Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Such fun! ......and what was I thinking?

Well, here we are drawing to the close of another year and the blessing of beginning another new one, God willing.
I thought I would share a few pics of some relaxing time this evening. The dining room table has been cleared of all its festive decor and a mess is in progress.

If you look carefully you will see my son has been doing art, my youngest daughter was doing her favourite thing 'making wee books' and mum was trying to learn the workings of her new toy!

Note, don't look too close.....cleaning day is tomorrow, when all the decorations will be going away!
The fire was lit, we were warm and cosy and soooo enjoying ourselves!
Do you see my new toy?.......I have wanted a featherweight portable for a while now, since my sewing room is 2 flights of stairs away and it is a days work to bring down my machine, not to mention getting it back up!

Of course I could't wait for a new quarter inch foot to arrive plus it kind of goes against the ethos of using 'old' so I googled and marked my scant quarter inch with tape and my baby is purring perfectly!
There is just something satisfying about the running of these machines.....therapy!

As usual, straight in with both feet..... no small project would do, although it is simple piecing, which is just what I need.
When I saw this in the winter edition of Quiltmania 2012, I knew it was a must for my red and white collection

Next pic shows some of those blocks on the rocker behind

Fun over, now for the 'what was I thinking' part!
Do you see what I have also started? Needleturn applique-but do you see all those curves? Yes, it is ALL curves! That isn't the worst part.....there are 20 blocks to be done!
All because I fell in love with this alphabet border...what was I thinking???
Don't look for a finish anytime soon, but at least each block is pretty mindless with one main colour!

Finally, I have a finish! 'Home sweet home' is bound ans a sleeve attached for mounting when I get my quilt shelf made.
Just 2 more 'Heart to Hand' quilts to hand quilt.......
Thanks again for stopping by and best wishes for inward peace, happiness and much stitching for 2014


  1. That quilt is so beautiful!!
    Happy New Year!!!!

  2. Looks like you are off to one rockin' start of 2014! Congrats on your featherweight... from what I've been hearing, it seems that's the way to go for perfect piecing. I may have to look into adopting one! :-) Your quilt starts are gorgeous! The alphabet one caught my eye too... though I know it would take me 3 years to finish that one... lol! Home Sweet Home.... beautiful! Happy New Year!

  3. Thanks for finding me....now I have found you!! You are so incredibly prolific, and I adore all of your red and white quilts. I have a little featherweight, and I just love her. She was born my birth year.

  4. Wowza Shazy, what a great finish! love all the red/white blocks and I don't envy those curves!! LOL
    My MIL has a featherweight and loves it!

    Happy New Yr!

  5. Hi Shazy, Happy New Year :)
    LOVE your new red & white blocks and your Home Sweet Home quilt is beautiful ... puts me to shame as I'm still no further than block 6 ...sigh!
    And what a beautiful treasure your new featherweight is, hope you get to enjoy it lots ;)
    Hugs Wendy x x

  6. I almost purchased a kit that is on sale for the alphabet quilt. Then I thought about all those repeat applique blocks and wondered if I really would do it. I will envy yours for sure!

  7. Happened on your blog and loved seeing your finished "Home Sweet Home" and reading the posts about your work on it! Will have to bookmark these as inspiration for getting back to mine later this year.

    P.S. I have the same/similar Featherweight but mine is only out on display. One of these days I must fire it up and actually use it!

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