Monday, March 28, 2016

My baby is home!

I've been sick now for what feels like forever. The flu kicked me into bed weeks ago and not until today I've been feeling well enough to do anything at all other then what's absolutely necessary.
So no sewing in ages. I'm behind on the Splendid Sampler, my Finish Along 2016 goal number 2 is just lying there on a chair, mocking me... And my newest pattern in the works, which I'm super excited about - is no where near finished.

But on the major upside, Diana is home! My heart, my baby, my lovely Norwegian Forestcat is finally back with me after a 1,5 year long battle! She's unfortunately very overweight, her diabetes has been very poorly cared for which has stressed her system, her back and hips are causing her a lot of pain when she walks due to her weight poor baby. However, she's home now and getting proper care, medication and weight management so hopefully she will be improving slowly, slowly as she looses weight. <3

I've today slowly been starting to organise my fabrics and sewing things as we bought a new wardrobe (Pax from Ikea) for the living room for me to keep my sewing stuff in, as I'd outgrown the available storage options. So today I've been making solid rainbows <3

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Blocks 4 & 5 of The Splendid Sampler - I'm finally caught up!

This one was super fun to make, if a little tricky to appliqué the tiny circles. But I love how it turned out! Love the colors. <3

This one was just like it's name, simple to make and looks really good I think =)

And all my first 7 Blocks together! I'm having so much fun with this! Don't they look quite lovely?

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Block 3 & 6 of The Splendid Sampler

Yes, I know two blocks are missing there, but I figured it's more fun to be working on the same block as everyone else is and then I'll catch up on the missing ones when I have time =)

This one was a challenge! So much unpicking to get it even half decent! *lol*

This one was super fun, easy to make but looks very advanced =)

I have also started working on a Backpack Pattern which I'm totally psyched about, but more on that later as I don't want to reveal to much ;)

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Blocks 1 & 2 of The Splendid Sampler

Block 1 - Hearts Aflutter - By Pat Sloan
The first block was a breeze, so much fun to make!

was just as frustrating as the first one was fun *lol*
It's 1 1/2" squares just refused to cooperate and no matter how I twisted and turned they ended up in the wrong order. Much seam ripping later, this was the result. And it really doesn't look this wonky in person I promise =)

Anyway, I'm having so much fun! I'm so glad I joined, the community on Facebook is fantastic, so very supportive! <3 Join up you too! It's not to late =D

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Splendid Sampler!

So I've been agonising for a while now, not knowing if I had the time to do it, but so badly wanting to... So in the end, I decided today that I just had to do it I really wanted some varied and fun, but relaxing sewing on the side - where I don't have to think, just follow a pattern and enjoy myself!

It's been way to long since I made a quilt and I really miss it! And I'm so excited about this one, so many fantastic designers in it that I just LOVE and I'm so insanely happy I'm doing it!

So I'm doing The Splendid Sampler! I'm starting a little late I know but I'll play catch-up now =)

I'll be working with Bonnie & Camilles Ruby line matched with some solids, and I might also buy some Little Ruby later to match it with as I have a few to few FQ's according to the requirements. My solid grey isn't a perfect match which bugs me a little so I might purchase another to make a better match...

I'm also proud I'll be working from stash, so that's a big plus for me as our tiny flat is really quickly being overrun by my growing stash. I'm honestly just about to buy another IKEA wardrobe to keep it in XD

However, I'm crazily excited and I can't wait to start so I'm getting off the computer now! =)