Friday, 26 November 2010

I'm still here

It seems like a long time, but I am still here.  I've been pretending to be a domestic goddess for a few days.  The cobwebs have been banished, baking has been done, and jam has been made.  Now I can get back to the fun things without feeling guilty.

 I've finally quilted and bound this quilt.  I treated myself to a sewing machine that could cope with quilting and did it by machine.  I kept it simple, as that's what I do best.  I stitched in the ditch around the blocks and the centre squares.

Now I know I can do these, I  need to get the backing to finish another couple of quilts.  All being well, I can get the fabric for the first one next week.
I've also made a couple of pencil cases.  This is a small one for crayons.  I have one more on the sewing table to finish, though there are a few bits to do before I get to it.

Unfortunately, the snow hasn't reached us yet, so I need to take the boys out today.  That means I won't be able to get to the sewing machine today. Hopefully, we will get enough light to take photos of the table mats that got finished yesterday.


Elena said...

Wow! What a gorgeous quilt you just finished!
Love the fun polka-dot fabric on the pencil holder!

Terry said...

Congratulations on finishing your quilt! It looks fabulous! Love the pencil pouch too! :0)

stitcheranon said...

Beautiful quilt...looks lovely. Well done.

Annie said...

Nice to see your beautiful work again. Love that quilt. What kind of machine did you get?

Terry said...

Morning last night Mr Blogger wouldn't load photos . Today TA Da!
Great finish for the quilt. I always get excited when I finish a quilt.

Lots of dots looks good too.
Have a good weekend.

maggi said...

Excellent job with that quilt, just in time to snuggle up under as the temperatures plummet.