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Tuesday, 25 August 2009


Not much crafting going on here again. I have made three zipped project bags and another sewing roll but no pictures of those yet. The picture here shows the hangie I finished today, it is from an idea I saw here that I fancied having a go at. The stitching is a freebie from here . I'm not really very happy with the finished result but it's ok. I used a butterfly brad in the centre of the stitching.

Hanging over my banister is an almost finished patchwork quilt. It's been there for at least a year! I've just got to quilt it and put a border on it. When I have one of these UFOs I have to wait for the 'I will finish this!' feeling to come over me. Until I get that feeling I think 'Oh it's too difficult, I can't do it' then suddenly I start to feel that of course I can do it!

Saturday, 8 August 2009


The past month is one I do not wish to repeat. My DH should have been in hospital for four or five days and he ended up there for three weeks. His operation was completely successful, it was the illnesses he developed while he was in there that caused the problem! But he's home now and progressing well. So, apart from the extra duties caring for an invalid entails I am now able to get back to a bit of crafting. The fabric in the picture is 'Rachael by Sentimental Studios for Moda'. I love this fabric and have had it for two or three years, it's taken me until this year to actually use it! So far I've only made the two sewing rolls you see here. Now that I've come to terms with the fact that I'll never be an ace quilt maker I'm enjoying making these small items (as you probably guess from my other pictures!).