Friday, 30 September 2011

Woolly trees!

What does a girl do when she can't buy prim trees in the UK? Well she has to......MAKE them of course!

I LOVE feather trees and I came across a great tutorial on how to make a wool feather tree-well..... you know my love affair with wool? Also my good friend Christine from 'Preferably Prim' had a special birthday and I know she has been looking for some prim trees to decorate with, hence my excuse to get started!
You will see her trees here

I used brown coloured wool and attached mini pumpkins for a fall tree. I showed our teenagers my attempts the other night-of course they said it was lovely but....mum, 'pumpkins don't grow on trees'!!!! How sad, that not everybody gets the prim thing!lol!
I am not sure if I am hyperlinking these sites but I will try again. The feather tree tutorial found here

This is a wool crazy bobbin tree.

A smaller autumn coloured tree and just to show the size....

Finally, a bobbin feather tree

Sorry the links don't appear to have worked:( I will try and edit again when my son comes home-he is more technically minded than I am

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by,


Monday, 12 September 2011

Christmas quilt top finish!!

It's very like a winters evening here, between the winds howling and the rain beating against the window-very comforting and it is just making me itch to stitch!

I probably should be leaving this post until tomorrow, when I can get better pics, but I have finished my quilt top and I am soooo excited!
The colours are quite dark, but I can't wait until daylight.

Goodness, you would nearly think I had the quilt finished with my excitement, but I am just in denial about the mammoth task of quilting-it is always the bit that challenges me most!

Without further ado- my quilt top! I love how the borders were designed and PG's cool way of doing them in wool.

Another little finish-a Cheri pattern, I started last year.

And finally, a peep at tonight's hand stitching!

Thanks again for popping in and I hope you have a stitching evening lined up too,

Shazy x

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Stitching progress!

I wasn't sure how to title this post as it covers a number of things, but first up I want to show you some pictures of my little niece who has a passion for 'Little House on the Prairie' (a yearning for the simplistic life must be in the family genes!!)

Anyhow, when she heard we were for Lancaster county for our hols this year, I got a little request for a prairie dress, but not being able to find one already made, we bought some lovely fabric from an Amish fabric shop and a pattern.So you can guess what I have been working on over the last while for her birthday, which was also 'Little house on the Prairie' themed. I must confess it was a joint affair between my mum and I as she had to come to my rescue a few times!

Here are a few pics from my phone-I just wish you could see the little patterns on both the fabrics-makes them very old looking!

I wish I could capture the image of her going about on her scooter with the dress flying in the wind-reminded me of Lancaster....You just have to imagine it with this pic (the van sort of ruins the image!lol)

Doesn't she look adorable and really suit the image? Happy b'day again Keri and I am so glad you had a lovely time at your party, your mum is quite the party organiser!

I have been making some progress with my Christmas 'heart to Hand' quilt. All the blocks are finished (until I spy something I have left out) and I am working on the borders now. Sorry I couldn't get great shots as I had no models to hold it up for me, when photographing.

We had another momentous occasion in our household.....babe started primary school!
Just look at all the size of this wean going to is all three ready to head out for another years study. I can't believe summer is over and the routine has begun!

Thanks again for taking the time to share with us here and hope you all have a great week,

Shazy x