Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Burp Cloths

I've been embroidering burp cloths for friends of us.  First up two with elephants.  As the baby's gender was kept a secret at the request of the grandparents, I could not include a name.

For these 4 beautiful crocheted burp cloths, I used the Tiny Teddies set of Daleen Lubbe from Stitchdelight.  I was pleasantly surprised upon opening the folder to discover a set of accompanying borders that I could color code with the crochet borders.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Bibs for the elderly

This year our Guild decided to make bibs as an outreach project for the care centres looking after the elderly.  We bought hand towels, cut out the neck an opened up one shoulder.

I then embroidered them with verses from the Bible as my husband, Trevor suggested. 

Below are the 4 verses quoted from The Amplified Bible:

Philippians 3:14  I press on toward the goal to win the (supreme and heavenly) prize to which God in Jesus Christ is calling us upward.

Philippians 4:4  Rejoice in the Lord always (delight, gladden yourselves in Him);  again I say, Rejoice!

Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.

Isaiah 40:31  But those who wait for the Lord (who expect, look for, and hope in Him) shall change and renew their strength and power;  they shall lift their wings and mount up (close to God) as eagles (mount up to the sun);  they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Shopping Bag

Our quilting group is still going strong and enjoying each others company. At our last meeting, one of ou members, Marietjie van Rensburg, showed us how to make a beautiful shopping bag out of an ordinary Pep bag.

I used a black one I bought and embroidered years ago with this rooster from Hatched in Africa.

We added a pocket at the back of the bag

into which the bag then folds up to create this neat little bundle shown below.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Finishing more of those pesky UFO's

I have been steadily picking away at all those unfinished projects over the last week or so and manage to finish a few.

First up a toiletry bag using the seminole technique which our quilting teacher, Iessie Steenberg, showed us in 2013.

Then I remembered that we used to have beautiful bookmarks before the fire, so I embroidered one each for me, my husband and son (both named Trevor).

I finally embroidered this baby jacket after having it since who knows when.  A lucky mother-to-be will be receiving it shortly.

I then finish this carry bag for the A3 cutting mat with pockets for quilting rulers, rotary cutter etc. 

This class was presented during a National Quilting Day festival held at the local CUT in 2012 I think?  Me and fellow quilter, Sonja Snyman attended one of the other classes and bought this kit.