My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday sew-in

SUNDAY  report- All animals fed and happy (I have 111 calves now), a line full of washing (I have a new washing machine so anything looking at me sideways is getting washed these days!!), (basic) housework done, coffee made, and into my 'cave' by 10am...

well nearly; I was happy with 10.07am — But WHY the rush?...I decided to stage my very own SEW-IN!!
First up was a block for Sue, a friend of Lizzie's. I was really touched by the story Lizzie wrote and her plea for blocks.

I hope she likes reds!!
(quick interruption to grab line full of washing- heavy rain looming..)
Next, more work on my pretties hexie project... a full show in a few days when it's properly done....
No longer looking like a quilt...?
(Skies were blue again so another load went on the line)(so windy they dried in no time..)
Then a few finishing touches to the latest "My Garden" block (recognise the cute wee button from my last post?)
Then, I just had time to settle down to some more 9-patch sewing... I thought I had started to get through them but... still a few to go!!!
the to-do pile is higher than the done pile
Check out Leeanne's 9-patch quilt - she's finished hers!!
[Oh dear - what's happening here —
Don't say she's making crumb blocks again... I thought she'd got that out of her system..!!]

And then there was a quick photo shoot so I could show off the gorgeous purse and pad I received in a giveaway from Di, from Quilting is Blissful!! Cute isn't it? I love the fabric she has used - THANK YOU sweet Di!!
And so ended my day in my cave - it all went downhill after this, with calves calling, hungry family members calling , and more washing to sort.
Have a great week everyone!!

11 comments:

Cisca said...

You are showing many nice things, Ik love the Garden-block: the stitchery, the applique, the colors, the fabric chosen and the button!
Greetings, Cisca

Maree: said...

Looks like you had a Good Day..getting lots accomplished...well done!Love your block for Sue...a few of us have done Reds so yours will fit in just Beautifully.
cheers

Farm Girl said...

What an awesome day you had! So much to show for it. I'm thinking maybe a hexie bag?? Love those pretty colours you're using. Lovely progress on all your gorgeous projects.

Leeanne said...

Don't you just love days like that!!
that looks like a bag in the making to me??Oh well I will have wait.......
Cool My garden block...I got a bit unsure with the satin flowers as the picture on the pattern shows 2 different coloured flowers, but the stitchery pattern says one?
Anyway very cute.

Leeanne said...

Oh dear....looks like I'll be a yo yo with the washing today...my turn...see ya!

Maria said...

What a great sewing day you had.
Great block for Sue.
Loving your hexies and yes I see the button on your cute stitchery.
Go Girl with the nine patches.

Maria said...

P.S I have just done a post about Cat a blogging friend from NZ who is doing quilts for the "Kids of Christchurch"
thought you may like to have a look and maybe spread the word. thanks.

Valentina said...

What an dream day, Raewyn! What a gorgeous block for Sue, I am trying to send one, too. And I haven't even finished block 1 and you are done with 4!
I need a sew-in! I am so in love with your hexi-bag... The colours are so sweet. and so is your gift!
a dream day... :)

Marion B. said...

Your pretty hexies look so sweet. Seems like you had a great day.

Bev C said...

A great day of sewing before life returned to normal. Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I love it when I can get a whole day in the sewing room too--and I don't even have any cows to keep me from going there--but other things pop up!!!! Love all your projects you are working on--way to go!!!
Hugs, Di