Due to Easter
its a long weekend in Australia, a WHOLE four days off... But I guess you are thinking 'hey, Lissa doesn't work, isn't every weekend a long weekend?'...
Well this is true, I only work about 6 hours a week.. BUT public holidays mean
1. no school
2. no dancing
3. no mums taxi service
4. fanging out in my PJ's all day if I want!
So I have been a tad productive this weekend, apart from the gifts I made to myself the other day I have made...
Yesterday I thought I'd better get working on some gifties... Not quite finished, but I am happy with it so far.. the fabrics are civil war repros and william morris wallpaper reproductions, which are a similar time frame.. but if they arent? well I dont really care, the quilt police do not visit here, so I call them 'would be if they could be's'..
The pin cushion I embroidered that Saturday night, and I just have to sew the opening closed, I am pretty happy with how that turned out.. I have been thinking, it would be nice to make a little collection of stitcheries this size in a bowl... but it is tricking gifting someone that, cause what I'd like decorating wise is not necessarily what someone else would like..
I went to a local chain store (Big W Aussie's) and was surprised to find the following fabrics in those Leuttenegger rolls they have at the back for $3.40.. some 30's and a cheddar reproduction print.. The 30's are mostly from the Storybook range that was available early last year..
So of course they had to come home with me.. They aren't the brightest, shiniest or newest ranges out, but as they are reproductions it dont matter! I love them! I did have a couple already in the stash, but I am always on the look out for more!
I have been suffering from headaches for months now, since mum died, but I have found out it is something to do with the shingles I had twice in the past four months! I am off to the optomestrist and hopefully the eye specialist real soon.. its been a bit debilitating, painful and making sewing a um, little wonky! LOL when my eye is good I look at what I sewed earlier and I think hmmmmm... I have been using the 'galloping past on horseback theory' a LOT!!!
Well I am off to do some tidying up, have my dad and brother coming for dinner.. they are cooking (well the local chinese restaurant is)
'til next time...
PS Not sure what the pattern is called.. it was a pre printed stitchery I got at a show a LONG time ago, I made it no pattern included with the stitchery (which I wont buy now unless it has a pattern, a big IRK for me) but it is a Busy Bee's Project! no contact details though...
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Due to Easter
Posted by Lissa Jane at 5:39 pm