Saturday, December 25, 2010

Well it is Christmas over for another year, pressies have been opened and enjoyed. Lunch eaten and new gadgets (MP3 players) charged and downloaded.
My family all have new chairs to use, they have an interesting look to them but are good for the posture and comfortable.
They are called the Fitball chair and easy to assemble. Behind the chair is my new hand quilting frame now I just have to make leaders for the rods so it's off to spotlight tomorrow to brave the sales for some strong calico or canvas type material.

Here is a miniature I made for a quilter friend of mine who has moved interstate just recently. The red and white fir the christmas theme.  Good night all hope you have had or will have a safe and pleasurable christmas.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

It's almost Christmas and I have been busy away from Blogs. I have finished a couple of table runners and have given one away and just sewing the binding on the other. Both have embroidery on them which helped with the speed as hand piecing would have taken too long.
This one here is taken from a quilting stencil and is embroidered with a lovely hand dyed thread from Cottage Garden Threads by Pam Spurway
Beautiful and a very easy thread to work with.

This next photo shows the lovely shading in the threads. I used 3 different ones, a red dark to light, a lovely olively green dark to light and a pale gold.

The coon's now have matching trees (what else can you call a play gym which is nearly taller than me?At 5'7" I am not exactly short. This is Bess's, she is on top warning Spud it is all hers!

Last but not least I have grown Sweet Peas this year for the first time and I love the fragrance.
Here is a photo of some of my favorites