Some sewing for Maggie

It is quite a while since I have done any sewing and my daughter asked me if I would like to make a library bag for my granddaughter.  I was delighted to say yes as I had made a library bag for her older brother. I used up scraps I had at home and I…

Useful scraps

My latest bit of sewing was using up some small scraps of fabric that had been given to me by my elder daughter and some scraps that I had left over from quilting. I first saw this shaped potholder when I was at the Quilt Show in Canberra and thought it was a good idea…

Flying geese with rabbits and ducks and kittens

I have managed to get a bit of quilting done recently and the quilt I made was a cot quilt. I already had the fabric so it was good to make something useful with the pieces I had. The wadding that is there is only so I could get the size correct.  It was wadding…

Some things take a while to finish off!

I made a quilt way back in 2010 and I have finally finished it off.  The quilt did get finished in 2010 for my daughter’s 30th birthday but she requested a label for the quilt and I have only now completed the label. My daughter will need to sew on the label but I am…

I read most of them. . .

  Way back in January I wrote about some books I borrowed from the library.  I read five out of the seven.  The two I didn’t read were Dear Teacher, I started it but found it to be really twee, and the other book was Play Abandoned, I just didn’t open it before the books…

A cover for my overlocker, previously covered with a nappy

At long last I have made a cover for my overlocker, but not without errors and frustration on my part. Firstly I freehand quilted the fabric I was going to use. I had difficulty keeping the stitches even but am quite happy with the result.  Practise will make me better at this skill. I had…