Wednesday, September 28, 2005

They arrived!

I got my 2005 JCS Ornament mag today. Woohoo! My to do list had just increased into treble figures. There are some beautiful ones in there this year - I think I found at least two I liked on every page. My favourite has to be the Love needleroll closely followed by Noel 2005 and Holly n' Hardanger.

I also got the 2003 edition of the mag. Now I get the joke about the pink flamingo :-D

Monday, September 26, 2005

Quaker Sewing Kit

Well, I managed. It's different from the pattern but I chickened out and simplified things a little for myself.

Ornie


Ornie

A small finish

I stitched this a few weeks ago and made it up into an ornie last night. I'm not quite sure where it's going to hang yet.




Ornie

Sunday, September 25, 2005

My Sewing Skills

Well, I've finished the stitching on the Quaker Sewing Kit and now all I have to do is pluck up the courage to have a go at finishing it.

My sewing skills aren't great so it's a daunting task for me. I've only ever attempted simple things like ornaments before so it will definately be a learning experience. Fingers crossed I don't mess it up.

Wish me luck!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

More S.E.X.




I'm so in trouble! I started looking for some nice fabric to back the Quaker Sewing Kit and being typically indecisive, ordered much more than I intended. I had a quick look online so I could show you and this was the closest thing I could find. It's fairly similar.

Here is also the links to the fabric I ordered.

http://www.sunflowerfabrics.com/fpshirt.jpg

http://www.sunflowerfabrics.com/charms2.jpg






Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Ornie Exchanges

My self control hasn't been very good lately. I've bought a small kit for one of my exchanges, Starflake Chart Leaflet from Patricia Ann Designs and another ornie kit which wasn't in stock but I should get next week.

I also bought the US JCS mag the other day. I like it much better than the UK mags - there is a Quaker Sewing Kit in there that I'm going to kit up soon but I'm going to use overdyed and a pretty cotton backing instead of the recommended linen.

Artistic licence is all part of the fun! ;o)

Leaf by Bent Creek

It's finished! I love this one so I'm going to get it framed for our bedroom.