Kainga, where Roses bloom, life is lived at a gentler pace.Living Simply, doing all those good things like stitching, gardening, cooking and reading.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

"In the Sewing Room."

Hello,

Well, what a cold week we have had here at Kainga. Temperatures have been down to minus 4 overnight. Makes you glad that you have a roof over your head. I knew Tuesday was going to be cold so I had a PJ's day and stayed in the sewing room. I even got to try out a Machine Embroidery Disc that I bought many years ago. I found I had three more of the Waffle Cloths that my Sister Chris sent a while ago. Two were hand towels and one a face washer.



The disc was a fundraiser for the Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust and is called Justin's 65 Roses.



The one with Kainga and the rose on are from Brother Embroidery Cards. I did something a little different for the edges this time. I usually crochet around but decided to bind them with fabric which will help them last. They have been put to good use in our en suite and powder room.


I have been in the sewing room the last couple of days doing some culling. After reading Terrie's post about her new magazine's I decided I had far too many. I now borrow craft and garden magazine's from the local library and since my subscription to Homespun ran out last year I haven't purchased any. I was actually looking for a small cross stitch kit but that is still not found. I have prayed to Saint Anthony but he seems to be very busy with someone else. I have decided to finished tidying up the room and maybe it will surface. I'm beginning to think I may have used it for a book marker so it could be anywhere.

If you want to make yourself feel good,  go to Google- Images "Messy Sewing Rooms."!!!!!!!


I can't use everything I make and I love surprising people with a little parcel every now and again.Remember that 4th July embroidery,  well I gave it to Bobbie Lynn along with a cross stitch. The mail to the United States is so fast I just wish parcels coming from the East Coast of Australia would be as quick.

Now I better get back to the sewing room and do some cutting out for a new project.

Happy days.
Bev C




16 comments:

Melody said...

A great post, with lots of lovely things.

Tanya said...

Sound like a lot of fun spending the day in your sewing room all snugly in you PJs.
Hugs Tanya

Vickie said...

Oh how I wish our temp would drop that low....Your embroidered towels look great..culling is a good cleanse for the soul..tdon't them magazines multiply once you shelf them ....I like you love gifting for no reason as well...I sure hope you find your xstitch pattern,cheers Vickie

marina said...

such pretty cloths. Love your button quilt and the pics of your sewing room.

Margaret said...

Does that mean that we in the East can look forward to another cold spell? St Anthony is a bit slow sometimes, but he usually comes through, nice quick embroidery and so functional

shez said...

Bev your projects are gorgeous especially the rose one love it ,well done.xx

Karen said...

That's so cold!!! Glad you are snug and warm inside!
Love the embroideries. Great colours.
And the idea of binding with fabric is a smart one.
Hope you find the cross stitch kit. It's hiding there .... somewhere!

Maria said...

I just love PJ days but I have been having paint clothes days...
You have been have fun in your sewing room.
Hope you find your lost project.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
I love day that I can stay in my PJ's. We are having some nice and a bit cooler weather here. So we will be having our fall and winter, but that is not for a couple of months. Love your newest projects and I have seen waffle cloth at my local Jo-anns and could not figure out what it can be used for. Now I know. What pretty designs. I need to start making gift for more people too. It is fun and it comes from the heart. I just love my gift from you. : ) have a wonderful sewing-in this week and hope you keep warm.
Blessings

Narelle said...

Lovely washer and hand towels ... sounds like your PJ day was just what the weather called for :)

Anthea said...

That is beautiful embroidery Bev. And well done on the clean out, we should all be brave & do it from time to time. I love the pic of your threads on their wall hanger & the quilt next to it.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your embroideries are beautiful, I love the finished projects.

Michelle said...

Sounds like a good kind of a day to me! It was pretty cold here this morning too...

Fiona said...

great post... I also have a sewing machine thread holder (but mine is half the size) and I have that sewing machine canvas (a gift from Marina)... we must be pyschic twins!
Hugz

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Fantastic post...and I reckon sometimes you do get a surprise when you tidy up a sewing room!!! I like that you had a PJ day...my daughter has them too sometimes!!! I'm still in mine now and it's 12.12pm but I better get a move on!!!

FarahLin said...

Beautiful projects as usual - love your embroidery work!