Sunday, April 04, 2010

Gotta LURVE a Four Day Week End

g'day possums...

we've had a four day weekend this weekend, something about chocolate / easter ??? I LOVE four day weekends!

So what did I do?? I SEWED!!!

What did I do? Um, well I may of worked on this...

The top was finished (apart from borders) wasn't happy with how some of it was laying so did some rapid unsewing and then fixed it (sort of).. I have been auditioning borders for it, I am thinking of going with a chocolate float and perhaps using the background fabric as a solid border but maybe scallop it? I've not done a scalloped border before so I would like to try this! Oh crap, after studying this post, I HAVE SEWN SOME (a lot) in the wrong way.. bugger bugger poop.. looks like I have some un-sewing ahead of me.. oh pooop.. I hate UNSEWING!

what else did I do? well I got busy finishing off

I made four of these bags, I just had to sew arms on, I do have to sew buttons on the arms, but the buttons I have here (only a few 000's of them) none of them looked right so I'll be off to the quilt store sometime this week to find some suitable ones.. These dolls are called "Sewing Sue" its a pattern in the Kindred Spirits "Needleworks" book.. I changed it a little, it had a lot of embroidery on the legs / arms and button hair.. I like red headed dolly's so I gave my dolls red hair and freckles.. I just need to add the buttons and a wee bit of rouge and they are done...

I have also finished off my 'Challenge Quilt" for the quilt retreat next month, I wish I could share a pic but alas is a SECRET challenge.. its off to the quilters this week.. the challenge was 'recycled flannelette shirts' the whole front of the quilt had to be shirts except the binding... to say it was a challenge was an understatement... they stretch and play silly buggers...

I went to lunch in Sydney on Saturday with this mob . I don't get to go as often as I'd like, its a 2-3 hr round trip for me, but I try to go a couple of times a year!

I have been busy working on an old lost project, miniature dresden plates I started these um, a long long time ago.. I used to stitch them whilst waiting for Missymoo at dancing...

Now for a gripe.. today, I wanted to start a BOM that I had bought from the US.. I'll not name it, as I don't want to be SUED BUT.... there is a CD that you can print templates off, there is a site you can go to to print templates off, but no where does it mention what size they should be... grrrrrr... I made one block and it measures 6x6 I thought OK.. but they are supposed to be 6x6 FINISHED not unfinished... talk about frustrating.. the book doesn't mention this either, it just says 6x6 nothing about finished or unfinished...

Now is it just me or am I being unreasonable, that a pattern that has cost me $'s, should have the measurements for at least the squares that are involved in the quilt??? apparently my printer settings are out, so I'll have to wait to get ink / adifferent printer to reprint them, BUT the clincher is, the pages that print off there is nothing to check if your print settings are correct... I have printed patterns off the net before that have a 'test square' on the page so you can check this...
OK, I have vented now, so I am happy! LOL

I am off to start dinner, my dad is coming up for a baked dinner, and of course I get to cook it.. we also ran out of vegies so have sent the dags out to get some more.. I am into "Meatless Month #4".. not sure how long I'll go on, cause I think about meat constantly! LOL not good for a vegetarian I am thinking..

Oh and the MRI.. *sigh* not good news... I am needing an operation, but I have to wait until I get less of me to have it.. I have given myself to September to shift some lard... apparently the problem is if you are a fat blonde tart that you can get stress fractures where they take a 'shingle' of bone from one bone to fix the knee cap.. my knee cap is moving 2-4 cm's... it was happening a few times a day, but now it is nearly every time I get up from sitting... and its also 'locking' so I have to sit down again to hopefully get up again before it unlocks.. fun and games!


take care possums...


Lissa
PS pics um, 'borrowed' from Pennie/scquilters blog my camera is flat - again!

7 comments:

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Oh Lissa! Sorry to hear about your knee. I'm a fat brunette tart with dicky knees so I hear your pain. (Maybe I should shift some lard in preparation?)

Gotta say - I adore your mini dresden plates. I promised myself I'd do a dresden plate quilt this year but somewhere along the line I realised I'm nowhere near skilled enough yet.

And yes ...totally agree the size for the unifished blocks and the finished size should be on every pattern - but thats why I make sh*& up as I go along. I get too stressed if I follow someone else's pattern.

Have a great week!

Bernadette said...

LOOOVVVEEEE the four patch and pink quilt!!!!

Vickie said...

hellllllllllllllo-cool to see you sewed..lots of work in that big one eh? Oh drats about the knee but I guess best get it fixed as it has plenty more years to support yet.,oh yummy baked dinner here tonight too cheers Vickie

Thimbleanna said...

Yikes -- that doesn't sound good about your knee -- and it sounds really painful! LOVE that 4-patch -- and those little mini dresdens are adorable -- they'll make one cute quilt.

Oh, and the only reason you get away with possum'ing us is that you're talking about your way cute and cuddly little AU possums -- and not our butt-ugly US possums!!! ;-)

jindiscottage said...

Those dresdan plates are way cute...makes me want to break out the 1930's stash and start making a new UFO...yeah, 'coz I need one of those - ha ha.

Oh you poor possum with your bad knee...good luck with the reduction programme, shame that lifting a sewing needle doesn't count as weight loss exercise - we'd all be supermodel thin :(

I so agree with you - what is it with patterns/instructions that don't give the whole story...$ are exchanged and the product you receive is defective - it's missing bits. Grrrrr.

jindiscottage said...

Those dresdan plates are way cute...makes me want to break out the 1930's stash and start making a new UFO...yeah, 'coz I need one of those - ha ha.

Oh you poor possum with your bad knee...good luck with the reduction programme, shame that lifting a sewing needle doesn't count as weight loss exercise - we'd all be supermodel thin :(

I so agree with you - what is it with patterns/instructions that don't give the whole story...$ are exchanged and the product you receive is defective - it's missing bits. Grrrrr.

Cath Ü said...

Love the mini dresdens....
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