Well its all most a month since I blogged, some times life gets in the way.
I cut my leg in June with a sharp garden saw and had 14 stitches unfortunately soil bacteria started to grow in there and I have had a very sore leg ever since and have had to dress it every day. They have finally found out what it is after been on so many different antibiotics. Some of the soil bacteria disease where we live can not be cured but this one can but it can take between 4 months and a year to kill it, so I have to take two different antibiotics till it is killed. It’s been so bad the last month I have not blogged, but feeling a little better the last week so I’m hoping to do my blog today.
In my last blog I left off where I was near the end of piecing my bag were I use men’s ties as the gusset.
I have found it a good idea to add large buttons at the bottom of the bag to stop the wear on the silk and it also keeps the bag much cleaner.
Now we see what the bag will look like when used. It has to have the lace I at t.he back stitched down now and reinforcing where the ties leave the bag. These bags get used for many things and I know of one that carries lecture notes plus computer to Uni and this area showed up as a week spot.
This morning I was doing some repair and cleaning of jewellery for the shop An old ladies stainless steel watch strap was amongst the bits and pieces and a light bulb moment happened; these straps would be perfect for my weak spot on the bag and look so good. So I have pulled it to pieces cleaned it and now it is ready to use. .
How strong this will be????? and how attractive. It will take me a while to sew on stitch by stitch but well worth the time and effort.
My main project the last 3 months is sashiko quilting a 21st birthday quilt for a special person who came in to our life a few years ago. I’ve called it Shields and Swords. Blocks are made up of shields and I want to sashiko swords around the borders. He is in the army and hopefully he will like it? It is a very strong colour quilt.
Back ground fabric is cotton and very interesting also from Japan.
Most of these cottons are from Japan.
There is another row to the quilt but it is hanging over the back of the line??????
Hanging in the breeze in between showers!!!! Im loving doing the sashiko quilting on this quilt over the last 3 months I have worked on it as often as possible.
In the garden today.
Hoya in flower again the smell is breath taking and floats through the garden.
Stunning tiny orchid flowers
Stunning design how can we compete with nature, it teachers us every time if we stop long enough to look. My mother taught me to stop and look at every thing no matter how small.
stink toadstool. So delicate and fragile looking but the smell travels for up to 100 metres quiet a terrible smell for people but the flies love it!!! I get two rubbish bags and slip them inside each other and pick the fungi and tie it off, and still I can smell it??????
Im baby sitting a sick wee DGD 4 today so may not get to finish my blog. I will just add what I have managed to do.
Happy quilting every one and thank you for dropping in to see me. Cheers Glenda