I have also been working on making a table centre piece for our kitchen table. I know this is my year of finishing projects already started but this
Friday, March 07, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
A bit late in posting my FNSI project for last Friday. I do so enjoy just being able to sit and stitch with so many friends. Didn't get to post over the weekend as we made a surprise visit to my son and daughter in law who are in Ballarat. I gate crashed the baby shower Robyn was very surprised we made the trip down and I did enjoy catching up with the 21/2 of them for a few days. The new grand baby is due early April.
I have been working on doing some Chicken Scratch and cross stitch. I have finished one tablecloth already and the one I am working on now is for our friends we go caravaning with. I hope she likes it.
My mum used to do this type of work when I was a young child. I have many of her aprons she made and her hand drawn pattern books which I treasure.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Firstly my apology for not getting back to those that left lovely comments on my blog.
On Monday 10th. February 2014 I lost my beautiful Mother. She died peacefully in her sleep and I was so happy and grateful that I was able to spend those last days with her being constantly by her side.
Mum was a wonderful wife to Dad for almost 69 years, a fabulous Mum, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. A great role model who loved life and everyone around her. Mum enjoyed so many crafts I have lost count, trying her hand at almost anything. Her great love was knitting. I am thankful that she taught me the love of creativity.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
Yes it is finished. I stitched for several hours last night and this morning to get the binding finished on this huge quilt. The work coleauge that it was made for will be returning from England in March so it will be a lovely surprise for her after almost 3 years although she was in no hurry.
Friday, February 07, 2014
This is my very first FNWF.
I have decided I really need to finish some of my UFO projects that are crying out to be finished. My first project is a blue and white quilt I started in October of 2011.
I posted about this quilt on my blog then but unfortunately time has just flown by,
I look forward to seeing what everyone else is up to over the weekend.
Monday, February 03, 2014
It has been a very very long time since I last posted. From time to time I have been able to catch up on some blogs I have followed for many years and been amazed at all the beautiful items that have been crafted. I have not been able to get to any projects over the past year or so a little bit of stitching every now and then has been all I have done. For the best part of 2013 I had to commit to many family events and issues. 2013 was the worst year from beginning to end. Most distressing was to place my darling Mum into a nursing home as a permanent resident. Dementia is very confronting and too watch your loved one slip away slowly is heartbreaking. Other family issues kept me busy and at the end of the year my dear dad had major surgery that had him in hospital for 10 weeks. He was finally discharged on Christmas Eve and is now living with us.
This is going to be a much better year and I am going to give myself ME TIME. I have joined Cherylls Friday Night Sew In so am looking forward to getting back to some stitching. At least finishing off some of those projects that have been hanging around for quite some time.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Truthfully I have not been anywhere but just very busy. My daughter Sheree is getting married in April so getting things organised for this event has been taking lots of time.
I have to share with you a parcel that I received last week. A blogging friend Mary in America after seeing my embroidery hexy quilt offered to send me some of her pieces. That was back in October of last year. We had all but given up on this parcel ever reaching its destination when I received a phone call from a woman I had met once at a quilting class some 18 months ago who luckily for me remembered my name (her surname is also Power) and thought that the parcel was meant for me. How lucky was I that the post office sent it her way and not to another address that would not have known who I was. As I said to Mary "Miracles do happen"
This is what was in the parcel. Lots of beautiful embroidered doilies and other embroideries. A bag full of fabulous buttons and bits and pieces of laces and trims. I will have lots of fun putting some of these little treasures into my hexy quilt and will look at this quilt with lovely memories.
"One Day in May"
Melissa Grant does some of the most beautiful designs and I was absolutely delighted to have won the "Thankful" block of the month
My only bit of stitching that I have been doing is attempting to make my little grand daughters dress for the upcoming wedding. I am not a good clothes sewer... I fly by the seat of my pants sometimes and deep down hope the article I am trying to create works out.
I have put the tulle under the dress what a job that was and now I am getting ready for the netting to go over the top.
Looking quite good so far and Sheree loves it and that is all that counts.