|Goodness look how clean and tidy it looks|
|Back to the real world and a working sewing room|
It doesn't look that much different, but it certainly smells much better. Had to alter my sewing mat, but that was my only input.... well other than packing everything up, then unpacking again and that is a lot of work.
I have finished the Tilda sewing doll, she now has her sewing machine and the item she is working on, and is ready to be wrapped in Christmas paper
|Must make one for me|
The other finished bit for me is my Dancing Ribbons mini quilt. I thought hard about the binding, and in the end made scrappy binding with the same fabrics as the ribbons... Must find room on the sewing room wall for this one.
|I do love this mini, so bright and cheerful|
I told you about the group on flickr that I have joined this month. I showed you the beginnings of my 3.5" blocks in the last post, this is how they looked when I had finished. Unfortunately I took the photos at night and as the colours were not true I was supposed to take more photos in the morning, but so intent on getting them in the post I forgot..Boo Hoo!! still you get some idea of what they look like.
|Six with pink buttonhole stitch and Six with blue|
My other work in progress is still 'in progress'.
I had forgotten just how long it takes to get all of the lazy daisy leaves sewn, and there are a few more before I get on with the tiny rose buds (french knots), but once all the embroidery is finished I only have to turn up the hem and add the buttons and button holes. Yeah!
I have also been planning (with a little help from my friends) an "all day" sewing day at our local sewing group Higham Piecemakers. I have spent hours and hours scouring the internet looking for small decorations etc that we can make and believe me its easier said than done. There are a few things out there and this is what I have chosen to try.