Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A little bit of this.....a little bit of that.......

Not much happening in Chez Loz lately.....the weekend flew by .....and here we are mid week again......

...on Sunday I finally made a start on some machine sewing....it's been a while since I got into the sewing room ....so I started cutting........



.....dusted off the machine.......


and got started......I have had the Granny Square quilt pattern from  here sitting on my coffee table for weeks.....so it was great to finally get going on it......

I only got a couple of blocks made....but have several more ready to go ........


I am enjoying the simplicity of this block and can't wait to get some more done........

During the evenings I have been doing some hand stitching.......on the projects I started at the Country Hart stitching weekend....

Melissa Grant's "In a Pear Tree" wallhanging........


......and Helen's Sewing Chatelaine..........


Oh....and just for fun a I made a few of these......I have no idea what I am going to do with them...but they sure are cute!


One thing I haven't been working on is my Farmers Wife blocks and I will be found out when the girls come for stitching on Saturday.......oops!!  Perhaps I will get a couple done before they get here......maybe......

Today would have been Dad's birthday...he passed away a few years ago but there isn't a day goes by that I don't think of him....so I will end this post today with one of my favourite photos of him.....Miss you Ekkers ...xx


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

18 comments:

shez said...

lots of lovely fabrics there Loz and love both of yur stitcheries and what a handsome man your dad was.xx

Darlene said...

I'm glad you're sewing and having fun.

Chookyblue...... said...

love that block...........have fun playing......some people you will always miss............

Cardygirl said...

Great blocks and I ADORE your stitching! Nice to remember...

Shay said...

You dont have to go crazy on your FW blocks on my account. Ive only done 8!

Love your projects Loz. I dont see clamshells there ...

Your Dad was a very handsome man. I dont think you ever get over missing people you really love.

Amanda said...

Love that block and the colours look lovely, and the stitching was nice two, would have loved to have gone two pirie but just could afford it this time.

Daisy Jayne said...

A little bit of this ... a little bit of that .... looks like you have dome a lot of a bits

Pip said...

I saw a quilt made using that block but they used 5" charm squares, looked quite effective, would have quick as well :)

I haven't touched my FW blocks for a while now, you've been busy making other things so I wouldn't stress too much about it.

Sew Surprising said...

I am in awe of anyone who can do needle work and yours is lovely :)and those colours in the block are so nice, memories are special....

OzRose said...

Well, you can get going this weekend with the FW! lol
And to re-iterate what others have said, you had a handsome dad! xx

Stina Blomgren said...

So nice to see you sew all those wonderful things... Have had the Granny blocks on my table for some time as well..oh yes.. Someday... I say...:0) have fun with your stitcheries and those lovely dresdens ...hugs

Ruth said...

My Dad would have been 101 on May 7! It's been 12 years since he died and they are always missed.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Beautiful sewing on lots of things. It would have been my dads birthday next week. I only got to share 9 years with him - next month it will be a long 30 years without him and I still remember him every day. hugs

Sue SA said...

Three pink dresdens would make a lovely table runner to match your blog header! Dads are important to daughters, so glad that you have special memories and lovely photos to remember him by.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Like what you've been up to :)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Loz...you are one busy girl..love your projects...and I can see a Nundle cup!!!

DAWNIE said...

Your blocks look great work, nice work and colours

Lynda said...

Wonderful photo of your Dad ... I miss mine do much too. I love the granny squares block and will be making another quilt soon I hope. Great way to use some scraps.