Saturday, 31 May 2014

TODAY was...

.. a celebration of a quilting blog birthday at ... www.chookyblue.blogspot.com x the idea was to have a sewing day and something bubbly .. and join in with the celebrations on her blog xx

My usual companions were ...


a bit unenthusiastic at the start of the day x By the end ...


it hadn't got much better!! However I had another companion ..


who was much more enthusiastic xx He doesn't like bubbly drinks and so settled for..


something different x My drink had bubbles..


and was ..


none alcoholic xx as I don't like alcohol xx 

I started with making a broach that we had from Congleton quilt group last week..


it was a quick and easy project that was a lot of fun to make x

 
 
the next project was to make a cushion ... you may remember Blair's Blocks ... well I still had 2 blocks left over .. one was a little small .. so this I made into the back.....                                   
 
 
 
I just need to quilt the main (big) quilt and he will have 2 quilts and a cushion xx                     
 
The next project was another quick and easy one ... I made my post card for June .... the theme for this month is English patchwork ...I decided NOT to go with hexagons but chose a different shape  .... so this is the one I made .....      
 
 
Hopefully my partner will like it x           
 
My last was a "finishing off" project . Last year ... as we were eating our Christmas dinner!!... my mum announced that she would have liked a table runner!! NOW I had asked her previously if she wanted a runner and she always said NO!!!  SO .. I have used some of my blocks from the Christmas Block Swap .. and made her a runner ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
I DID say if she doesn't like it.... it fits perfectly on my sideboard ... however she has taken it home with her!! OH well! I suppose I can make another for me xx
 
My sons partner has her birthday tomorrow .. so we went out for tea and then ... we had to have some cake ...
 
 
mm delicious xx..... it has been a good day......
 
 
Hope you have had a good day and managed to get some time to sew and maybe spend time with family ... better still ... had some cake xx
 
Diane xx
 
 

8 comments:

CathyC said...

love the table runner! don't forget to share on the Christmas Block swap blog what you have made http://christmasquiltingblockswapsaustralia.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/take-up-challenge.html

Joy McD said...

You've had a very productive day! Love all your projects! xxx

kiwikid said...

Wow!! You have been busy! Love the table runner, if your Mum changes her mind it could find a home here too!! The broach is lovely as are all your projects! Hey your companions look like they are fed up waiting to go out!! Lol!!
xx

Sharyn Baldwin said...

You did have an exciting day, didn't you!!

Josie said...

Are you turbo charged? :o) Love the flower you made and the table runner is gorgeous. Not surprised it was claimed immediately. Great cushion too. I'm still trying to figure out what you call the shapes in your paper piecing. All that and cake too... lucky girl. By the way I'm having a glass of Lilt right now...but mine has a Gin in it! :o))

Chookyblue...... said...

hey you got heaps done......congrats......thanks for joining the party.......

Farm Gate Creations said...

Now that sound like the perfect weekend.

Maggi said...

A very busy bee, no wonder those dogs look exhausted. Love the table runner and the brooch.