Fun in my fabric world....

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Paganini Le Petite

Thankyou for your kind thoughts...DH seems to be improving & we are hoping to keep him well.
This weekend has been spent gardening (my neighbours will be hating my liberal use of manure!)...and some time was found to work on the Paganini Schnibbles from Le Petite with Sherri & Sinta.
It is really sweet & I am loving pretty & fresh...great practice for all those pesky points...should look nice on my dining table. I still need to needleturn the scallop, quilt & bind, but I am happy to achieve the top seeing I only received the pattern ten days ago & it has been a big week!
Do any Aussies know anywhere that we can buy Schnibbles patterns here?
Happy Halloween to those who celebrate it!
Cardygirl xx

Friday, October 29, 2010

This week & Le Petite

Since my last post from MO there has been far too much happening. Briefly, my DH became ill in Sydney whilst on business ten days ago and we have been investigating & caring for him since. Little time or mental energy left to stitch. Hopefully he is starting to improve. It has all been a bit frighteningly deja vu!
I was participating in Sherri & Sinta's Le Petite pattern arrived from the US with only a week before deadline day...hoping to work on it later today, but there is no way it will be quilted for the end of month parade. Oh well...there have been more pressing issues here!
Cardygirl xx 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My obsession....

...was to one day visit Material Obsession in Sydney. Yesterday we were in the big smoke to celebrate the life of my friend's mother, and Lea & I were able to visit MO on the way home. Yay!
What a great shop...Kathy & her girls were super friendly & we didn't know where to look. It was a true smorgasboard...delicious fabrics & SO much inspiration. 
Knowledge was shared & handy tips...oh why are they three hours away?????
Lollypop trees in all their glory!
Well, naturally I had to get something! 
A bit of this...
and some of that.
We were two very lucky girls!
 Cardygirl xx

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Paris portfolio

Some gorgeous Paris fabric seemed made for a portfolio for DD to store her journal in on her upcoming trip to Paris and Rome. So fresh & pretty!
A free pattern from here...not too fiddly & I modified the pockets to suit.
 Cardygirl xx

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Makes me want to sing...fa la la!

Fun playing with my Kate Spain charm squares! I didn't want to cut them into little pieces as they are so much fun as they are, so I found a pattern here that was quick & fun- a disappearing 9 patch.
With a plain sashing I think it looks very festive! Might quilt it in lines with a very fine wadding.
Nice to find quick & easy projects...what do you like to whip up?
Cardygirl xx

Sunday, October 10, 2010

What is that I hear?

OMG! It's Christmas stampeding towards me!
This is when I think of all my grand ideas from last year about being organised & I think of all those clever girls who have worked steadily for Christmas all year! Oh well...I then think fondly of my stitching buddies, Deadline Del & Last Minute Lea...they survive & so will I!
I did some tidying of my sewing room (then I couldn't find anything!!!) and thought I should get some Christmas projects done. Charm squares from Kate Spain will make a vibrant table throw...hmmm....need to find a pattern!
I have spent a few days away at Mum's helping to unpack & organise. She is settling into her new is starting to "look" like her! Back with some ideas for that Christmas fabric soon!
 Cardygirl xx

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Thanks Sweet P!

A little while ago I was fortunate enough to win a giveaway on Paulette "Sweet P's" blog. She lives far away from me in Canada & it has taken some time for this box of loveliness to arrive.
It was not hard to guess where it was from when I saw it...
and inside were some lovely fabrics and a card from Paulette...thankyou!
Pop by & visit her...she is a very busy & fun lady!
Cardygirl xx

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The intrigue begins!

The super organised Chookyblue is once again hosting her Secret Santa Christmas swap for 2010. It was great fun last year & I met some lovely bloggers. Fun to "stalk" someone to find out what they like & make them something special. I made this bag for Carole for the swap last year & I love keeping in touch with her.
So, I now know who my swap partner is for this year & have plotted & planned about what I will make for her! Really I mean agonised & procrastinated...LOL! I want to do something lovely for her!
But, I can't show you what I am doing as I don't wish to spoil the surprise! But here is a little sneak peek...
Oh, let the fun begin! Thankyou Chookyblue for all of your hard work!
 Cardygirl xx

Monday, October 4, 2010

Easing off.

Feels like life may be easing off from its hectic pace...a few commitments for October, but the frenetic pace looks like slowing & I can catch my breath again. We all have these periods of change & busy-ness at least Mum will be settled & that was the biggest issue we had to deal with. She will be fully installed at her new home as of will be nice to spend some time there with her.
Here is the new quilt for her spare room...note that I have bound ANOTHER quilt!
I have been busy with sewing over the last few days...more to come!
Cardygirl xx