Monday, 12 January 2015

Patchwork days



 
The weather today was overcast all day and muggy. There wasn't much rain to speak of and at least it held off while I went to do some mail outs to send off letters. A tip for sending letters overseas is to keep your packages as flat and light as you can, the post office will count them as 'letter' not 'package'. It's more expensive to send a 'package'. Meanwhile, I am sorting through the linens I have to start work on tea towels set. I've almost finished a rooster set and I have the fruit set I've been meaning to work on for ages but haven't got around to it yet. I have the supplies so I can just start. Starting is always difficult for me.
 
 
 
I'm also preparing to work on the crazy quilt I have been wanting to finish for a long time. I at least managed to get it sewn up to embroider. Really you should embroider the blocks first then sew them up, but I felt I was halfway done with sewing up the blocks into a finished quilt top. You can see the top here. One day I will get this finished. Finishing is also difficult for me.

And there was some cleaning over at my Aunt's place. Mister Simba is staying for a visit as he likes her too. My the house here is quiet without him.

 
I hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever they are.
 
 



4 comments:

  1. It seems to be pantry cleaning time at the moment, Shiralee. Mine is on the cleaning list too. Love your work! So lovely. Enjoy the mild days.

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    1. Nanna Chel,
      After Christmas I think most pantry's would be looking a little sad. I just need to get that patchwork finished. Here's hoping.
      -Shiralee.

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  2. Crazy quilting - what a revelation. Not sure why I have never seen this art form before? A picture of the whole thing would be grand once finished.

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    1. Phil,
      It was once hugely popular in the Victorian era. Although they used it for small pieces and some used it for bedspreads. There are some lovely antique ones online. I first came across Crazy Quilting in a sewing book of Mum's from the late 70's. Then through Judith Montano Baker.
      -Shiralee.

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