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Monday, February 22, 2010

OPAM - February

So here we are almost at the end of February and after almost no casual work for 12 months I have work this week, 4x4 hour shift demonstrating Pacific West Asian snacks, which means I had to get this months projects finished before Wednesday night. This is the second month of Peg and Kris's One Project a Month (OPAM)

I am very proud of myself cause I finished 3 projects and still have time to maybe add some more.
First off I saw Elizabeth over at Oh,Fransson made this great little ironing table. I went what a great idea for someone who has little sewing space at the moment. The next week Aldi had TV trays on special for $14.99. I went and bought one and have made my own sweet little ironing table. I used some heavy weight check I bought from Spotlight a while back as the top and leftover batting. I really like the way it turned out. Thanks Elizabeth for a great idea.

My daughter Elizabeth was up from Melbourne over the weekend so I got the chance to have her dress made. I bought the fabric Christmas eve but didn't get the chance to have it made for over the Christmas, New Year when she was up. She'd picked pattern 6776 from New Look and lovely crisp white fabric, the blue star fabric in the sash was on special so we bought the rest of that as well and that is still to be made up when she decides what she wants out of it.

And to finish I made a Double Irish Chain quilt 12 months ago, had it quilted, did the binding and it was finished, or so I thought. The 8" white squares looked lonely, it needed something more - hearts, flowers, hands!!!!
I traced everyones hands including both of Lily's and then chain stitched around them. They all look really neat, there are still 6 white squares with nothing in them and that might become another project if I decide that they need something too, but for now it is finished and on my bed. It is quite a wide quilt it almost comes to the floor on the sides (this means I still have some in the morning). It was made from 2 jelly rolls, Blossom by Urban Chicks - I just love the fabric and all the hands are embroidered in DMC cotton perle no.8

Thursday, February 11, 2010

So this is what happens.......

When you have a piece of glass in your foot for 3 weeks. Four hours in emergency at local hospital and hey presto no more glass and a nice hole in the foot.
So there has not been a lot of sewing going on here, however today I decided to try and finish the hand stitching on my Double Irish Chain quilt. I have traced a hand of each member of the family (both hands of Lily) onto the white squares and I am chain stitching around them in Perle cotton. Photos to follow as we are about to have a thunderstorm hit.
When finished this will be a OPAM for February