Monday, 1 December 2014

End of November, start of December

Ah, November. The month where I sewed more than I blogged. Which is an improvement on last month at least. In fact I have a whole backlog of posts to write up for the FAL, but hey, at least the items are getting finished!

Here's a sneaky peak of what I've been up to. As well as a lot of online Christmas shopping.

Top left is my Snowy Starry Night quilt, finished in September but finally revealed/ published this month in Fat Quarterly.

Top right - got my IGminiswap quilt all labelled and sent off. It should be with its recipient any day now so i will be able to share properly soon. Happily I remembered to take photos before I sent it!!

Middle left -  boring but necessary pouch commission all done.

Middle right -  the ever hilarious Hannah and I started and finished our Super Totes in two marathon sewing sessions. Post to come soon, I promise.

Bottom left - my faintly festive giant churn dash which still shamefully needs the binding sewing down.

Bottom right -  November's STQB block for Nicky which I managed to procrastinate on till the last minute, most unlike me, I blame the partial seam!

And looking ahead to Deecember ...

1) STQB. It's my month. My block isn't made and my post isn't up. Watch this space, I have a plan I promise!

2) Faintly festive churn dash. The tree is up,  the other Christmas quilt is on the sofa (and has already had a banana squashed on it today). That binding needs sewing down asap.

3) A whole ridiculously long list of pyjamas, dresses and tops that I would quite like to make for the girls, and possibly even for me. By Christmas. Ha.

4) My Christmas handwork project. We are away a lot over Christmas, which has its positives but I do feel very irked that I have lots of downtime but no ability to do my hobby when away from home. So I bought this at the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show.

It's by Nicola Jarvis and is a crewel work kit. I think it's rather beautiful, as are all her designs. I haven't done embroidery for about 25 years and have never done crewel work ... I bought the smaller version mainly due to cost, but having inspected its teeny tiny-ness I am rather regretting that. Anyway, we will see!!

Linking up with Lynne at Lily's Quilts and Fresh Sewing Day AKA my monthly kick up the bum!

Fresh Sewing Day


  1. Gorgeous makes! I love those super totes, well done to you both for getting made in such a short time!!!
    Can wait to see all the ig minis popping up in their new homes!

  2. I really like the snowy starry night quilt and I love the block you made for Nicky as well.

  3. Love your little bird! I have recently started a tapestry cushion that I started when I was pregnant back in 2010! I have completed exactly 10cm square of it ahaha! Still, it will be lovely when it's done in 2020 :) Loving all the bags and especially Nicky's block :)

  4. I really like the snowy starry night quilt. It is a beauty. Hope you find enough time to work on the bird!


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