Saturday, 7 April 2007

6 April 2007--Good Friday

Today is Good Friday, the first day of a 4-day weekend. This year we are not going away because Paul wants to paint the timberwork at the front of the house. So I've been really looking forward to being able to make some progress on my crafts. Yesterday I bought some polar fleece to use as the wadding of the flannel quilt, only to discover today that it is a tad (10cm or 4in) short. Luckily the shops are open tomorrow so I will have to go out and get another piece cut. In the meantime I've just finished sewing the two borders on the quilt. The back is already sewn together so I'll be ready to go tomorrow on laying out the layers and pinning them together. Gee I love all that crawling around on the floor!!

This morning I got out all of my projects in waiting and photographed them and put them up on the photo website. This is great because now they are there to remind me where I have to go and how much I have to do. Most of my PIW or USOs are cross-stitches as I tend to buy fabric for specific quilt projects at once rather than build up a stash of fabric. My quilting fabric stash is mostly bits and pieces left over from quilts I've made. I haven't bothered to photograph it because of that. At some stage I will put up photos of my finished quilts and cross-stitches.

I am making plans to make flannel quilts for my two nephews aged 6 and 8 for Christmas but there is no suitable fabric here in Australia for that. The flannel sold here is mainly light colours for pajamas and doesn't have the dark colors or cute themes for boys that US sellers have. So I will have to decide what type and where I'm going to get their fabric.

So for the rest of today I've got some clothes-mending to do and later I'll work more on my Martha's Vineyard houses.


BlissxStitches said...

Welcome to the world of blogging. You and I have a fair number of things in common (cross stitching, language learning - except mine's all in French, painting planned for the weekend & a husband called Paul). I look forward to reading more.

Bliss in Brisbane

mrsfroggie1970 said...

I'll be looking for the photos Diane. I'll try and take some of my own tonight!