Wednesday, March 30, 2011

liberty :: binding

The quilting isn't quite finished, but I was in the mood to add the binding.  After a brief visit to Patchwork on Central Park on Sunday, I purchased some new Liberty for the binding for calico & linen .  I haven't been fabric shopping in a while and it was nice to see 'new' fabrics in store - so much Liberty.  I love the detail and colour in this one and of coarse the texture and feel.

A little splurge on Liberty for the binding will add a nice bit of life to this quilt.  There is a little left over for the stash, Liberty would never go to waste.

Now for more hand stitching...

I'm already thinking about what to do next, it's always a little depressing when a quilt comes to an end.  I don't know if I'm up for another quilt right now, I don't need another...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

a good cause

Last week at my kiddies school they had a day where they could dress in red & white and donate a gold coin to aid those in Japan.  Bells didn't have any red & white clothes so I made a simple skirt for her with a little red trim, she's still at an age where the elasticised waist is ok, so I went with that.  She was very happy.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

progress on calico & linen

quilting is going on.
it's a process.
not sure about he binding yet.
just going day by day.

Added some fabric to the hoops I found in an op shop in Pambula whilst we are away.  Now they are hanging on my wall just above my sewing bits & pieces.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

pochee special

After admiring one of Leslie's pochee magazines on a week-end away I went in search of them and found this one here (excellent speedy service).  It's a linen & cotton special with some beautiful creations and lovely photography.  Here's just a few pics of some of my favorites.

Monday, March 7, 2011

pambula beach holiday

I've just come back home from a holiday at Pambula Beach, I miss being there already.  We went with our family, my sister, her hubby, my nephew, my brother & his wife.  A great time was had by all.  Anyway the photo below is from Bournda back beach - so beautiful, no one else was there.

This great little shop called Bowerbird was in the main street of Pambula, so many beautiful things - a mix of antiques, second hand & vintage.

Whilst on holiday I picked up a few things from the op shops in Pambula, Merimbula & Eden.

I just liked the cover & title of this novel, I haven't read it yet.

why oh why do holidays have to end...