Saturday, 16 June 2012

Useless!!!


I've been nothing short of totally useless for the last couple of weeks.    I've done nothing..... well almost nothing. 

On the sewing front I did manage to start work on my Schnibbles table cover.....



see..... I'm chain piecing 

I could have stopped here... called it bunting and claimed it as a finished project.  But I just can't tell a lie.
Actually I might have told a little white lie if there hadn't been witnesses.......


Chris........ who looks very happy to be stitching a few more Hexies


and Sally showing off her progress on her Fernhill block of the month.    Chris and I haven't started ours yet! 

I found time to cross stitch another bunny......


poor soul.  Her feet aren't finished and her baby is faceless..... looks creepy.   Don't know what I'm going to do with her... yet.

I finished the Humming Birds  ....


Don't they look cheerful.   Don't know if I'll turn them into a scissor fob or do something different with them.  I'm waiting for inspiration..... so don't hold your breath.

Bagpuss says to tell you he's been helping me out.....


he thinks you'll believe that he's actually stitching the next yard of Vignette border.   You don't do you?

That's it.   That's all I've managed to stitch/sew in the last two weeks!

I wish I could tell you that I've been super busy working on the house but that would be a big lie.  This is how the conservatory looks right now....


this is it from the other end.....


I should have finished decorating it by now but all I've managed so far is to repair the plasterwork where we had leaks.  Good news is it's been pouring with rain for the last two days and not a single drop has made it inside.   If it can stand the deluge we've just had it can stand anything.

The builders are almost done.....


The house is looking very.... white!    You need sunglasses to look at it.     Next job for me... power washing the paths and patio.  That will have to wait till I get back.

Chris... Sally... Kitty and me are off to Fobbles tomorrow for a 5 day workshop with Philippa Naylor.  It's Sally's first ever quilting workshop and she's terrified (don't tell her I told you).   The workshop is called 'Drama & Detail'....Studies in Contemporary Machine Applique and Free Motion Machine Quilting!   nothing to panic about there then (gulp).    Better make sure I pack extra tranq's! 

Too late to back out now my bags are packed....


I only wish my brain was as organised as my equipment!  I've just been chatting to Kitty on the phone about our trip.  She was really surprised to hear that I'm looking forward to getting to grips with Invisible Machine Macrame!!    Do you think there could be a market for that?   Reckon I really do need to sleep. I give in. I'm off to bed right now.....

See ya soon
have a brilliant week everyone

Hugs
Josie



6 comments:

Kathy said...

Wow - slow down girl...you're going to fast! Sounds like you have been doing lots and lots, so enjoy your trip away. How long did you say you were going for? Looks like enough fabric for a month!
Hugs Kathy
PS : you can't fool me...ALL Vignette stitching is really done by Puss, isn't it?

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

You look like you havebeen very busy and have an amazing time away. I will be looking forward to hearing how it went. Oh, and your not the only one not to have started Fernhill, mine is still awaiting some attention. Hugs, Sharon P.S. I have started a Quilt-a-long with my new book :o) huge thanks again xx

Charlie and Wendy said...

I agree with the others, it looks like you have got lots done. I love the little cross stitches, the bunny is especially cute. I wonder if Bagpuss would do my Vignette sewing? Wendy xx

Diane-crewe said...

for someone who says she has not done much you seem to have been VERY busy xx Have a good sleep.. and enjoy your workshops xx

Käranån said...

You have been busy and Bugpuss too!

Raewyn said...

Hope you are having a fabulous week - your course sounds exciting! Just looking past the pictures of your fruitfulness and seeing your sewing room - you have a well stocked room and great storage area!