Thursday, 22 March 2012

Missing in Action

So so sorry guys for being missing for such a long time.   My laptop for some reason will not update my browser due to a missing Service Pack and so I need to get someone to fix it which will hopefully happen soon.  In the meantime, I am keeping busy with my jobsearch and also my stitching (of course).  I've started om the Crazy 15 Challenge but having checked my memory stick I only actually have a photo of one of those which of course you will get to see.

I've also been going to sewing machine classes (gasp horror!) and I can now actually use one of those mechanical beasts.  My little antique hand crank Frister & Rossman is feeling decidedly put out but I've also put in a couple of pics of what I have actually made!  The classes are over for now but we're all looking forward to getting back to it when our lovely teacher Dianne comes back from her holiday.

I'm really enjoying the Crazy 15 Challenge.  Some projects are coming along at a great rate, some not so great lol.  I guess it just depends on whether I get completely hooked on what I am doing at the time.  Once I have got the browser sorted I will upload pics of all my projects for you to see.

Anyways, I shall get myself off now and leave you with some nice photos of what I have been up to over the last few months.

Cushion in progress using an old stitched project from many years ago

Milkweeds and Monarchs by Diane Graebner

My first sewing machine finish - dontcha just love that fabric??

Traditional Sampler by Nancy Taplin of Friendly Stitchers - Part 5

Traditional Sampler by Nancy Taplin of Friendly Stitchers - Part 6

Thanks all for stopping by - I'll try not to leave it so long next time!


Ally xx


Veronica said...

Lovely stitching, Ally. I hope your laptop gets fixed soon.


Gillie said...

Hmm - you just HAD to put the parts against the sampler, didn't you! Lovely to see the pictures, though, she says grinding her teeth in complete envy! Love you!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I love your apron!!! I need to make one of those! Wonderful stitching, too!!

Mouse said...

ohhh well done on the stitching front ... do love that apron and can't wait until you are back up and running so I can see the rest of the stitching ;) love mouse xxxxx

Denise SA said...

Well done Allie that's a lovely apron that you have made

Maureen said...

love the apron fabric!

DJ said...

Hi Ally...just wanted to let you know I'm giving you the Liebster Blog award and you can find out what that's all about on my blog! *Hugs*

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :D

Jo said...

Hope you get your laptop fixed soon, it's sooo annoying when they go. Adore the Japanese cushion you're making, I've had that chart in my to-do pile for more years than I care to remember!! xx

MysteryKnitter said...

I admire your stitching skills. You sure know how to stitch beautiful items. Nice apron too.