Monday, 6 June 2011

Frustrated..... who me?

It's been some weird weekend here!

Kitty arrived on Friday for a few days relaxed stitching..... some hope!  Relaxing is one thing the weekend wasn't.   We've both spent the last three days in a total flummox.... messing up everything we touch.   We are spending a lot of time laughing though.... hysterically! 

I decided to get ahead of the game with the Christmas present quilt.......

 
Anyone making A Boys Story will spot my first mistake.   I'll give you a minute to think.......... times up!
My aeroplane is flying in the wrong direction!      Who forgot to reverse the design before tracing on the back of her fabric!   Oh well... I decided to stick with the planes new flight path and carry on.

Now I really like needle turn applique.  It usually works well for me.  Not this time.    At one stage I felt I'd have better luck if I tried stitching like this......


Apologies to anyone who has a foot aversion and finds the sight of my little Chipolata Sausage toes less than appealing! 

It took me 7 hours.... 7 HOURS.... to applique those circles and despite what the photo depicts I did sew with my hands.    Talk about frustration..... I'd rather not!  

I did a little better with this though.....


SPLAT!!   Sums my weekend up in one word!!

Kitty fared a little better..... for a while.     She finished peicing her notice board from Vignette.  She worked on the stitcheries last visit......


She really likes blue..... a lot!    It's really pretty.  She's thinking of putting it in a white frame which I think will look great.

Her problems started here.....


It's called a Quilters Friend and I've assured her it's going to be really useful...... when she's finished cussing at it!!    This Zippered Pocket will go inside......


If she can calm down long enough to sew the thing together.   She's resorted to reading her sewing machine manual..... show's how desperate she is!

We have decided to retire to the lounge in the hope of a calm evening of stitching and this......


Bottoms up!!

Till next time....

Josie X

8 comments:

Farmyard Crafts said...

Hahahahaha..... toes... fun! I don't think anyone will notice that the plane is flying in the wrong direction... at least it isn't flying towards the ground! ;)

rosie said...

Josie you are sooo funny ... I was really admiring your plane and then you go and tell me it's all wrong!! I still think it's all beautiful..xx

Kate-Show and Tell said...

can I come next time....please.......

Q said...

Love your pic of sewing with your footsies... the boy has informed me I am a hobbit because I have hair on my toes... there you go, adding that in the mix for those with feet aversions he he he

I'll have a glass or two of your chardonnay thanks... You know when I play pool or 8 ball I get better when I am a bit tipsy? maybe it works for sewing!

PS who cares which way your plane is flying it looks awesome :)

marina said...

You are very talented to stitch with your toes! lol
Love the colours you are using for your boys story. The plane still looks good flying the opposite way.
Lovely blog.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hi Josie, I love your plane, it is an original!! Really though, I love the colours you have chosen and your needleturn looks perfect, toes and all. Wendy

Lynda said...

Funny! We all have days like that. Sounds like you made the best of it tho.

Farm Girl said...

ROFL - your antics are hilarious. Thank goodness you sew better with your feet?! The results all look good to me, though I think the problem was that you hadn't emptied the bottles yet. I'm sure the stitching got better once the bottles were finished. lol
Have a great weekend Josie!