"Whatever your hands find to do, verily do it with all your might" Ecclesiastes 9-10

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Catching up...

Finally !
I have experienced some problems with my PC, lately.
Couldn't open my emails, nor send any,
and my blog was behaving badly.
Main bugs have now been chased away, yet some of them
still got to be solved.  We'll see...

Anyway, although many hours were spent (wasted) on the computer,
I managed to add a nice stack of 26 stars (Robyn's Block a Day Challenge),
plus 38 little baskets (Marian 's Wednesday Baskets Day), in total for February.
I'm quite happy with this progress

Some progress was done as well on my crochet summer shawl,

and I just can't wait finishing it for our next annual sejourn in Spain
(from 1st April to end of July)
Evenings can still be chilly there, in spring...

This coming March, I will focus on my crochet projects,
as well as on some additionnal little baskets.
The 6-pointed stars will have to rest in their box for a while...

Enjoy your sewing, my friends !

Monday, February 11, 2013

BaD (Block a Day) Challenge & some embroidery...

The BaD challenge (see my sidebar) updates
will take place each Monday, so here we go with ...
7 new stars since last week
(they're not attached together, yet)
Not quite sure, about using the same fabric around all
stars (got enough fabric), yet I'm very tempted.
I like the effect of the little stars "popping out" the background
What do you think ??

To mark these cuties on fabric, I'm using my favourite window templates

they are metallic, with an anti-slid layer on the reverse side and they really work like a breeze...
Available in all shapes & sizes, as single shapes or multi shapes kits, their price is quite reasonable, the service is perfect and I would really recommend them to anyone loving handpiecing.
(no personnal interest, I just think it's important to give credit when deserved)


I also managed to start some embroidery on my
"Ladies Garden Club" quilt top,
using DMC variegated floss and I'm quite happy
with the result, so far...


More has been done (yup, I'm on a roll, for the moment)
but that will be for next post....

Enjoy your sewing, my friends !

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Little baskets and a happy boy...

Well I've been quite busy on a new special project
(Shhhhh... still a secret)
but I managed piecing these cuties, pictured this morning,
in our garden,  under the winter sun...

Then I just can't resist showing you our dear grandson,
Andrea (8 years old)
having so much fun in the snow with "Nonno" (e.g. DH)

Watching them playing really makes me think that...
My baskets are full of the pleasures of life !

Enjoy your sewing, my friends !