My “Quilty” week so far….

As everyone knows we are always in & out of lockdown and since I’ve got my happy space ready with a view of trees every time I look up … hail, rain, or storm I just love sitting there and sewing.

How can I go wrong … love love love the view 😎

I have been working on a quilt over the last few weeks and I have one more row to go before binding it ( that’s a separate post coming soonish )…. However I’ve been side tracked with a few requests from family & friends.

One friend asked if I could make her a scrappy bag as her mum in law has been diagnosed with bowel cancer…. How could I say no … she offered to pay for it but I definitely don’t make anything for money and as it’s such a love of mine I’m always happy to oblige 😍

The bag … I really need to perfect the handles

The second thing I’ve been working on is a two part gift for a cousin in Sydney. She loved her birthday gift of bag and mat and asked if I could make her a couple of table runners… one for her coffee table and one for her dining table. I have finished the dining table runner and will be making a similar one for her coffee table. Took me a couple of hours to put together and her favourite colour is blue.

Need to learn how to perfect the corners but I’ll get there…

Now to rest the hands as the RA has flared up … goodness knows why 🤦‍♀️

Till next time … Me & my happy place 💝

MY HAPPY PLACE

Happiness is not about getting all you want, it’s about enjoying all you have….

Ever since I started quilting a year and a half ago I’ve wanted a specific place to sit & quilt. Even though my house has lots of space all corners seem to be occupied by the rest of the family 😊

I’m patient to say the least and I’m very happy to wait and get what I want.

Well a year and a half later I have what I want. The space has freed up and my ‘work spaceis definitely a thing now 🤩

The light is awesome
What I can see when I look up 😍

Definitely my Happy Place 🥰

ScrapHappiness

It’s not the 15th of the month but I just had to share 🤩

This little placemat has been made in half an hour….. the son told me it’s his girlfriend’s mum’s birthday today 👀 She loves ‘everything quilted’ & what else was there for me to do but make her something quilted 😍

I used a left over piece of batting and sandwiched it between two white pieces of cotton. Then FMQed all the scrappy bits onto it. I love the colours and love the zigzaggy effect….

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RITA 🎶❤️

SCRAPHAPPY JULY 2021

And it’s here again…. Amazing how quickly the months just roll by. Some say it’s going too fast & I guess as we get older it does seem to fly by fairly quickly. I just think that when you are busy doing the things you love it will fly by because you are enjoying every minute… “ Time flies when you are having funas the saying goes.

Well another month gone and another month of scrappy sewing 🪡. How I love ❤️ it. The month of July has a few birthdays and what better way to celebrate than to give something handmade.

This first bag made from scraps was meant for me but when I posted on Facebook & Instagram my cuz-in-law who lives in Sydney texted asking if she could buy it. Now I never sell any of my quilting projects. I’m brand new at this and there’s heaps & heaps of flaws in everything I make. So I told her she could have it as a gift from me as her birthday had just gone past. I also sent her a table centre as I was in the process of making that …

The bag
On her table 🥰

There are a few more ScrapHappy projects I have completed but that’s for the next post 🤩

ScrapHappy is open to anyone using up scraps of anything – no new materials. It can be a quilt block, pincushion, bag or hat, socks or a sculpture. Anything made of genuine scraps is eligible. If your scrap collection is out of control and you’d like to turn them into something beautiful or useful instead of leaving them to collect dust in the cupboard, why not join us on the 15th of each month? Either email Kate at the address on her Contact Me page, or leave a comment below. You can also contact Gun via her blog to join. We welcome new members. You don’t have to worry about making a long term commitment or even join in every month, just let either of us know a day or so in advance if you’re new and you’ll have something to show, so we can add your link. Regular contributors will receive an email reminder three days before the event.

Here are the links for everyone who joins ScrapHappy from time to time (they may not post every time, but their blogs are super amazing!

Kate ,Gun, Eva, Sue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Tracy, Jill,
Claire, Jan, Moira, Sandra, Chris, Alys,
Kerry, Claire, Jean, Jon, Hayley, Dawn,
Gwen, Bekki, Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin,
Vera ( Me !!)Nanette, Ann, Dawn 2, Bear,
Carol, Preeti and Edith

Here’s to ScrapHappiness 🤩