Monday, December 8, 2008

A busy day!

With my husband away for three days I have launched myself into a marathon sewing binge. My 16yo son is full up with a cold so he is huddled on the couch being pampered occasionally, and 14yodd is working hard at her cross-stitch whilst watching DVDs - though this afternoon she began showing signs of following her brother's lead in the health department.
Finally I was inspired to finish my 10 month old grandson's quilt (more of a security blanket actually). It just wasn't coming together at the end so I put it aside for a couple of weeks - then today, inspired again, I added little loops of orange felt all around. I'm not sure where I saw this idea but it's to keep the little one amused, something bright and little for small fingers to play with. The little cows I printed up from drawings his 7yo brother had done for me.
I bound it this evening and now it's ready to be posted next week. Isn't it great to finish something that puzzled you?!

I also finished the redwork block, though it only had a few stitches to be sewn once I bought more thread.

At Friday's sewing group Christmas luncheon we had a Kris Kringle and I received this pattern. It looks like applique but instead it's coloured with Paintstiks. I missed the workshop our ladies had last month so I haven't seen this done before. Have you used them? If so, how do you like them?

Tonight I'll be working on a wall hanging for my son-in-law....and tomorrow?? If I'm not nursing two teenagers I'll finish up a pillow for one of my older daughters and set to work on our Christmas lunch placemats.

Thank you for dropping by!


Julia said...

Hi Jenny,
The flu has done the rounds here also, but it's awful to see the kids sick, hope they get better soon.
I love the butterfly pattern.
Those paintsticks are amazing, I have used fabric crayons and loved them.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the quilt Jen, and your red block. That's gorgeous. You are a busy pixie!!
Fiona :-)

Sew Useful Designs said...

Jenny, I LOVE the comfort blanket you made for your grandson, the colours and fabrics 'sing', and it's so special having the drawings there also from your grand-babe's older sibling! You are so very thoughtful.

The redwork block is gorgeous too -is this one of your designs?

Have you done anything with your butterfly pattern yet? I have seen the shiva paintsticks but think they are quite pricey to buy. But the design looks absolutely beautiful.

Vikki xxxxx