Saturday, January 14, 2006

Crazy Daisy Cushion

I have tried to spend a little time in my sewing room every evening since returning to work on the 3rd of January. Although I had eleven days off work I didn't get time to do any sewing over the holidays. This weekend I'm working on finishing 2 projects. The first is a dolls pram quilt, it's complete now (as of tonight!).

Now I can concentrate on the second project, which is a top for a 22" cushion cover. I created the design in EQ5. I have put a link to the EQ5 file on my website if anyone has the program and wants to download it. Crazy Daisy Cushion
I am in the process of machine quilting it and have some muslin to make the backing.

My next two quilting projects are already lined up, a twin quilt for my daughter, a gift to celebrate her first home after flying the coup, it is already a year late.

I am also doing a specially commissioned cot quilt for a work colleague, I have yet to decide if I use one of my magazine patterns or design the quilt in EQ5. Once I know whether it's a boy or girl I can decide what fabrics to use. I bought some pieces from the Bee Happy range by Mary Lou Weidmanat for Benartex, at the Knitting & Stitching show in November, probably not great for a boy. I'll be told the sex any day now once the little one is born.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Back To Work

Now that the madness of Christmas is behind us once again it's time to get back to working on some projects. It took 4 weeks of hard slog to knit up my evening top and wrap in the lead up to the Christmas party season but it was worth it in the end. The down side is I have had no time or interest in knitting anything since.

Both are done in Sirdar Firefly, I bought everything I needed at the Knitting and Stitching Show when it came to Dublin in early December.
I have not picked up a new project since finishing in mid December, but the urge will come back soon I know. I'm not forceing the issue.

In the mean time I have managed to set aside a little time every evening this week since I returned to work and spent some time in my sewing room working on quilt projects. More about them another day!