Monday, March 25, 2024

Chookshed Stitchers #4 challenge

For me was garment making for myself.  It was decided to make 2 pairs of light weight sleep pants which I like to team with a t-shirt to make good "in-between season" sleepwear.   

This is the second pair made during the week and is teamed with a black t-shirt.

 The ones below were finished off a couple of weeks ago and now that the nights have turned quite autumnal it was time to bring them out....I have to say they are very comfy and just ideal for this time of the year.  

Now to wait and see which Chookshed Stitchers challenge # comes up for April.

You can see more #4 challenge finishes here.    

Some reading matter

When hubs and I went out for lunch during the week my order was wild mushroom rigatoni........they must have been the "right" mushrooms as I lived to tell the tale.  

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Happy sewing all

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

This past week has been all about......

I will begin at the beginning.     We are having an "open day" here in conjunction with Seniors Week and the Sales Manager asked if  I could make some flags to be mounted on dowel sticks which will then be attached to sandwich boards that will placed throughout the complex to guide visitors around to various properties for sale as well as showing the way to the waterfall walk and other lovely garden areas.    In the past they have used balloons but they are no longer allowed.

I was handed the various fabrics to be used (they would definitely have not been my choice as they were 100% polyester with no body and did nothing but slip and slide)

After doing lots of cutting, pinning and sewing

Here is the end result

All folded up and ready to hand over

I will take a photo on Saturday showing them as they are meant to be displayed.  

Also during the week our quilting group was invited by the local Council to take part in a Seniors Expo being held at one of the community halls nearby so myself along with 1 other were on duty to display (we were not demonstrating) quilts and other various items as well as handing out flyers about our group in the hope of attracting new members - our current member numbers are low and we would like to boost that count in order for the group to survive and grow.  

Beanies have still been happening in between other things. 

Hubs and I caught up with some friends for lunch at Randwick Golf club Malabar on a super sparkly day

Our new book club book is

Somewhere in the back of my mind I think that I have read this in the past but will start it as it was sometime ago if I have read it. 

I have just had an email informing me that I was one of the lucky prize winners in Project Quilting challenge 15.5 Wearables and the prize is my choice of a digital quilt pattern from Studio R Quilts.   I look forward to receiving it. 

Time to head off and organise dinner.   Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all

Friday, March 8, 2024

15.5 Project Quilting - Wearables

I can truthfully say that I did not have any "insider information" about this weeks challenge which is  Wearables.    It was a coincidence that I had nominated just last week for my Chookshed #4 challenge that I would be making 2 pairs of sleep pants.

Here is the first pair made and teamed with a t-shirt (which I did not make) in time for those cooler autumnal nights which will soon be with us.

Thanks Trish (taking over for Kim) for another fun challenge.    You can see more wearables here.  

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Happy sewing all

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Chookshed Stitchers #4 challenge and FNwF

Both  happened to land on the one day so first up making a quick check of my challenge list it was revealed that #4 was garment making for myself and how fortunate that it is also the first of autumn as I needed to make myself some light weight sleep pants for the cooler nights ahead - although that maybe sometime off if the temperatures that we are having at the moment do not cool down.  I did have quite a bit of fabric left over from the summer nighties that I made previously which will be ideal for the sleep pants.   

Once that was all sorted it was onto finishing off putting the binding on another charity quilt that I have been working on and off during the course of the week. 

This one is for a girl.  

I made a start on our new book club book today and find it hard to think that anyone could survive such terrible treatment at the hands of other human beings, live to tell their story and go on to have a positive attitude.  

Thanks Deana for organising the Chookshed stitchers challenge and to Cheryll for having us around again last night for FNwF.

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Happy sewing all