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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Sew much fun

SEW MUCH FUN!








I have always wanted a homemade quilt (by me) for our bed. I have some lovely shop bought ones but they are not lovely enough!  Looking at my ever increasing scrap baskets I decided this "want" could be achieved someday in the distant future.  So I have been a busy bee cutting these English paper piecing hexie flowers and it is very addictive.  So far I have sewn about two dozen of the flowers and must now have hundreds of the little hexies prepared to be sewn into flowers.  My intention is to try to sew a flower every night whilst watching TV , but I know this project is going to take time.  The thing I love about this type of sewing is you can pick it and put it down as you want, take it with you and you don,t have to worry about dropping stitches , loosing your place (like on a
cross stitch chart) and I think each flower looks so pretty.   My favourite colours appears to be the
periwinkle blue which is a mixture of violet and lilac.  However, my scrap basket seems to have so
far had a wide mixture of colours , each fabric a memory of something previously made and that
always puts a smile on my face.
I love spots and dots especially ( that wasn't the reason we got our beautiful dally Dexter honest !!!) dally is  an affectionate term used by Dalmatian owners, hence the caption dilly dally do! , our pet name for our boy.







In between a little bit of this and that of the housework variety! I have managed to do a bit of crotchet, yet another idea and WIP.  I am learning very slowly to crotchet with help of you tube .Now I don,t particularly knit especially in the "summer" months and I use that term "summer" lightly at the moment !!!!!, I cannot remember the last really hot day we had, we get snippets of sunshine but mostly it is raining and overcast.  I find when it's warm my hands get hot and wool for some reason makes my hands very hot.  However I had lots and lots of balls of various cottons to use up  so I thought I would have a go at a blanket and the cotton doesn,t feel uncomfortable using it when it's
warm .  The blanket is very simple but slowly growing and I am enjoying trying varying colour combinations and again a project that can be picked up as the fancy takes me.

In the meantime I have made a lap quilt for my sweet girl.  The blocks I finished months ago but they got put to the side whilst we were very busy with end of term activities.  The last couple of days I have put the batting and backing together and am now machine quilting it all together when I get the chance.  My sweet girl is waiting patiently and hopefully very soon it will be finished, another big tick off my very big WIP list!!!

Thank you for stopping by

Maria









31 comments:

  1. What magnificent hexies!! I love how this is looking - and the crochet blanket is so pretty.
    xxx

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  2. Welcome to blog land. This was my saviour. I am so glad to join in and I hope you enjoy the journey too.
    Love your work so far. I enjoy crochet and patchwork too. Hexies l like to look at but not sew. Well don and keep it up....

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  3. Hello Maria, Just popped along to say Welcome, welcome, welcome to blog land.. what fantastic work on your hexies, it will be a gorgeous quilt. And I love crochet and yes so easy to pick up and do a little when the fancy takes you! I have become a follower Happy blogging,

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  4. Welcome to the blogging world. I just learned to make hexies and hope to do a project more than my pincushion. Wonderful colors for the crochet project.

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  5. Hello Maria! Glad you started a blog. Sew much fun is right!

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  6. Welcome to blog world. You need to make a gallery tab of your completed projects and WIPs, so you can keep track of them and we can see what you are up to.

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    1. I will do. I am still having lessons as I am not very technical ! Xx

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  7. seems you getting to be addicted to blogging ... just like the rest of us xx lol x

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  8. Loving your hexies, mine come out every time the skin on my fingers have recovered from the time before. You know what they say "no pain no gain" that's true for me and my hexies.
    Loving reading your blog Maria xxx

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    1. I think it's called hexie love, well I'm in love with those cuties. Xx

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  9. Hi Maria welcome to blog world.
    Love your blanket , I have one I started last year that I will pick up again in the Autumn.

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    1. Thank you and good luck with the blanket.xxx

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  10. Hello Maria,

    Welcome to the blogging community, I am sure you will have lots of fun. Just love your hexies and crochet blanket. It is lovely to have a few things on the go.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  11. Love your colourful hexies.... Oooh and pretty crotchet too.... I have tried to crotchet but just cannot grasp it at all. Gosh! Yes!! Popped over from Kim's blog.... Welcome!!
    Big smiles :)

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    1. Thank you...thank goodness for you tube! I took ages to get the hang of the basics (still am !!!!) but am enjoying it now, well sort of !!!! Xxxx

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  12. Hi Maria, welcome to the world of Blogging!!
    Note this blogging malarkey is very bad for your purse :D You will soon want to learn many things & stash like mad!
    Great start on the crochet!! I'm a cross stitcher but recently gave a go at crocheting & managed to finish my first little granny stripe baby blanket :)

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  13. Beautiful creations begins with just one granny square!!!thank you for your warm welcome. Xx

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  14. Hi, I just love the hexxies, I have not been brave enough to try quilting yet, but crochet I love, I have been crocheting socks at the moment!, you dog is fab, my daugther would love itxx

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    1. Thank you. Have a og, quilting too is so much fun. Pleased you liked Dexter, he is going to be a regular feature I think, he is always up to something!!! Xx

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  15. Gorgeous crochet and lovely hexies, I have a whole bag full waiting in the UFO drawer for their turn to be made into something. sigh!

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    1. Thank you, lovely thing about hexies is you can pick them up as and when you want. Love your blog too.xx

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  16. fabulous to see you in the blogging world! I've never made a hexie in my life, but they look very addictive!

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  17. They are very addictive, but a lovely addiction!!lol, go on you know you want to !!!!' Xxx

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