been busy stitching, don't worry. I have ALMOST finished BOTH my secret santa presents, very pleased about this!
Matilda Station isn't finished yet, though it is getting closer.

My freemotion quitling around the appliques is improving, these flowers above were done most recently; and the poor sheep below was the first guinea pig. I do intend to go around him/her again.

Here is the whole thing laid out on the floor. Blocks left to freemotion quilt are the pigs, cows, yard of animals and some fences. Yes, it is bound already! Because I had already quilted the borders I was able to do the binding, so chose to stitch this done while dh was sitting watching tv this past week. It definately needs a bit of a press too, rather crumpled from being in my hands binding stitching! I've also attended my sisters hens night, a first for me, but fun!

Two weeks ago I finally got to meet Janice! We have been online buddies for a while now, we used to live in the same town and while our paths crossed and we look familiar to each other we didn't actually know each other. So it was great to finally met her, and Mick. We had dinner at the pub together, Master 10yr old said 'it had been too long since he had been to the pub and could we please have dinner there mum???' How could we say no to that! A fantastic meal there as always; and fabulous company!
I made Janice a little present, and unbeknown to me she made one for me!
This is the beautiful coathanger Janice made for me. Thanks Janice!
This is the needlecase and gift bag I made for Janice (borrowed the pic from Janice's blog as I didn't photograph this before meeting her - thanks Janice)
I was recently in a brown paper bag swap with my online stitching group, Friends in Stitching. We had to send 2 FQs, some trim and a button to our swap partner to make something for us. I had to send my bits to Leanne in TAS, and I chose to send two fat quarters I had bought some time back from Kerry's shop that I hadn't used yet. Leanne made this beautiful toiletry bag for me! Thanks Leanne!

Peg had to send her bits to me to make for her. Peg sent a stitchery so I made her a bag with the stitchery on it. Again, I didn't take a photo - so thanks Peg for letting me borrow this one!
I really enjoyed this swap, it was fun!

14 comments:

Amanda said...

Your quilt is looking terrific, so colourful and cheerful. That's surely going to become a real favourite.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Always busy Kiddo....the quilt is looking good...and Janice is such a sweetie...it is just so nice when you get to meet our online mates in person, love what you guys made for each other and as for my bag I think it is just gorgeous...thanks so much Kiddo...mwah Peg...

Michelle said...

The quilt is looking fabulous, and love the swap pics

Janice said...

You have been busy sewing. Your free motion quilting is looking good. It was great to catch up when we were passing through. We must do it again some time.

Farm Girl said...

The quilting is going great, looks awesome. You've done some great swaps recently, love the one you made for Peg especially.

Chookyblue...... said...

so nice you got to catch up with Janice........love what you sent and recieved in the FIS paper bag swap......

DAWNIE said...

Bec you have been sooooooo busy - love your work - the quilt is fantastic. Another great swap too.

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh look at all the beautiful work you have done!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love that quilt you are working on...those sheep are adorable!

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Bec! Yep ... I can see why you haven't had time to blog! :0) LOvely work and your Macca's quilt is looking fab - well done! Now if only I can manage to follow your example!! Bear Hugs - KRIS

Lynn said...

How fun to meet up with a blogging friend. Lovely stitcheries and gifts!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

What a beautiful quilt Bec. And Peg & Janice's pressies are gorgeous too.

retdairyqueen said...

Just found your blog and enjoyed my look around

Sinta Renee said...

I love all of your wonderfully inspiring projects! Beautiful work!!!