I thought I would show you what my little ones have been up to and I think you will agree they have done really well!
This is the dog that "Dorothy" stitched at The Fat Quarters when it was polling day. It is from a pattern by Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched. She and I made it into a cushion when we went back to The Fat Quarters last Saturday- her first time of using the electric sewing machine (which died a few days later - no connection!!!)
When "Daisy" and "Fred" saw it when we came back they decided that they wanted to do sewing too.
"Daisy" is sewing a flower (appropriately!!)
And this is what "Fred" is doing. He has never sewn before and calls the needle a "pin", the thread "string" and the stitches "bumps"! I'm really impressed with what he has done as he is only 4 and I only helped him by re-threading the needle (quite a few times!!!) He absolutely loves sewing and annoyed his big sisters by refusing to play with them because he wanted to get on with it!
And isn't he just absolutely gorgeous (or am I biased!!!!!)
I have been learning too:
This is the quilt I have decided to make as I want to learn how to "piece" blocks rather than my usual applique. I found the pattern in Australian Homespun 8.4 and the pattern is by Blackbird Designs.
I took it along to The Fat Quarters on thursday for my sewing group and Kim showed me how to make my very first star block
so I am quite pleased with myself and very excited as I have managed to order the sampler fabric used in the original design from America and it should be here soon. I just love any fabric that has writing or alphabets on - maybe it is a legacy of all my years of research!
P.S Monday 1pm IT'S HERE!
all beautifully tied with a ribbon.
These are all the new fabrics for the quilt (so far)
This has cheered me up as I've just spent a miserable morning shopping (unsuccessfully) for new work clothes. I even came to the conclusion that I hate clothes shopping more than I hate housework!
It confirms why I like fabric shopping so much more - new fabrics never make you feel fat and awkward and there are no unflattering mirrors in patchwork shops!!!