I have started making my Xmas Pressies for the family, Mug rugs. I saw the pattern on this blog http://www.ryanwalshquilts.com/2010/11/dresden-wedges-mug-rug-tutorial-bliss.htm and loved the idea. I purchased a couple of jelly rolls in Xmas fabrics and "started" I have just recently found border and binding fabrics and will finish them off. Then it will be a matter of finding cute Xmas mugs.........
My Vignette hexagon quilt is coming along nicely. I have just finished 26 more flowers and am a little over half ways there. Yay 66 flowers finished. I have "pappered" up another 50 and will start sewing again soon. Just not enough hours in and evening. Plus we are in school, holidays at the moment so there is less waiting for kids at bus stations and school so my tag along project has slowed.
I have also been stitching up a storm with the Tis the Season blocks. I was unable to join the stitch along blog http://chookyblue.blogspot.com/ has been hosting but have been following it very closely. The difference in the quilts has been fun to watch. I started a little later than the blog and did not have Chooky's whip at my heals but am still planning to hang it in November / December this year.
I have also finished the first stage of a Christmas panel advent calender. I will confess I started hand quilting it about 4 years ago and have finally got it too a point where I wanted to finish it with machine quilting. I like to quilt around parts of the print with a silk thread but not over embellish ( for me, I like it simple )
I backstitch over any writing and then put it together as per normal. I have completed a few panels this way now and enjoy the process.
I still have the advent hangers to complete, but I will be doing it my own way as I am not sure I like the way the designer has done it. I am just fine tuning my idea before I start them. The little goodies hang from buttons on the tree
|Buttons not on tree yet|
I think it is time to get Hubby to look at my computer. It has been playing up heaps lately and has just dropped my photo downloading program for my camera. I know i'm not completely computer literate however I did not delete it. We installed an upgrade a little while ago and that is when things started going down hill. I just hate parting with my laptop long enough for Hubby to do his bit, :)
We are in the middle of school holidays and today is a particularly stunning sunny day, I think sewing in the sunshine is in order...........