Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Life is beautiful .... always enjoy the happy moments

It's been slow progress on my life is beautiful, I have however got the stitcheries I have stitched sewn up into the blocks.  I decided to sew as I go so I didn't have the whole process at the end of the stitching.

I found this saying recently on our computer and felt it was appropriate to our family at this point in time, where we are currently hoping for the best for my sister and her family, her husband had been in a serious car accident a month ago but we now know he will never walk again... But we all hope for a  a good quality of life...

I therefore find this quilt life is beautiful and the quotes stitched into this quilt to be poignant to this time in our life ...

As I sit her this morning contemplating my day... I have the youngest in bed unwell... I enjoy my kids being home during the weekdays as I get to spend special time with them .... 
I think it will be stitching the last block and stitching the circles onto the blocks for final sewing....

Sunday, July 2, 2017

while stitching ...

Hello fellow bloggers, welcome to 2017 and wishing you all a very happy progressive year which is already 6 months  gone and I ponder what life has dealt our family so far ..

Planning for this year has been well underway and class projects to date this year have been in March we did a Lonestar/Star Quilt , April was Quilt as You go techniques and in May it was Scrap piecing a spiderweb cushion, June we had a break with queens birthday weekend and July we completed travelling cutting board and project pouches.

Photos of the year to date are shown below:

Lavender Star- March
Lone Star - March

Quilt as you go -April

May - Spiderweb

Project Pouches -July
July- Travelling Cutting Board

While sitting in my studio contemplating everything my eye caught a mistake in my Life is beautiful quilt... ha lucky i was staring in space but at the quilt as I discovered two red squares together instead of a cream and red....

So I have this unpicked ready to go...  This is so easy to make a mistake on you most definitely have to be on your toes and not be drinking wine when putting this together...

Life always takes on unexpected turns with families, children, friends and as life becomes more chaotic its good to think about what you need in life to achieve your goals.  Always be true to yourself and have fun in the process.

While I sit here very early morning thinking of my sister and her husband who has had an extremely serious car accident waiting for news of his progress I contemplate how life throws curveballs at us and how it makes us stronger and how we all matter in the scheme of things...
It's at times like this that stitching gives me comfort and allows me to be still and thoughtful...

Until next visit wishing you happy stitching...


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sewing with Vinyl..... tutorial

Vinyl... a great product if you know how to use it....  This product can stick on the sewing machine bed,  but....

If you use tissue paper or scotchguard tape to slide this along the machine bed it is much easier.  Also put scotchguard tape along the edges of the needle plate alongside the feed dogs not over them as you will not be able to sew properly...
Another helpful item if you have this is the supreme slider a teflon sheet that sits over the machine bed to help your quilt slide. You can also buy teflon sewing feet now.

 Hold the pieces of vinyl up and away from machine also so they do not stick on the sewing bed, placing tissues under the vinyl will help this, also a teflon sheet as discussed above.

Here are some ideas for using vinyl.  Handy in pockets so you can see what is in there and also to show off the beautiful fabrics you sometimes hide with fabric pockets!

Have some fun trying this product out.  It has some great uses.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016 and a Happy New Year for 2017

As the year comes to a close we all like to assess what we have achieved over the past year and what we would like to achieve in the year ahead...

I say where has the year gone, it has proceeded faster than I expected and therefore I am happy with my achievements with my sewing and classes..

Just remember if you have your health, family and happiness life is good....



Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A finish for 2016 jelly stars

It's finally finished binding found and sewn on and down woohoo! Isn't it great to get finishes before the new year.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Light pad cover fun

I hold project days once a month and the ladies requested a light pad cover, therefore I devised this for them, I am however going to put a handle on this, but have yet to get around to it.
Attaching fusible to the wool hexagons. 

Having fun placing the colours.

Quilted through the hexagons to hold on to the coloured hexagons and hold the batting to the lining.

Binding put on.

A pocket at the back for the recharging cord.

Thanks for visiting happy stitching 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Flower garden progress

Hi bloggers, 
Where has the year gone think we make ourselves busy each year just realised haven't blogged for a long time,
I have been busy with life kids and home...
I have however been continuing with Kim mcleans flower garden progress is slowly happening ..

Also I have added another project this year BOM "FOXLEY VILLAGE"

I am doing my best keeping up just two months behind...