Mud.

Hi y’all, I’m running late with today’s release of the “Spooky Sleepover” pattern. The pattern is ready to go but I’m having trouble getting a clear photo. We’ve had a week of rain, which is great because it’s been in short supply around here lately, but it’s means mud, lots and lots of mud.

I’ll try again tomorrow and have it uploaded tomorrow night.

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I’ve given the “Little Witches” pattern a makeover, nothing much has changed, a longer leg and slightly different hair. It will be uploaded tomorrow too – it’s our Five Dollar Friday pattern. If you already have the pattern, simply add 4 – 5in to the length of the leg and the hair is rectangles of fabric tied in knots. The updated pattern will be available tomorrow (as soon as I navigate the mud!).

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Happy Friday lovelies, it’s time for a decaf, a cookie, and sleep! xx

 

 

 

A Spooky Sleepover.

After a few missteps I finally got the binding on the pumpkin quilt today. Every so often I make such a mess of things the only solution is to sit down and grab the unpicker!

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The “Spooky Sleepover” quilt pattern will be available on Friday and the best news is it’s FREE! The lovelies at Therm-O-Web are sponsoring the project.

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The quilt folds up into a easy-to-carry pocket. There’s room for a small pillow and pajamas too! It’s the perfect sleepover kit for Halloween.

IMG_1378I’ll have a heap of giveaways to celebrate the release too, so stay tuned! xx

Ps. you can make this project as a normal quilt, you don’t have to add the pillow pocket.

I sometimes forget…

I sometimes forget that it can be difficult to convey nuances and humour via a blog post. I have a wry, self-deprecating sense of humour and sometimes y’all take me seriously. Not your fault but mine.

I had a lovely birthday, I’m not really counting backwards, and I’m not worried about my jiggly bits – okay I’m totally lying about that one! A little less time sewing, a little less cheesecake, and a little more time exercising and all’s good.

She says as she’s eating cheesecake, drinking hot chocolate, and drooling over watching “Chef”.

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Two quilts have gone off to be quilted – the dogs and a free Halloween/Fall project for the lovelies at Therm-o-web. I’m going to spend the weekend tidying up the horrendous mess I’ve made over the past couple of weeks then it’s back to work for a new design. Not sure what’s coming next, we’ll see what takes my fancy. I’ll let you know when the new quilt patterns are ready.

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Every morning, while I’m drinking my second cup of coffee and eating breakfast, I’ve been going through boxes of mementos and scanning them into the computer. The plan is to bin (most) of the disintegrating drawings and papers and have them put into photo books or stored in e-format.

Some are too precious to throw out and I’ll have them framed, but you can’t keep it all, especially not in this climate. Too many paper munching bugs!

What do you do with all your memories/mementos? Are you ruthless and toss it out after a couple of weeks, or do you keep it all?

Have a wonderful weekend y’all, toni xx

The Kennel Club…

It started with a fabric audition. Colours and patterns, light and dark.

dog quiltA week into the project and I decided the layout and colour choices weren’t quite working, so I pulled everything apart and started again. The green background blocks were removed.

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Zig Zags became an obsession. The green fabric was re-introduced.

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Week two and it still wasn’t coming together. The dogs had to go! There was some serious late night un-stitching happening LOL. It nearly ended up in the bin.

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We did some familial brain-storming and No. 1 daughter had an idea that solved all my problems. Hallelujah! I was still trying to fit Frank-the-Pug in somewhere, but she (also) took a firm stand and set him aside. I promise he will be back!

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Daisies were stitched.

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Mess was made.

IMG_1300Kitties got in the way. I mean he REALLY got in the way, I had to cut out my applique shapes around him. There is a cat shaped hole in the middle of my Heatnbond.

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I ran out of fabric and had to make compromises.dog stitch 3And finally a gloriously happy quilt emerged.

 

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It’s off to be quilted… as soon as the cat removes his furry little butt and I remove all the cat fur! Fiona I may have to send him up the hill with the quilt, he seriously won’t leave it alone LOL.

toni xx