10 June 2013

FQR Sample Swap

The good news is that I have my machine back, and am able to get on with finishing things.  The bad news is that they have put the feed dog slider on wrong, and it's stuck with the feed dogs on up, and the slider on down.  So I can do straight stitching, but not free motion quilting, and I have to make ANOTHER 130 km round trip this week to get it fixed!  I'm not a happy bunny!

But I did get on and finish my swap goodies for the Fat Quarterly Retreat.  I know it's a bit last year, but I've made some little pencil cases from the Zakka Style book.  I'm very much a last year sort of girl!





 

 As you can see, there are 5, so you have no idea whether I'm in a group of 3 or 4!  You'll have to wait and see!

Whilst I was in the mood, I made myself a little needle-case, using this pattern.    I've been meaning to make one for a while now -  I was using a scratty little bit of felt, which whilst it was perfectly functional, was not aesthetically pleasing.  I think this is a lot better





We've been out for a bike ride today, and now my hip is killing me, so I'm going to sit quietly on the settee and do some hand stitching.

Have a good evening everyone!



11 comments:

  1. gorgeous, hope i'm in your group :)

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  2. I wish you god luck with your sewing machine.

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  3. Oh bugger! Hope the machine is all better soon! Cute pencil cases though

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  4. I think pencil cases are timeless, and these are lovely.
    The needle case is classy too.
    I'm sorry about your machine, I can imagine how frustrating this must be.

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  5. Oh poor you! My machine is playing up as well and I have a quilt to quilt for Siblings together. Love the pencil cases.

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  6. Great makes and can I have the pink pencil case if I am in your group. Those are so not last year, they are timeless. Love them.

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  7. That’s awful news about your sewing machine. I do hope they intend to fix it on the spot (and free of charge)

    Cute pencil cases. I don’t think it matters in sewing whether you’re doing last years projects or not!(or at least I hope not because I always seem to be doing things at least a year after everyone else.)

    The needle case is more than aesthetically pleasing - its gorgeous!

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  8. I really hope you're in my group, that blue and green one on the left has my name on it, I'm sure ;-)
    Your needle book is really cute. You'll have to show your dance moves at FQR...

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  9. Well i want one whether it's last year, this year or next year! Damn about the machine, but at least it's half useful, ish!! :o)

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  10. Love the goodies just wish I could go!

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  11. Your sample swap gifts are perfect. They would be good scissor cases too, no? I hope your hip feels better.

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