Friday, February 28, 2014

Autumn has arrived.

G'day. We have officially said goodby to another Summer and welcomed in Autumn. Not that the weather itself knows that of course. It's sitting on about 32 degrees at the moment where I live  and that sun really has some punch to it. We will continue to get some warm to hot days right through to April possibly. Those terrible weeks when nearly every day the temperature was in the 40's and bush fires were raging , have now taken a hike and as far as I am concerned that is fabulous news. Hard to believe we are starting off a new month and a new season.  Time really does fly. This is my birthday month and there is nothing I can do to stop it rolling around.

I made this wall hanging some years ago, but was never happy with it. So, early last year I pulled all the borders off and straightened it up as best I could. I made the mistake originally of sewing a decorative stitch by machine all around the cream Homespun once the hand embroidery was complete. I wish I hadn't done that. It never sat right from then on. Even though I cut off the top and bottom row of stitches, I chose to leave the decorative stitches down the long sides. They are not easy to see in the photo, they are in yellow thread. It would have been a nightmare to try to unpick the stitches, so they stayed. On with the new border and some freehand machine quilting, then the binding and I have finally finished it. I did say that I took the old border off early last year. It is now early this year and I have just finished it !!! This project has sat in my sewing room all this time ( along with a lot of other projects I might add). Oh hum...

I am still not happy with it. It won't hang right and it's all to do with that pesky decorative stitch. But, I am not going to worry about it. It is hanging on the door of my sewing room and that's where it can stay. 
Take care.


  1. I am looking forward to some cooler weather too. What a shame you are not happy with the hanging. It is such a pretty stitchery. It looks lovely from here.

  2. love Autumn, one of my favourite seasons!
    I love this Viv Robinson pattern, have the same one hanging by the front door!
    take care Julz

  3. Oh, I am so glad you are getting a reprieve from the heat, Liz. Your birthday month? Celebrate every day of it.