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

Saturday, July 6, 2019

A new One Monthly Goal

After success last month with meeting my goal of getting a quilt top together, I'm keen to sign up with the Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal again. I'm hoping I can have success two months in a row!
I am taking part in The Country Yard's Mystery Christmas Stitchery, Not Even A Mouse. It has lots of very cute stitched blocks and I'm happy to say that I am keeping up with stitching those.

However there's a bit of piecing that also needs to happen and I'd LOVE IT if I caught up on that.
My goal for the month is to piece 24, 3" friendship stars.
The stars go around this centre stitchery.
The half square triangles are at the pressing and trimming stage, so there's a bit of sewing involved.
I'd be happy if I also caught up on the rest of the piecing for this project (there's no more small blocks like the stars) but we'll just have to wait and see about that...!
Such cute blocks
I'll be reporting on my achievement later in the month! Thank you Patty for this link up :-)

I've barely had the chance to sew lately; just a bit of invisible machine applique which I decided to unpick. I used Smoke monofilament when I really should have used Clear, and it wasn't as invisible as I would have liked! Unpicking size 1.1 zig-zag sewn in 'invisible' thread is not the easiest thing to do!

I've been knitting again in the evenings and have managed a pullover for George —
Being ably modelled by George
and (nearly) some slippers for Xavier.—
Had just enough yarn leftover from George's pullover
for these!
Mum is staying at the moment and she is busy knitting as well. ED requested some toddler sized Granny jerseys for her two.
She always knits in a pattern as she gets tired of stocking stitch
so every jersey is unique!
(The colours haven't shown up so nicely in this photo).

We're off on our Winter Holiday tomorrow - two whole nights away - such is the life of a Dairy Farmer! We're taking Mum up north as she's not seen much of the Far North before. It will be nice to get away and we are hoping for fine weather so we can enjoy the sights!
'til next time,
Happy stitches,


Jenny said...

Have a wonderful time away from the farm! The Far North is an area we want to get back to and explore again.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Have a wonderful time away. Love your Mousey Mystery quilt and yours and your Mum's knitting is wonderful. You really do have the cutest models xx

Fiona said...

you have some lovely projects to work on at the moment..... have a lovely time away...

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

love to see all the knitting. The Christmas project is fine too I wish I could get into starting on Xmas in the summer but always busy with other things it seems

Gretchen Weaver said...

The embroidery project looks lovely. I can see working on Christmas projects during your winter. Have a lovely time away from the farm. I'm envious, my husband and I always do separate vacations, can't be gone at the same time when you milk all year round.

Janet O. said...

Those stitched blocks are so cute. I will be very interested to see how it all comes together.
Such a cute pullover on your adorable model, George.
Though we are not dairy farmers, there is always something to prevent getting away. Enjoy the two nights while you have them!

loulee said...

Enjoy your time away.
Your projects all look good. What a cute wee man in his sweater.

marina said...

wow all those little triangles! lovely little stitcheries and Georges Vest is gorgeous .
You and your mum are knitting up a storm. Beautiful!

kiwikid said...

Have a wonderful time away, hope the weather is good for you. Love the Christmas stitchery, those stars will be tiny 😣😣. Cute jumper for George, he models well!! Sounds like there is lots of knitting going on in your family! !

Susan said...

Hope you had/are having a lovely holiday - doesn't George make a great model??

Maria said...

Your christmas stitcheries are sew cute. You'll have the tiny blocks done soon..
OH NO !!!! reverse sewing is always hard but invisible thread ???? steady as you go ..
A gorgeous little fella is modeling his vest..
Your Mum's jersey knitting is beautiful.
Have a lovely few days away..

Suz J said...

It has been fun watching the Xmas Stitchery get bigger each month at the shop. Although you will find it is a constant reminder of what is not finished! Look forward to seeing where you get to on your big northland adventure.

Janice said...

Good luck with your goal. I’m sure you can do it. Another cute project. Beautiful knitting by you and your mum. It’s so nice to see kids dressed in hand made woollen garments.

Patty said...

Love those hand stitched blocks. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Yes, I too love your hand stitched blocks. (something I've never really been able to do smoothly!) Enjoy your mini break!

Rosemary Dickinson said...

I love your knit projects. So well done! The hand stitched blocks are beautiful. You're getting so much done. I wish I could say the same!

Joy McD said...

Lots of lovely knitting going on there! I do love those mice, they are sooooo cute! Good goal for the month, I am sure you’ll make it! xx

Karen S said...

Hi Raewyn. I am back from holidays and catching up on posts.I do hope you enjoyed your weekend holiday. It looks like you have been busy with stitching and knitting as well as lots of family gatherings. Love all the family pics. And it looks like a busy time ahead with all the birthdays.Have fun.
Lovely work on the row by row blocks and great to see the finish with the green hearts. The hedgehog pillow is delightful. Beautiful knitting for the little ones and I like the result with the sheep skin soled slippers. They must be extra warm.
You have been busy also with the embroidery blocks. I think the mice blocks are so cute!
Lovely to see all you have been up to.

KaHolly said...

Good luck accomplishing your OMG! I think I should come visit so you can teach me better knitting skills!

Linda in Calif. said...

Your little vest is cute - but the boy inside is so adorable! I do love your little mice, they just make me smile. I used to joke with Mark all the time that I couldn't find my clear monofilament thread - probably cuz it's INVISIBLE! Hahaha I do feel for you trying to take that out. Yikes what a job. Good luck with your goals.