Friday, October 17, 2008

What I have been up to

Lynette Anderson is running a competition on her blog well actually Hugo and Felix are running it. Pop over and take a look. It's a lot of fun. If you have completed any of her designs apart from the 'Noah's Ark' and 'Here kitty' head on over and join in. I did this stitchery years ago. It was my first attempt at Stitchery and it kept me going on with others all these years later.
I have been stitching these lovely blocks so generously supplied by capricorn quilts . They are so cute and I can do them at night resting in the armchair. Pop over and take a look at her blog.I did this stitchery ages ago and only found it again when cleaning out my UFO's. I forgot where I had got the pattern from so decided to throw some material around it and make a bag. I love bags. Low and behold I found the pattern yesterday and it is supposed to be on a bag It is different to mine though but that's ok. I am very pleased with my first attempt of making a bag of my own.

These thread catchers are everywhere and just another item I am hooked on. I found a pattern in a magazine but it had pockets on it so I just made mine with out them. I made the bag a bit smaller too as I don't need it too big. My straps don't come off either. I was happy to sew them in.
Fabric baskets are all the rage too. Love them. You can find the tutorial for it here

Be careful though.....they are addictive.

So I have been doing some sewing. I would like to do more of course. DH and I have been working flat out in the garden this week. We are going to be making a pond as we found tadpoles in the old pool. The kids can't wait for the tadpoles' new home so they can watch for frogs. I can't do any of the lifting or digging so DH has been quite exhausted at the end of the day. He is doing a great job though. More on gardening next time.

A Jules


Jo in Tas said...

Hi Jules,
I'm another Tasmanian Blogger, a group of us is organising a gathering at Ross on 22nd November. Please email me if you're interested in attending and I'll forward you the deatils.

Catherine said...

Hi Jules,
Im also from Tas...up in the north...Sunny Launceston, what part are you from?? Im also going to the Ross gathering! Cathy

Jules said...

Hi Catherine,
I am in Legana