Saturday, 1 October 2011

September

 
Fresh Sewing Day


This is my first attempt to link up to anything, never mind Lynne's Fresh Sewing Day at Lily's Quilts (thanks for the prompt, Nicky, I'd completely forgotten!) so bear with me while I find my way with this...it's taken me three goes to get the button up there without it being in a funny box!

September has been a busy month but not necessarily with sewing...


1. I did some more work on what will eventually be a Christmas garland for my mam Red work garland

2. I cut out and (hand) pieced 85 Drunkard's Path quarters Ready to stitch into blocks

3. I know it's not technically something I made in September but I went to see my quilt in a show Going in circles - in show

 I made several more hexies and took another group photo...

4. Untitled 5. I love stripes! 6. Hexie #21 7. Adding a little more yellow! 8. 41 hexies 9. Untitled

And I signed up for the Brit Pillow Fight and made my mosaic.

That's not bad going for me!

For those of you who read my last post and wondered what on earth I was making...Kelli got it right - a giraffe, or rather a pair of giraffes!  There are times when I think he looks more like a blotchy camel but everything came from my stash (fabric, thread, the lot!) due to the lack of time and I did the best I could...he's quite cute in real life!


They are postcards for a swap...the theme this month was 'My earliest memory' - which in my case was a giraffe talking to me when I was about 18 months old.  Now, obviously I don't really remember this but have grown up with the story and it's one of my favourites!  (How many of you thought I was going to say 'obviously the giraffe didn't really talk to me'?!  He really did...) I always make two postcards - one to post and one to keep and put on my postcard wall - and usually I make them identical but this time I decided to miss my name off the one I was sending as I wasn't sure someone would want a postcard with my name on it!

Archie continues to be on a very restricted regime and he's getting sick of it.  He can't wait to be allowed to run on the field, although he quite likes being lifted into the house at the end of his walk up the street and wags his tail every time I carry him downstairs...after I've moved the boxes!!  I'm still concerned about the way he's walking but it's very difficult to tell what he's doing - I'm sure the vet will see immediately if there's still a problem.  We're going on Wednesday (5th October) so please keep your fingers crossed for good news.

Unlike me Archie is loving the unseasonable warm weather (even though he isn't allowed in the garden) and spends most of the day in his favourite spot in the conservatory (which, as you can see, also doubles as a boot room!) and this is how I found him this morning...


Please excuse my walking boots in the background!!
Now, how is that comfortable?!!

Thanks for visiting!

28 comments:

  1. Well done Helen! You managed to get so much done! The giraffe is very cute! And your hexies are looking fantastic! Great mosaic - you really have it sussed!

    Come on Archie! Have a fab day today both of you!

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  2. Well I'm glad Archie is enjoying the weather even if he's not back to full fitness yet and GO YOU for linking LOL

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  3. ha ha, that looks way too uncomfortable! well done on all you have done last month

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  4. I love the picture of Archie, the walking boots are perfect!
    Great makes this month!

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  5. Great link Helen - beautiful pastel hexies, it's going to be a stunner. Love the giraffes, my first memory is of sitting on my schoolbag and squashing a banana............missed previous post and just read thro - OMG - your sewing room is fantastic, you are sooooo tidy you put me to shae.

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  6. You've made such lovely things this month. I love those postcards! Happy sewing to you and love to Archie :)

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  7. So did the giraffe just say hello? He didnt share anything else? Bit disappointing really ;-) lol Love the postcards. Hope Arches is getting better, he certainly looks happy in that pic!!

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  8. Boy Giraffe or girl Giraffe? You make me smile on a shivery cold rainy day huddled by the heater. Send us down the warm weather we are supposed to be having...stop hogging it!

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  9. Wow-- you've worked on a lot of things this month!! My faves in your mosaic are #6- Hexie #21 amd #9-- the fussy cut hexies. All of your projects are impressive-- I have not yet done curves or hexies, but they will come in time. Well wishes to Archie and his continued recovery. Hope all goes well at your vet visit. Have a great weekend!

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  10. Forgot to mention that I love the giraffe, too! What a great idea to make 2 postcards and keep one for yourself!

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  11. Love the giraffes, they are very cute.

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  12. Hand-pieced 85 Drunkard's blocks? I think you're my hero. I just don't think I have that patience. And all your hexies, too! Those giraffes are cute! Looks like you've had a productive month!

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  13. Wow! Kudos on the DP blocks and love your giraffes and the story behind them. Have a great October Helen!

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  14. I am crossing everything for Archie. 85 hand cut drunkards block pieces, you have my admiration in buckets!

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  15. I am totally loving those hexies! I've been working so much with bold colors that the pastels seem so refreshing! So glad you shared.

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  16. Has Archie got staffie in him, that is just how our staffir, Meg, lays regularly!

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  17. Love the postcards and looks like you have lots in progress too!

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  18. Hello Archie! We hope that you are feeling much better and soon can run again outside!
    What a wonderful sewing you have done! Love those post cards!
    Hugs from Teje & Nero

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  19. Oh I love seeing your hexies all in a mosaic like that. Good job Helen! And my favorite Quilt in a Quilt Show! Off to do some hexies myself!!!

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  20. Really love the mosaic of hexagons

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  21. I adore those giraffes! So cute and very clever :)

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  22. I love your red work, I really must work on doing some myself! Great to see Archie making himself comfortable, fingers crossed for Wednesday!

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  23. wow love all your hexies they look great! Archie is a real cutie, I'll keep my fingers crossed for him on Wednesday.

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  24. The soft colours of your hexies look amazing. Most people do bright, modern colours, but there is something so elegant and understated in your choices. So beautiful!

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  25. Archie is such a cutie! Your giraffes are adorable!

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  26. Gorgeous work! Your Going in Circles is fabulous, as are your Drunkard's Path units and ... well, everything!
    Hope Archie's vet visit gives you good news and he can get out and play.

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  27. your giraffes are so cute - love the redwork, too.

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  28. I love the work that you've been doing! I've never seen hexies with pieced patterns inside them before, they look so delicate and fragile its delicious... can you let me know how big they are?

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