So for the first couple of weeks in April I have been doing some cross stitch, some quilting and some stitching.
I finished a small wall hanging called Sweet Treats which was designed by a company called Giggle buttons which doesn’t exist anymore.
I finally finished the last block in the Arcadia Avenue quilt designed by Sassafras Lane Designs. This was a Block of the Month that I started in 2016 or so. Now that I’ve finished the block I can piece the quilt together.
I completed the third part of the Seas the Day SAL designed by Caterpillar Cross Stitch.
I completed the third house in the Painted Orphans SAL designed by Ships Manor Designs.
This morning I finished the small cross stitch pattern from Hands on Designs called Coffee and Friends. This is part of the Cool Beans series which are all coffee related.
So I ended 2018 with some cross stitch finishes.
My first finish is the Guardians of Notre Dame SAL designed by Ingleside Imaginarium on Etsy. I’m so glad I finished this one especially after what happened at the Notre Dame this week.
My second finish was the Legendary Creatures SAL designed by Cloudsfactory.
My third finish was the Adventure Awaits SAL designed by the wonderful Sally Wilson Caterpillar Cross Stitch
All of these patterns are available for purchase at each designers Etsy site or website.
So I’ve had some happy mail come in the last week or so. Firstly I received my order from the gorgeous Nicole from Journey of a Stitcher on Etsy.
I also received a Fat Quarter bundle of Anna Maria Horner’s Passion Flower from the wonderful Jeanette of Polka Dot Tea Fabrics also on Etsy.
Lastly one of my local quilt shops, Olive Branch Quilts was having a sale on fabric and precuts, so of course I wanted to help out. I bought som layer cakes and a jelly roll.
Then I also bought some yardage of Kate Spain and Bonnie & Camille fabric
My lunchtime stitching project for this week was the Happy Halloween SAL from Lakeside Needlecraft. I made a start and worked on it each lunch hour.
I also finished the September block of the Into the Jungle SAL from the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery. This month was two little bats.
Finished the two September Creatures in the Legendary Creatures Alphabet SAL by Clouds Factory
So last Saturday, I went to a Quilty meetup and met some wonderful new people. While I was there I finished Block 3 of the Cornelian Quilt by Hugs and Kisses. The fabric range I’m using is Good Fortune by Kate Spain and the threads are from Cottage Garden Threads here in Australia.
After I finished that I sewed the binding on this small quilt using the Moda Mini Charm Squares of a Bonnie and Camille Fabric range. I finished this about two years ago and it has been waiting for binding since then.
I love the weekend. Work is finished for the week and we can go about our crafty pursuits for a couple of days. Today I’m going to meet some new people at a quilt guild meeting so that should be exciting.
Now to what’s I’ve worked on this week.
I finished the second room in the Haunted Mansion SAL from Tiny Modernist.
I also finished the September Guardian in the Guardians of Notre Dame SAL.
I received a happy bundle of fabrics from Polka Dot Tea Fabrics. This is a Fat Quarter bundle of Road Trip by Alison Glass.
Lastly my lunchtime stitching project has been the third block in the Cornelian Quilt from Hugs and Kisses. I’ll be taking it to the guild meeting today to finish it.
A couple of years ago I bought a Husqvarna Viking Mega Quilter on a Grace frame. Now the frame came with an extension but where the machine is it won’t be staying. If I was to put the extension on we would never get it out of the room. So I took the machine off the frame and I moved it on to a table. This left the frame unused so I took the rollers off the frame and my wonderful husband cut me a piece of timber to inlay within the frame. So I now have a long table that can use to baste a quilt or to hold current blocks.
The blocks on the table at the moment are Quilts as you go blocks from the Happiness quilt designed by Monica Poole for the Homespun magazine in 2014. Here are a few of the blocks.
I also had some fabric arrive this week. It was Tula Pink’s new line called De La Luna. I bought this from Polka Dot Tea Fabrics on Etsy here in Australia.
See you next time
The last week I’ve been trying to catch up on a few cross stitching projects.
First was the first room in the Haunted Mansion Sal from Tiny Modernist.
I finished part three of the Adventure Awaits SAL from Caterpillar Cross Stitch.
Did a little bit on a StitchMaynia start which was A Ghostly Mandala from Ink Circles
My lunchtime stitching project was Enjoy the Ride SAL from Caterpillar Cross Stitch
I also finished the August Creatures of the Legendary Creatures Alphabet from Clouds Factory.
See you next week
I was very excited a couple of weeks ago that a Craft Show came back to my city. We haven’t had a craft show here since 2014. Craft Alive who has been holding shows in regional areas of Australia finally came to North Queensland. They’ve also put out their dates for next year and they’re coming back. Hopefully bigger and better.
Well I attended the whole three days. I went to classes and talks every day and learnt some new techniques to try.
This was a class with Pauline’s Quilters World.
This is my pattern haul from the first day. There are some patterns from Sew Quirky and some African Animal silhouettes that can be made into a quilt.
It was a great three days and I can’t wait for next year
Hi all back again, I am a bit rubbish at the blogging thing but I’m trying to get better. I thought I’d come back today and let you know what I’ve been working on.
Firstly I finished the August block in the Guardians of Notre Dame SAL from Ingleside Imaginarium.
Worked a little on Spooky Halloween from Lakeside Needlecraft. This was a SAL offered in 2017.
I made some vinyl covered project bags
Not much I know but at least an update.