Saturday, 13 September 2014

My Cadence Shawlette


My needles have been busy clicking this week....
This is the first time I have used the Noro Taiyo yarn and I love
 the soft feel of it and the fun of watching the colours evole....
I put my cute little stitch markers to use that Jodie included in
one of our Winter Yarn Club mail outs....
They are just a bit adorable...
Such pretty colours were unravelling before my eyes....
I did have a bit of trouble with the yarn breaking but was
 lucky enough to hide the joins on the back....
The Cadence Shawlette pattern I used was a free download
 from Ravelry but the size was a bit on the small side so I just
 kept following the pattern until I ran out of yarn....
And ran out I almost did when I was casting off.....PHEW!
Made it by that much....
This is my shawlette all ready and waiting to be blocked
 which will stretch it out a little and flatten the rows
 so the eyelet feature shows up better.... 
Yay! I can't wait to wear it :)
A perfect choice for our first spring Yarn club package....
I think I have all the colours of Spring in this one....

Until next time, Happy stitching

Kate

Friday, 12 September 2014

Ironing on wadding and procrastinating.......

My first attempt at Iron on wadding....
Kerry from Cottage on the Hill told me she gets good
results by spraying the wadding lightly with water
 so with the essentials supplies on hand I gave it a whirl.....
I put a folded table cloth over my table and positioned the
wadding and quilt top and ironed to my hearts content....
I then had a dig around under my bed in some tubs(I will be
so glad when all my sewing things are set up in my little
"Sewing Studio" and not stashed in various places around the
house) for some backing fabric that would be a suitable match...
This was perfect for my little project and hopefully
will hide a multitude of hand quilting sins....
A quick flip over and another light spray....
And then some more ironing to adhere the backing....
The great thing about this wadding is that you can
 peel it back and reposition if need be....
So there we have it....All sandwiched and ready for quilting...
So here's the question....Do you think I should also
pin through the layers before I start quilting?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated because this
 is my first experience with iron on wadding....Eek!
I am a little bit spooked by this project re the
wadding and wether or not to hand quilt....
Too much procrastination and not enough Mojo....
Until next time, Happy Stitching

Kate

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Spring Yarn Club...September

So much excitement when I arrive home and find a little box
waiting for me from Jodie at Jellywares on Marshall....
My First of 3 Spring Yarn Club packages....Yay
And once again Jodie has carefully selected a yarn and shade
especially for me and it is gorgeous!!!
With a little extra skein of Cotton for another project that I
 am planning and will show you another time...
Jodie has also include a generous size project bag that has been
 hand stamped with little hearts by Jodie herself....too special!
First job was to grab a cuppa and print off my pattern choice...
I have chosen the cadence shawlette ....
It is a free download from Ravelry...
This pic was taken from the website so not the best
 but I think you will get the idea...
I hope mine ends up looking like that....
Until next time, Happy stitching

Kate



Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Rosalie Quinlan...Xmas Wreath


I spent a bit of time stitching this
little cutie on Sunday afternoon.....
I love how the red thread looks on the white linen....Hmmm
I wonder if this one will be finished for this Christmas?
It's been a 2 year WIP....Can't rush these things!
Only 1 hoop full of stitching left and then some
 satin stitching for berries and buttons....
Not sure if this will end up stretched
 on a canvas or as a table topper....
What do you think?
15 weeks until Christmas....Yikes!

Until next time, Happy Stitching

Kate

Monday, 8 September 2014

Final Month..Jellywares Winter Yarn Club

Winter is over in my part of the world and so is
The Jellywares Winter Yarn Club....
This post is about the third and final installment.....
I was pretty excited when I opened my last package.....
it contained some lovely Malabrigo yarn in a gorgeous shade....
Thread clippers, super size buttons and stitch markers
 handmade by Jodie.....too Cute...
Once I got my Yarn wound into a nice big ball
I set about deciding which pattern to use.....
I chose this slouchy hat with cable detail....
And so the fun began, this one was a much quicker knit
than the shawl because it was a nice worsted weight yarn....
And this is the finished product!
Not the best pic as it was a selfie taken at night
 but I am sure you get the idea.....
It may be Spring now but my hat has been nice and snuggly
keeping me warm from the chilly September breeze
we have been having here in Orange....
So what was a girl to do but sign up again for
The Spring Yarn Club....
Waiting impatiently for the First installment to arrive!!!!!!
Until next time, Happy Stitching
 
Kate








 

Sunday, 7 September 2014

To Hand or Machine Quilt My Garden? That is the question!

Good Morning and Happy Fathers day to all the
 wonderful Dad's out there....
 I hope you all have a wonderful family day.....
I would like to be out in my very own garden today but
 there is a chill in that breeze out that I am not too keen on so
 I thought I would have a play with my Lynette Anderson
 wall hanging "My Garden" This sure has been a long winded
 work in progress, my first ever self taught needle turn project....
I am about to use iron on wadding for the first time so
wish me luck that it all goes smoothly....
I then need to decide if I am going to hand
 or machine quilt this little lovely.....
I so love the  colours and the cute little
 blocks that make up this quilt.....
I am looking forward to the end when I can finally stitch on the little
 hand painted buttons that will make this little quilt complete....
Wish my mojo would get out of bed so we can get stuck into it!
 
Until next time, Happy Stitching
 
Kate

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Happy 18th Birthday Jacky Mister

Happy Birthday to my smiley little man who is now my BIG man.
Feeling happy, sad, old and proud today......
Love you more Jacky Mister xxxx
 
Until next time, Happy Stitching
 
Kate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Studio Update








I thought I best do a blog post as I have been a bit missing in action of late. Lots of cooking in the "Pickled on Peisley" kitchen and working full time have taken up a lot of my time over the last couple of weeks. I also had a nice weekend is Sydney with a good friend of mine so no time for anything!!!!!!
However I did make time to pop up to Bunnings at lunch time to pick up some wall and ceiling insulation for my Studio. Who needs airbags when you have this much padding in the vehicle. 2 rolls in the boot, 3 in the back seat and 1 in the passenger seat....ha ha! I have been getting my supplies ready for my builder who will start lining my Studio on the 17th of September. I can't wait to see some more progress out there.
I chose a colonial architrave for around the door and windows
and a matching wider board for the skirtings.
All pre primed to save on painting later.
I also have my wall lining boards ready to go and they are also pre primed so when they are all up I will be able to paint without using too much undercoat. The wall sheeting will give a look of timber boards when they are done and we will be running them vertically. I think they will look awesome. The ceiling will be plain plasterboard and in the shape of a barn roof.
I now have to wait patiently(BA HA HA) for 3 weeks. I will then be on school holidays so can't wait to be able to spend my holidays painting, fitting out the power points and lights and split system and working on my cutting bench and corner machine work station.....Sound busy doesn't it?
 Just how I like it....Thank goodness.... 
These will be the last pics you see like this, the next lot will show the interior transformation taking place....
Did I tell you I am excited!!!!
Until next time, Happy Stitching

Kate













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