Wednesday, April 04, 2007

On a roll now..........

Well here's another soft and faded applique block done with yet another one part way through stitched last night.
Nigel is home tonight after two days in Madrid for work. So taking full advantage of the house to myself yesterday evening (once we'd all got back around 9.15 from the two eldest's swimming lessons that is) and coupled with the fact that for some reason both televisions were on the blink this meant I could just sit and stitch peacefully (or should that read piecefully) away to crack on with the soft and faded blocks.
DH's impending return means that I really ought to at least spend part of the day today clearing various detritus from around the house so it looks like I've not just sat and stitched all the time.
However that's for this afternoon - last night I had a bit of a brainstorm about what to take with me stitching wise when we go away on Saturday. I had so enjoyed doing my bluework sewing notions that I subsequently bought a few skeins of both red and blue embroidery thread and stuffed them away in one of my sewing drawers for the next time the urge came over me.
Yesterday while searching in vain for the wooden heart buttons I found the threads and thought I'd sort out some redwork for the holiday.
I had a ferret around on the internet and adapted a christmas design I found and traced it through onto some nice sand coloured fabric. I've just been brought back some red and sand checked fabric by a quilting friend who's been out in Florida for a few weeks so I shall use that to border this christmas embroidery once it's done. Now I just have to stop myself from stitching it before we head off at the weekend :o)
Of course all this then brought me back to those bluework sewing items so first thing this morning saw me rifling through my scrap drawer to pull out lots of blues for 1" squares to border them.
And here is the result..................
Ok I suppose I'd better stop playing now and get on with some housework :o(

10 comments:

Jane Weston said...

Boy you've been a busy bunny...guess it's appropriate what with Easter coming up! Have a good weekend and "Hoppy" Easter! :o)

Libby said...

Isn't funny how we come upon a new idea while searching for some other thing? Your bluework is darling - can't wait to see the redwork too. The apple piece will surely lift your friend's spirits. Have a fun trip.

Kim said...

Very cute bluework! It would make such a cute wallhanging for a sewing room--nice size to fit just about anywhere too! You're sure getting a lot done!

Dawn said...

YOur bluework is too cute! And Housework - why would anyone want to do housework???!!!!

atet said...

Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog! I love hearing from other quilters.

The bluework blocks are adorable and I am still in love with the faded blocks. As much as I love bright colors, I think I may need to play with some more muted tones soon.

As for housework -- umm -- why? Oh, yeah, because otherwise we can't find our quilting supplies! Speaking of which -- the laundry piles are about to take over the house, maybe I should do some housework of my own.

Zita said...

What a beautiful bluework!
I was cleaning the windows today, I could enjoy stitching this evening. Where may I find some pattern like these (I mean redwork)?

Tanya said...

Love the bluework! I can't make out all the patterns but I'm guessing it is of sewing motifs. Yes, when husbands are away it is fun to play (with our needles and thread!)

meggie said...

I simply cant believe how much you achieve! You are like a dynamo!
I love that blue work.

Lois R. said...

Anne, I can't WAIT to see the soft and faded quilt when it is done. It is so absolutely spectacular in bits. What a joy to see it in progress.

By the way, I love the apple tree wall hanging. It turned out fantastic.

Holly said...

I have those bluework patterns!! Now that I see yours done up, I'm tempted to make them up myself. Very nice job :)