Friday, September 22, 2017

its a start!

I have started the stitcheries!
yay!
using just one colour for the stitcheries, 
DMC 814
(I was given a huge cone of this a few years ago)
Julz

Monday, September 18, 2017

stitching on

I think I might have gone a bit wild but it's nice to have some finished in reserve for busier months. 


I'm loving these. They are so easy to trace out and stitch. 
Definitely no fuss! 
That's the end of my second skein of thread. 


Christine
xx

edit: I started cutting my fabrics after posting. It had to be done, I was getting emotional knowing they wouldn't be in my stash any more. 

block


These smaller blocks are so much fun....


Hugz from Fiona

Sunday, September 17, 2017

First Block Done...

First block?... or is it the last block?!

Block #35 is finished... I'm going to work backwards through the blocks, doing the odd-number blocks, then forwards doing the even-number blocks... if that makes sense😉
 I have all the heart-eyes for the thread I've chosen😍😍.... the shades are gorgeous & it variegates beautifully every few inches. No sheen like the standard DMC threads, but that is intentional of that particular range with the DMC embroidery floss collection.
Bye For Now♥

8 Done


Loving these blocks they are so quick to do,i have finished 8 and that will be it for awhile as i go away next month for a few weeks.
Cheers Shez xx

Two done…

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Two down….lots more to do….

Peg

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

I Finally Made Up My Mind

Thank you Helen & all of you other ladies for your inspiration & encouragement to join you!

Being that I already have so much on my sewing radar, it did take some genuine consideration about whether to join in or not.
I already had the book (big plus)... so my only stipulation was that I must be able to make the top entirely from my Overload, entirely! Well only a brief browse was needed the other day for me to realise that I can indeed pull enough print fabrics together... so I took out my chosen stitchery fabrics & got cutting...
I even had thread too; a very nice DMC variegated.

It's going to be my 'Fridays Project'... during the day at patchwork group & then later on back at home during the evenings. Easy to take with me & easy to work on.

Thank you for having me.
Happy Stitching!

another little block

Cute little block this week


.. copied Susan's idea of cutting up the fabric..... nice having tidy little piles and knowing that I have enough blocks


Thanks girls.... fun sewing with you all....

Hugz from Fiona 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

JOINED IN….

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I started this years ago… I did do several stitcheries, but used them in other projects…..so, when this came up I thought why not….as I do love this pattern….thanks girls for letting me play…
These are the fabrics I am going to use…I have so many threads I have decided to use several different reds…
I can also say all of this is from my stash which is even better….
have a fab day Peg x


Friday, September 08, 2017

Lovely to meet you

Hello everyone,

I'm so looking forward to a no fuss project!

Thank you the Tuesday girls for starting this and Helen for inviting me in.

and (I think) thank you to Fiona and Shez for encouraging me to start another project!


I'll be using the remnants of my treasured Paris Flea Market stash with a couple of ring-ins to fill it out.  Linen from my stash to stitch on and thinking a variegated thread which I don't have yet... or maybe lots of colours which I do.

Decisions.

Looking forward to seeing everyone's progress

Christine 
xx






Thursday, September 07, 2017

How dopey am I ?


Probably not a good idea to ask that question  is it ?

Well I had better tell you why.....

If you get an invitation from me for my personal blog just ignore it please....
I got muddled up and thought I was in this blog and wondered why all the authors had disappeared so I started inviting you girls to be authors to the blog......

then discovered I was on the wrong blog......
drrrrrrrrrrr
There are a couple of invites for this blog still out there so please just check which blog the invitation is for......

Holy doooooly I am getting sooooo dopey.....
Funny really I guess.....
At least I gave you all a good laugh so that is good.....

Bye

My new stitchery .....


Yep I'm back again......

A couple of ladies are making stitcheries  for the quilt that show various stitching groups they are in.... you may have noticed that "we" the Tuesday girls have one that the lovely Sandi drew for us....
I will be changing a few of the stitcheries that I don't really like or apply to me....
eg.... the sand between your toes ..... 
I hate sand and between my toes is yuk for me.... lol

So I have drawn one for this group that I will be using.......
if you like it and want a copy just let me know....
I'm not good at designing or drawing but it gives you an idea of what you can do to personalise your quilt.....

Remember
no pressure and you don't have to use this in your quilt.....
 I won't be insulted if you don't..... honestly....
Mind you the over achievers who have drawn all the stitcheries ....... 
it is bad luck for you lol....
I'm being naughty now......lol


Nearly forgot to mention.....
when doing a post can you add a label with your name....

Happy stitching girls






Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Letting you know

Hello girls.....

You will need to accept your invitation email so you can post and put photos on the blog.....
check your junk mail if you haven't received one as it may be there.....
let me know if you haven't got one yet....

I do hope you all enjoy this Stitch-a-long,....

Wow ..... there is 18 of us now, gosh our list has grown.....

BUT...... 
most of all remember..... no pressure just have fun.....


Sunday, September 03, 2017

2 blocks for me.....

I will have 3 done before end of September..... yahooooo
slow but sure....


Saturday, September 02, 2017

3 Blocks Done


3 blocks done,i am really enjoying stitching these.
cheers Shez xx

Friday, September 01, 2017

Yay.... started....


First block done... I love it...


Thanks everyone... so fun sewing with you all....

Hugz from Fiona

Thursday, August 31, 2017

My Stitcheries so far.....

I have 4 stitcheries completed and have decided to make my quilt using my stash only. I have lots of lovely Tilda fabrics so I'll be using them. 
Can't wait to see everyone's progress. 
Have fun!

Teresa 

Wow - what a great response to our Stitch-a-long

How great has it been seeing everyone's keen responses to doing this stitch-a-long..
  Seems quite a few of us have been in the same boat with always wanting to do this quilt but alas, life gets in the way (or should I say - other projects)..  I have loved seeing the photo's of fabrics and the started stitcheries.  This is going to be sooooo cool - I can't wait to see how they look when finished...
I have decided to do mine in the new tilda range (I confess - this is in my stash) and with variegated thread.  I don't usually use bright fabrics but lately have been pushing my boundaries with trying new colour ranges and I definitely am one of those oddballs that don't like using variegated thread.  I find when I use this type of thread, that all I want to do is chop it up into bundles of dark, medium and light colours.  This, of course, defeats the purpose of having a variegated thread..lol  oh well,  lets see how I go..
Here are my fabrics..
On Tuesday I completed the fourth of my stitcheries (no order, just which ever I pick up next)..
Keep up the good work girls - they are all going to look great...
cheers
Sandi

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Tuesday Girls Rock


I have finally chosen my fabrics for Ruth's quilt,i am using my stash of French general and using Kangaroo Paw cottage garden thread to go with it,i have also started tracing out the stitcheries today,and i have also remember to soak the thread as well,lol.
Thankyou Tuesday girls for hosting this SAL ,you girls rock.
cheers Shez

I'm in too!

OK my copy has arrived, thanks to a lovely lady over on FB (thanks Ros)..
I'm going to use my stash of scraps to do this quilt
(there are sooooo many)
 I need to get them into something!
so thought this might be a good way to keep on with my stash busting this year...
Thanks again to the Tuesday Girls who have inspired us to celebrate this journey together!

woo hoo - I'm in!!!

So lovely to have this gorgeous quilt to make with others.... special thanks to Helen, Susan and Shez for twisting my delicate arms!!!

I had this selection of Tilda fabrics in my cupboard and so it's wonderful to find a pretty project to use them for....  there are two different soft pinks so I am using them for the stitcheries...


I've actually changed my mind about the thread since I took that picture...

I've spent some time in between other things tracing out the stitcheries so they are ready and waiting


looking forward to sewing with you all... and thanks Brisbane Tuesday girls for the inspiration ...

Hugz from Fiona

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Update on Instagram

Hello girls.....

It has been brought to my attention that finding the Instagram page has been a bit difficult.....

type in the search engine of Instagram.....

#nofussstitch

that should take you there..... I hope lol......

you can put your photos on either place or both if you like......

I have started my blocks at last......
as you can see I haven't done very much at all....... but what does it matter.....

I'm feeling very relaxed about the NO PRESSURE plan.....


Monday, August 21, 2017

Susan Oh 2 Sew

 How much fun is this going to be????  Thanks Helen & fellow Tuesday girls.....

When I first heard Helen and Sandi talking about this quilt I thought....."Mmmmm.... I have that book...I need (???) a new stitchery project...I love group projects... I see a lot of those girls... I better join in....and I do love Leanne Beasley designs...and...well no more excuses...I just gave in."

So I found some fabrics....(they were originally for another project...which is unlikely to see the light of day)...and I had a perfectly matching variegated thread.  I did buy some background...and I traced..several blocks.

Here are my first 2 blocks.  They are very quick to stitch...and very easy...




Here are my fabrics - I may add and deduct as I go




Oh - thanks again Helen - I am so excited!!


A new beginning......

    How things can change and sooooo quickly........

I'll keep it short and sweet...... hopefully......

I was going to make a Quilt from Leanne Beasley's book "Living the Dream"
called "Ruth's Quilt" then after much chatter with friends we now have a stitch-a-long group.

Seeing there is quite a few of us we thought it best to have somewhere to show our progress and decided that a stitch-a-long blog as well as an Instagram (#NoFussStitch-a-long) page   was the way to go ......
 being a very simple design the "No Fuss Stitch-a-Long " was born......

If you would like to join in then you are most welcome.... the more the merrier......

I know that many ladies will have this book hidden in their sewing rooms, unfortunately it is no longer in print but maybe you can borrow... beg or steal a copy somewhere.....

"Treasured Threads" in america still has this book here
or search Facebook patchwork buy/sell ....... 
or just ask at craft groups and hopefully someone maybe able to help.....



So after all that waffling I will get down to business......
for my quilt and backing I'm using stash only , I thought this quilt would be a good stash buster......

There are 36 small stitcheries to be done......

So my plan is very simple 
 3 stitcheries  of your choice a month to be completed by the end of each month.....
first 3 to be finished by the end of September......

all stitcheries will be finished at the end of September 2018....
so that will enable us to get the quilt finished by December 2018.....

all going well  that is...... lol

Yes it is a long plan but we all have other things in our lives to do and don't want it to become an awful chore instead of a pleasure to be a part of......
Some of the girls are changing a few of the stitcheries and personalising them, more like labels for various groups they are in.....

 here is an example of one that Sandi made for our Tuesday girls.....


There isn't any quilting police here....

NO PRESSURE AT ALL...........

if you don't get them done or you get a run on and do more each month that's fine......
this is just for motivation and fun.......
If you do join in I would love to put your name on the sidebar ......

Remember    I WON'T BE 
chasing you to keep up but I would love for you to put photos on here of the 3 stitcheries by the end of each month or whenever it takes your fancy to do so.....

Sooooo here we go !!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

It has come to an end......



Hello swappers......

unfortunately our swaps have come to an end......

I am the only one from the Tuesday girls who is blogging these days so I have decided to close our little swapping blog....
The girls are just tooooo busy to participate with their blogs and I really don't want to run the swaps on my own....

It was great fun and we do appreciate all the lovely  
comments, swap gifts given and received......

So I will see some of you in blogland I'm sure ....

Helen, Sandi,Teresa, Nor


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Techincal Issues

Hi Girls,
Just letting everyone know that we are taking a break for a little while..  Out of the four Tuesday Girls - three of us are having internet issues which has complicated things a little.  They are upgrading the network in our area and it seems that because of this no one is interested in maintaining the old connections..  Every time it rains I lose connection for days which can be so frustrating.
Anyhow we thought it might be a good  idea just to let you know, that for now, we will be taking a break.  We hope everyone is having a great New Year and getting lots of sewing done..
Oh and Thank you for all your lovely comments - it has been nice to hear that you have all enjoyed our swaps..

No Fuss Swapper
Sandi, Helen, Teresa & Nor.
xxxx