Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Homespun BOM

Like most women I'm terribly guilty of taking on lots and probably not doing the best I can as I get a little overwhelmed.  As I have alluded to previously, don't get me wrong, I love being busy, can't stand being idle (although I must admit at times lately it has been appealing...). However, so as to not get bored, I like to have a number of projects on the present the list is quite long but some of these are: 'Tis the Season SAL (see button), Vignette mystery block quilt, Vignette Issue 2 hexagon quilt (have the most amazing fabric but will show on another post) and amongst others, the Homespun Magazine BOM. Its the Homespun BOM fabric that I'm not too sure of at the moment. The actual quilt is being made using Wild Rose fabric by Moda, however, there is something about it that I'm not to keen on. As my friend Sam pointed out - it might be the mustard colours...So, I'm thinking of doing the quilt in the Oasis 3 sisters fabric. I just love it - can't get it out of my head.

Should I, shouldn't I?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sleep School Stitching

When I realised I needed help with my son's sleeping habits I rang a local hospital who had a mother and baby unit that was well recommended. They rang me up a week after submitting my application and told me I had a position in four weeks time. I was very grateful and excited as I was quite concerned as to how I was going to cope during my husband's forthcoming trips overseas. Anyway, the best part on the form's they sent back were, "we want you to relax, bring a book, bring some craft"....I needn't have read on anymore.....I then went about wondering what project I was going to take along with me. Obviously it needed to be portable and not too had to be this..........

So I traced as many as I could.....

Maybe I am being a little ambitious..........

I was also hoping to work on another project I have on the go. Let's see how we go!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

More stitching, another project with Vignette

As if I don't have enough to do with three children I have also decided to add another project to my project list (uuhhh (major) sigghhhh, I can hear my husband as he reads this, (if he ever does)). Oh but how I love having a long project list. It makes me feel important, if only to myself! Most of you will be familiar with Leanne Beasley, and her Vignette magazine.

Her mystery BOM from Vignette looks divine in issue one and has me hooked (along with a few of my friends). I haven't started it yet but am enjoying watching others do so here.  Issue No. 2 is now out and to celebrate Leanne has a competition going to win a fat quarter bundle of Where the Wind Blows fabric from Melly and Me. Here is my chance.....

These fabrics are used in a project within Issue 2 but look scrumptious enough for any project...don't they?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

On my way

Well, I have finally decided on my 'tis the season fabric. After some protracted deliberation I have decided to go against the pinks and reds as per the original quilt. As much as I love the colour combination Natalie Bird has used I cannot justify another fabric purchase at present. I have alot of Xmas fabric purchased on special and really need to use some of it. So, I have gone with the 12 days of Christmas, Kate Spain, purchased from here.

After laying it out I'm really happy with my choice. I'm not sure about the thread colour though but have decided that the DMC816 will suffice. I'm really excited about the possibilty of having most of this ready to stitch at sleep school next week. (they told me to bring any craft I may do! No cooking and cleaning for me for a whole week!). So perhaps tomorrow night when the little ones are in bed it will be time to start cutting and tracing........

Happy stitching.