Happy Australia Day everyone. Officially Australia Day was celebrated on Saturday but today has been declared a public holiday. As Friday was my day off work I was lucky enough to have an extra long weekend so I took advantage of the time to do some sewing. Sometime ago I bought the fabric below just because I thought it was novel. Having little things on sticks, umbrellas in drinks, plates of cheese and biscuits and olives reminded me of a celebration and so Saturday being a day of celebration I thought it in order to make some new coasters and an tray mat on which to stand a bottle of wine.
Now as you have gathered by now I am someone who does everything by machine and yes I admit even my bindings (I hope that the quilt police are on holiday) but I have always sewn the binding on the back first and then brought it around and machined it down. I saw a tutorial when I was blog hopping the other day on CluckCluckSew at http://www.cluckclucksew.com/search?updated-max=2013-01-10T04:29:00-08:00&max-results=4 that she did the reverse to me so I gave it a go on the tray mat and now this is the way that I will do all my bindings from now on. I am very pleased with the result.
In Australia we have been experiencing one of our hottest summers on record so a rummage through the stash revealed some fabric that I had sitting around for sometime to make myself something long, cool, loose and pretty to float around the house in on these hot nights.
All is calm here at present but in Sydney we have been warned about the tail end of a cyclone which is moving down from the north. Strong winds and driving rain are heading here and expected to hit sometime late this afternoon/evening. Hubby has been around the yard and moved anything that is likely to be washed/ blown away. I think that there will be a sleepness night ahead for many of us.
Happy sewing until next time.