Road Trip late January - Son, Partner and his dog in a small Toyota Yaris for 400km
Quilty pleasures indeed... In no particular order - over the past few weeks, I have become intimately acquainted with my new Janome sewing machine, and am please to announce that I have fallen insanely in love.
My cross stitch pieces are waiting forlornly to return, and, given time and daylight and good eyesight, I will. In the meantime, my sewing maching, rotary cutter and rulers have become quite good friends. I particularly love the instantaneous result. Cross stitching built up over weeks and weeks of work, and I often fell asleep after a dozen or so stitches. With patchwork, I can complete a small project in a matter of hours, or prepare the fabric one day, and stitch it the next.
Since November 2015, I've made Tote Bags:
|Window Sashed Disappearing 9-patch|
|Tipsy Tumbling Minion Cot quilt|
My next project is a pink quilt for a little girl who is about to head into a 'big girl's bed' for the first time. She's a real fairy princess and I've had to raid my stash to find pinks and purples. The fairies will be fussy cut and the pattern will be another sashed disappearing 9-patch