Saturday 16 April 2011


I had such fun for FNSI last night, everyone left at 7:00 p.m. so I could start my sewing!  I sewed the 'Tis the Season apron by Leanne Beasley, choosing navy fabric and white thread to suit my friend.  The apron sewed together pretty quickly, then I was able to get comfy and start the hand sewing.  I managed to complete about half of the stitching by 11:00 p.m. so I was happy to wake up to a rainy day ... the perfect excuse to sit and finish it!  Now to decide if I wait until Christmas before I give it to my friend ... I think it may be a "just because"gift so she can get it soon!  The photos don't really show the true colour, the fabric is a lovely rich navy with a linen-look grain to it.  What a nice feeling to get something finished from my To Do List!

Tis the Season apron - Leanne Beasley designs

This week I have continued stitching away in my spare moments on my Vignette quilt.  I tend to have a mental count going on in my head - I have 40 red flowers to stitch, 4 more to go and I am halfway - and this spurs me on to get another flower finished!  Does anyone else work like that?
Well, I must get onto some Saturday chores!!  Happy sewing.


  1. I love your apron and that quilt looks amazing. I like to work in segments like 1/2 etc it does work well.

  2. Hi Wendy
    Your "Vignette" looks beautiful in red, really stunning. I have hardly done any stitching while we were in Tasmania. Too many other things to do. I love your navy apron too.

  3. I love the colours of the Vignette, yours will be very different from all the others! The apron looks great too!

  4. The apron looks so fun and your quilt is amazing. I can't wait to get my magazines..I'm so far behind. You had a very productive sew in! :)

  5. Your Vignette is looking fantastic!! I still have yet to choose my fabrics but I never go with the 'norm' either so we will see what I come up with. I hope it turns out half as good as yours!!

    And yes, I do count things like that in my head. Especially when I am sewing rows together...I have this many more to do... or when I am straight line quilting. LOL, it helps!

  6. Good grief! You mean there are 40 flowers to stich!!! I'm just finishing block 1 better limber up for a marathon stitch then.
    I'm a 'counter' like you too just wish I could stitch as fast as I can count.
    Your Vignette is looking lovely... very classy.
    Your friends Christmas present is looking really chic too. Lucky her to have a friend like you.

  7. they look great,well done

  8. I like the colours you have chosen for the vignette blocks :) it will look very nice anywhere.
    My mum and I have also started a mother/daughter blog, have a peek if you like its
    Mum is also from Hamilton, me also, but I live down in Wellington now :)


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