Saturday, May 29, 2021

A Plethora of Baby Taggies & A Dementia Mat

It seems there is a baby boom - some have suggested it's a COVID thing...I'm not asking.

Five taggies:

For Kay - DD2's friend from school - due the same day as DD2

For Elyce - Ivy is already born

For Erin - DD1's best friend from school

For Tay - DD2's Sister in Law

For DD2

Dementia Mat

A local shop - Echidna Sewing - have a charity project each month - I don't often get a chance to participate but this month it was a Dementia Mat - and I had time off work so thought I could whip up a couple - LOL - it was not quick - so I only did one.


It has zips, buttons, buttons under tulle, shoe lace through eyelets, a pocket, ribbons...I hope it helps soothe a soul.



Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Letters to My Daughter

I started this project earlier in the year - I had a bundle of fabrics that I thought would work well - added a few from stash, then remembered a bundle of greys and blacks that bestie and I had talked ourselves into last year....so I added the greys for the backgrounds. I have bought a few more - not many

The pattern is available in Homespun magazine and this time I did an electronic subscription (to save the bulk of the magazine - and the quandy afterwards - do I keep these or not?)

I joined the Facebook group and this gives me a "goal post" to aim at.   It's not a competition - but trying to get each month's blocks done before the next publication does "encourage" me to keep at it.

I posted my finished Blocks 1 and 2 there - but not on my blog.

So here are blocks 1 and 2


I have finished Blocks 3 & 4 now.







That bee block had a LOT of stitching in it - mostly now it's just words.

As I'm keeping to a limited colour palette - my bees are black & blue - not yellow.

I thought I should at least check to see if bees do come in a variety of colours...
Yes they do (phew lucky me!!!!)
From this web site I see:



I know this all a bit too factual, but I am planning on giving #1 Granddaughter this quilt - (she isn't born yet....) and I will make up a little story/book to go with it.

Now I can get back to all the other important projects.

Friday, May 21, 2021

FNSI - May

Whoo Hoo - time for sewing!!!
Tonight is FNSI - hosted by Wendy who is having a birthday this month - so it's a special FNSI.
Pop over here to check out the deal & the links for everyone....and there is a free stitchery design...so go & have a look.)

DH was out watching the footy - the right team won - Phew!!

I sewed....(what else???)....working on Letters to My Daughter.

I had finished the stitching part of these blocks - apart from the birds' legs....


so I finished off the applique and pieced one of the blocks.

The second one is ready to go - so I'm sure I will get that done over the weekend...then I will have a few days being up to date - but I'm sure the next edition of Homespun isn't too far away.

Happy Sewing

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Sunday Stitchers - Maria's Birthday

Today we celebrated Maria's birthday - and it was one of those "0" ones - 70!

So we had a little bit more fuss than normal . . .


I drew her name- so I was the "giftor" for her presents.  Maria had chosen purple as her colour of choice.
(No surprise for those who know her!)

I had to give 6 presents:
  • Sewing or craft related. - a ball of yarn
  • Square. - the coaster
  • Spikey. - massage ball
  • Musical. - a harmonica - but I also added a bookmark with a treble clef
  • Hard. - a torch
  • Nature related or Natural. - a cake of lavender & shea butter soap

A close up of the bookmark. 


All in all - another fun day! 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

FNWF - May 2021

I've been able to get a bit of extra sewing in lately...but tonight I thought I'd focus on something different....

One of DD2's Cousins-in-Law  (is that even a real term???) had baby #2 last week and I hadn't yet made a taggie for her . . .but there is a plethora of babies on the horizon - so if I'm making one ready to gift on Sunday - I may as well make the others - right??

There are 4 needed in the immediate future - 2 girl ones - one boy one and one "unknown".  Darn - I didn't have any "boy" minky so I couldn't finish that one....the rest just need the edge sewn together and some top stitching - easily done by the end of Saturday night.

This is the one for the Cousin-in-Law 

The other side of the girl ones are a pink flannelette - with dogs -
both the Cousin & DD2 have dogs.

This is for DD2 - expecting a girl

This is for a school friend of DD2 - due on the same date! - sex unknown

This is for DD2's Sister-in-Law - expecting a boy

The one I couldn't finish.

The other lot of sewing I've been doing is making cloth alphabet books - and again it's a bit of a production line - making 3 at a time.  Hopefully, I will have one finished by mid June for DD2's Baby Shower....maybe even earlier...(fingers crossed).

I hope everyone got some sewing time.

Thanks Cheryll - pop over here for the linky to see the other crafty people....and what Cheryll has been working on.

Wishing all the mums a happy day on Sunday...
and if you can't be with the one/s you love - love the one/s you are with.