Saturday, 21 January 2017

FNSI & Scrap Happy Saturday

This week has been a busy one preparing for Master Eights' return to school so there hasn't been much happening on the sewing front this week. I was so glad for a little down time and did some hand sewing in front of the tv for FNSI. I know why I don't usually sew in front of the tv now... 
I didn't make much progress !0)

I did manage to make progress on my purple blocks for ScrapHappy Saturday finally and finished my blocks for the 2014 RSC. I also managed to sort out most of my scraps into colours which was an achievement and will make it easier to locate the colours I need for the rest of the year.
Linking up with FNSI and ScrapHappy Saturday You should pop on over and see what some of the other amazing crafters have been up to.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

No Sewing on the weekend!

I didn't get any sewing done this weekend as the family and I took a little break to enjoy views like this

and to eat yummy stuff like this

I was very keen to get back to work on Hello Moon when we got back. I went in search of my grey strips I had sewn together for this project. I couldn't find them anywhere. Luckily I still have the materials I made them out of it just means I will have to make a new set. While I was searching for them I got distracted by  my scrap bins as I knew I needed to find my purples to work on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks too. So I pulled them out and started sorting.
I am all ready to get those purple blocks finished now!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Another Bird Flies From the Nest

It was another quiet day on the sewing front although I did manage to finish one of the birds I started yesterday.


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Humming Along!

So Master Eight worked on his sewing on and off today, he started making a Hummingbird designed by Melly & Me. He has sewn all around the wings so next time he sews he will be able to put the body together. As for my progress I got the wings and beaks done for mine whilst Master Eight was having a break from sewing . So this is what we have waiting for us next time we decide to sew.
Master Eight's are the ones that still need to be turned, apparently that's my job ;0)
I also got some buttons to finish off the first Hummingbird so now I have another finish to add to the list!
Better go turn those wings!

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Busy Day

Today I finished off the rest of my Meadow Mystery blocks for January. Now I have to wait until February for the next clue!

Last night Master Eight asked if he could do some sewing too tomorrow, I remind him he had a play date but he could do some on Wednesday.  He wants to have a go at making some toys after his last sewing activity was very successful, so today I cut out both a whale and a chameleon for him to try and make. He knew I was going to make a Hummingbird and mentioned he would like to try that too, so I ended up cutting out four hummingbirds as well, one for him and a few for me. Here it all is ready for tomorrow.
What's that you say? There are only three Hummingbirds there? That's cause I couldn't wait and had to start on one. All he needs now are some buttons to hold his wings on and some buttons for his eyes and he is finished! Melly & Me patterns really are so much fun to make! 

Although I think I might be doing more helping than making tomorrow ;0)
Looking forward to the fun :0)

Monday, 9 January 2017

Meadow Mystery Quilt Progress

I haven't really posted much about this since I started it so I will show you what I have done so far. Back in July I showed you what fabric I had chosen. Here it is here

The first clue came out in August and I only got part of it done so I did some catching up just before Christmas.
 I also got Septembers' clue done before Christmas.
I worked on November and December between Christmas and New Year but still had some trimming to do so that is where I started today.
November blocks all trimmed :0) 
December blocks all finished too!
Then I got started on Januarys' clue
I still have seven of the blocks with the diagonal to finish up but that is a job for tomorrow!

Linking up with Let's Bee Social


Friday, 6 January 2017

Another Block Done

I managed to complete another block today.  I couldn't help but think about the movie "Flight of the Navigator" whilst I was stitching the aliens' eyes, it was one of those movies I thought was great when I was younger. Have you ever had random things from the past come into your head while you are stitching? 
I now have only one of the prepared blocks left to complete before I start on the last four blocks. I am hoping that I will get it to flimsy stage by the end of the month. I probably won't get much stitching done tomorrow but if I do it will probably be January's clue to the Meadow Mystery Quilt.