Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A lovely long weekend encompassing Easter and Anzac Day has almost ended here.
Although I had to work for a couple of the days, I managed to get some serious sewing time in.
Got to love time in the sewing room with no interruptions other than to get another cup of tea.
I stitched away on my Anna quilt centre panel.  Have sewn the coffin borders on, and am now busy sewing hexagons for the outer border.
I've also been trying to get a little further along with my Roll Roll Cotton Boll blocks.
There are two blocks alternating for the centre, then a pieced border to finish it off.

These were my very first try at string piecing!

There are 600 half square triangles in the blocks.  Nearly had a heart attack at that little fact when I was reading the pattern.  However, they sewed together surprisingly quickly.
I'm feeling quite happy with myself and my weekend achievements.
Today was a lovely Autumnal day.  I love this weather, all windows open, sun shining in. 
Hope your weekend was equally full of sewing, and good weather.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Friday Night Sew In.

Well, after many Friday night false starts, I finally managed to sew during FNSI.  I can't tell you how food that felt.  As they say, the best laid plans.... and all that.
Anyway, nothing stood in my way tonight and I sewed.  DVD's in the background- managed to get through 2 movies.  The original Fame from 1980, and then the re-make in 1990.  I remembered the series from the '80's , it was fairly light hearted.  The original was anything but, and put a sombre tone on the night until the remake.  Then finished up with some tried and true West Wing.  I love watching things I've seen before so I don't have to watch or listen really, just noise in the background.
Anyway,  I managed to make a dent in the blocks for Roll Roll Cotton Boll , the mystery by Bonnie K Hunter from November last year.
Thank goodness I got some time in on those blocks, they've been taking over my sewing table since November.  Couldn't pack them up because I was "going to work on them."  LOL.
Then to finish off the night, a little light hand sewing.  My "Anna" quilt by Karen Cunningham is slowly getting somewhere. 
Fourth border is under construction as we speak.  Then its some more applique on a lovely large border and finished!  Sounds good in theory.  should take me to Christmas.  LOL.

Well, off to make a Cup of tea and survey the damage that was my kitchen.  After 17 years of on again off again renovating, I can almost start to make out the light at the end of the tunnel.  Currently have no kitchen as such.  DH is plastering the walls before laying some lovely floorboards.  In about a month the nice kitchen making man will turn up and put in my new cupboards and  benchtops.  Roll on installation is all I can say.  Thanks goodness I've got sewing to do!
Gorgeous Autumn day here, hope your weather is equally kind.