Sunday, October 23, 2011

Great weekend of sewing.

Hello everybody, I had a good weekend at the sewing machine  completing a few projects.  Not much housework happening. Although I did do some ironing and cooked a nice meal for dinner.

Finished my sewing machine cover today.


I have been meaning to make a cover for my sewing machine for ages and  have had the fabric for a while .
Still have another  Janome that needs a cover also.


  I embelished it a little with what I found , A pretty piece of pink lace motif for the top, some
white lace trim ,  embroidery stitches and a button.



I had this block put away and if I can remember I think it was when I tried to do free machine embroidery with scraps of fabric (small pieces) and threads to layer ,scraps of lace, some cord, some tule to use for a  layering technique over the base fabric. I can't say at the time it was my favourite thing to do. It is pretty though.


Clickity Clack  a Julie Lembit's cute bag  design ready to fill with my winter knitting.


Also managed to finish the knitting bag for my cardigan project, still haven't finished the cardigan as yet.

Achieved 2 more Dear Jane blocks.


This block was a lot of trouble, 23 pieces . I will be forever getting some of these finished.
Trying to at least do 1 a week.


I  like doing the needle turn applique the best. My blocks will reflect my version of  the quilt. I am not going to make the whole quilt. They are such tiny pieces in the blocks.  I am trying to hand sew as much as possible.




 I was pleased with my achievements this weekend. I still have a few more projects to finish.
The first 2 projects that come to mind is the quilt I have started quilting then have to do binding. A small Halloween embroidery . Just remembered an Apron as a Christmas gift!!. I had better make a concentrated effort on the Apron first.  I'm sure there is something else around.  Anyway  it's all very therapeutic.
Nice of you to call in.
Until next time
Jen x


5 comments:

OzStitcher said...

Hi Jen - the sewing machine cover looks great. such patience with 23 pieces for one block - you're doing better than me......Cheers Karen

Marta said...

Un blog precioso, con unos trabajos divinos.
Besos desde España

Radka said...

Wow, you have been working hard! Lucky sewing machine:)
The bag looks very nice too.

Katie said...

Hi Jen, I love the detail on the sewing machine cover - it looks so delicate and whimsical! You're going great guns with DJ - I haven't done a lot for a few months, why is it there are always too many projects? Lol

Connie said...

What a beautiful sewing machine cover and a good way to use an old block. I love the little bird on your knitting bag too!