Sunday, March 8, 2009

Stitching madly!!

I know I've been a bit 'absent' this past couple of weeks, I have been busy though. I'm still working on a project that I don't want to say too much about in case the recipients are reading this, but here's a little peak at the pretty fabrics .... I'm about half way done and I'm (desperately) hoping to get it finished next week. I'm going to be burning the midnight oil I'm sure LOL. It's quilt-as-you-go and one of my favourites to make - hopefully I can show you more very soon :o).

I've also been having a bit of a play with a new project ..... not a quilt this time ...... it's an old fashioned 'rag rug'. I love anything "oldy worldy" - I've often said I was born about 100 years too late LOL!!! I've been tearing up old sheets to make this and I'm quite enjoying it - there's something really therapeutic about the sound of ripping the sheets ...... it's a good anger buster LOLOL. It's a bit messy with all the loose threads, but I'm thinking once it's trimmed up it will look good :o). I have no idea where I'm going to put it, but I've always liked them (in fact anything from 'days gone by') and wanted to do one - so I'll worry about that out later LOL. Now I need to hunt through my linen cupboard for some contrasting colours. Unfortunately it's not that long since we painted the house so most of my old ones went as 'drop sheets' - grrr!!! Oh well, a trip to the local 'thrift shop' should fix my need. Once you get started it's easy to do and it's a good way to recycle old sheets and doonah covers. The ones I used were originally on my DD1's bed when she was tiny - she's 26 now!!! I knew they'd come in handy one day tee hee :o).
Here's one last pic, it's of my dear Sophie, doesn't she look cute??!!?! I couldn't resist her sleeping on my ironing board using my pin cushion as a pillow..... adorable :o) . Lucky she didn't poke herself in the eye - those pins look lethal!!!

11 comments:

Marian said...

Ooh!!! Fantastic pincushion.It's perfect because is big.
And too is it a pillow?
I follow you blog and your works.

Lurline said...

Busy, busy, I see - love the pic of Sophie!
Hugs - Lurline♥

buttonbliss said...

ohhhh, little puss kat ! What a nice place to take a snooze. Love the Black and turquoise together. I have the baby wraps from when my babes were tiny. I love the softness of them - like a blankie for mummies! (I've even been known to smell them just a tiny linger of baby hood clinging there HMMMMMM.)
Lisa
-x-

Milah said...

I hope she don't poke an eye out;D

I'm curious about that rug, is it crochet?

Ariane said...

I love the fabric you are using for the quilt. The rag rug is nice too...I love those. I've made a few of those myself. I always tell people I was born in the wrong era. I like all the old traditions. The pin cushion is so nice. I love it. Take Care!!
Ariane

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Sophie is sooo cute and sleepy. lol
Cant wait to see the finished project, and I like the rag rug your making. I have a pink one.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Joy I love the look of your rag rug...your Sophie, she must have found a spot that didn't have in pins...LOL...

Lisa Boyer said...

Awwww...what a doll Sophie is! What a sweetie. Can't wait to see the sheety rug!

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sheri amor said...

cutie cat^_^

wonderwoman said...

sophie is such a cutie and looks well comfortable there! your quilting fabric looks gorgeous and will look forward to seeing the whole pic!

xx