I’ve been fighting a nasty cold the last week not enough to keep me in bed all day but enough to stop me from sewing. Plus my Janomie that has the appliqué stitch for appliquéing top tension keeps jamming and Im spending more time unpicking than sewing, a cold and this problem is not the right combination for trying to sew. I did manage to sew up 7 more wee SG blocks so I could hand sew on some small leaves but have only managed to sew 11 leaves so far LOL
I have managed to make 2 more wee 4 1/2 inch blocks for The Secret Garden Mystery BOM now I only have 11 more left to make!!!!! I need 40 of these !!!!
My first Completed little 8 1/2 inch block for The Secret Garden 3 more to go. One has to be very very careful on cutting out the templates every thing has to be very precise but what a lovely lovely block . I cut just inside the lines on my templates I draw on my washaway freezer paper to allow for the wrapping of the fabric around each template. Some of these fabrics are silk like the centre leaves which is a fine silk so the washaway freezer paper gives it body. Lime green is a heavy silk, and the outer rings is a fine silk and wool fabric same weight as my background fabric of the vase blocks.
My DGS has a wee kangaroo called Roo, well Roo developed a hole in his tummy and could Nanna fix him please, Roo has become Kanga as she now has a pouch to cover the hole?????
This Giant throw came in to the shop looking very bedraggled and may have even been used as a dog blanket, after several washes it now has a lovely soft feel to it, but needs lots of repairs, Ive decided to make it in to two throws and they will still be big but more practical.
Cleaning and repairing an old woven and brass box I found, it will finally be a sewing basket> I have added some vanilla bean pods inside and been leaving the box in the sun to try and remove the heavy mouldy smell inside it.
close up of the basket weaving and brass butterfly. There is a lot of rust and old age stains but Im sure it’s repairable.
I’ve removed the first layer of grime with soapy water and elbow grease!!!!!
This is another box Ive rescued, it is a hand beaten stainless steel box from India that had a lot of rust on the top and underneath, I used a lot of fine abrasive cleaner and elbow grease to remove the rust, it has left a grey shadow but looks a lovely wee box again.
To cover the stains inside I could not remove Iv’e lined the box with soft wool felt.
Quilters see designs in every thing!!!! I picked this leaf of the driveway this morning, sadly I can not capture the lovely green colours in this leaf and the stunning bacteria rings but in real life it is so beautiful and I can see a quilt top here
Back of leaf you can see the bacteria spots are killing the leaf .
All though we dont get winter as most people around the world do any thnig below 20C is cold to us here in the tropics of Northern QLD my usually cotton cane furniture is now winter decked LOL two quilt tops, a crochet throw, sheep skin for my wee dog to sleep on at night and even a big thick hand knitted pure wool sweaterLOL
Some spots where I sew!!!!!
This is where I do my machine appliqué.
I do my pieced sewing work here
My evening hand sewing area.
Well thats it from me to you this week nothing exciting, hope your week was much more successful. Thanks for dropping in. Off to link with Esther and enjoy visiting and travelling with some of you. Cheers Glenda