Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The house fairy

For years I have been wondering why my reading glasses are never in the place where I leave them, keys are missing, electrical appliances are unplugged and many other items have either gone missing or been moved now  this mystery has been solved.    When I was reaching down to pick up a book that I am sure that I did not drop something caught my eye hiding  around the bottom of the table.   I have heard that every house has a fairy and I think that I got a naughty one.      

Backing away very quietly in order not to upset her I walked out into my garden and there she was kneeling down  still sipping her tea.     Now this explains a lot - the reason why my garden tools get moved around the garden when I turn my back and some pots have been upended on the odd occasion.

Fortunately for me she has never found her way into my sewing room....or has she????????

I am off to see if she has done any sewing overnight or caused havoc.

Back soon and in the meantime happy sewing.

Saturday, December 20, 2014


I was well and truly ready to take part in FNSI again this month as I have not been near my sewing room for just on 3 weeks and I was having severe withdrawal symptoms.   I have been busy organising Christmas shopping - both presents and food, socialising with friends, helping family members move as well as gardening and domestic duties which never seem to end.  

So I made sure that I was seated at my sewing machine straight away after breakfast yesterday to finish off some table toppers which I made a start on a few weeks ago.   I decided that I wanted to use up some novelty fabric which was lurking in my stash for far too long and yesterday I was able to finish off two as well as make a Christmas bib  for bub.

The first topper is chickens and I surrounded them with chicken wire to stop them from straying

The second one is a true scrap patchwork topper using up all those bits and pieces leftover  from other projects.  I joined up the last of the scraps and sewed them altogether to make the binding.

These are good sized projects to practice my FMQ skill on which certainly needs a lot of work.

After lunch I cut out and sewed this bib up.

 I have another 5 themed table toppers all pieced, sandwiched and ready to quilt.  

Part of the reason for the early start  to FNSI yesterday was due to the fact that it was 12 months to the day that I retired from the workforce last year so hubs and I went out to dinner to celebrate that anniversary.    Where has that 12 months gone??????

Thank you  again Wendy over at Sugarlane Quilts  for hosting FNSI again.    I am going to head over there  now to see what others have achieved.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Christmas.    Back soon with some more themed table toppers and in the meantime happy sewing.