Friday, 25 June 2010

Some backs for you to look at - A wideback backing fabric can really show off a simple quilting pattern and you get a wholecloth quilt as well as your pieced front.

They are the first thing I look at when I see a new quilt.

Here is Miss Shadow ... lazing in the sun the other day.

This bird is the reason why the cats go outside with harnesses on .....  the birds know how close they can get without getting got!

Jet says ... not fair.

Merlin couldn't care...

Ohhhh aren't they cute!Brotherly love - lol!

Anyway ... I am almost over the yucky bug flu - my doc says it will take about two to three weeks to get through the process of it ... I have such sore ribs from coughing so much.    But at least I am not coughing every five minutes now ... should be back out there with people next week.

Happy Quilting for now ... Jane x

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

My felted crochet slippers are finished - I crocheted a little rose to go on instead of a button.

There is only one problem - they felted down too small for me ... I will have to gift them to my sister who has little feet - do you think she will like them?

The hexi rug is coming along - have to make about the same amount again to get a decent sized lap rug.  Love how my colour graduations worked out.

Can we mess it up - hahaha

And on the weekend my husband and I went to market ... DH found this lovely sad lonely Ashford Traditional Spinning Wheel - some bits missing but nothing that can't be replaced - and look how beautiful it has come up with a bath and oiling.... My DH did a wonderful job of cleaning it up - I forgot to take before pictures - so you can't see the grime and paint and rusty bits anymore.

She needs a name - any suggestions?

And this is the bobbin bit - I'm not sure but I think it is a large bobbin - not the normal size.  And it is a single treadle but has a double groove in the wheel - so realy not quite sure ... need to do some research.  A very very very good buy at $35.00 - So I couldn't pass it up ... I've always wanted to try my hand at spinning - wool that is - lol!

Anyway - still madly quilting here ... have got the dreaded flu - so life is a bit hazy.  I will have to stay away from quilt group this week.

It is a real problem when you have an auto-immune disease - apparently you will get everything going because of the lowered immune system.  So I am feeling quite tired - hopefully it won't drag on too long.

And as an aside - I am having a lovely little giveaway over on my other blog - janemonkstudio - to celebrate my birthday month with everyone - so go on over and check it out!   Happy quilting for now ... Jane x

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Oh No More Crochet

Life at my house in the evening is now filled with wonderful colour  - yarn, 100% wool Marta's Yarn - it is beautiful.   I have been making these lovely 4 inch hexagons so I can make a nice crochet rug - colour graduation will be very subtle - I hope it will look nice when I have finally finished this - not that I really needed another project.

This is my yarn - yummy colours

This is project underway ... it is so nice working with these lovely yarns - they feel wonderful and the colours are so vibrant.

And for something a little different - Crochet slippers - felted.    They are drying here near the fire - once dry I will sew on the little tabs and put some buttons on - I might make my own buttons seeing as I have some of those buttons you can cover yourself - see how I go.   Oh these are really cute ... I will have to make some more - what great presents they would make.

And I have been quilting ... slaving away at the long arm machine ... long hours trying to get some quilts finished and out of here back to their homes.

I will be out of action on my blog for a week or so because of that (quilting) and hopefully I will have some lovely pics to show you soon.    Happy quilting for now ... Jane x

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Lucy Bag Anyone?

I have finished my "Lucy" Bag ... for holding my little balls of wooly loveliness .... you can see the pattern here at Attic24 - Lucy does some great crochetting.

I used some wool/acrylic blend that I had enough of to make the bag - probably wouldn't have gone with the green if I had to purchase the yarn - but hey - it looks okay !

See - fits a bundle in there ... but wait .... look under the chair.  Looks like mischief Merlin - loves to chew yarn and run away with the ball.

Anyway back to the quilting ... I have been busy doing a few custom quilts and edge to edge quilts and getting the backlog out of the way and out to you lovelies. 

Happy quilting for now ... Jane x

ps ... I should have some nice quilting to show you in the next few days.