Monday, November 26, 2012


Fluffing around with fluffy sheep.   I finished a small baby blanket just in time for a quilters meeting.   I bound it more than once, let's just say it was a tad smaller finished the second time around!

The baby rug/mini quilt was constructed using flannelet for the front with a polar fleece backing.  The sheep are appliqued using more polar fleece giving them a fluffy look.    I found some lace daisies in the stash and scattered them around.   I thought the quilting would be a quick project, good gravy was I wrong!   I bought myself a new machine (Bernina - 780 -  code name Bernice) and I think I have to actually read the instructions when it comes to the BSR, otherwise we could come to blows.......

If you like the sheep, they are over at Etsy for $3 the set.   They are for the bigger hoops.
The ram measures 167mm x 164mm (6.56inches x 6.83inches), the doe measures 144mm x 149mm (5.67inches x 5.87inches) and the lamb measures 96mm x 116mm (3.75inches x 4.54inches) - I still don't 'get' the metric finish to imperial measurements but that is the figure that Embird produces - who am I to question it!!     There is also a sitting doe included in the set 144mm x 118mm (5.67 inches by 4.63 inches) - same doe, no legs!

If you have any questions, drop me a line here tiramisueatbigponddotcom.

I am back to stitching more sheep.  

Have a great week.
Sue xxx

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Well the biggest baby in the house turned 2 on Tuesday.    He is a fine specimen of an Irish Wolfhound.    The elf and I decided to make him a cake.   Cake baked - cooling nicely on the rack.   I left the 'brains trust' keeping an eye on the dog who was in a deep coma on his mat.   Playing possum it would seem.    No sooner did I make it to the top of the stairs, than bang went the gate, clang went the cake rack.     Couldn't wait for cake apparently!!    Saved some of it although no longer suitable for human consumption!
So back to the cake making drawing board...... at least we had something for afternoon tea.
So we sang happy birthday, you will notice there are no candles - O'Reilly is fast, I was taking no chances.......

 Hurry up, I need cake
Your singing is horrible, hurry up....
Stop teasing me, I need cake......
now you see, now you don't....
The husband was off work most of last week with some bacterial infection of the blood stream, he is fine now, after all he had O'Reilly keeping an eye on things whilst he slept the day away on the couch.
I ran a Mystery Quilt last week for my quilting group.     We made a Double Wedding Ring quilt top - my way.      Everyone seemed to have a good day - it is a long day, 10 am to 10 pm.   So hopefully next month I will have some finished quilt tops to show.   
I had a lovely note from a quilter who purchased a set of my African Masks.   She is faster than I am, and has produced an amazing quilt (mine is still being   'embellished" to death).   Go and have a look at her blog - Quiltaholic.     I am tickled pink to see my first set of designs sewn out, and, I get rave reviews.   
Have a great week.
Sue xxx