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

Friday, June 29, 2018

Blink and you miss it!

My blogging of late, that is!
There's been lots going on but I have managed to squeeze in a bit of sewing.
                                                                                                      
We had a very wet day last week so I spent the day huddled in The Palace.
It was a good spot to watch the river rise. We cant normally see it at all from the house!
You may remember I've been pattern testing for Juliet of Tartankiwi this year. On my sew-day I re-made the rock wren. The one Juliet asked me to test was the 12 inch version. I've fallen in love with the six inch versions and aim to put them all together in a quilt.

These are the 6 inch blocks to date -
These are from her 'Birds on a Wire' club.
I like taking photos that show what was happening at that moment in time so I've taken these latest photos showing my current kitchen. Progress is happening!
After my sew day, I took the dogs for a closer look at the river.
It receeded fairly quickly. The MOML had to repair the sides of the bridge and put some fences up, but it wasn't what we call a proper flood so we were pleased.
I have a couple of little finishes for the month. I started crocheting this blanket a few months ago and pulled it out again when the MOML and I had a roadtrip recently.
It was a fun one to make. It went from one corner to the other, starting small, growing wide and then decreasing to small again.  
Below shows the effect of the corner to corner to corner stitch pattern.
And I've made two more of my Royal vests..I went up a needle size for these ones so they're a size bigger than the ones I've already made.
They use about a 50 gram ball each - slightly more or slightly less so I started these ones in a co ordinating wool to make sure I didn't run out!
On the subject of babies, ED had her baby shower recently. Her sister made a great looking and tasting cake -

I'm writing this on my tablet as I'm on my way to visit my son so please excuse the poor formatting. I'm so pleased I loaded the photos before I left home! I also cant work out how to add in links here right now so I apologise about that too!
And more apologies for not answering all of my comments of my last post - it really has been busy around our place. I read there are fixes for Blogger and the comments issue too but also haven't had a chance to try that out.
Until next time, 
Happy stitches :-)
 
                                                                                                                                               

19 comments:

Raewyn said...

Thank you for visiting!!

Kim said...

Oh my, those little wrens are exquisite! They would look stunning on a quilt. Love your red and white blanket and those little vests are sweet. What a good thing the flood wasn't as bad as you thought it could be....you do live in the most beautiful countryside!

Fischtown Lady said...

The Bird Blocks are so sweet!
Greetings, Marita

Mystic Quilter said...

Love the bird blocks Raewyn! Thank goodness the river didn't rise any higher, it certainly has been extremely wet of late.

Chookyblue...... said...

Oh I do love those little birdies.......

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

glad you didn't have a flood. Love that cake with thing one and two on it. The little bird blocks are great

Maria said...

Your birds are fantastic , you are sew patient, using the small pieces of EPPs...
Good to see the progress on your kitchen and a handy design wall. Vests look sweet hanging on the wires...
Like the red and white crocheted blanket.
Pleased the river recessed receded quickly and didn't course too much damage..
Love the Dr Seuss characters on the Baby Shower cake.
Have a lovely time with your son and family.

Chantal said...

You sure have been busy. I am very glad you did not have a "proper" flood. I love love love your birdie blocks. Looks like a lovely pattern.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I do love those 6" bird blocks and your other finishes are so pretty--
that river did look a bit 'scary'!!
life is busy these days it seems--
enjoy, di

Needled Mom said...

I love those bird blocks! You did a great job on them.

The cake looks so cute. Is it twins?

I'm not seeing some of the pictures, but it might be Blogger acting up. I'm sure the kitchen remodel is driving you crazy by now.

Fiona said...

I just love those birds you are making... so so lovely. they look great against your demolished kitchen...

Have a good trip .... xxx

Hugz

kiwikid said...

The wrens are stunning Raewyn, they will look wonderful in a quilt. Juliet is so clever with her designs. Good to hear the kitchen is coming along..very handy for photos! The little vests are very cute, the blanket is great, I like that corner to corner style. Good to hear the flood didn't do too much damage, last year the bridge was taken out..did I remember that correctly? The cake for the baby shower is beautiful.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Just love those gorgeous wrens! Boy that is a lot of water and glad nothing too sinister for you guys! Lovely woolies as well xx

KaHolly said...

Raewyn, I’m so impressed with those birds! And your crochet work. How inspiring!

Rosemary Dickinson said...

I just love your beautiful birds! You look like you've been very busy! Beautiful crochet work!

Connie said...

Love the pretty little birdie blocks and your crocheting projects are awesome. You are a gal of many talents. Here's hoping the river is at it's highest.
Happy Stitching.
Connie :)

Jindi's Cottage said...

I love those birdies, will look fabulous all together in a quilt...lovely yarn work going on there too...

Julie said...

I love those little birds. Think we could do with a break from the rain at present.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

You've done a lot of work and a big variety too! We seem to have heaps of rain at the moment, wish we could send some over to Chooky... xx