Sunday, October 16, 2011

Stitching and Sewing...but no Scrapping :)

My fingers have been working at a frantic pace over the last few days, in a classic case of me leaving things to the last minute :)

I've known all year (all decade,actually LOL) that my Mother-in-law was having a "special" birthday this year, but in typical fashion, have left it until the week before to prepare her gift...why oh why do I do this to myself?
Just a few more stitches and the embroidery part will be done...then I can start on the construction. Luckily it's just a small part of her pressie :) I'll show you a proper photo after she receives it on Thursday.

My sewing machine has been purring along, doing what it does best...
...how I missed it! Working on this Bliss quilt is a nice diversion from other more pressing things, like ironing (almost up to the roof!), house cleaning and quilting that other quilt (whose name we shall not mention LOL).
Procrastinating is, after all, one of the things I do best :)

What have you been up to this weekend?

TTFN xxx

11 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

I went to some open gardens today.........it was fun.......some computer catching up yesterday....

Stacey said...

Your embroidery is beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished product :)

Jill said...

I'm totally lovin' that stitching! Just seeing that inspires me to want to start a new embroidery project. Your mother-in-law is going to be so thrilled!
Hugs,
Jill

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

oh we are all pretty much the same, leave things to the last... my ironing pile is looking pretty ugly too! Maybe some gardening today then...

Hope said...

Yay! Glad to see the bliss quilt is in progress. No craft for me this weekend gone. Just a trip to Canberra and some seriously hard car washing.

Cardygirl said...

Love the embroidery...I am almost an Olympian at procrastinating! I had a great day yesterday & ticked a lot off my list! Love the Bliss.

Sharon Manning said...

Love the look of that quilt you are working on, can't wait to see it come together! How's the painting coming along? Lol

Linda said...

Well my table toppers are going no where, i have finished my first skow block and have nearly finished our November block for family gathering oh and i did scrap ONE page.
xxxxx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Glad I am not the only one who leaves things to the last minute and then has to work in a slight state of panic :-) Can't wait to see the finished item.

Connie said...

Looking pretty so far. That's going to be a great project.

Lisa Leggett said...

OoOoOoh, Bliss! It is my faaaavorite! The colors are divine. I'm slowly collecting little bits (the line is HUGE) so that I can make myself a a nice quilt with it too. The only place I'm able to find it anymore is ebay, so it's a little slow going. I better finish getting what I need before it's gone completely. Well, I can't wait to see what you'll make of this, Suz! I'm sure I'll love it so much I'll want to come to Perth and steal it from you like a thief in the night!