Saturday, 17 March 2012

FNSI - Getting back to my SKOW quilt ... AT LAST!!

I don't know what it is with my Some Kind of Wonderful quilt, but I seem to have quilters block when it comes to getting on and doing it.  I started off all guns blazing in Nov/Dec, but after half finishing each of the first four blocks, I just stopped ... and haven't touched it since.   I have great intentions and all, but when it comes to it I just can't get going again.  That is, until last night.  Here is a photo as proof that I am back in the game!

Not finished yet obviously, but the preparation is all done and now I have to get on with the stitching.  I want to do this house block and the garden block by the end of March, in line with the schedule for the SKOW SAL being run by Chookyblue.  I'm then going to keep up with the monthly deadlines, while catching up with the Dec/Jan/Feb blocks that I haven't completed yet.  A bit backwards I know, but if I just start from where I left off then I will always be behind.  This is going to be such a great quilt when it's finished... and it will be....on time!!!

Thank you to Heidi and Bobbi for hosting the FNSI.

See ya

Thursday, 1 March 2012

February Monthly Make

It is officially the first day of autumn, and the cold weather has struck already.  The wind has blown all my potted trees and outdoor furniture over, and apparently we can expect worse (gale-force) over the next few days.  Good friends of ours are getting married on Saturday so that is pretty unfortunate, but that is Waikato weather for you.  Luckily for Little Miss I have started on her winter wardrobe already - she's going to need it sooner rather than later it seems!  

My February make is a heavy polar-fleece coat. I haven't finished the hem or the sleeves, as I intended to do those later in the season when Little Miss will be wearing it - she is growing so fast these days!  And I have to practise making buttonholes before I attempt them on this coat as I've never done them before.   I love this coat,  I want one for myself!  Little Miss picked the colour - she is currently obsessed with having everything match the colour of her eyes - and I think she made a great choice.  It's gorgeous!!

Head on over to to see and drool over what everyone else has been up to during February.

Take care and keep warm...