Thursday, 31 January 2013

A SAL Finish

This is the first time I have joined in on Chookyblue's Stitch-a-long.

January's projects were... an Annie Downes shoe bag and a Natalie Bird thread catcher.

The thread catchers became rather addictive and I ended up making 4

 this is the machine I learned to sew on...I made all Barbie's clothes. My mother bought it when she was a little girl, so she learned to sew on it too.  I love it ...its one of my favourite possessions!

The shoe bags were also a lot of fun and I made 2..but have plans for more..(watch out girls, guess what mum is giving you for your birthdays!)

I'm trying to use fabric from my stash ...this is the year I'm going to make a dent in it!...famous last matter how much fabric you never have the right one!

Just a little anniversary shot...although its a little dark.
We had a wonderful dinner with friends at their place in Manly..
( It was their anniversary also.)
Fabulous food and wines were consumed and a good night was had by all.

Manly beach the day after Australia Day...wet and windy...but still beautiful!

I'm off to start the next project now...another Natalie Bird..out of Red Home.
Its just so good to have someone to stitch-a-long with!
cheers Lea


  1. you did so well with the January all the thread catchers and show bags.........

  2. oh and congrats on your anniversary...........

  3. I can understand why your little machine is so precious, it's a real link to the past. Lovely projects you've been working on. Happy Anniversary too.

  4. Love all your projects Lea and the little machine is gorgeous.
    Happy Anniversary and Happy Belated Australia Day too :)

  5. Congratulations on your anniversary. Love the tape measures around your thread catchers. They look great.

  6. haha... the addictive thread catchers and shoe bags!! yours look great... I love the little sewing machine.. how great to have it... Happy Anniversary and some lovely pictures of the sea....

  7. I'm so hearing you about the fabric stash. Yet, I have triumphed in one project. I was so taken with Leanne Beasley's "Frogs in a Pond" in the current Vignette, that I went through my fabric stash, selected a cat print to fussy cut and then picked out all the random fat 1/4 and other bits I had to play with and had a huge cutting session. I've got the blocks pieced and now it is about joining things together to make the top! Not one bit of fabric purchased for the top, and I will see what I can do for the backing. Unfortunately I don't have enough batting to finish it, so I will have to secure some more. Just waiting for the big chain fabric store down the road to have a sale and then I'll be in like flynn!

  8. Some great finishes there Lea, and awesome pictures of the beach. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!!

  9. Happy Anniversary, tis alway nice to have a few the tape on your thread catchers!

  10. Wow love those shoe bags ,they are gorgeous,well done on your beautiful finishes.xx


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