It has been pointed out to me that I am quieter than normal this week. No worries happening, just been busy. Mostly in the car. In the car to the school. In the car to the dentist (repeatedly). In the car to dance. In the car to the secondary school while Helen does transfer week. Just been in the car a lot.
Therefore I have not been at my sewing machine. At all.
I have got a little done here and there though, in the car. Most of the hand quilting on the diamond hexies is about done. I am rather pleased with it as I think the stitching completely changes the way it looks.
Another thing I had to turn my mind to is the In the Frame Purse Swap. I have a partner! Oh boy, do I have a partner. In the 'wow, she is so good' sort of way. I need to pull my finger out and do something good here. With that in mind I cut some hexie papers today and started pulling fabric. Then I started basting them. In the car of course.
This time I basted my epp without sewing through the papers, just stitching the corners. I think I have found the method that works for me. It was quick, easy and I like it. I have a number more to do but this is a start. I used the Go! Baby to cut the hexie papers. I find it much easier to use it to cut the papers than the fabric. The fabric doesn't need to be precise, the papers do. And I cut hundreds of hexies today in different sizes. Because I was doing some for a friend as well.
A care package is being sent out to help in a project she is doing. She needed hexie papers and eye spy type fabrics. I hope that what I had proves to be useful to her.
Tomorrow is more of the same. Dentist (me this time and that's enough said) again. Multiple school runs. Brownies. If you are looking for me I'll be in the car.
You have used your time wisely in the car! Your handstitching is phenomenal and you are so right it has changed the look of the whole thing - can't wait to see the finished item! Hopefully next week will be an out of the car week.ReplyDelete
I too spent many years ...in the car!! It will pass....just slowly! At least you have something FUN to do...in the car! xxReplyDelete
It's not long now until the summer hols and then you can have some fun out of the car :-)ReplyDelete
Although, what you have done in the car is very pretty indeed :-)
Wow - that's just beautiful - you've used your time well. I'm always so impressed with how much you get done!ReplyDelete
In the car is a way of life with teenagers. It gets worse though, as they turn 17yrs, put the L plates on and drive you (round the bend). You have been warned. Stitching, whilst waiting, nearly makes up for it though. Di xReplyDelete
Um, your partner is pretty lucky too! The hand stitching looks great!ReplyDelete
good to know all is well. Just think in about 7 years time your eldest will be driving herself around: you won;t be required for half as many journeys, but your anxiety levels will increase 100 fold!!! Love that hand stitchingReplyDelete
I love how your stitching is coming along. It's going to be fab when it's sorted. Can't wait to see your purse in the frame swap. I have an idea now who your partner maybe ;-) And what a fab lot of treasures in that last photo. I want to swipe the camper van one lolReplyDelete
Hello how come I've only just found you!!ReplyDelete
This quilt looks like a stunner already, cannot wait for the reveal!
Your handstitching is beautiful - look forward to seeing the whole thing. And I love the sweetie colours of your hexagons.ReplyDelete
Your hand stitching is awesome and I love the fabric you have pulled for the swap. I am cutting hexie cards by hand!! In 46C heat but I'm not hinting that I need some cut for me. They would arrive summer 2014 if I was lucky!ReplyDelete
Glad you have the hand stitching to keep you out of mischief! I'm hoping to be out of the car for a while! Yeah!ReplyDelete
Your stars are heavenly which is appropriate and the purse looks very promising!
The hexies look gorgeous! It is nice to have some sewing with and you can do it in the car. I mostly take a book with meReplyDelete
Maybe a good summer project for me but I already failed at the stars *gg*
Being in the car doesn't seem to be doing your stitching any harm, just your sanity!ReplyDelete
Your hand stitching is fantastic!! Love the fabrics for your hexies!ReplyDelete
Oh Susan, that hand quilting is spot on. I love it! You obviously have more patience than I do. Going to the dentist is a pain in the neck! Brownies? Hand them over girly. :)ReplyDelete
Your hand quilting is awesome .I love your hexies fabrics choice!1ReplyDelete
I just love your quilt!!!ReplyDelete
Hope the trip to the dentist goes ok. Love the hand quilting you are working on...so pretty!ReplyDelete
Loving all the EPP, especially the hexies! Good luck with the dentist (if you're a good girl they'll give you a sticker, so no biting the dentist ;o) )ReplyDelete
Your hand quilting rocks Susan! Hope you get out of that car soon xxReplyDelete
I do some of my best work in the car. Don't leave home without a hand stitching project! I love the look the quilting has given your diamond hexies. They can get a bit addictive don't you think?ReplyDelete
It's amazing how creative you can be in the car! Love those hexies! JxoReplyDelete
Beautiful decorative sewing. It makes the design of your stars pop even more.ReplyDelete
Stopped reading as soon as I saw the word dentist ...sorry !
You know what they say about drinking and driving...Oh, that's right you're not drinking! or driving for that matter!! Love the stitching on the diamond hexies- it has taken on life of its own! Very pretty!ReplyDelete
Love the handstitching Susan - the stitches are so neat and even ! I need to find a few little things to sew up in the car too - the hexies are a great idea.ReplyDelete
The quilting looks great, what thread did you use? I love the hexies and I am sorry to hear you are chauffeur person this week, hopefully that lets up a bit soon. And the dentist - yuck.ReplyDelete
Your hand stitching is beautiful! Lovely hexies.ReplyDelete
your hand stitching is so beautiful and neat as always! I love it! boo to the dentist :(((ReplyDelete
The stitching on that quilt is gorgeous & looking forward to seeing what you turn those hexies into.ReplyDelete
Love that quilty stitching Susan! And thanks for the wee trick about the hexies too!ReplyDelete
Wow, that must be some pretty amazing friend for you to make such a gorgeous bundle for her! Very lucky friend!!ReplyDelete
wow, now that is a caring friend and a great package!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous hand quilting, Susan!ReplyDelete
Wow. That's a lot of hexies. Smart plan to use the cutter to deal with cutting the hexie papers.
I just love the effect of the grey perle cotton on the white, just beautiful. Can't wait to see a picture of the whole quilt.ReplyDelete
Enjoy the car & the hexies.
Have a great weekend
then it must not be 104 where you are are you would be frying in the car.ReplyDelete
Love the hand quilting and the colours of your hexies.ReplyDelete