Friday, 24 October 2008

Apple Blossom Block 6 continues

Apple Blossom 6b

Here it is - almost finished. I think it needs some tatting on the top RH corner. I will do some while I am away. Almost ready to start packing, except need to do a quick run to Melbourne tomorrow (state capital), as DH wants to go to the Wood Show. I'm unlikely to find anything I want there (didn't last year), but you never know.

Just don't ask where Block #5 is. It was actually Block #1, and I trimmed it. I haven't trimmed blocks since. So I need to put edges on it again so I can hoop it.

Hopefully I will get the edges of this turned under, so I can start doing edges. They are all Blanket Stitch, with extras, and then I join them.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Apple Blossom Block #6

Apple Blossom6a

I am sewing, I am. Occasionally. The garden is getting all my spare time at the minute. So I grabbed the wrong block, and have been working on Block 6, above.

In passing, if you want some real inspiration on disciplined stitches, slip over and have a look at what Jo in NZ is doing.

My big news is that I am off on a week's holiday - I almost can't bear to hope it will happen. A couple of days in Benalla, and then a quick trip to see my Beloved's aunt. She has just had her 90th Birthday. So I am going to have a lot of time for sitting around sewing, and tatting while a passenger.

Not sure how I will bear to leave my garden (we are putting the tomato seedlings out to a Seedling-Sitter). How could you bear to leave tulips like these?


Friday, 17 October 2008

Old Needlework patterns

Dunesong has very kindly posted a number of early needlework patterns at Flickr. Some of them areperfect for crazypatch with waste canvas.

Well worth a visit.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Apple Blossom Quilt

I've dragged out the Apple Blossom Quilt. It is spring here, and just the right quilt for the season.


This is a rough shot of the first six blocks - three finished, and three in progress.

I'm working on Block 4

Apple Blossom 4a

For those who haven't met it before, I have a set for it at Flickr. It is cutting up an embroidery my Mother never finished. And I am trying the disciplined approach. All the stitching is in crochet cotton, with only about ten balls of it available.

I like it. I'm going to work on it for a while, without stressing about perfect stitches, or anything like that.