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

Thursday, November 30, 2017

November tally


One sleigh drop off...yes, I signed up for Chooky's Secret Santa Christmas Swap again this year so there's been a bit of sneaky sewing going on. The sleigh has left......
...and this is all I can show for now :-)

One slightly successful OMG (one monthly goal) result.... I linked up with Patty's OMG link up at the start of the month. I left the scope of my goal very broad...
For November I really want to pull out my Friday's Village quilt top and get some more quilting done on it.
Yes, I pulled it out quite early in the month, found the thread, found the ruler -
but it spent most of the month as an extra cosy spot for Timmie, who found it quite the perfect place to spend her days —
However over the last few days I've found a little quilting time and have quilted two more sets of circles. Of course because it had been put away for a wee while, I'd forgotten some of the spacings, etc, I'd used between my sets of circles so had to work it all out again! [Take Notes, Raewyn!]
This is a Westalee Ruler. I'm quite enjoying using it, now that I have
myself organised again.
Because I'm now on a roll I'm going to make it December's monthly goal as well. I might even be a bit more specific and try to get it finished...hmmm....
Thanks Patty for helping us set these goals and encouraging us to work towards them.

Two blocks completed  for the No Fuss SAL. I don't think I've mentioned this here before.  A no pressure stitch along where we go at our own pace to complete a quilt from Leanne Beasley's book, Living the Dream. Well, to date, my pace has been so laid back it's nearly been horizontal. It's been nice taking a break from my other hand projects for a few nights to stitch up these simple little stitcheries.
I'm using several threads, a solid colour for the outside of the tags and a
variegated one for the rest.
This is the book we are stitching from.

One more block completed for A Holly Cottage Christmas.

Here is the top row joined  up —
The first photo is an outdoors one and has truer colours!

One rescued chicken.
You may remember this wee chick from June.
Well her and her siblings are all grown up now. One of these girls had to be rescued from the (cowshed) effluent pond the other day...here she is looking very indignant and totally filthy. She was in it up to her neck  :-(. I'm so pleased that the MOML found her and rescued her for me.
I'm happy to report that after a hose down and a good night's sleep she was as good as gold again!

A bit of a slow month for me really but that's how it is sometimes, isn't it? I had a wonderful massage after work today so am feeling ready to take on the world :-)
'till next time, 
Happy stitches,

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Raewyn lots of beautiful work.loving your Holly cottage blocks and boy a massage sure sounds good,glad you feel great now xx

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I like your Holly Cottage Christmas - always nice to see what you have going on in your part of the world.

Maria said...

Lots of secret sewing going on around blog land...
Great you could get back in the rhythm of quilting..
Your Holly Christmas Cottage rows look fabulous sewn together.
Poor Chook , lucky hubby rescued her.

QuiltShopGal said...

I enjoy seeing all your projects. You've done quite a bit in November. BTW - I also have the Westalee circle ruler and have a project that I'm going to use it on this weekend. I'm a bit nervous, but your photo sharing helped to encourage me to give it a try. I do so love the look.

QuiltShopGal
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Chookyblue...... said...

Glad to hear your parcel is on the sleigh...... It's very exciting...... Nice Christmas block......
Poor Chooky...... Glad she is ok now..... One lucky chook......

Jenny said...

Love your Holly Cottage Christmas blocks, so pretty. And that sure is good news about the rescued hen - it wouldn't have been a nice way to go if she wasn't rescued.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lovely round up of your month, the holly cottage blocks are pretty!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Lots of fantastic projects! Awwww... poor chooky, glad she is ok! xx

Fiona said...

Lots of lovely stitching going on there Raewyn..... love the look of Holly Cottage. That ruler looks great for circles.... I haven't done much ruler work at all...

Hugz

Leeanne said...

Nothing like a massage to set you in motion! Poor young chook.......thank goodness she was found. Beautiful stitching, piecing and quilting going on in your neck of the woods.

Needled Mom said...

I think that poor chicken needed a massage after finding herself in that slop!

Your stitching looks so neat and pretty. It is so reassuring to read that others neglect to take notes too and then spend way too long figuring it out again.

kiwikid said...

Poor chicken, good to hear MOML was handy!! Your quilting in circles looks interesting, I have heard of those rulers. Has Timmie climbed back onto the quilt or been banished? Your Xmas quilt is looking fantastic, as are the stitcheries... you are still productive for a quiet month.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Poor chooky looked very sad and sorry.....glad she is ok. Really love how your Holly Cottage looks and the Ruths are sweet too. Nothing nicer than a lovely massage xx

Patty said...

Its good to get a project underway again = the quilting will be really nice in the circles. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

Lin said...

Holly Cottaage is looking great! Nice work all round Raewyn and how lovely to have a massage. xx

Lesley said...

My goodness, you have a lot going on! Your work is always so well done...awesome projects!

Helen said...

Lots of wonderful projects, poor chooky:)

Michelle said...

Love the colours of your Christmas quilt, bright and happy!

Pidgeon Patch said...

Good to have a few projects on the go... would hate to disturb the cat...lucky chook to have you looking out for it... and how wonderful that your Christmas cottage is coming along...love your colors...

Suz J said...

Good things come with time... just not always as quickly as we would have hoped. What is it with cats and quilts??

Anthea said...

Great start on Ruth's Quilt! And lovely to see the chicken growing up.

Sandra Walker said...

Ooh, massage would be lovely; I was just thinking today, I need to book one; I'm due...make that overdue! Yay for the rescued hen. Your stitching is just so beautiful Raewyn! I don't think you've been very slow! Gosh there's a lot here, and I love the perch for Timmie too! btw I hear ya on the 'gotta make notes' note to self...

Connie said...

Hi, you packed a lot of fun into this post . . . Love, love, love your quilt. I'm going to look for that book; it looks wonderful and as always you have been an inspiring angel. Your lovely work gives me the boost that I need to keep trying new things.
Thank you.
Connie :)

KaHolly said...

Great read! I want that Wetsalee ruler! You really like it?