Wednesday, 20 February 2013

New sewing mate!!!

Hi all, it's half term over here in sunny Ireland and yes it is sunny. We are enjoying some lovely winter sunshine. It's chilly but the sunshine certainly puts a spring in your step.
Half term consisted of 2 days for me, so it was back to the grind this morning.
However, I took the opportunity and caught up on some sewing.
I had some company whilst I was sewing...

Alfie our 61/2 year old year old shih tzu keeping me company.

In January I decided to join a BOM, so I joined genxquilters and started the sisters Ten modern BOM. My wonderful sister in Austria decided to join me , so we are doing it together. Instead of keeping both blocks , we are sending each other one. So by the end of the year we will have identical quilts. Our criteria is to use our existing stash , any colour and make it up any which way we want. Should be interesting!!!
This is what I've done so far...

Grandmothers frame Jan BOM
Susanna Feb BOM
I also managed to do a Bee Blessed block - Patchwork wheel block.
More hugs for the hugs and kisses quilt.
That's what I call a successful two days.
Hugs and kisses to you all.
                        Ruth xo

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Valentine surprise

Happy Valentine's day everyone.
My husband and I usually agree not to do anything for each other on Valentine's day.
However, look what was waiting for me when I got up this morning.

I was nearly late for work as I was flicking through the magazine a little bit too long.
Aren't the fat quarters delicious?
I know exactly what I'm going to make with them-a lunch bag.
I've been looking for some foodie fat quarters and now I have just the job.
The man did good.
On top of that he brought me flowers last week. He is spoiling me.
Hope your Valentine's has been as scrumptious as mine.
                                      Ruth xo

Sunday, 3 February 2013

LONG time no see

It's been awhile I know, but I actually fell out with blogging. I think I had just got run down over Christmas and struggled to download some photos. I'm not very confident when it comes to blogging and have to make sure my husband or daughter is close at hand.  I've managed to keep up with everyone though and have enjoyed a bit of blog hopping.

I have been busy so I thought I'd let you see what I've done over Christmas.

All stars!!
This is a selection of star blocks I have been working on for my eldest daughters memory quilt.
I have 4 more to do then I can piece it with sashing, border and backing. Not sure when it will get finished but it's one of my aims for 2013.!!!!

Made this cushion for my youngest daughter.
I love the colours in this cushion, they match her bedrom beautifully. I surprised myself how much I enjoyed doing the mitred corners; now I'm a real fan of them. I love the finish they give!

It's a slow  process, but I managed to do some more E.P.P.

Quickest jumper I have ever knit!!!
I knit this jumper for Abi over Christmas. The wool was from my favourite online wool shop, Deramores.
The wool is Wendy Mode Chunky, colour Moorland.
Easy care wool and great to knit with!
The start of sample quilt for my friends wedding pressie.
This quilt will be made up of  blocks I am making at Judith's class, How to design,calculate and make your own Quilt/Block Party. The first class was spent calculating how much fabric we would need. I was so glad to move onto actual sewing the following week. Maths not being my strongest subject, but a necessary evil.
So as you can see my machine and I have been busy.
 Hope you are keeping healthy.
               Love Ruth xo