Well my little Featherweight sewing machine has been working hard and together we have put the last stitch in the top of this quilt.
There are a lot of small pieces in this quilt (2368 to be exact) but have loved Bonnie’s instructions and method, it has gone together very well and I am pleased to report that the points are very accurate.quilt. I say last, but I am contemplating the need for borders. Mmmm??
I am so pleased that I have used Bonnie’s colour pallete. My grey doesn’t stand out as much as Bonnie’s in the photo but in reality that pattern is visible.
Thanks for a husband and a son who are both over six foot I am able to bring you this photo. (sorry about the corner of the table)!
Well I am sure its been as busy in your house as it has here……..wow! I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and is looking forward to a wonderful New Year.
With the excitement of Christmas and many Christmas family gatherings we had the added joy of our first engagement in the family. Our eldest son Michael proposed to the lovely Sophie in front of the Christmas Tree in Pall Mall, Bendigo………yes right in the centre on the 19th December. There was and is great excitement. I have included a photo.
But I digress, this is supposed to be about “Easy Street” and I must admit to only doing steps 4 & 5 yesterday………I simply didnt have time before that.
I am enjoying this but cannot wait for the lime green to be included as its one of my favourite colours. The Purple in my blocks is still coming out blue in the photos but it is definitely purple! I am keeping all the different elements in plastic snap lock bags and it is starting to build. Looking forward to the completed top! I was going to spend all of January sewing but I think that an engagement party may steal some of my time but that’s ok!
Have been busy the last few days preparing food for Christmas. Have Michael and Sophie home from Sydney which is just wonderful. They are both helping with the Gingerbread Houses. I make six each year for the children of nieces and nephews. Each is decorated to an individual style!
Have also made the Christmas Pudding and Christmas Cake. On the second batch of shortbread! I made about 24 dozen (if you count the duds) earlier in the week and now making a further 24 dozen. They are gifts.
I am now a week behind in my Easy Street blocks, and another set of clues comes out tomorrow. From Boxing Day on I will be sewing and catching up!
Tomorrow is our family Christmas here, as Michael & Sophie head back to Sydney on Christmas Eve…..Sunday sees the family Christmas with my mum. It will be 39 degrees and there will be 34 of us, so that could be interesting!
I wish each and every one of you a wonderful healthy & happy Christmas!
Well I have managed to keep up this week and I am on schedule. I figure that at some point I am going to crash when work intervenes but for now I am OK!
If you are interested while you are here you may want to look at my workroom. I love it and I am aware I am truly spoilt! If the posts don’t show up below then click on the BLOG on the left hand side of the website. I love to share!
My other addition to the website that my clever son Andrew is working on for me is to have my patterns available in a PDF download form. Will keep you posted on that!
Photo 1 Cut out and ready to go!
Photo 2 A few made!
Photo 3 All finished! They are definitely purple although picture makes them look a bit blue!
Thought I would take you on a tour of my workroom. This was custom built for me by my wonderful husband Dennis in 2003. I have tweaked and changed it regularly and this is the latest version!
This is it looking from our Kitchen doorway. Very tidy at the moment, believe me it doesn’t always look this way.
I have a group who meet every Wednesday night here and have been since 1997. I also teach in this room.
The Right Hand side……….includes a few of the basics I sell to
students, and at the end of bench which you probably
cant see is an urn, mugs etc and a small bar fridge & sink for
Looking back the other way, kitchen is through the right hand door. There is a small powder room through the door in the middle.
Draws and cupboards hold some of the stash!
My filing system, there are six cupboards like this! Plus those drawers I mentioned before……….I keep telling Dennis it is for the retirement, I will have plenty of time to do something with it then!! LOL!!
I’m back and willing to have a go at keeping this regular! I will try anyway. My current situation is that I am working three days a week in Administration at Catholic College Bendigo but will reduce that next year to two. I want more time to sew.
Retirement for Dennis is on the horizon in the future.
I want to design quilts again……have always loved that process.
Finished my first one today but of course I cannot show you until the magazine has seen it!
I am also composing a post on my workroom. I love it and will really enjoy spending more time in it. It is wonderful.