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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Moulin Rouge Albums

http://www.embroidery2012.co.nz/courses/workshop_301.htm


If you click on the above link you can find out all about the class I am taking at the New Zealand Embroiderer's Conference in July. I have added some extra photos below of the albums.






Friday, January 13, 2012

Laura's Quilt



Getting started!
Over the past two days my daughter Laura has been super duper busy on my new sewing machine. She was busy helping me with a quick quilt top that I was putting together and found she was enjoying the experience.

I had a bundle of fabrics sitting on the table so asked her if she would like them to make a quilt of her own. Happily she accepted and it was all go from there. I cut the pieces out for her and she has been busy pinning,sewing them together and pressing in two hour stints. Finally this afternoon she managed to get the last few blocks put together and now I think she has had enough. You can see her efforts below.  







Blocks in progress


Working out what goes where!
One row complete. Pinning the next one.



Coming together nicely!


The Pattern
The Finished Quilt Top Yippee!!


The Mess!

As you can see its time for cleaning up the mess.  Apparently when they sew at school its okay just to drop your threads as the cleaner comes in and cleans it all up for them!

I think her quilt top is looking good.  Not bad for a couple of days effort!


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Crochet Circle


Whilst visiting my Mother last weekend, a few of the younger girls in the family got together in the garden to have crochet lessons. I must mention that the garden setting had views to the Remarkables and was complete with the tune from the resident Tui. They started off learning how to master the chain. This took patience and great concentration (probably both from the girls and Mum). Then once they had got the tension correct they moved on to making single crochet stitches into the chain. This lead us to lunchtime and then it just got to hot! Pictures below! Practising crochet skills on a lounger - different - relaxing? The nail polish is a nice touch don't you think.
Good work Nana Daisy!