Sunday, 21 February 2016

Four and a half years later.....It's Finally finished!!!!


It took me a long time to finish this quilt. I'm usually very quick to cut and assemble my quilt tops but then...quilting them in a domestic quilting machine it's so difficult, at least I find it very hard to manage all that fabric under the small arm space. Well, nevertheless I finally finished my " Squares'n squares" quilt and I absolutely love it.


It looks very nice on my bed and it's 80% wool batting makes it very cozy and warm in this cold Winter nights we've had here in Portugal.

The pillow ( which I absolutely adore) was a present I got from a swap. I love it and it has been in my bed ever since I got it some years ago.


I think I have to get back into swapping, I really miss it.



                                


         
      

Thursday, 21 January 2016

My Mojo is back...I think

I haven't posted for quite a while for  my sewing has been on stand by.
Two years ago I was quilting  a big piece on my domestic sewing machine and I ended up with a severe tendinitis on my right elbow. Since then I have been very afraid to sew or quilt again but last week I decided to overcome my fears and got back to my little sewing corner.


It's a big quilt ( almost king size ) and it's very difficult to move so much fabric under a little space,



I never thought that this design would take such an effort . My arms are really aching after each one

I had only three big squares left to quilt....when my quilting foot broke


Can you believe my frustration!!!!!! 
Today I ran to the nearest quilting store and bought a new ( all metal ) quilting foot and I'm back in business. Next week I hope to have more pictures to show.


Sunday, 1 November 2015

Our special alphabet

This is a special alphabet I found somewhere on the net. I think anyone who loves sewing, quilting or stitching will love it.
I surely did.






Saturday, 31 October 2015

Happy Halloween


To all my friends. I Wish a Happy Halloween.
May this be a first of many posts after such a long absence.




Sunday, 5 April 2015

Happy Easter !!!

I wish all my friends a Happy Easter.
 I love crafts and I love cooking so this year I decided to make some treats for Easter Sunday. I made a strawberry and cream sponge cake, with three layers.



I know it looks a little crooked but I assure you it tasted delicious.

For tea I made a "Folar", it's a kind to sweet bread with cinnamon and  ground fennel. It's a tradicional  Easter cake.









HAPPY EASTER!

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Some sewing and some Decoupage

I received a new bag as a Xmas present so I needed to make a bag organizer to put inside it. As i love big bags I had to make a XL organizer


 There are four inside  large pockets and a little one to put my pen.
Outside there are three pockets. I think they are enough to put all my stuff.






 I love crafts. Not only sewing and quilting but  also love decorative arts and crafts. So this Christmas I made some wooden boxes to use as presents to my friends. They are painted and decorated with decoupage technique. I used both paper and fabric .


 My ribbons were very useful in the final touches

 This Xmas fabric is wonderful


 Until the next box.....