Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fun....a Finish and Frustration..............

The fun was at the Patchwork Apple yesterday....a Mystery Indulgence day.....no pics of my WIP......we worked on embellishing a piece of fabric with beads and stitching.......I eventually managed to get a pic of Sharon when she wasn't eating or drinking......LOL.....I was sorely tempted to have some of the chocolates being passed around the table...but my eating management plan doesn't include choccies .......(if you pop over to Sharon's blog she has posted some pics from yesterday......and you will see why I don't need to be eating chocolate!!)
Thanks Jane and Sara...really fabulous day with a great group of ladies...! .......and btw I was "only looking" in the shop.......!
My finish.........................

..........the little pillow I started at the workshop with Kellie last weekend.......and finishing this followed the frustration of trying to get another finish......Lilly's quilt.......I put the newly repaired (???) Pfaff on the frame....and was all set to go ......even had extra bobbins wound.....thought I would just check the tension......and that's where the frustration came in.....after several attempts I decided my Sunday afternoon deserved better .....that's when I retreated to the sewing room and stitched the binding on the little cushion......and that made me happy!!

I will leave you with a couple of pics.........some self sown poppies in the wood pile....and a little dog who is plumb tuckered out........

You can see now why I don't put the pillow I won on Kellie's blog on the lounge!!

'Til next time...................Lorraine

16 comments:

Kris said...

Your cushion looks good! Nice work. My applique got pinned up on my noticeboard today as inspiration. I think that's where it will stay for a while!

Stephanie said...

Everyone needs a day of indulgence now and then--sewing and shopping indulgence is best. Every pup needs a pillow.

Andrea said...

I love the cushion - the stripey binding is terrific xx

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I love your poppies pictures. Is that a springer spaniel?

May Kristin said...

Congratulations on your finish! Your pillow is gorgeous! You did great on the quilting!

Gran said...

I love your cushion! Love the puppy shot - I can almost hear him snoring. He is precious. Your FFF comments are sure understandable. What a treat the wood pile had hidden all winter just for you. I love how you used them in your head bar! See how creative you are.

Hugs

Annette said...

That pillow is so sweet, you've done a great job of it. Love those poppies and to think they just self seeded..I love that!

Leanne said...

Love that photo of Chelsea. Well done on the finished cushion.

Lynda said...

Only looking? No chocolates and a finished cusion - pretty impressive weekend I reckon. The cushion is fantastic.

Levin (and Emily) said...

our garden was filled with those poppies at one stage, and now, every year, we get a few random plants and when I walk down the street, i find ones that have started growing in neighbours gardens (oops).
The cushion looks fabulous. I'm sorry you are not eating chocolates, if it's any consolation, I'm right there with you :(
l
x

Sue said...

Hey Loz, Nice to run into you the other day. Pleased you enjoyed you indulgence day, all looked very nice to me, sad I missed out on that one. Your cushion is just gorgeous well done on the finish ... thats a word I don't use very often!!!! And how cute and comfy does Chelsea look all snuggled on the couch. Look forward to catching up on Sunday. Cheers Sue

Shiree said...

Kellie's workshop sounds like so much fun!I love your cushion!!!!

Maree: said...

WOW.!! Your cushion looks Gorgeous..love the little Birdie..
well done.
cheers

Sheryl said...

Love your cushion, you and Bennie have done a great job. Chelsea is sooo cute, if we let our black Nixon in that's just what he would look like except Archie would be up there with him and we'd be sitting on the floor...lol

julieQ said...

I am sorry you had sewing time like that, though!! Your cushion is gorgeous...

Sharon said...

What a fun day we had, it was great seeing you again. Thanks so much for waiting until my mouth was empty before taking that shot. Your finished cushion is gorgeous as is the delightful Chelsea!