Wednesday, 21 March 2012

the one where I need you to shout at me a bit

So there's some seriously fast paced swapping going on!! Fabric is going like hot cakes!

If you've not joined in the Stale Stash Swap yet you really should, remember you can give a shout out for something you need and it's perfectly fine to decline a swap if you don't see anything on offer you fancy - we all have different taste! It's also a great chance to go and visit some other blogs, so check out the links :)

I also happen to know (yes I did it!) that there are swaps going on behind closed doors, via email - sometimes people are willing to stash raid a bit further if you have something they really want ;)

If you're not able to join in this time don't worry I may do it again in the future! Although I would be very grateful if you'd help spread the word now and stick the button in a post or on your sidebars because the link is open for another week yet :)

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So less fabric and more sewing news... although there's not a whole lot going on, which is where the required shouting comes in!

completed

 - a little embroidery to go in my son's room


- mother's day gifts


ongoing

- I only did one Rose Star block this week, you can see it here. This is genuinely my favourite thing to sew and I have 4 more blocks cut out so I'm hoping for more progress next week.

- Name swap. Following all the comments when I showed the secret swap badge for the Fat Quarterly retreat, I wanted to offer some options of thread (well not much - I'm desperate to use this perle!), so can you please tell me honestly which thread you prefer. Personally I'm still inclined to go with the blue, it pops more and will be read more easily - you have to bear in mind that it's not going to be thick embroidery so the name will quite thin. Here's an idea:



So which one would you want your name written in?? Tell me!

no progress

- Only one block made for the Stained QAL created by the fabulous Sarah at Narcoleptic in a Cupboard. Since everyone (finger's crossed) is nearly back to full health in our house I'm hoping things will ease up a little bit and I'll be able to sew.

I also have 2 baby quilts that need making. I know it's not going to take me long to sew the Stained top so can you all shout at me for the next few days??! And I'm asking you to so it's ok ;)

I've requested you do three things so I think that's enough or you'll all think I'm bossy!

I'm linking up to Freshly Pieced

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


20 comments:

  1. your embroidery is awesome!!! way better than mine! I need to go through my fabrics first to see if I have anything worth swapping for someone. Love the paper piecing, x

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  2. The stale stash swap sounds interesting! And great idea to get going on mothers day gifts - I love what you've made!

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  3. Hmmmm...I'd like a name in orange if it was me. But I'm an orange lover. The blue would also be nice and would definitely stand out a lot more. That's my penny's worth. Love the paper piecing. Inclined to start one as I need a night time on the couch project.

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  4. I like the blue thread but as it's not for me ignore that! Now, get back to sewing your QAL blocks...go on, chip chop, get a move on!!!

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  5. I really like the orange perle, but I agree the blue would stand out more. How about using both? Glad to hear you are all getting better. Jxo

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  6. I really like the orange perle, but I agree the blue would stand out more. How about using both? Glad to hear you are all getting better. Jxo

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  7. I would go with the blue (I love blue!) - ok now GET BACK TO YOUR SEWING MACHINE! :-) xx

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  8. ORANGE please! Royal blue does not go with any outfit I own (well nor does orange, but that is beside the point!) x

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  9. I'd want blue. It will pop out most against the yellow and gray, plus blue and yellow look good together. I love your mother's day gifts! The knitting bag makes me want to take up knitting, so I can make a knitting bag of my very own! Good luck on your baby quilts! For some reason, the smaller the project, the longer it takes me to get finished :D

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  10. Glad your swap is going well . . . still trying to squeeze that in!

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  11. So I like blue or orane. I would have to flip a coin! Love your Mother's Day gifts...I bet she did too! And I'm putting your Stale Stash button on my blog!!

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  12. The embroidery is SO cute!!! Very sweet for a child's room.

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  13. Cute Mother's Day gifts- love the blues. Your embroidery is great as well!

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  14. Love the blue perle, I agree it will be easiest to read! Now, back to the sewing!!!!!!

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  15. Blue for me :) Did you sew any stains yet?? ;-)

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  16. You are keeping busy! Well, you know I'm partial to orange, but I think the blue perle would work better.

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  17. Haha, Sunni and I had some fast and furious negotiating going on last night. It was awesome - totally addicted to this swap thing. Love your projects! X J

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  18. Hmm, I think the orange would go more, or a turquoise if you happened to have some...

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  19. Blue, of course! It is opposite orange in the color wheel, so would contrast nicely.

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