Wednesday, 25 November 2015

End of November

How is it nearly December? This year seems to be rushing to the end so fast!

I went to Manchester on Friday night, driven by my daughter on a very cold and snowy night over the moors, where we had a very nice Thai meal and then stayed in a Premier Inn so as to get to the Kristy Allsop Christmas Craft Show in the centre of Manchester nice and early on Saturday. It was a nice small venue compared to the places like the NEC, and had some interesting stands where I managed to get a couple of presents. I treated myself to some new hardanger scissors, but I did avoid buying any more fabric, as I currently have the fabric laid out for a least 5 quilts on my craft room table, all ready to start, and drawers full of my stash too!!! 

I have been doing various little bits of hand sewing and have cut out a White Christmas Luna Lapin Rabbit from a  kit (from Manchester Show) that will be a present for my daughter. The kit comes with a dress and lovely red winter coat which will be much more difficult to sew than the rabbit!

I have nearly finished a berry and leaves freehand embroidery on hand dyed linen - not sure what I will do next - I need some hand sewing to take to the embroiderers guild next week, I suppose the rabbit will do, if I do not find something else!!!!

Friday, 6 November 2015

Various crafty things

Been a funny few weeks craft wise, working on a Hawaiian quilted bag and a few bits of hardanger as Xmas decorations.

Completed some bits for travelling books for Embroiderers guild. Also took a hardanger angel I did a few years ago to the guild to go on the groups tree in a Xmas tree festival.

Had a go at a felted and embroidered polystyrene ball, did a peacock feather embroidery and finished a large layer cake quilt with machine quilting,