Sunday, 17 October 2010

Full on sewing day!

Yesterday was spent doing massive housekeeping as we had visitors last night for coffee and cake.
Today I was allowed to have a guilt free day to myself as the male family members of the family evacuated to do manly things. I had wanted to go to the Quilts in the Barn but couldn't find anyone to come with me  so I spent the day crafting!
I have gone a little Christmas stitchery crazy and wanted to hunt out some patterns when Allelujah! I found a pattern that I had thought was gone for good. I was sent a mazazine from the States from a swap partner that had the cute 12 Days of Christmas by Anni Downs. I have looked through all my magazines and cuttings to try to find this several times over the past year without success as I couldn't remember the magazine it was in. I am so happy.

Here is my list of achievements for the day! (besides eating a piece of yummy pav and baked cheesecake)
I stitched some of the blue and white disappearing nine patch blocks and yes I committed to a design.
I finished a small stitchery that won't load! Maybe it wants to remain a secret?
I got to prepare two blocks for the 1st day of Christmas in two different fabric colour ways. I really enjoyed putting these together and look forward to stitching them. Sorry the pics aren't too fantastic.

Having big issues loading photos tonight!!
I have also finished block 2 of my Boys story quilt. Boy nothing wanted to go right. I had to do heaps of unpicking and recutting but we got there in the end.
Not too bad for a day to myself!
Hope your weekend saw you doing something you like.


BubzRugz said...

Lots of lovely things done today - weather was so lovely too??

Elyte said...

You had a very productive day, well done. Your partridge in a pear tree looks really good, what a lovely design. You will be ready for Christmas nice and early. The Boy's Story quilt is coming along nicely.

Melody said...

A great days sewing. Your stitcheries are so perfect and I love your choice of fabrics for the applique blocks.

Mistea said...

Lovely stocking stitchery.
Your Boy's Story block looks beautiful - Love all the colours in there. Worth the un-sewing effort.

Yvette said...

Wow! You sure managed to get a lot done. I think all quilters need one full day a week to let loose like you did.

Michelle said...

Beautiful work! Your blog is lovely!!

teresa said...

Wow you got heaps done... Nice to have a day to yourself and just sew, sew sew....xx

Eli said...

OMG, you had a very productive day!
Boy's Story block looks amazing and I love also the stitchery and the two blocks! I spent my week end in bed, with sore throat, head ache and fever and Andrea sick with me!
I'll mail you later.
Have a great week
Un abbraccio

Serenata said...

You certainly had fun with the loading of the photos didn't you?! Very productive day I'd say, gorgeous stitchery, lovely blue and white blocks, just perfect!

Narelle said...

Boy oh boy ... you've been busy!
The blue and white is looking lovely.

Carrie P. said...

I have that same pattern. One day!
Lovely projects you are working on.