I take a lot of my photos with my cellphone which has reasonable quality (it's the lack of skill of the photographer that's the issue!). Tonight I couldn't find my cable to connect it to the laptop to download the pics for the blog so I learnt to 'bluetooth' them from the phone to the laptop - very cool :-)
Lovely Suz gave my recent birthday boy some lovely material so last Saturday I made him a new and bigger backpack:
|quilting inspired by the Craftsy Class with Angela Walter|
|from the front, with two pockets|
|The luxury version - with divider and pockets inside|
|and from the back!|
DS is VERY happy!!!!! DH was equally happy when after about 6 hours the backpack was finished lol
My blog followers or those of you that visit every now and then might know that I am also on the "Sew It's Finished" blog - a lovely group of quilters trying to get through their pre-2012 UFOs. I am very proud through how much I have gotten, it's a great feeling to get these 'cold cases' resolved! The biggest incentive for me is the BOM Wendy and Dawn, who run the blog, design and then send out to everyone who has finished at least one piece in that month. I have managed to complete 16 pieces to the end of September, some small ones but also two very big quilts, and after I received my latest BOMs, I just had to get sth. else finished - which is getting quite hard now, because I have finished more than I thought I would ever achieve!
|Size is approx 12"x18"|
|some of the details|
|King Tut thread on the flames was a nightmare, kept on breaking - I will stick to Aurifil for future purchases, but at the moment I am using up what I have|
|and details again :-)|
What else is going on? Today I received a lovely parcel wrapped up by Raewyn from The Country Yard with some gorgeous cream and lots of fqs for a secret project. They had done a marvellous job trying to match them to an online picture of my feature fabric. These additions to my secret project have allowed me to match some more my existing stash with it, so I can make a start on it....
This weekend is a long weekend for us here in New Zealand, Monday is Labour Day, and while the boys' swimming starts up again tomorrow at the inconveniently late time of 11 and 11:30 respectively, at least I get to sleep in :-) DH works Saturday and Sunday but we'll all be able to have time together on Monday. What are you up to this weekend? I should be cleaning, weeding and putting potatoes in the garden, but I can hear my sewing room calling already...