Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sewing again

soft and cosy blanket
My machine is back and functioning, the first piece of sewing was to make a baby blanket for a new baby girl.  Hot pink minkee blanket, backed with a pink and ivory toile - of children playing, and the bullion rose to finish the monogrammed heart.
Summer weight blanket
Another blanket posted off to baby Molly - who lives in a summery climate.
White waffle weave blanketing backed with a fresh apple print.

Friday, August 24, 2012

A Walk in the Woods

Wild Thing / WhirlyGigs / PinWheels
Mrs LG has been busy sewing away, I quickly snapped these photos this morning of this gorgeous quilt,  the pattern is Wild Thing from Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms.

Pattern is Wild Thing.

The greys and reds were selected from a layer cake of A Walk in the Woods,   the neutral backgrouind fabric is an ivory homespun from Ballarat Patchwork.

Binding is blog finished! Yet to be hand sewn on.

 Gorgeous quilting by the wonderful Mrs WB,-- who always works her quilting magic on the quilts.
To go into the present cupboard for a special niece or nephew. Lucky recipient indeed.
Well done Mrs LG.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Appliance Malfunctions

This week is rapidly becoming very very expensive.
The trusty Janome was brewing up for a service - beginning to sound clunky - but has now clunked to a halt this week.
The element in the oven has gone defunct
The hard drive in the reasonably new laptop has gone into overdrive and now stopped.

I have packed up the sewing machine and arranged for it to be couried away for a service.
The computer hard drive is being replaced under warranty - but - staff at the local computer shop did reassure me, they need me to bring in a copy of the warranty.  Apparently the shop can't find its copy of the warranty - but have assured me, they realise the computer is still under warranty - but can't find it on their computer system!!  Confusing -- No!!
I have ordered a new element for the oven, postage for an element is the same cost as the freight cost of the sewing machine.
I can only hope our local Post Master hands me the oven element with as much care and reverence
as the photo below - I would expect nothing less - knowing the cost of the postage.

And totally unrelated to anything at all.  How excited was I to encounter two echidnas crossing the road - nose to tail - apparently part of the courtship process, with the male ambling behind.
We stopped to watch them crossing- with me telling the 5BN children how fortunate they were to witness the two together.  We have only seen solitary echidnas ambling on their own previously.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Nilly Scarves

I have been a fan of the wonderful items made by Nilly Design.  Having bought a couple of her scarves made from the softest linen, and exquisite Liberty of London tana lawn, --I decided Miss 5BN needed her own school scarf.

Liberty, Linen and School skirt fabric

sew / so well made

Into the mail- I posted off some remnants of the woollen winter school skirt, and in very nearly return mail - back came a completed linen and school skirt scarf!   Trying saying that quickly!!

One happy customer

Hurry and go to Nilly Design on madeit, as Nilly is having a sale on these beautiful scarves.