Sunday, May 22, 2016

Granddaughter Knows Best


A stop at the stationary shop with my teenage Granddaughter included this bag for me.  She insisted I needed it and plunked it on the counter.

The sales clerk gave her a quizzical look then glanced at me. I shrugged ever so slightly and nodded. Who was I to say no to a small purchase that included me in her adventure.





Little did I know how right she was.


My little hexie project has become a close companion recently. Primarily as a traveling companion in the Random Crap bag. Sometimes as a busy bag with a small easy project to work on while riding the train to town. It takes about 45min. To get to Sydney.

More often it has kept both hands and mind settled in numerous waiting rooms. Just catching up on missed routine check ups. Last year's hip incidents complicated life.
I am almost caught up just mamagram and it'booked!!!

Meanwhile this "little "project has grown into a wonderful journey. Easy stitching both by hand and machine. But more importantly the thoughts that accompany the process .


I see so many possibilities for these little blocks. There is no deadline for decisions so for the time being I enjoying the journey.

Enjoy whaterver your working on.
Terry

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Next Generation

Ouilting is steeped in traditions.  The name of blocks, patterns for quilting and stories of the makers. All this and more is gifted to the following generations of quilters.

As a quilter I am immersed in the handing down of stories and hand made treasures.



Grampa Dolly next generation.

My father made sock dolls. He made one for each of his 8 grandchildren.  I in turn have made a sock doll for each of my grand children. Perched on the high chair my Grampa Dolly is a gift for my 3rd  Grandchild who is now 1year old. The Grampa Dolly I made will share life with the one my Dad made for  Archer's Mom ; my daughter  Mandy .



Quilting has continued on the neutral string blocks with hexies. One a day for April.



The creams are monoplising the string blocks so when I made a "Just checking it out " stop at Spotlight.   The five fat quarters for $10 was a chance to add some not so cream and larger scale prints to the mix.  The deal was for groups of 5 which meant I needed one more fq and the poison green was more interesting than a brown paper bag one.

Don't know where this project is going but it is ......... humm better than one off hexies in a box.

It is a Blustery day here so off to hang out the 10 fq's to dry.

Enjoy whatever project you are working on. Terry


Friday, April 29, 2016

Necessary Shopping

The building of a stash is serious business.  I have been working on mine since the late 60's. The leftovers from dressmaking were saved for a quilt some day.



The large floral and the solid watermelon in the 4 patch were skirt and shirt offcuts.

The stash has grown the making of quilts from purpose bought fabrics, offcuts from 2 daughters' homemade clothing and fabric I just couldn't live without.


A quick snap of the sewing room this morning.  I have been using scraps and gifted bits and bobs for both these projects. Fun to remember where they came from .

Then there is the shopping


10 fat quarters for $10.00. Could you resist? Yes I really truly needed more neutrals. The string blocks are fun and soothing to work on.

The tumbler quilts layout is a more controlled lay out. It is a baby quilt in progress.

Weekend forcast is rain . Good sewing weather.
Enjoy your weekend
Terry