I am going to the Playcentre Xmas party tomorrow, so have been busy making these...
A wee bit of a messy undertaking, but I'm sure the little ones will get the general idea!!!
On to sewing ...
I have just ordered this, Luminaries pattern, it looks really lovely, don't you think?
It does involve "precise measuring & trimming" , a wee challenge maybe but it's now definitely on my "to do" list for 2014!!!!
We are off down to the bach on Xmas day for a few weeks, so I did think I'd better get a little bit of sewing organised to take along too, you know....just in case!!!!!
Earlier this week I picked up my Zig Zag quilt that I left with Annette @ WildCotton to quilt. It looks great. I chose a nice pinwheel pattern which I feel softens all the straight line HST piecing. I have cut off strips of fabric for the binding & have sewed it onto the quilt....and now I'll have something nice & easy to hand sew down while sitting out on the deck.
Also, just in case the weather turns really bad (which has been known to happen!!), I have decided to be prepared!!!! I really love the Penny Patch quilts that are springing up everywhere....small scale prints, simple geometrics & florals...all looking very vintage-y!
I am following Rachel's receipe over @ http://www.stitchedincolor.com/ quite closely as I do like her colour combinations and I have fabrics in my stash that resemble the look. So I have cut a selection of fabrics all ready to go, just in case!!!
And I have hopefully discovered a helpful little item after reading Robyn's blog the other day, over @ http://robynppblog.blogspot.co.nz/ .
If you remember, Glenys & I are in the middle of one of Material Obsession's BOM "40 Shades of Grey" and we need to make these ridiculously teeny tiny hexagons....real soonish! I would normally tack around each, but Robyn recommends a Sewline Fabric Glue Pen, so I am going to try this out! So a bit more hand sewing for those beachy summery evenings out on the deck.
Here's the thing thou' - Every year I always pack a few things that always remain untouched the whole time we are down there!!
In all reality, I will probably just........
lie on the beach,
read lots of books,
& cook lovely lazy meals .... I can't wait!!
I hope everyone has a lovely Christmas and safe holiday.
See you all in the New Year.