Wednesday, March 2, 2016

BiTs & PieCeS

A few changes around the house lately hasn't allowed me much time for sewing ... but I have managed to get a  few items off the top of my cubbyhole cupboard this week.
For ages now, I have been wanting to fill a few of my pin cushions with crushed walnut shells, so I pulled three apart & filled them again. Now they sit firmly on the table tops just itching to be used...  Job #1...
A Christmas stitchery WallHanger which was a gift, needed a hanger on the back...
It's those  LiTTLe jobs that we NeVeR get to... Job #2...
I also managed to finish a quilt top. It's for a birthday gift in August... wow ... I'm soooo ahead on this one
The flimsy has now made it's way to Julie for her to work some quilting magic.
This quilt was started (& almost completed) on a retreat last October... but then left alone until last week.
I'm really happy with the way it looks... so fingers crossed that the birthday boy likes it too.
Of course I will show it later in full once the binding has been added & sewn down.

I hope YoU have been having a creative time lately... 
like my "motto" button says... 

I'm "Doing more of What Makes me HaPPy"

12 comments:

kiwikid said...

Some great things happening in the cubbyhole...the weight of the walnut shells makes a big difference to the pincushions doesn't it. Is always exciting sending a quilt off to be quilted...one step closer!!

Jacquie Morris said...

Your pin cushions are pretty... Filling them with crushed walnut shells is something I don't know much about. Do they have an odour? A nice nutty one? Made me even more curious now! Shame I don't eat walnuts as I would smash the shells up myself to see what they are like in a pin cushion... Curious!!
Smiles :)

Michelle Ridgway said...

You've certainly got cracking. Well done xx

KimM said...

How inspiring. I've got to get my groove on and finish some projects!!
xxx

shez said...

good morning my friend,you always feel good once you have a cleanup at home,your pin cushions look cute as,i am looking forward to spending time with you my friend this month,see you soon xx

Anthea said...

Funny isn't it Cheryll, that small things can sometimes just get put off & put off and then they end up being so easy to do?! I bet the pincushions feel good, & wow super-organised with the quilt , well done!

Ondrea said...

Great idea refilling your pin cushions. I know what you mean about finishing off the little things needing to be done. I wonder why we do that. Hmmm.

Bev C said...

Hello Cherryl,

Well done on getting those little jobs out of the way, How is your new machine going?

Happy days
Bev.

Cheryl said...

You are on a roll. Well done Cheryll

Deb R said...

Always good to get a few things completed!! Should redo some of my pincushions too :)

Fiona said...

you got lots done in your cubby hole!
Hugz

Karen S said...

Smart move with the walnut shells. They do make a difference.
The Christmas stitchery looks great. Love the fabric in the border, too.

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