Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Final April Finishes (24)

I have a bumper crop of crochet squares this month.  Normally I hand them over to Maria at Sunday Stitchers and use that as my "End of Month" marker - but Maria wasn't there last time, so I've kept them and added a few more since last weekend.

And I have made another two sets of pedal mat, scrap bucket and coaster for more birthday gifts at KQ.  They were gifted last Sunday so I can show them now.

Happy Sewing everyone

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Some Finishes in April (7)

I join in with Kris who has continued running OPAM, so am claiming these as April finishes.  I had kept some of them under wrap as they were gifts or were waiting for the "right" time to show them.

Firstly two sets of foot pedal mat, scrap bucket & coaster - for Birthday gifts for members of KQ Girls.

Last year at Baradine - I received a bundle of flannel scraps as a mystery gift.  Never one to shy away from a challenge...LOL....I decided they had to become some sort of a quilt.  The sizes of the bits were quite random, so I cut 2.5" and 4.5" squares and made 4.5" blocks from the 2.5" ones and then set about trying to organise them,...It is probably not as symmetrical as I would like - but I ended up with only one 4.5" square left over.  I found the brown check flannel at a cheap price and - again - probably not my first choice - but it went well enough with the other fabrics.
Voila - a quilt!

 and I also bought this flannel for the back - really love this one!
DD2 loves monkeys so I might keep this one
...in case...one day...maybe...(no pressure Bec!)

Also last year at Baradine we received a kit to make a tote bag - a lovely stitchery of the logo was included and a charm pack...as well as some EPP shapes.   I started off with gluing the EPP shapes at retreat....but upon consideration,decided a tote bag was not really my thing - so I made a zippy pouch, a scrap bucket, a coaster and a pin cushion.   I used some of the fabrics on the back of the zippy pouch.   I still have a number of covered EPP pieces.....they may be sitting around for a while....maybe a needle book????

At Baradine this year - one of my projects was to make a Jelly Roll race quilt.  This jelly roll was gifted to me by a friend, so I thought it was only fair to "pay it forward" and this top will go off to a group who make quilts for charity groups - so a finish in my eyes!

My swap present for this year was a scrap bucket, pin cushion, coaster and a machine foot pedal mat...I do like to repeat myself....LOL

I have also finished a baby quilt for the daughter of a friend.  This pattern is so quick and easy - I can see a few more in my future.....

So, I will count that as 7 finishes so far...
not too bad I think and there will also be a pile of crochet blocks to add after Sunday
none of these are on my SS UFO list...for that I am woefully behind . . .

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Friday, April 19, 2019


or was it a Fri-DAY and NIGHT Sew In??
Probably a lot of the regular FNSI gang don't go to regular paid work - but for those of us who do - Easter gives a good break from work - and whilst I may not spend all of Easter sewing (though I'd love to) I did spend a lot of today sewing.

I have a baby quilt to finish - this one is for a friend's daughter...at this point the binding is on - I may add some more quilting - plenty of loose ends to sew in too.

Thanks Wendy for hosting us again...At least this weekend I should have time to visit you all.
Happy Easter to everyone.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

FNWF - April

Doing my post today (Saturday) - oops I didn't even sign up - that is remedied now . . though to be honest I kinda flaked in front of the TV...again....I did do some crocheting though...

and then some senseless mindless games on my ipad...what a waste of time.

I do hope you were all more productive...  
Thanks Cheryll for hosting us - sorry I was so tardy!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

March Finishes - OPAM (13)

I'm running late for an end of March post - but better late then never??

I'm back on track crocheting squares for K4BN - 11 this month

In my SIMS group - we decided - last year that for birthdays we would make each other a postcard - using the initials of the person.  Sounded like a great idea at the time . . .

First off the rank was Inca - IMT (not such an easy set of  initials really - we have told her to change her name...lol)

Here is mine - see if you can guess the I M & T . . . .

 No??? Icecream Meringue (chocolate) and Topping

The baby quilt is all done (though - it still needs a label)
My DD chose a classic Winnie the Pooh fabric and we teamed it with greens (gender neutral)
and a close up

I have a few more done or almost done but they need to wait til after Scub Stitchin' at Baradine - by now - in one week - I will be there chatting, hugging, setting up and getting ready to power on to a new project ...why finish an old one when there are so many new projects on the horizon??

Thanks Kris for continuing on with OPAM - it's the motivation we need to post our finishes.