Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Keeping on top of things

My avowed intention for this autumn was to get up to date with all the odds and ends of things I've got sitting around so that I can get on with some new projects with an easy conscience. Luckily, I've never had anything much in the way of UFOs, but I do have a list of things to be done.

This kit was bought for my birthday by my brother-and-sister-in-law when they were in Seattle on holiday this year. I decided to make it into a cushion, and even managed to put a zip in the back. Sadly you can't see in the photograph, but all the fabrics are those with a dusting of gold in them, really luxurious.

I recently treated myself to Quilting Cats and Dogs by Lynette Anderson and have made these two notebook covers using patterns in there. They're destined for my two sisters-in-law for Christmas. So how's that for keeping on top of things!

We have a beautiful autumn day here today, with some very warm sunshine, so I'm now off to make my lunch and sit outside in the courtyard and then perhaps I'll be able to do some stitching out there this afternoon.


Amelia said...


You do such lovely work!

Fall has arrived here - the cooler temps are a welcome relief.

orchidlover said...

So your the one who has the sunshine. I wondered who it was. the early mist over here has cleared to leave a grey, damp day. Not good ofor sitting outside I'm afraid.
Love the finishes.
By the way I haven't forgotten the map, I need Gem to clean her bedroom so I can get to the scanner. Hopefully this weekend

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Candace said...

I'm impressed with how well you're keeping up with things. I'm still trying to catch up, lol.
Beautiful projects, I especially love the pillow.

Annabelle said...

Hi Amanda, it is lovely to look at your work. Christmas ... hate the idea of having to prepare but you are right ... it is there on top of us already. Love the 'gold dust'.

Annabelle said...

Hi Amanda, again ... how can I link your site without Friends Connect? Been trying for ages and there is no link for others. Do look and see if you can fix it as love to look at your stuff.

Karen said...

I have wanted to make some notebook covers for a long time but just never take the time to do. Yours are delightful!

Kay said...

I have to admit that I've got a Hawaiian quilt pillow kit stashed in my closet that my friend gave me. I'll bet it would be beautiful, but I've been afraid to touch it for some 15 years now. Shame on me. After seeing your photos... I'm almost tempted.

Simone de Klerk said...

I love how you used that big ricrac to those cute projects. I would never have thought of that.

Mrs Picklebalm said...

love those little note books also , I am looking for small projects as I am in Malaysia for 3 months from NOv 26th and I have not decided what project to take and this is very worrying indeed