Thursday, 21 October 2010

Back In The Swing Of Things

It's been a long time since I last posted, time goes by so quickly these days.

Our holiday was a disaster, we arrived on the Saturday afternoon and left on the Monday morning. We are now in dialogue with Hoseasons (I think that's the polite way to put it) I don't hold out much hope but I could be proved wrong.

We have been very busy in the shop and I haven't had time to get much sewing done. I have finished my ATC's and cut some fabric to make another quilt.

These three fabrics are going to be Attic Windows. I really didn't want to start something else but this has got to be done because it is a christmas present and it's only 64 days to christmas!

Here are my ATCs - I'm so pleased they are finished. I enjoyed making them it was fun to work without any rules or instructions. It was a real free for all and I used things I've never used before in stitching and I would do it again.

Friday, 1 October 2010

2nd Post

I won't make a habit of this but I just had to show you my first ever A T C. It's soo cute. I'm really pleased with it. This one is going to a special person so I've got more to make because teacher needs to see at least one.

I forgot to say earlier but I'm off on holiday tomorrow. Neil and I are taking a week off work and we are going to the Norfolk Broads. We are staying on a houseboat.

Nearly There

Thanks to Barbara and Pam my quilt is now layered and basted just waiting to be quilted. I'm looking forward to doing the quilting. I have decided to do diagonal lines because it means that the little square in the middle of the blocks will become four little triangles and I think they will look very cute.

It doesn't show up very but using the rust dyed and painted fabrics I made another fabric ready to make the Artists Trading Cards.

The brown paper is from the bag the stamps came in, I have also used an old road atlas. The two small plain beige squares you can see are tea bags. I used some of my grandmothers cotton lace so they will be very special A T C s. There is even a label from a Layer Cake kindly donated by Pam.

Today I'm hoping to make at least one A T C.