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

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The end of the month already!

I can't believe it's the end of the month today. With the lock down, one day is so much like another at the moment!
Firstly, I need to show you the wee stitchery I started quite some time ago. I think I finished stitching in January, got the hoop on it in February and finally photographed it in March - and it will have to count as a March finish too.
The pattern is Purrrfect by Cinderberry Design (Natalie Lymer) - I made it as a shop sample for The Country Yard.

I've been a bit slack with any progress on my long (and newly) forgotten projects on my PHD and Woofa list.
Omigosh is on my Woofa list and I have managed 5 more blocks for that this month.
You can see in the photo below my meagre attempt at using 'teal' for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for the month. It's a colour I found hard to classify so my 'teal' is very broad!
The Flashcat medallion quilt is on my Woofa list too and I've completed two more blocks there as well. Even though I'm pattern testing for this quilt, and therefore will be 'forced' to sew blocks for it as Juliet requests, I put it on my list so that I would sew the additional blocks needed to complete the quilt. For example I was asked to test One Left Facing Mouse...the quilt needs four of those particular blocks.
I think I may get into a bit of a bother with the background fabric.... I'm not sure if it's still available so will have to get my thinking cap on if it isn't.

Thank you to Cheryll for hosting the WooFa challenge. Every little stitch is one stitch closer to completion.
Today I sewed up 3 more (Buggy Barn) truck blocks for Xavier's quilt and two more need just their last seams sewn. I thought I'd be able to include them in my monthly block count but of course all these blocks still need tyres/wheels added so are a wee way off finishing!

EDIT - I did a tally up for my 350-blocks project. I made 16 complete blocks this month, counting my fish sample, temperature blocks and those mentioned above. There are a few more I won't add in as I haven't talked about yet - my secret stitching project.....

This morning's walk was a short one and I was tempted to flag it after a good three hours in the cowshed this morning for our final milking of the season - two months earlier than usual because of the drought :-(
This was the most scenic photo of the walk.
Later in the day we had family waving at us from the back hill I was up the other day when I was waving to them. They took the easy way up - using the buggy!

'til next time,
Keep safe, stay home and stay well,
and happy stitches,

18 comments:

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

I love that cute little embroidery. Waving at the family is good for the soul. Keep on with your walks I bet it is helping - it rained half the day yesterday and all night - now it is a mushy muddy mess again, I might need to drive to a park to walk - I hope there aren't a lot of others today that decide to do that too

Maria said...

Such a lovely stitchery in the Hoop..
Good on you making some more OMigosh blocks as well as the mice and trucks for Xavier.
Sew hard not being able to give the grandie hugs .....but nice to give them waves from the hill.

Jenny said...

Your end of month tally is great, especially the truck and mouse blocks, so cute.

Julie said...

I am loving watching Xavier's quilt evolve Raewyn. I am not so keen on your mice block only due to the fact that Fat Blackie is bringing in mice each day at the mo ... catching & releasing INSIDE!! It fair near does my head in. I just adore your wee stitchery though. xx

Cheryll said...

All your projects are wonderful Raewyn... but I especially love the little mouse...
Congrats on achieving your WOOFA challenge this month too.
Keep up the good work... & stay away & stay safe...xox

Fiona said...

that stitchery is just gorgeous.... I love hoop art. Xavier's quilt is coming along well and I am impressed with the mouse and your commitment to foundation piecing... great to be waving to the grandies.... facetime has been our life saver...
Hugz

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute embroidery. Lots of people are having a hard time being at home, and sewing even though they often wished for that in the past.

Charlotte Scott said...

Love the autumn colours of the stitchery, very pretty.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

And again, lots of snippets of progress, I love them all. But that little mouse is just sew cute! I seem to fluctuate with my sewing & productivity, just doing little things when I can, and trying not to be too hard on myself when I can't. Kia kaha Linda x

Mystic Quilter said...

You were just in time with the stitchery, I love the wee cat! The family certainly took the easy way to the top of the hill but it must be tricky to get the little ones to climb up there.

loulee said...

What an adorable wee kitty stitch.

Leeanne said...

the stitchery looks so sweet in the hoop....xx

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Perfect stitching!

kiwikid said...

Beautiful stitchery Raewyn. Good to see your sewing progress for the month. Great to be able to wave to the family while they are on their adventures.

Janice said...

I love the stitchery. Her designs are so sweet. Keep sharing about your walks.

Michelle Ridgway said...

That is the sweetest stitchery! I am in awe with your foundation piecing!

Karen S said...

Love that embroidery, too. Such a sweet one.
Good luck with all your planed work on UFOs. Good time for it. The mice are wonderful.

Bethan said...

The embroidery is so lovely. Lovely blocks all around - the mice are stunning. They must have taken a while to do, especially around the eye x