Saturday, 25 March 2017

Project 365 week 12

Sunday

Using up the last of my annual holidays. Lilly is not suppose to be getting walked so spent a lovely relaxing weekend. Spent it sat at my sewing machine making various bits and pieces.Made one for Lilly with a Jack Russel on it. I really liked the stripey background, almost makes the dog look 3D. \The dog is made from fleecy blanket.








Monday

Was in the town so took a wander into the crafting sections of a few shops looking for inspiration and ideas. Spotted this book in The Works for £5. Lots of great ideas in it that I had not thought of and various templates as well as patterns.
Back at the optician, he is not happy as my tear ducts are blocked and infected and this is causing me to have dry eyes and gritty discomfort. So sending a letter to my GP to get me referred to the hospital.





Tuesday

Today was the birthday of a friend, sadly it was also the day of her gran's funeral. So I made her a little gift just to let her know I was thinking about her. She has a cat that keeps bringing her mice, so I added a mouse for the cat. The learning curve for this one was trying sewing them right sides together and turning inside out. Oooopppps I put the wadding in the middle and the backing on the back, then when I turned them inside out the middle went to the outside. So the back is a different colour than I intended. The recipient has put it on her bedroom wall.
Some of the stripes and the cats head are made from fleece blanket to add texture and the mouse's tail is dangling.
"update I am so excited for my friend as she got engaged yesterday ( Friday) she is the loveliest person going and deserves the happiness"



Wednesday

Bob came round rather than going shopping with his mum and dad. Some of the time he played on his laptop and we had a break for an hour and played uno roboto. He won all three games.



Thursday

Went for another sewing session at L's house. Its great when you are working on a piece of work and we bounce ideas off of each other. I was working on a Scottie dog, picture will follow once completed. L is working on a quilt for her daughter and is using the quilt as you go method. I will try it next time I am quilting.

Popped down to watch the kids while daughter went to the twins parents evening. Dinky was being a moaning face little horror, she is going through a daft phase of not liking anybody.




Friday

Went to the GP hoping he had the opticians letter but he does not. So nothing can be done until he gets it, lets hope it is soon as I am fed up with mucky gritty eyes and the headaches it causes.
Watched the twins while mum ran Bob to Centrestage for his drama class. Minky was doing heads, shoulders, knees and toes, the words were in the right order but the actions were a bit off, it was very cute.
The close ups are about typical of the kids. Dinky is reading books, and the dark haired baby is a friends little girl. She has been quite happy to come to me and get cuddled in, but does not usually like strangers.



Saturday

Peppermint and licorice teabags, yum yum.





23 comments:

  1. You are doing so much sewing and it all looks fantastic!
    That Peppermint and licorice tea is so good. That reminds me I need to buy more x

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    1. glad it is not just me with strange tastes in tea bags.

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  2. Oh, I do hoe you get your eyes sorted soon, that's been going on for ages, must be so frustrating, and miserable. Love the cushions!! Ummm, not sure about those teabags!

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    1. so do I they are really annoying me now, so uncomfortable.

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  3. You're getting through so much sewing and I think the Jack Russell is my favourite this week, it's so cute!

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  4. So sorry to hear about your eyes. It must be a real hassle. Hope the GP gets the letter soon. Loving all your sewing again. It's so nice that you were able to make a meaningful gift for your friend.

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    1. I always like to receive hand made gifts and I get a lot of pleasure out of making them

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  5. Love the Jack Russell and cat pieces! You are an absolute sewing machine!!#365

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    1. Just love what I am doing, find it relaxing.

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  6. The red heart quilt reminds of the blankets my Mother in Law makes - you are all so talented. Love the animals too. The tea does sound good - I do love a good herbal cuppa x

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    1. her quilt looks amazing, a lot of work goes into them. I will do another quilt once the orders for my applique pictures run out.

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  7. I love seeing and hearing about your sewing. Sorry about your eyes and how frustrating to need to wait for the GP to get the letter, to then refer you!

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    1. I love sharing my sewing, maybe encourage others to give it a try

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  8. What a nightmare about your eyes, hope the letter comes through quickly. Love Lilly's blanket. Not seen that version of Uno - is it good? #365

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    1. It is a brilliant version of Uno, we have loved it for a number of years now

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  9. Elaine - your cushions look so good, you are very clever. Sorry about your eyes and I hope it gets sorted quickly. Lily's blanket is so lovely too. xx

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    1. i amaze myself to be honest as I do not feel I am not artistic in the least but I guess I must be

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  10. Hope the GP can sort your referral out soon. Annoying to have to wait.

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    1. still waiting, having to chase the letter up, and eyes not getting any better meantime.

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  11. Hope you get your eye appointment soon.
    I don't know how you fit in work, sewing and babysitting!!

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    1. with a great deal of hassle some weeks, but need to work, love to babysit and like to sew, so where there is a will theres a way

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  12. the quilting is fantastic as always, lucky Lilly to have her own cushion. I like the sound of peppermint and liquorice but not in tea. The grandkids are growing up fast

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