Friday, February 21, 2014

An Evening With Santana

Its raining! Nice and cool. I found a lovely tutorial for a thread holder and had to make one.

                                   holds a reel of thread and needles


I have cut fabric for 38 stars and will be sewing them together over the next week.

So excited! We love Carlos Santana's music and when we heard he was coming to South Africa we were first inline for tickets. Most famous musicians bypass Durban and we have to fly either to Johannesburg or Cape Town for shows.  I'm off to Cape Town for the concert and can't wait to see my kids again.

Here is the link to the ready threader tutorial

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Its Too Hot!

The heat is unbearable!! I am home alone for the first time in months, it feels strange - too quiet. By 8am I close all doors and windows, call in the dogs and switch on the aircon, that's my morning ritual. I just feel sorry for my gardener. I don't know how he does it. I told him to work slowly.
My daughter skyped, wanting cushion covers, and sent me a link on how to make them. They were so easy to make and I made several for her. I sent them off with my son when he left for varsity on Sunday. The link to the tutorial is at the bottom of this post.
 Here are some finishes.       

                                          mug rug -  daschund love

                                          mug rug - leo symbol

                                          table topper
                 another table runner - this time I used a blue border

My hexi flowers have grown to 94 = 658 hexies

These hexie flowers are pretty much all the sewing I am doing at the moment.

Here is the link to the  10 minute cushion cover tutorial