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Sunday, June 1, 2014

"The Sewing Party"

Hello,

Hope you are enjoying the weekend. It is a long one here in West Australia. We are celebrating WA Day on Monday. New Zealand is also having a holiday tomorrow. They are celebrating the Queen's Birthday.

I joined in the sewing party that Donna is celebrating. Mine actually started on Friday, I had purchased these brand new Ikea serviette's from Good Sammy's a few weeks back for 50 cents for 4, which was a great deal.

 Of course they had to be chooks, seeing Donna is celebrating her second year in her chookshed. Her chookshed it the nick name for her sewing room. Each design took about 23 minutes to stitch out.


 I had one of those velvet circles left over so stitched three separate designs from  Brother Card  number 55 to make up this picture. This one took 103 minutes of stitching time. There were a few stitching breaks with this one. You see I also decided to clean up my sewing room over the past few days. The magazines are sorted, I have a huge big pile to give away. I even washed curtains, vacuumed and steam cleaned the floor.


 Today I added some fabric around the circle and added some elastic to make it into a chair cover. It fits perfectly.


 Saturday I worked on my hexie quilt. Which seems to have grown far bigger than originally planned.


Making lots of new hexies to fill in the spaces. I had to add a fox to the chook yard as he/she visited last year and ate through the fence then the contents of the yard.

Thanks Donna for hosting the Sewing Party.

Happy days.
Bev C

19 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

oh they are such lovely serviettes....just perfect for the party.......lovely chair cover.....you can do so many things with hexies...........hope that is the last fox you see......lol.......thanks for joining in the party.......

kiwikid said...

You have had a busy and productive weekend, lovely things you have made!

Fiona said...

very smart with your 'real' serviettes with a perfect theme! Great idea for the chair cover and I just adore how you are telling a story in your hexie quilt...
Hugz

Mrs Knitaddict said...

I love those serviettes Bev! and that pretty chair cover! In the previous post that cute Tony Rabbit and your beautiful rockery...anything you touch is magic.
A big hug,
Dolly

shez said...

Hi Bev,boy you sure have been busy,well done on an awesome weekend of achievements.xx

Maria said...

You did have a very. Productive partying weekend Bev.

Nanette said...

Hello Bev, thanks for visiting my blog> I've come to see what you got up to.....and it was quite a lot. Everything is so pretty and creative.

Christine M said...

Your sewing chair is so fancy now, Bev. It looks great. I love how your hexagon quilt is coming along. Can't wait to see it when it's finished. xx

Julie said...

Loving all your new embroidery designs there Bev. Yes I need to give my sewing room a clean out too - you have prompted me. I too have a huge piles of magazines to sort through. Your hexies look amazing also :-)

Clare - Aimetu said...

Lovely stitching Bev, great serviettes :-) your hexie quilt is going to be so lovely.

Narelle said...

Lovely projects you've been busy working on :)

Karen said...

Perfect activities for a long weekend. Looks like you had a great time.

Lin said...

Your hexagons quilt is looking so pretty. Love those little chooks. xx

Wacky Woman said...

Oh wow! You have been busy. Lovely all!

Anthea said...

Great serviettes Bev - very clever!
That all sounds very industrious, all that sorting & cleaning... now take the week off!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
I just popped over to Donna blog and I just love the photo of the glass of white wine next to the sewing machine. : )
I'm so inspired by you and all the your projects that you have completed. What a beautiful garden house that you stitched up. Your hexagon quilt looks like a large one. I want to start a new quilt but I need to finish my unfinished one in the closet. I think I will take that out to see if it can be saved. I really messed up on the block sizes. : (
Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn
P.S. Thank you for your comment on my garden.
I love the afternoons in my garden right now. Opie and I spend a lot of time in the garden around that time. Everything just glows beautifully, its the golden hours. : )

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Good buy Bev! What a great cushion...love it! I thoroughly enjoyed the sewing party!

O'faigh said...

Hi Bev, loved seeing your weekend projects, Warm Regards, O'faigh

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Beautiful sewing. Sounds like a fun and busy weekend!