Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Yin Yang

I've been really excited about fabric, needle and thread of late. I decided to rummage through my quilting stash and came across this little block that I made a few years ago. I'm using Inklingo as I can't imagine any other way of stitching this block. I had a play with Inklingo a few years ago and really enjoyed using it. I have printed out about 10 of these blocks. Not sure where I'm going with these but I'm enjoying hand stitching them at the moment.

I just love how the centre spirals around like that. It makes everything lay so lovely and flat.

What do you think? Do you like this spiralling block? I think I will be combining it with another block but haven't decided what yet. There are lots of design ideas over on the Inklingo website. I sound a little like an ad for Inklingo. LOL. I'm not trying to push the product at all. I have just found it to make my life easier and thought I'd share.

I don't get a lot of quilting time. I prefer to hand stitch everything I do even though I have a lovely Bernina machine. I just find machine work takes me away from my family. I'm not home much either. I work full-time and have adult and teenage kids. We are always on the move. I can take my hand stitching with me and do a little here and there. I'm not worlds fastest stitcher because of my limited time but I sure do enjoy it when I get a chance to pull it out.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Busy times

It's been a long time. No excuses. I suppose other things have just taken priority over blogging. My family continues to grow with 5 grandchildren now and another grandson due in early August. It's a very exciting time in my family.

My own health has been challenging to say the least but I am still able to work full time which I am grateful for.

We had a busy Mothers Days with 16 of us crammed into our little house. Our kids, their partners and their kids quickly fills our little space. We really need a bigger place for our get together a. LOL.

I'm still enjoying stitching away when I have a spare moment.

I've actually finished the above project but noticed on my blog that it's taken me over 12 months to finish it. Wow! More on that next post. Hopefully now that I have a blogging app on my phone I will be able to find more spare moments to make some posts. Till next time. Love, Dot.