Tuesday, 7 April 2020

098 Show And Tell

I know it's Easter, not Christmas but I found this set of photos and I thought it was worthy of a show to you.

It was from a magazine years ago and is only made by two fabrics, the background and the black.

Looks amazing when it's hanging on the wall. 

Thanks for visiting with me, I haven't worked much today but I hope to get into it tomorrow.  Hope you're all doing okay.

Monday, 6 April 2020

097 Another Day Another Quilt

Hi lovely readers!

I can't seem to focus on one thing right now, so I'm jumping around between projects and trying not to feel guilty.  None of these projects are new ones, so at least I'm moving a few UFO's along.  But I don't enjoy being unsettled.

It's a glorious day outside and soon we are going for our daily walk around the fruit blocks.  I find we all need it for our mental health.  I do worry about the oldies who don't get their usual social fix, how do they cope? 

A million years ago (a month - was it only a month?) I went on retreat and spent the whole day turning little bits of fabric over and gluing them.  Literally the whole day.  It was a UFO that was sitting there solely because it all seemed too much like hard work.  But I applied myself and did that, then the bag sat in the corner of the room until today.

I've been gluing them together with little dabs of Roxanne glue, using a toothpick because the stupid applicator is blocked (such a pain).  I've yet to apply them to the actual quilt, I am a little scared to if I am honest - but that will be tonight's work.

And then I was going to hand applique them but I'm thinking bugger it, maybe finished is better than half done.  We'll see.

Hope you're surviving, hope you're enjoying some part of this stupid topsy turvy world.  

Sunday, 5 April 2020

096 What day is it?

I'm joking.  But it's easy to forget, isn't it?

Australia's numbers are cause for 'cautious optimism'.  Though who really knows?  I guess we just keep doing what we are doing and it'll hopefully come good?  Maybe?

I stitched a few more blocks of my scrappy stars.

It's weird really.  I have all the time in the world to sew right now and I haven't got a bit of sewing mojo.

Hoping I get it back, I'd hate to squander this time.  It's got to be good for something. 

Saturday, 4 April 2020

095 Lucy Boston

Sick of these yet?  I'm not.

So few to go now!  Then on to the big, boring bits!!

Friday, 3 April 2020

094 show and tell purple pink table runner

Back when the world was normal, I took some photos of old projects in the cupboard.  This is one of them:

A table runner designed for a beginner's class.  It worked out quite nicely really, but I don't use table runners anymore. 

Maybe I'll donate it.  I don't know.

Happy sewing!

Thursday, 2 April 2020

093 Mystery Quilt Step Two

So I'm making a mystery quilt, as you know.  Step two has been done and dusted.

I keep squawking (my brain is officially turning to mush, I could NOT remember how to spell that word!) at my youngest daughter for her messy workspace during this homeschooling lark.  My work space is revolting right now.  I can hardly talk.

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

092 Lucy Boston Update

It's so soothing to sit and stitch a Lucy block at times like these.

It's raining outside, completely unexpectedly because the Bureau of Meteorology website that would normally tell us these things has been broken for days, with no one to fix it I assume.  What a lovely of surprises.  And it's soft and slow and all day long, which is so much better than the fast, flooding rains we've been used to.

That's my silver lining for today.  What's yours?

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

091 Groundhog Day

No, it's not really.  But it's challenging, isn't it?

Drip by drip we are shutting down things in Australia, though some of us wish they'd just hurry up and do it already.  I think it's giving mixed messages, being able to shop for clothes (???!!!) and yet being told to only do essential travel. 

Anyway.  Drip by drip it's getting done. 

Our State quilting guild has decided to run a mystery quilt so because I have no UFO's in the cupboard anymore (hahahahahahahahahahaha) I've started it.

I haven't a clue where it's going but I shall keep you posted!

Monday, 30 March 2020

090 -30th March

How can it almost the end of March already?  

And how is it that so much has happened in such a short time, that although it is the end of March, it's feeling like a year has passed since the New Year?

How is everyone going?  We are now officially homeschooling our kids, which is lovely and weird and challenging all in one.  Thank God my two are old enough to do their own thing, with a bit of input by me.  I'd be really ready for alcohol by mid morning if my kids were little and I had to do it.

I've tried to establish kind of a schedule which mainly involves school work in the morning/early afternoon, and me staying quiet throughout, and then a family walk every day (this one is the most important, I can already see) and dinner together every night.

And keeping the teenager out of her room at least some of the day, otherwise she will emerge from this ordeal a fully fledged adult (she does love her own space).

My family all said 'well, at least YOUR routine won't change, Mum'....and I nodded and smiled and thought 'Oh My God, it's ALLLLL changed' but I'm the mum, and the mum has to keep the rest of the family going, right?

But we are lucky, we look for our silver linings and the best silver lining of all is that it's absolutely glorious weather and we have no reason to be inside right now, and we have a huge space we can walk in for miles and not see a person.  So I hang onto that.  And so far our sparsely populated state has remained mainly low in numbers of those having the virus.

I'm learning about myself.  I must avoid social media wherever possible.  There's some loony tunes out there, and I'm not good at dealing with loony tunes.  

So not much sewing has been happening, but I am plodding along on a few things in my sewing room.

Not much in the scheme of things.  But I'll keep plodding!

Keep your sense of humour, won't you?

Love Me xx

Sunday, 29 March 2020

089 - Lucy Boston update

Another few Lucy's are done.  It's really coming along now.  In true Suzie fashion, I've kitted more than I need.  I sure as heck will not be doing another one, so I might throw the extra ones on the back.  Maybe.  What do you think?

I still have the awesomely overwhelming task of doing all the connectors, plus sew them into a quilt.  So whilst I think I've nearly finished, in reality I've got so very much more to get through.

I plod on!  This WILL be the year of finishing everything!