Saturday, April 15, 2017

Oops

here is another photo heavy catching up kind of post!!
I was sitting sewing on Thursday afternoon and glanced out the window...such a peaceful view!!
Yesterday I went up to Bullengarook  to the house of Mrs Perry, she offered to help me with the Dignity Quilt for the Guild.

so after watching a YouTube video we loaded the quilt and quilted two rows, then the tension went and we spent hours trying to nut out what the problem was...in between Tracee was feeding me and her family!! We finally changed the quilting cotton and then adjusted the tension and off we went again,  I am very proficient in unpicking quilting now!! 

Harmony found a wonderful place to rest!!

Finally at 10pm we did the final row!!! Yay!!! Happy dance!!

The fur babies had gone to bed, so it was time for me to head for home. Luckily I didn't have any encounters with any kangaroos!!

This morning the Supervisor and I went for a walk...he did his bit for the community and watered every thing vertical!! When we got back I did some pruning until the green bin was full, 

then I put the binding on the boys mosaic, just the hand sewing to go!! I did forget to put on a hanging sleeve, will have to do that later.

I trimmed the dignity quilt, I am very happy with the quilting...thank you so much Tracee for persevering and putting up with me all day!! 

We have a new family member....meet Herman the German hermit Crab!! Hubby found him on the ferry back from Sorrento last  Thursday!!

This afternoon I also managed to get the binding sewn onto the Dignity quilt...hand sewing on the agenda for me this week!! You might be able to see the bag of clips on the quilt?? Tracee gave them to me yesterday along with
this beautiful tin, which I am going to keep and use for sewing

and this chocolate which was in the tin...which I am sure the rest of the family will consume over time!!
Hope you are all having a Happy Easter and lovely weekend.
Happy sewing.



14 comments:

Diane-crewe said...

oh my goodness .. this should be titled .. ADVENTURES OF A QUILTER ... lol x Glad you managed to sort out the problems as it looks wonderful x

Pamela said...

What a beautiful quilt! Glad you were able to get it quilted!

Helen said...

Great result with your quilt, beautiful, lots been going on for you. Happy Easter.

Chookyblue...... said...

perseverance pays off as you got the quilt done and it looks good........

Leeanne said...

Never a dull day in the world of a quilter! Glad you girls got it sorted, the quilt looks fabulous. LOVE LOVE the tin........and chocolate too! Happy Easter! xxx

Farm Gate Creations said...

Thank you! Mrs Palmer, for a very challenging day...I learnt heaps and I am now feeling more confident on my machine.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Well done to you and Tracey for perseverance there. It looks great. Lovethe boys too. Adore your beautiful Easter tin too. Happy Easter to you and your family and of course the Supervisor xx

I am said...

Hi Sue happy Easter to you and you lovely family,so glad you and Tracee nutted out the problem,your quilt looks fantastic,well done.

Julie said...

You sure have been busy Sue - what a wonderful view out your sewing room window. I love the tin your friend gifted you. Just popping over to her blog for a peek now. Happy Easter to you Sue xxxx Love your blog.

newsurfiegirl said...

Gorgeous quilt

Robyn Pidgeon said...

Love that things worked out... I have faith in you both...the fur babies look like they were just no help but it looks like y=they are well rested... and Just love your little tin... Happy Easter to you all

Fiona said...

so much happening..... well done with the quilt. I always struggle with thread colour when there are strong colours like that one. what did you end up using. and it looks great.... so does your mosaic....
Happy Binding...
Hugz

Tanya Hughes said...

Hello Sue I do enjoy your blog.
I too was gifted a tin almost identical to yours...from my gorgeous sister in law - Straight away I thought I can use that for sewing.
Thank you so much for sharing on your blog - you are very inspirational.
Much love from Perth Western Australia
Tanya Hughes xxx

Jo said...

Great job with the quilting. Your pixelation looks amazing too...