Sunday, February 21, 2010

My Sewing Roll

Yeah I'm still here.  Haven't been sewing as much as I wanted. Cos I have just started a new position with work.  I'm now the Advertising Assistant for Gladstone Region for Subway.  I'm still managering the store in Tannum Sands.  It just means more work outside the office.  I must be crazy. My timetable is already quite full.  But I think I need to squeeze in a day or two for sewing. 

Talking about "Sewing".  I have made this cute little block holder.  It's going to be handy when I start making the Mystery BOM from homepun. 

I have just received the second block.  There has been a few fabrics missing from the first and second block.  Hopefully the supplier of this BOM sends them out soon.  I haven't started making them yet due to this reason. 

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.  This is my first day off so I have lots of housework to do and making gets some sewing done.

Katrina xox

Friday, February 12, 2010

There's No More Excuses

Last Sunday my wonderful husband Simon, gave me an early Valentines  present.  He re-built my quilting frame.  It's now a fantasic size measuring at 3 metres long. It was orginal 1.7 metres.

Simon did a wonderful job and it works better than ever. So, there is no more excuses not to make larger quilts.  Now all it needs is a nice new machine to go on it .... I have been eyeing off the Husqvarna Mega Quilter.  Hopefully Santa will come early this

Hope everyone has a great weekend...


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

"Moda Love Pincushion" 1st Feb Finish

Don't you just love them?

These pincushions are a Mode Bake Shop treasure. Click here for the free pattern.

My pincushions are a little bit different to the pattern. I used a "Glace"charm square pack, instead of 5 jelly roll strips. Believe it or not... I could not find any laying around. If you have this problem too, I just sewed three charms together top to bottom, then cut down the center making 2 x 2 1/2 by 14 inch then cut to required lenght. After making 10 strips ( 5 for the front) and the 5 I used for the back instead of the 10" layer cake square. Giving it a strippy look.

Also I added a Button up the top with a "Sweet Roll Ribbon" connected to it. Great to hold my little scissors.

The pattern does make two of these beauty's.... My second pincushion is packed and ready to post to someone special. So better keep an eye on the post box.

I'd like to congrats everyone for having a great Kreative January.. I popped over to a few blogs and Peg & Kath are got there work cut out for themselves this year.

Take Care


Please Please Pick Me

I know... I'm a slacker lol.... Forgot to post about Sarah's Fantasic Blogoversary Giveaway.

I don't have a needle case (wink wink)... Sarah has given me patterns to make one. But her's is SOOO much better. Fingercross I'm the lucky Timmins.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Lifes A Celebration BOM - Homespun 2010

My Christmas Present has arrived

Yeah.. It's the first month of the "Life's a Celebration" Mystery Quilt through Homespun.

My Wonderful Mother-In-Law Gail, gave me this for a Christmas present. The fabric for this mystery quilt is gorgeous (very girly). It's totally my style. God she knows me to well. Thanks again. The BOM did not come with the pattern. But Gail once again thought of it all and got me the Homespun Subscription of my birthday. I'm so spoilt....

Now when do I start.... I was so itching to start today as it rain all day. But one problem... The BOM did not include DMC thread. So I guess my heading to the shop tomorrow.

But today was not a total lost.... I kept my self busy making.... something???
I will pop back tomorrow to show you.

Take Care
Katie xox