Why do I blog???? Because I like to see what other quilters do and share on Esther’s WOW or WIP’s each week thats why LOL I love to hand sew even mending DS ‘s jeans by sashiko hand quilting LOL
I mended two pairs of my DS favourite jeans!!!!!
Patched jeans using sashiko stitching.
I thought I’d share a wonderful gift that was given to me several years ago, it is one of my most prized possessions. I use it every day but put it away in a box special box when I’m not using it to keep it clean and hopefully one day some one else may cherish it as much as I do?
Needle book is about 3inchs by 5inchs. Round disc is a pin holder, and oval holder I keep my thimbles in. I cherish these.
Such incredible ribbon work on silk. !00’s of hours of work went in to making these beautiful pieces.
These are so tiny I had trouble focusing them with my camera.
Where I was up to last Thursday but it was still Wednesday some where else in the world LOL
My first 3 block of Esther Aliu’s mystery BOM for 2107 called The Secret Garden and it is a beautiful beautiful design so far Block 4 has just been released but I’ve just started that block.
My first 3 blocks of The Secret Garden
Block 1 is at the top block 2 middle and block3 bottom of photo. My 4th Vase will be dark.
Have just started block 4 of The Secret Garden
I’ve chosen a bright red silk as I have two light vases and I want to dark vases Interesting how different a flower looks if you turn it around, here it is hanging down
Same flower but turned completely around
Add a few bias stems
Change the flower and add a few buds I wonder how this will end up????
Roughly cut out leaves and flowers ironed on to iron-on-fussing, ready to be cut out for block 4 of SG may be????
May be some thing like this?????
Or may be like this? Having fun.
Finished and on its way to its new destination.
When I first started quilting I lived in a remote area and a group of us would meet weekly and share what we were doing in patchwork. We were all beginners and learnt as we went along form each other our mistakes and our challengers. This was one of the challengers 8 of us did, we had to make a background out of scraps roughly 36inch sqaure give it a name appliqué some thing to the square and pass it on secretly each week till it came back to you. Below is mine after 8 other quilters added some thing to it. It was a lot of fun and we all learnt so much. Remember none of us were quilters just wanting to learn about it and had no teachers or books LOL We just made it up as we went.
Last week when DGD was here I was looking for some thing and she saw this, I hung it over the end of my cutting table and she just sat there for ages looking at it then we played eye-spy with it. I said would you like it Yes Please Nanna I suggested I finish sewing it for her and she said could we do sew it together next time I come, so today is that day. We have cut out a backing and some high-loft wadding as she likes cuddly quilts. Next week we will pin and may be start sewing it.
The undergrowth is out of hand as its been a long wet, I cleaned up this area one day during the week. Its a never ending job after the wet.
The ferns are over taking the area around the herbs and where we like to sit in the winter sun!!!!
Same place but after 2 days weeding, now you can see all the herb containers and a young pineapple growing to the left of the last container on the left!!!!! there is still a metre square to clear so we can use the top area to have our morning and avo coffee up there in the winter sun again. In a months time the heliconia’s will be up 8inchs and in 6 months all flowering again.
This was taken over 3 weeks ago. the last 5 months of a long wet the vegetation has taken over!!!!!
Same place as above photo. To day my DGD 4 helped me finish puling those giant fern and now you can see down the boundary fence at last. Ive pulled at least 4 trailer loads of rubbish from here. This causes a draft of air movement through the land we live on and helps keep the mossies away they don’t like wind or draft movement This also helps dry out the under growth and stops the mosses breeding in it.
Stunning colours in tiny wee berries about the size of a green pea!!!!!!
self sewn cosmos
Bougainvillea just changing colour at last.
Off to link with Esther on her WOW or WIP’s
Thank you for dropping in Cheers Glenda