Wednesday, 23 September 2015

that time of year


I have a cold. A horrid one. It's sticking around and I would like to shake it off!

I keep flitting between projects, partially because I can't focus and also because I have a lot to do. I finally started the clamshells for my green tea and sweet beans quilt, despite having cut them out ages ago. 

I was scared to needle turn them but it's no different from other rounded shapes I have done... something about them just intimidated me. Maybe because I love them and every time I see someone's quilt or project using clamshells it looks so good I told myself I couldn't do it. Shut up self, I can! (Or at least, I will try!)


Scrolling instagram I saw the most adorable pink unicorn needle minder from Amanda @whatthebobbin. I had to have it and ordered the cute tape measure in a jar one too! They are so well made and really strong magnets. I can't wait to get back to doing some embroidery and cross stitch so I can use them. She sent me this cute pineapple pin too! Check out her instagram, she has so many gorgeous needle minders you won't regret it.


I am glad for the start of autumn today! I love this time of year (and winter) and have already started wearing all my comfy cardigans and jumpers. We also love Halloween in our house and there is a lot of discussion about costumes and decorations. I couldn't resist joining in the Halloween Haunts 2015 blog hop, hosted by Marian. Looking forward to seeing everyone's spooky makes!

Halloween Haunt 2015


I am so thankful for my wonderful husband, I have needed a break and a chance to rest, so on Sunday he entertained the kids by making a puppet show with them. It was a wonderful performance! Any guesses as to what the story was?! 



WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

13 comments:

  1. I'm loving the unicorn!! How cool that your hubby organised a puppet show. Have fun Halloween planning.

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  2. Sorry to hear you have a cold Lucy and are having trouble shaking it...... Try to get plenty of rest (yes, not easy with three littlies!) Sorry I can't guess what the puppet show was about..."Frosty the Snowman"???

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  3. I guess Goldilocks and the Three bears!! Love your fabric choices for your clamshells. Hope you feel better soon xx

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  4. So sorry to hear about an awful cold. They are awful and very hard to shake. My guess is "Snow day from school"

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  5. Ooooo you are starting with my favorite repro print ever! Hope you feel better soon!

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  6. Ah the well-known tale of the the Snowman who Lost his Face but Found a Mouse.... Hope you feel better soon... love that pretty clamshell and the needle minder is fabulous...

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  7. I just stick my needle in my trouser leg, maybe it's time to buy a needle holder!

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  8. Just thinking about your needle turn... I saw a method of doing a circle by cutting the circle in card, and using a larger circle of aluminium foil, putting foil down, then fabric, then card, wrapping fabric tightly round card using foil, then ironing the foil like crazy. When you unwrap the fabric is beautifully pressed into shape ready to sew, and you can slide the card out pin, and sew in place.. You could maybe adapt this for your clamshell. I am all for an easy life...

    Hope that cold disappears quickly

    xx

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  9. Yes you can do clamshells! I did some recently a cheat way, using EPP prepped pieces and then cutting the backing off to pull the paper out when stitched ;) Hope your cold does one soon.

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  10. I hope your cold has gone by now! If the clamshell appliqué didn't go well you could always hand piece them...

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  11. that brennan theatre is the cutest!!!

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  12. that brennan theatre is the cutest!!!

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