HQAL August 2020

Hello

Hope everyone is still safe and well.

As for sewing haven’t done a stitch on the Teacups cross-stitch, but have made a few more Rose Window Blocks. (No pictures yet!)

I am off work on holiday staycation so hopefully, I will be able to get on with crafting.

Please take a peak at the other members projects.

KathyMargaretTracyDebSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchenKathiDaisyConnieMonica and Sherrie

SAL – 2nd August 2020

Hello everybody,

Hope you are all well and safe, especially if you live in North of our pleasant island.

Again it is very hot here in Blighty and I have made little progress what with work being at full pelt still. (When is it going to slow down – just for a breather.)

so without more ado, this is where I was last time

and this is where I am now

Why not pop along to our other member’s projects as we are a small group of stitchers who encourage one another and post every three weeks.

Bye for now

Daisy


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Refurbishment

Hello

This is just a short post to show what I have been up too in the little spare time that I have at the moment.

Refurbing our lion statue (called Aslan by the way, not original but fun anyway)

Here is the before photographs

side view
Head View

I had previously painted him with some spare paints which we mixed to get the golden colour and now …..

And this is what he looks like now I have refurbished him ….

I left the algae on the concrete and just painted over to give him texture.

Not perfect but good fun.

Bye

Daisy

HQAL – July 19th, 2020

Hello Everybody

Nothing is altering in my life at the moment, just lots of hard work and lots of aches to go with it. However, I managed to start sewing the edging on the Seasonal Quilt yesterday. Yippee!! Unfortunately Google/Wordpress Editor are playing up so cannot provide any evidence to back up my claim with a photograph.

So until next time when hopefully

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretTracyDebSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchenKathiDaisyConnieMonica and Sherrie

SAL – July 2020

Hello everybody

My how time flies by!

I have not done one stitch on my Seasonal Quilt, mainly because it is too hot (not that I’m complaining), therefore with everyone’s blessing I am deciding to change my Work in Progress for this stitch-a-long to my cross stitch “Teacups” which is much easier to do whilst I listen to music or the T.V.

Therefore and without further ado, here is where I was ….

May 2020

And here is where I am now …

It is beginning to look very colourful.

We are a small like minded group of sewing people who encourage one another to complete unfinished or work in progress projects. So why not pop along to the other members to see their progress.

Bye for now

Daisy


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HQAL – July 2020

Hello Everybody

Hope you are all still safe and well.

Alas I have failed to do any more sewing on The Seasonal quilt, what with it being another intolerable heat wave here in the UK. Also there have been a good number of redundancies at work and also people on holiday so have had extra duties to perform as well as the extra work I was doing anyway. So only worked on Small Rose Window blocks and my Teacups cross stitch.

Hopefully, I will have performed better for the next time.

Please pop along to the other group members to view their projects.

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretTracyDebSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchenKathiDaisyConnieMonica and Sherrie

SAL-21st June 2020

Hello everybody

I hope you are all safe and well.

Work has slowed a little, so I feel less frazzled, and have managed to sew a little in the evenings. I have actually completed one of the side edging to the Seasonal Quilt.

So this edging will go along the side of the quilt at the top of the previous photo, and then just need to finish one for the opposite end. The side (to the right of the previous photo) just needs 8 half hexagons added to its border and then it will be complete. Therefore, I may do a small happy dance as the top part of the quilt will be finished.

We are a small group of like minded stitches who encourage one another with their individual projects, so please pop along to see the other members craft work.


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The Garden in June

Hi everybody

Hope you are well and safe, but most of all beginning to enjoy meeting friends and family. I visited my mother for the first time in 10 or 12 weeks. We have spoken on the phone regularly but visual is much better.

During this troubled time I have helped my husband in the garden, sometimes after work but mainly at the weekend, particularly when heavy work was involved i.e replanting some shrubs into larger pots, four hands are always better than two. We purchased two new pots and I painted them green as you can see from the photos below. We then filled the pots with the correct soil and half – buried the Camelia in the top garden. She is looking better already (I named her Camilla).

Here are some pictures (might be photo heavy actually)

lavender and pump in front garden
palm tree flowers June 2020
Poppy in Back Garden (that isn’t a real frog – although we have recently acquired one)

Well I hope it made you smile.

Bye for now.

HQAL – 7th June 2020

Hi Everybody

Alas I have little to share as I am so tired after the days work, so a short post from me on this occasion.

I have done nothing on the Seasonal Quilt, however, I have found it easier to sew the Rose Window Blocks, being smaller and easier to handle in the hot weather, but even that has come to stop.

Last sewn square

Therefore, I suggest you go take a peek at the other members sewing achievements and i will hopefully get my mojo back for next time.

Take care and stays safe.

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretTracyDebSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchenKathi,  BellaDaisyConnieMonica and Sherrie

SAL – 31st May 2020

Hi everybody

Hope you are all safe and well, I am much better and thank you all for your kind wishes.

I still haven’t achieved any more sewing on the Seasonal Quilt. Work is making me quite tired at the moment and to be honest it has been a touch warm to be sitting beneath a quilt. Instead I have cracked on a bit with the Teacup Cross Stitch.

Here is where I was ….

And here is where I am now ….

I have also been sewing the small Rose Window blocks (no photos) as they are more manageable in the heat.

We are a small group of people who sew for pleasure on whatever project they have in there WIP, and who encourage one another to complete projects. It certainly keeps me motivated. So please pop along to the other members listed below to see what they have produced.

Thanks for reading my little blogspot

Daisy


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