Montag, 25. Oktober 2010

Candle Mat Ready To Ship

A little bit slower than I thought but finally done.... the candle mat. My Swappartner likes country colors/fabrics and here is what I would call a countrylike candle mat

I will pack the mat into the lil friendship bag, pack it in a box with a candle (melting safe wrapped) and some Lebkuchen and mail it off on Wednesday. It will go to..shhhhhhh not gonna tell yet

Now, I defently need to focus on my secret project - I would say I´m behind my schedule :(

Dienstag, 19. Oktober 2010

Moritz - First Week Update

So here we go after the first week, a vet-check up and 200 gr. (7 oz.) gained weight later......

I think Bizkit is on his way to start liking or tolerating him........

Montag, 18. Oktober 2010

A Bit Of Sewing

Cats, Birthdays, horses, errands to run aso....... some how the last week and weekend turned out to be pretty busy. Last Friday was the day I sneaked up into my sewing room for two hours and thats what came out......

.... a little Friendship bag to put in the candle mat out of the swap of Quiltinggallery

The mat is not done yet but my swappartner likes country colors ......... I will use this fabrics for the mat also - so what you think does the friendship bag looks countrylike???

Moritz - Our New Furball

One of my co-workers came into my office last Tuesday and told me that there is a cat in the pressing-hall - well we have wild cats on the property and I told him to get the cat out of there. Well he answered thats a small cat a baby cat. OK - so lets see what is a small cat in his eyes.........

May I introduce you to Moritz aka Zwergnase - a hand full of cat

After I saw him in the hall I thought he is way to small and its to dangerous for him to stroll around there. I took him home - he´s eating like crazy - no wonder he is just some bones with some fur around it. Bizkit is not really excited about our new housemate but hopefully he will get used to it.

Secret Project - Rows Are Sewn Together

The weekend before last I have finally finished sewing the rows of my secret project together and like always just a peek

I put the top aside because I was waiting for the fabrics I still need. The delivery has arrived last Saturday - BIG THANKS TO MY FRIEND NICOLE - she forwarded the fabrics to me since JoAnns wont deliver overseas :(  and wohoooo it was very fast this time!

Mittwoch, 6. Oktober 2010

My Old Anker

After I was done with my treasure chest I digged out my old Anker sewing machine. I took the rack apart..... hmmmmm a loooooonnnng time ago. I grounded it with rust protection and now the details will be colored again that way it used to look.

the first coating of gold is on - but it still needs a few more

I will finish the gold coating first before I will start with silver and red. Its a slow progress here because of my secret sewing project.

Working On My Secret Project

When ever I have time I work on my secret project - I have a bit of a time pressure because it should be done by a certain date - well will see if it will be finished by then. If you would like to see or know more about it - let me know it will be a pleasure to let you know - I just cant post it here besides little peeks ;-)

Blocks are done - there are still 5 rows left with blocks I need to sew together. I had a bit of trouble with the PP-blocks - I copied them by hand from the original - but the original wasnt the size like it supposed to be. Well yeah I have read the note of measuring the block when you copy it by machine or scan it.... but hey I was doing it by hand from the original. I have relized the different size when I was already done with them and layed it out with the others. Oh boy!!!!!! I dont have enough fabric to make the PP-blocks again and the time either. Sooo I had to do some magic cutting on the other finished blocks. Not that easy if you have blocks they need to fit seam by seam together.

Hopefully I will have sewn all the rows together by this weekend so I can start to appliqué the motive