Sunday, May 13, 2007

Finishing off and loving the results........................
Well I've been a little slack on the posting side again this week.
No 2 day retreats this week, so have caught up on lots in the shop and beleive it or not have even finsihed some of those unfinished projects in my sewing basket.
My first little project was only started a few weeks back while on our Gold Coast trip, it is a very cute little bag designed by Libby Richardson called "Bearly Cute" the pattern comes with the pre cut handles and is now in stock in the shop.
My second project that I am sharing with you tonight, has been hanging around for just a little longer, (nearly 2 years). During our Christmas in July each year we usually do a stitchery swap, where you trace a stitchery design onto fabric and it is then swaped with someone else. The challange to this swap is that we are meant to bring them back the following year completed, well today I made my stitchery into a Chrissy Cushion, and of course I just had to use pom poms and I backed the cushion with bottle green chenille. Iam really happy with the result, I will have to remember to purchase a cushion insert next time I am shopping, then it will be already for Christmas.Talking of Christmas it is less then 9 weeks until this years Christmas in July - I am so looking forward to it as I love this retreat each year. This year we have Janelle Wind back for the 3rd year in a row, Natalie Ross, we missed you last year, and for her first visit to Nundle we are extremely lucky to have Rosalie Quinlan as our guest tutors. This is always a great weekend, it won't be long and I will be posting photos of it.

It is still warm here for the middle of May, no rain over the past week, I was very lucky today - Mother Day - to be able to watch Sebastian play football, thanks Emily for minding the shop. He played for Werris Creek in the group 4 comp today, they won 40-22.
Nicole spent last week on prac at Bathurst Hospital and is back there again this week before returning to her studies next week.
Oh well I better head back to that sewing basket and have a look what else is in there half started, kepp an eye out I might even finish off something else this week.
Have a good week


Tanya said...

I like the little things your are making! That redwork is really nice and the cushion came out beautifully. Christmas! Hmm. Yes, if I were really organized I might start thinking about gifts pretty soon. But I know I'll wait until November and then give up on handmade things again!

Leigh said...

As soon as I saw your little teddy I knew she was by Libby Richardson. She does such gorgeous designs.
Your bag and cushion look fantastic. I love the pompoms.

weirdbunny said...

Your so funny, such an accomplished sewer that you are, just finishing a peice after 2 years ! - love Julia x

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Lovely little stitcheries to begin with, but the way you've finished them is just superb! Well done. I'd like to take a look through your UFO's... you have some treasures there!

Tina said...

Your UFO's look great. But someone said that if you dont have at least 10 UFO's you arnt a good patchworker. just keep that in mind. I would hate to count mine!!!! I just left them behind and maybe they will do themselves while im away. Have a great week, still unsure what to make for Christmas weekend????

Wendy said...

I just found your blog and it's fantastic! Doesn't it feel good for get something finished. And you have a head start on Christmas. Way to go!