Thursday, January 19, 2012

Fifties Dress No 8 at long last

Fifites Dress No 8 of the Dress Me Up from Bobby Socks Quilts is finished at last, in its fashion  Four more to go.  I've heard marathon runners talking about hitting a wall and that's how I'm beginning to feel about these embroideries.  Each one seems to be taking me longer to complete !

Here in the southern hemishpere it's summer time and holiday time.   Most groups take this month off from their regular meetings, and with all the holiday activities as well it's easy for handwork to take a back seat for a while.

But I also finished quilting and binding the floral quilt with cross stitch panels and I am so pleased with it.  The colours  are among my favourites.  Taking a photograph of it lying flat doesn't really do it justice as it drapes beautifully. I used the bamboo batting which is so flexible.


  1. your finished quilt looks wonderful. What a lot of work in the flowers.
    Your dress looks great too, hope you get your mojo back with the remaining stitcheries...

  2. You know with each dress you're convincing me to add this to my list to-dos. These are so beautiful!
    Your quilt is fantastic too! What an heirloom.
    Yak care

  3. Woo hoo!! Boy, I know the feeling about working on the last of the dresses! And now, you've finished. :-) What a great feeling.

    At this rate, you're going to get it pieced and quilted before I do! My blocks are still just that .. blocks. I haven't finished thinking about how to set them. :-)