Saturday, January 19, 2019

Finally made a start.....


I did a bit of tracing last week and this week sewed my first postcard....


I am sewing on a cream hanky linen with DMC 221 throughout.

These are fun to stitch......

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

3 Little Postcards

With no internet until today I got a few postcards done. Great fun remembering where and when and then stitching it....
Cheers Michelle xx

Monday, January 14, 2019

A slow start

I spent some of my Christmas holiday period pondering this quilt... I really want to do it - because I like to be part of a group...but I do have a number of other projects to focus on this year.....so, I came to the conclusion that I could do a cut down version - only 9 blocks, and personalise them to suit places that we have been to as a family.

Firstly, that needed some googling for images etc, and secondly, I had to decide fabrics.   I started with a collection of bright blues, greens,purples etc - those of you who know me can see that happening - easily - from my stash , , , , but then I remembered a fabric I was gifted last year - it features hot air balloons which I thought went with the travel theme.   It is softer than my normal tones, so I had to go find more fabrics . . . .


The original fabric is from Natalie Bird - who is local to me in Brisbane - so after a few emails I ordered more hot air balloons and some of the others in the range.
I then added more from a couple of retail therapy trips!


This is mainly what I will be using - featuring the hot air balloons in the larger pieces of each block.  It was very hard to find a suitable stitchery background to go with the taupe coloured background.  I think what I did find will work.  I am still to settle on threads.


I have drawn up about half of my postcards, but still need some more drawings for some of the places I want to include.

The main reason for posting this is to show that I have made progress, even though I have no sewing to show - due to some minor surgery on my right index finger....Gosh I am missing my stitching . . 😭

Happy Road Tripping!





Second Sunday in the .....

....year 2019 {already}
Time for a blog post.
Is everybody still having fun? I am that's for sure.
My first block is finished.
Picked the fabric more or less randomly, next time I have to look more at what I am doing.
The second postcard.
The block number 1 {A}
Have a very nice week with lots of needle work in it.
Warm regards from Holland

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Hello Janene.....

Hi Janene..... 
hope you see this post.....
You left a comment wanting to join in this journey.....
You are most welcome....
your comment came up as a "no-reply" so unfortunately I can't get in touch with you....
if you see this please send me an email so I can send you an invitation so you can post here......
Look forward to hearing from you.....

Helen

Friday, January 04, 2019

Almost in a flap......

I was about to make a start on my stitching and then discovered I didn't  have any suitable background fabric for the stitcheries or enough vlisofix or whisper weft or threads........
OMG really !!!!!!
So a mad rush to the shops, not many open just at the moment but I did source exactly what I wanted......
Phew that was close.....


I would hate to get off to a bad start this early in the stitch-a-long.....
yes I know....
NO PRESSURE ...... but one does at least need to get started ......
I'm ready to go now,
I do hope you all enjoy the journey....
Happy stitching.....



Thursday, January 03, 2019

All Set

Fabrics at the ready.
Some tracing done...
Threads chosen and needle threaded!
Stitching happening.
Thanks for the add Helen.
Michelle xx