Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Change of Pace

 Now that our hot summer weather is here it's time to do some more hand work and I've decided to work on another set of UFOs. My oldest DD made 7 of these fairy blocks for me when she was very ill and it's time they were finished and displayed where we can enjoy them. There are a set of 12 and I was thinking of framing them but I think I'll make a wall hanging instead and finish off all 12 blocks. I have also decided to add the outer borders to each fairy and I think it will enhance them. I forgot to take a photo of the first one before I stitched the floral border but you can see my progress on it. I'll show a photo of it finished tomorrow as I have finished the stitching and beading and it's been washed and will be dry and pressed later.
 I've just pulled the threads and beads for the February block and plan to finish that one next. I've also bought another new tin to hold my stitching pieces and keep them clean. I love London so i was very pleased to find this new tin. I also use them to rest my pattern on so they are a very handy tool for my hand work.
I forgot to add too that I use a magnet stuck to the tin lid which holds my pins when I'm hand piecing my patchwork pieces. I love to buy some new tins at Christmas time so I can have new tins for my projects. The Sunflowers will still be worked on but it's good to get another set of UFOs on the way to being finished.
  I've also finished off the last QAYG quilt to donate for the year and the photo will appear on my other blog, Oz Comfort Quilts. It's time to put away the donation sewing and get ready for the family to come home for Christmas. I hope you are all getting ready to enjoy time with family and friends too. A very big welcome to my new followers as well as my regular readers. We are heading off on a 3 week overseas trip in January so there will be more tourist photos than quilts but I hope you enjoy seeing our travels. That is if we can get internet access.
 Bye for now, Jan Mac


Maria said...

love your Fairy Blocks..
Have a great time with family and friends and enjoy your holiday.

Gina E. said...

These will look fabulous all together in a quilt/wall hanging! So much nicer and more practical than individual frames (cheaper too).

jacaranda said...

Merry Christmas Jan to you and your family. Have a wonderful time o/s, happy and safe travels. Love your fairy blocks.

jacaranda said...

Merry Christmas Jan to you and your family. Have a wonderful time o/s, happy and safe travels. Love your fairy blocks.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Very detailed fairies. I remember how much my niece and I loved fairies when we were little. I took some summer curtains that were not currently hung up and the see through ones too, cut them up and made us fairy dresses (I was about 12). My Mom almost fainted, LOL! Have a wonderful holiday! I always like to see travel photos that people post!