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jeudi 22 janvier 2015

A finish, a new toy and a new start!

First of all though there is still just time for you to sign up for this months FNSI hosted by Wendy.





Just use the link above to pop over to Wendy's blog to sign up - then get the chocolate and wine ready!

Last summer I showed you this

lovely hanger given to me by a friend and made by her son. Perfect, as you can see for my swap postcards.
Before Christmas I needed a hanger for my Gail Pan Christmas mini and so I asked if he could make me one to match the card hanger. Well unfortunately Gail Pan will have to wait until next Christmas but meanwhile I have finished my Dawn Hay Preston Bag stitchery and made it into another little mini and here it is on my new mini quilt hanger.


I can assure you that it is a perfect rectangle - unfortunately the angle for photography has distorted it a bit!. Anyway, I love my new hanger and now both hang together on the wall of my 'studio'.


I have signed up for a block of the month! This is a new venture for me but having never, in 35 years of quilting, made a sampler quilt I thought it was about time! I have joined some of the lovely ladies in Our Craft Group and we are going to make a BOM each month this year starting in February. Each of us has chosen a block to make so we should have a good variety.
Last year, having decided that my stash was seriously lacking in pinks, I went mad on a shopping spree in UK buying pink fabrics. So I now have a lovely selection for a pink sampler quilt. Here are my fabrics.


I plan to add in a little more green too.

And finally while we were in UK for Christmas our Grandaughter, aged 5, was 'pretend' sewing costumes for Strictly (with which she was obsessed) using hair clips and dolls pram blankets! So I thought it was about time she did some proper sewing and found a first sewing kit for her to try.
Here she is working on a pencil case


and here with the finished case and a little bag from the same kit.

I think that was a success.

Hope to see you at Wendy's tomorrow!

11 commentaires:

Susan a dit…

Hi Lin love the little wall hanger and mini quilt. I think your grandaughter has definitely got the sewing gene What a great bag and pencil case. X:)

Fiona a dit…

those special hangers are great.... and lovely fabrics for your BOM... your granddaughter is so sweet and looks very pleased with her first sewing efforts...
Hugz

marina a dit…

lovely new hanger Lin, complete with beautiful hanging mini.
Well done with taking on an apprentice, your granddaughter has done a great job.
lovely fabrics for your new samplet quilt.

Love Bears All Things a dit…

I like the hanger, too.
And your BOM sounds fun.
I have a granddaughter who sews, too. It is nice to pass on these skills to another generation.
Mama Bear

Linda a dit…

So nice to have such a lovely way to display your postcards. I need to find someway to show mine off too. Your granddaughter will be sewing up a storm soon. She looks very proud of her projects.

Sheila a dit…

What a special way to display your postcards . Your granddaughter is adorable and looks like she is going to be a quilter just like her grandmother :-)

ukcitycrafter a dit…

Your granddaughter looks rightly proud of her achievements.
A pink and green quilt! Love that colour combination - look forward to seeing your progress.

KaHolly a dit…

You're granddaughter did such a good job! She's well on her way to follow in your footsteps.

Janet a dit…

Fantastic sewing kit for your granddaughter! I wish I had been able to find mine something like that when she was five. She is ten now. I showed her how to make scrunchies when she was here at Christmas. She made three and I sent her home with fabric for four more. I wonder if she has made them. I have thought often that I need to make a pink quilt and use up some pink fabrics. It hasn't happened yet...

Janet a dit…

Fantastic sewing kit for your granddaughter! I wish I had been able to find mine something like that when she was five. She is ten now. I showed her how to make scrunchies when she was here at Christmas. She made three and I sent her home with fabric for four more. I wonder if she has made them. I have thought often that I need to make a pink quilt and use up some pink fabrics. It hasn't happened yet...

Judy a dit…

Those special hangers are quite neat! I like your mini quilt and the stitching. How wonderful is that to be able to sew with your granddaughter?! She looks like she's having fun :-)