Sunday, January 30, 2011

Well, my new goal hasn't continued in the way I intended, only one post for January so far and here we are, only 2 days till the end of the month.  My excuse is that I am trying very hard to sort out, clean out, get rid of clutter and generally get organised so I can settle down and do some fun stuff, like sewing.  I have made some progress but everything I have sorted out in my living area has ended up in my bedroom.  I have made a pact with myself that I would spend at least 1 hour a day in there ... so true to my pact, I actually spent 2 hours in there today.  However, that 2 hours was spent sleeping, not sorting ... oooops!!!!!

I am back at my craft class on Tuesday after the Xmas break ... doesn't that seem eons ago .... and I am going to be making a quilt each for my 2 middle grandsons, 6 and 8.  I am going to make them identical except for the binding.  I have collected 14.5 metres of fabric in Star Wars/space  and sporting themes.  Do you think that will be enough!!!!!? All washed and ironed. :c

 Not quite sure of the how yet, but I thought maybe I would do the star wars in 1 x 8" squares and then piece the rest as 4 x 2" to make 8" blocks. Have I expressed that right??? Not sure whether to sash between the blocks or not, but if I am going to use both the space and sport fabrics I may have to so it is divided up.  I may not use all these fabrics, or I make have to find another sport one so it doesn't look odd. Any suggestions or ideas would be gratefully received.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

I hope everyone has a great 2011.

I do not make new year resolutions but I do think of the start of a year / month as a good time to put plans into operation and set new goals. One of my goals this year is to improve my blogging, so to get myself off to a good beginning, it now being 3 hours into the new year, here is my first post for 2011.

I recently made a Ballerina Bag and an apron for my youngest granddaughter, Rebecca.  I forgot to take any photos of them before giving them to her so I asked the family photographer, my son Terry who is also Rebecca's dad, to take some.
Here are a couple of pics of the bag. They have gone away for a couple of days holiday, .....the family, not the apron and bag, though they may have gone too.......but that is the reason there are no photos of the apron yet.  Hopefully in a few days I will have one up here.