Sunday, January 26, 2014

January sewing

Today is Australia Day; today is the day my daughter has become an Australian citizen.  In recognition of that fact I made a wall hanging for her ... it is in the post!  This project took a lot of time, hence my lack of postings. 
I did manage a few small projects as relief from plugging away at the wall-hanging.  A girl needs a diversion every so often.
A mug rug where the theme was cats or dogs had me practising my foundation piecing, and to be honest I found it hard to part with the cool cat.  Foundation piecing is fun, though I am not sure I would care to tackle a large project!  The cat, dressed in his 'night prowling' clothes didn't take long;  there were no signs of incomprehension as may have happened this time last year.  Pushing oneself to not only tackle a new method, but to keep at until it becomes less stressful and more normal.
The Quilter's Cache offers patchwork blocks, some simple, some difficult.  This year I am attempting to complete two quilt tops using blocks from this site.  Both these quilts are BOM's; one block, the House that Jack Built, is completed.   
This was the year when I intended to complete unfinished projects, but already I have a mental list of new projects that I fear will take up much of the time I had mentally set aside as 'finishing time'.  Oh well, 'tis just as well I never made that a New Year's resolution!!


Karen's Korner said...

Congratulations to your daughter on becoming an "Aussie" and that wallhanging says it all. Your cat looks like a "top cat" in his very smart clothes. Great work.

Anonymous said...

wow such beautiful work Shirley and your daughter will love her hanging.xx

Nanna Chel said...

What a lovely gift for your girl to commemorate her becoming an Aussie citizen! You are so talented, Shirley. One day....I will attempt to learn how to do patchwork. We have a patchwork shop two doors away from us but I don't darken the door in case I get hooked!

Liz said...

The wall hanging is just awesome,love the Cat rug. You are producing some lovely things. God luck with BOM's