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Summer Sewing.

Posted on | February 12, 2019 | 18 Comments

When you live in or near Melbourne you do get used to the changeable weather. We have already had temps in the 40s this month and our aircon has worked overtime. This week we have returned to cooler days in the low 20s (70s). But today decided to play tricks with us and warmed up to a lovely 21c before rapidly dropping to 14 at lunchtime when a storm blew through. Who knows what the rest of the day will bring?

On to far more important things – stitching. Lots of bits and pieces on the go. I have completed the stitching on the little caravan.

I am now ready to put the three pieces together into a wall hanging.

Next up I am following Gail Pan’s BOM of Christmas stitcheries. I am going at my own pace and have finished one of the January designs.

I am also back to working on my McKenna Ryan quilt blocks. I have six completed and three to go. It was time to sew some of them together.

The top four blocks are together and I am now working on the one to the right of them to fill that gap. It will be a little trickier than the rest as it has a lot of pieces overlapping other blocks as well as the border.

Hopefully it will be finished when Christmas arrives this year. (No pressure!)

All my group activities have started up again for the year and it has been delightful catching up with everyone. I hope you are enjoying your week, too.

Cheers, Karen

18 Responses to Summer Sewing.

  • Joan says:

    It’s so exciting to see your McKenna quilt coming along. No pressure. You’ve got this one! Christmas is going to be merry for sure!

  • wendy says:

    that caravan is gorgeous! I’ve not been around much recently, so I can’t wait to see the rest of that project!

  • Beautiful work, all of it. I really like that little camper, and the McKenna Ryan blocks are gorgeous!

  • Forget the weather! I love the stitcheries! The caravan turned out even cuter than I expected. It really does sing! How about “Baby I Love Your Way” or “Love Will Keep Us Together” for some groovy 70s music?

  • Karen D Martin says:

    All your projects are wonderful, especially that caravan–adorable! We have been having crazy weather here too, but unfortunately it’s cold, not warm!!!

  • Diane says:

    The camper is delightful…great job!!

  • Anne Dawson says:

    That caravan is gorgeous!
    Love the blocks too. The quilt will be awesome.

  • Susan Snooks says:

    Your little felt caravan is super Karen! The colours are prefect as is the garden it is parked in!

  • Jenny Benton says:

    I LOVE your little caravan, but then, who wouldn’t. Had to check back in your blog to see the other pieces you have made to go with it. This is going to be so lovely when it is all together.
    The McKenna Ryan pattern looks like it features Aussie icons? You are coming along well with this too. I love her designs but they are too complicated for me.

  • Kyle Redente says:

    You have a wonderful variety of projects that you’re working on. Each one gives you new opportunities. Wild weather, but glad it’s cooled down.

  • Linda Dutch says:

    Love your cute caravan! And you have lots of other pretty projects on the go too! We are still having the heat, but nothing compared to your 40C!

  • Lou Heron says:

    Wow, you have been busy. Your wee van is so cute!

  • I love your psychedelic Caravan!!! And the Aussie Christmas appliques are so cute. I may have to look them up!! Our weather has been just the opposite….40 degree days followed by one 80 degree day and then more 40’s. That one day was just a tease!!! I am SOOOO ready for summer!!

  • Fiona Robinson says:

    Hi Karen, I remember the crazy Vic weather…. 4 seasons in a day… and more than once too! I love the psychedelic caravan… so much stitching in it. I watched a DVD the other day with Wendy W and her felt work… so lovely. Great snowman… and the Mck R one is amazing…. so much in there. YOu can easily have it ready for Christmas!

  • What gorgeous projects you are working on. That caravan is the cutest! Crazy weather atm xx

  • Sheryl says:

    Hi Kareni always enjoy looking at your blog you do the most amazing projects and your work is stunning .
    I love the caravan its so cute and the xmas quilt is amazing,well done my friend and yes the weather has been crazy xx

  • Robin R. Klein says:

    Love your embroidered caravan. Is that your own pattern?


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