Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Update on Instagram

Hello girls.....

It has been brought to my attention that finding the Instagram page has been a bit difficult.....

type in the search engine of Instagram.....

#nofussstitch

that should take you there..... I hope lol......

you can put your photos on either place or both if you like......

I have started my blocks at last......
as you can see I haven't done very much at all....... but what does it matter.....

I'm feeling very relaxed about the NO PRESSURE plan.....


Monday, August 21, 2017

Susan Oh 2 Sew

 How much fun is this going to be????  Thanks Helen & fellow Tuesday girls.....

When I first heard Helen and Sandi talking about this quilt I thought....."Mmmmm.... I have that book...I need (???) a new stitchery project...I love group projects... I see a lot of those girls... I better join in....and I do love Leanne Beasley designs...and...well no more excuses...I just gave in."

So I found some fabrics....(they were originally for another project...which is unlikely to see the light of day)...and I had a perfectly matching variegated thread.  I did buy some background...and I traced..several blocks.

Here are my first 2 blocks.  They are very quick to stitch...and very easy...




Here are my fabrics - I may add and deduct as I go




Oh - thanks again Helen - I am so excited!!


A new beginning......

    How things can change and sooooo quickly........

I'll keep it short and sweet...... hopefully......

I was going to make a Quilt from Leanne Beasley's book "Living the Dream"
called "Ruth's Quilt" then after much chatter with friends we now have a stitch-a-long group.

Seeing there is quite a few of us we thought it best to have somewhere to show our progress and decided that a stitch-a-long blog as well as an Instagram (#NoFussStitch-a-long) page   was the way to go ......
 being a very simple design the "No Fuss Stitch-a-Long " was born......

If you would like to join in then you are most welcome.... the more the merrier......

I know that many ladies will have this book hidden in their sewing rooms, unfortunately it is no longer in print but maybe you can borrow... beg or steal a copy somewhere.....

"Treasured Threads" in america still has this book here
or search Facebook patchwork buy/sell ....... 
or just ask at craft groups and hopefully someone maybe able to help.....



So after all that waffling I will get down to business......
for my quilt and backing I'm using stash only , I thought this quilt would be a good stash buster......

There are 36 small stitcheries to be done......

So my plan is very simple 
 3 stitcheries  of your choice a month to be completed by the end of each month.....
first 3 to be finished by the end of September......

all stitcheries will be finished at the end of September 2018....
so that will enable us to get the quilt finished by December 2018.....

all going well  that is...... lol

Yes it is a long plan but we all have other things in our lives to do and don't want it to become an awful chore instead of a pleasure to be a part of......
Some of the girls are changing a few of the stitcheries and personalising them, more like labels for various groups they are in.....

 here is an example of one that Sandi made for our Tuesday girls.....


There isn't any quilting police here....

NO PRESSURE AT ALL...........

if you don't get them done or you get a run on and do more each month that's fine......
this is just for motivation and fun.......
If you do join in I would love to put your name on the sidebar ......

Remember    I WON'T BE 
chasing you to keep up but I would love for you to put photos on here of the 3 stitcheries by the end of each month or whenever it takes your fancy to do so.....

Sooooo here we go !!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

It has come to an end......



Hello swappers......

unfortunately our swaps have come to an end......

I am the only one from the Tuesday girls who is blogging these days so I have decided to close our little swapping blog....
The girls are just tooooo busy to participate with their blogs and I really don't want to run the swaps on my own....

It was great fun and we do appreciate all the lovely  
comments, swap gifts given and received......

So I will see some of you in blogland I'm sure ....

Helen, Sandi,Teresa, Nor


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Techincal Issues

Hi Girls,
Just letting everyone know that we are taking a break for a little while..  Out of the four Tuesday Girls - three of us are having internet issues which has complicated things a little.  They are upgrading the network in our area and it seems that because of this no one is interested in maintaining the old connections..  Every time it rains I lose connection for days which can be so frustrating.
Anyhow we thought it might be a good  idea just to let you know, that for now, we will be taking a break.  We hope everyone is having a great New Year and getting lots of sewing done..
Oh and Thank you for all your lovely comments - it has been nice to hear that you have all enjoyed our swaps..

No Fuss Swapper
Sandi, Helen, Teresa & Nor.
xxxx