Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Here are some bits and pieces...........

I have been spending time with family and friends over the past few weeks, but I nearly always have something in my hands to work on. Thought I'd share a few photos.
Beret for an order
Inside so you can see the pattern and the effect on the rim.
Scarflet to match ~ these are now in Chamonix skiing with their owner!

Building the Eiffel Tower!

 Last week I had a 2 hour session with the local Janome dealer, learning how to use the Janome MC350E which school bought last year. Apparently sewing will be a part of my teaching load this year - once we come back from overseas in Term 2 - provided that there are enough students in Grades 7 and 8 who want to learn. Thought I would take advantage of the holidays to borrow the machine and I have had a ball!
My friend Jeannie and I catch up for coffee when we get a chance - this was on the apron  I decorated for her birthday.........
I embroidered this delightful little cupcake on the pocket! 
 Last Friday, Christine and I travelled to Sarah's via Calico Crossroads, for a stitching day. Here are some pics of what we made..................

Christine had completed one little purse earlier and had 2 more stitcheries ready to attach to the purse outside.
Sarah chose a printed fabric for hers.

Here's the inside of mine - was quite fiddley to attach the lining.

One side attatched to the zip - fabric range is Blush by Moda
The finished purse ~ resting on my new ironing board cover - used this tutorial
I am working on my FIS blocks at the moment as well as some knitting - pics to follow shortly! 


Bec said...

Lovely bag you made at Sarah's; so nice to have a day stitching with the girls.
Beautiful knitting, and lovely stitchery on the machine!
How many blocks have you got to go with FIS BOM? I have plans to work on mine in the next week.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You have been busy....the beret is the little bag Vic...all your projects are just lovely...

Lynda said...

Nancy fabrics? The beret is really lovely.

Christine said...

Your purse turned out well ... you were so quick. Haven't done anymore to mine! Was a fun day.