Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Quilting - Jacob's Ladder (lesson 2)

This one uses squares and triangles..

they say quilting is very forgiving....I surely hope so...some squares became rectangles (hope you didn't notice )


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Quilting- Nine Patch Block (lesson 1)

I started a quilting course, for beginners, in early January. There will be 9 sessions in total. In each session we learn/improve techniques by making at least one new block.

Lesson I: Nine Patch Block

Homework: a variation of the previous block, using the same techniques

more to come...


Chicken scratch

...a type of embroidery done on gingham.
You can get beautiful results ...the final result looks like lace ....
This is my first attempt...

Do you like it? I do!


Monday, February 25, 2008

What I have seen ... recently

from my trip posted previously...

I found all of these in a fantastic restaurant called "O Bernardo" in Boavista dos Pinheiros (near Odemira and Vila Nova de Milfontes), in Portugal.
I wanted to take everything with me...and I pictures...

...a rag rug...
... a lovely couple...
(sewn by the owner of the restaurant...and she says she can't sew?!....)

...some patchwork bags...

I've seen some of these posted in A Saloia ... she calls them 'Talegos'


Where I have been...recently

a town....

a city...
(some will argue it should be 'THE' city ;)

surely some of you will be familiar with one of these?!?!?!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

(Also) handmade for me

As they say: "better late than never"

So here it is, these beautiful (Xmas) presents that my frieng G made for me.
I am such a lucky girl!!!!

(tres chic...oh la la )

( I need to make something worthy of these beautiful buttons)