Last night I had the most fun I've had in ages with my sewing!! I found this lovely blog idea from Comfort Stitching a few days ago and showed No.2. She really needed, yes needed, a wall hanging of her own and loved it as much and I did. So we went through the pink scraps and patch worked the background. Every thing is stuck on using that fusible stuff and then stitched into place.
And last night I sat down to start the sewing. Free motion quilting isn't something I've done before really. Well I've done some roses but that was super easy. But actually making a drawing with the sewing machine was something else. It was recommended that I practice lots first. Well it's just not me! No I prefer to just rip into these things and hope it turns out OK. I have to say it went perfectly. I was quite shocked how easy it was, and oh soooo much fun.
It was so different from the usual type of perfect sewing that I'm used to. No lines ruled here. Everything was just spur of the moment kinda stuff. Yep even the frame, which actually turned out fairly squared some how. And I'd say this fits pretty well into the Pleasant Home Sew Scraps Along Challenge I'm participating in. Got to love using up scraps!
I think I'll have to make another mini quilt using my own design next time. Hate doing the binding though. Too fiddly and annoying. But I don't like using others designs, it just doesn't feel honest even when I am given permission. Mind you I didn't use the patterns provided so it's all my drawing I guess.
Now moving on. Last week my dearest friend Liz sent me a surprise package. Don't you love those? I had no idea what it could be. You can imagine my excitement when I peeled back layers of tissue to discover five pretty doilies for my bed cover. Gosh Liz you are such a little love!! Thank you so very much, they are just perfect. One of the best parts of this bed cover will be remembering where each doily was found or who it was gifted from. I really can't wait to begin it. But first I must find an old white table cloth to attach them to. I'm thinking this will suit best. Keeping with the old theme.
These two doilies are my favourites. Liz assures my that they are hand worked. But just look at the one on the right. Imagine having the patience to do something so intricate? Not for me I'm afraid. I prefer instant satisfaction. I do love the little stand out flowers on some of them. Does the one on the left remind you of a snowflake too? So sweet and pretty.
Well that's all from me today. The sun is just coming out for the day so I'm guessing you'll find me in the veggie garden later on. The weeds are just well, growing like weeds! Funny that. The veggies are doing very well too luckily. Catch you all later!