Sunday, October 07, 2007

SEWING!!

Some weeks ago I started this table runner (pattern from Northern Quilts). It was just a try to see if my arm could do some cutting. I realized then that rotary cutting was not good for my arm. But this was soooooo little cutting so after using long time on it I sewed this together. And this week and weekend I have appliqued the apple blossom flower on it. You see........ I have been clever.............just a few threads each day :)
A close up of the flower.
So now I have to baste the table runner and quilt it. This time NOT handquilting. I will definitively use my sewingmachine now.

Do you remember the christmas quilt I started in may. I had put all the applique on and it was ready to sewn. So yesterday when I had finished applique on the table runner I started on it. I did three gingerbread men, one heart and almost one angel. If I do sloooooooooooooow stitches I manage to do a little bit sewing each day.
Do you remember the japaneese fabrics in my previous post. This is what I intended to make with them. So this weekend I traced ten flowers on vlisofix, ironed them onto fabric and cut five of them .
Using the scissor was NOT good for my shoulder. It's strange that some things works ok with my arm, and some things not. And I have to try to find out what to do or not. As the doc and physio tells me; I can do thing that's not giving me pain. But it's so hard to be patient.
Saying for today:

29 comments:

Gail said...

Love the table runner-would enjoy sharing a cup of tea and a cookie over that one.

Nadine said...

Aaaaaaah, THAT's what you were doing ! It's simply BEAUTIFUL, dear, and I'm so happy that you can find again the joy of sewing !
However.... be careful : this makes MANY sloooooow stitches !LOL
I'm in LOVE with your Christmas tablecloth....

Big, big ((HUGS)) & smiles !
NADINE

Berit said...

Gleder meg til å se engle-pepperkakedansen ferdig. Den ser ut til å bli kjempefin.
Berit K :-)

Anne Ida said...

YEY!!! You have been sewing!!! The table runner is looking great!!! Perfect when spring eventually comes :o) And those japanese fabric flowers are stunning! Absolutely love them! Be careful with that shoulder, though!!! Take care! Hugs...

meggie said...

The table runner is beautiful! All of your work is lovely.
Take good care of yourself, & just take it slowly.

Sølvi said...

Spennende løper og nydelige appliksajoner du driver med. Har du helt nytt blad i kniven din - da går kuttinga så mye lettere, speielt hvis matta ikke er utslitt også.

Julia said...

May Brit, your applique is so gorgeous. What method do you use?

david santos said...

I came to visit you to desire a good week to you.
Much attention with our children. It has many criminals who steal them and kill.
Until always

Vicki W said...

Glad you have some projects that you can work on. I love that table runner!

Tazzie said...

How wonderful that you've been able to do some quilting. All the projects are just lovely.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Jeanne said...

Love the Japanese blocks! Those fabrics speak to me. Patience is not the easiest virtue to possess! Ask me how I know that? The table runner is very nice, too. You do lovely applique work. Take care.

atet said...

What good news about your progress with your shoulder! Yeahhhh! The work you've been doing is lovely -- and those Japanese fabrics? Yummm! Keep being careful -- slow and no pain is better than fast and hurting!

Helen said...

Hi May

Sorry I haven't visited in a while. I love your Japanese fabrics. Thanks for the mini round robin instructions. I haven't seen it done this way before. I'm sorry to hear your arm is giving you so much trouble. I hope it gets better soon.

Yvonne said...

Your projects are so nice. I'm happy you can sew for a bit also....it is very hard to be patient when we want to do the things we love. Take care! :)

Libby said...

What adorable little gingermen. I do hope you are able to find some comfortable ways to cut and stitch. Taking it slow is the best - just enjoy every stitch to the fullest *s*

May K said...

Wow, you've been busy! Be careful with your arm, remember?

Charlene said...

You get so much done, even while recouperating! Must feel great to be able to get back into your groove. I love your holiday tree skirt!

Karol-Ann said...

Your apple blossom flower is very beautiful! As is your Christmas quilt and your Japanese fabric flowers. It's amazing that you manage such gorgeous stitching and so much creativity with your sore arm. I hope you are getting better day by day as it's always nice to see what you get up to.

Sweet P said...

Beautiful work. I'm glad to hear your able to start sewing.

Darlene said...

Everything you're working on is beautiful, stunning, pretty, gorgeous, etc. :-)

Take care of that shoulder!

Toni said...

I really love that table runner..Hope all is well..Toni

teodo said...

i love all these your works but I'm very very very happy to read you are better and you are sewing.
ciao ciao

Niki said...

You do great work. :)Your applique is beautiful.

Dawn said...

Your not kidding. I"d be crazy not doing anything! But take care of yourself!

picperfic said...

take it easy with the cutting and stitching....your work is so beautiful, I can see why you are eager to get on with it!

Rose said...

Love them all May!!! Ur applique is gorgeous....glad to hear ur sewing again but take it easy!!

Beth said...

Beautiful and perfect!!!

Guðrún said...

Your work is so beautiful, those roses made of Japanese fabrics are lovely and the table runner also. Take care of your arm.

KSedlak said...

Everything is so cute. I think you have accomplished a lot for having a sore arm.
Thank you for sharing your special projects.

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