Thursday, August 28, 2008

Productive morning

I have been staying at home for the past month on every Tuesday and Thursday just so that I can get things done for myself and also to make stock for my new business venture.
This morning I embroidered 2 pillowcases using designs from Hatched in Africa.
They stitch out beautifully.

Part 3 of the mystery wall hanging is out.
Need to make another 12 blocks 4,5 inches in size.
That makes 24 blocks so far.
This is certainly not my safe mode sewing.
I have chosen colours I do not usually use and feel it will be very bright.
Just as well it is only a wall hanging and not a bed quilt.

Well back to the machine,
Happy sewing

Monday, August 18, 2008

Whale watching

We have just come back home after a weekend away in Cape Town.
Saturday we took a drive to Hermanus to see the whales.
The weather was superb and we did see the whales in the bay.
The country side around Cape Town is amazing.
There is such contrast with vineyards and farm lands and suddenly rolling hills all green with the winter rains.
The mountains are so close and the ocean is even closer.

I did not manage to buy any fabric and missed my machines back home.

I have my kaleidoscope quilt ready to be put on the frame.
I am keen to try something else besides stipple/meandering.
Do I draw onto the top or try a pantograph?
I think it calls for feathers or wreaths of some sort.
Tomorrow is my sewing day at home.
My sewing friends and I will be working on our guild mystery quilt/wall hanging.

Until later
Happy sewing