Monday 14 May 2012

doing this now...

 I've come to the conclusion that hand sewing everyday gives me 
 my bad shoulder.
 So today I'm sewing half square triangles on my machine.
(can I assume that the quilters out there know what I mean?)
The only time the iron comes out in this household is when I'm piecing,
there's nothing like pressing open freshly sewn seams, 
that's something I miss when I'm English paper piecing.
This is where the magic happens!
 I am loving making blocks for the shoo-fly quilt,
sewing a little then pressing a little...
Sorry about the shameless use of background goodies,
I'm feeling a bit of a bore right now?

The 'doing this now' has been ripped from the
 new UK Very Important People show.
Gotta love poor Natalie Cassidys send up,
 I'm loving this now!!


  1. Oh I so love that M&S purple floral sheeting-happy memories of an ancient duvet cover from the 1970s...
    sorry about the shoulder pains x

  2. I hope your shoulder gets better soon. In the meantime carry on machine sewing to give your poor frozen shoulder a rest! I love the patchwork cushion on your chair. I still haven't finished the cushion that I started last year!!! x

  3. I do hope that your shoulder pain resolves soon. Enjoy using the machine for a change and rest! Di x

  4. Just be really careful with that shoulder. xxxx

  5. Wow, I love the look of everything around you, particularly the cushion. I am a hand sewer myself too, love paper piecing.

  6. I am loving that too! Your shoo-fly is super wonderful! Sorry your shoulder is hurting :( That is not fun...but you have a great substitute to give your shoulder a rest.
    ps...your blog is never a bore! Always fabulous!

  7. Oh, I always love background goodies. It's like a fairytale handsewn world.

  8. Shoo-fly is looking great! Very pretty indeed! At least your sore shoulder can rest knowing your creativity can still flow! I hope it's feeling better this grey Melbourne morning!

  9. I still have yet to do the HST. I'm a slacker! :)


  10. I'm loving that purple floral fabric, and all the background goodies! It's a good thing to spread the sewing love between hand and machine! Fun!!!

  11. I could look at Mary's and your makes all day - in fact move over a bit Claire! Love your blocks and hope that shoulder mends itself soonest!

  12. Your background goodies are beautiful!

  13. Wow! You are an amazing quilter. I hope that I am smart enough you learn a few new tricks from you. I am very new to quilting and I am in love with your blog. I am your newest follower, please accept my warm and humble invitation to visit and hopefully to follow me, too. Connie :)


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