Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Some of what I've been up to

Christmas is over and I'm looking forward to the new year, I hope it brings lots of exciting sewing projects for us all. Here is a Christmas stocking I made for my DD. Funky is her style. I had a couple of questions regarding the footstool in the last post which I can't answer until I'm back home on the 14th January. I think I have a quilt pattern in the jigsaw style too, it might be a freebie, if it is I can link you to it if anyone is interested.

We took a nice trip out a couple of days ago, had a picnic and visited a quilt shop and the most gorgeous wool shop. The fabric was very pricey, some of them were $27 per metre, I couldn't resist these red and whites for my Nearly Insane quilt.
My DD also took me to a local fabric warehouse and lucky for me their fabric was on sale to make way for a container of new fabric next year. I managed to pick up these for $3 a half metre!

Of course I am missing my sewing being away from home but I always bring some handwork for the quiet times. I do some embroidery and this is a Hardanger tablecloth I have been working on for a long time. It's done on a 36 count linen so good light is essential to work on it. I go to a Hardanger group once a month.

I'm going to travel in the New Year so will take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for the coming year and catch up with you again in 2009.


Shari said...

What a great stocking... and beautiful fabric. Glad you are enjoying your visit!

Fiesta said...

Janet the stocking is out of the world cool! I love your fabric selections and your tablecloth is going to be stunning!

Lurline's Place said...

Love the stocking, love the hardanger, would love a pattern of the jigsaw quilt/footstool!

Janet said...

What a fun stocking!! Your hardanger project is amazing - I can't imagine how much patience it must take to do.

belinda said...

Well hello there. Welcome to blogland. I came over from Shari's blog ( she's a GREAT cheerleader AND supporter )!!! I have 'strolled' through your blog and it's lovely!! I'm anxious to see more in the new year and I have added you to my favorite reads!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Now that IS one funky stocking. But I love it!!!
Happy New Year!!

Erica said...

Hi there,
My name is Erica and I stumbled across you through Anne Ida's blog! I love your blog it is fabulous and you are very inspiring. I am a quilter myself but unfortunately have done very little over the last few months as I was very ill with my fourth pregnancy. Now that our gorgeous little girl has arrived I am keeping my fingers crossed that 2009 will be a year of many sewing creations. Thanks for a great blog I love it!
Cheers Erica

Diane said...

Janet, What a whimsical stocking! Did you design the pattern? I've never seen anything quite like it. Your hardanger embroidery is phenomenal! I have such respect for intricate handwork and the patience, skill (and eyesight) required to do it.