Welcome to Shiralee Stitches. I live on a cattle farm in Australia with my family.
I am passionate about all things fabric so much so I started my own online and mobile store. Link is on the sidebar to my store. I teach patchwork classes and take my shop to quilting and patchwork groups and also attend various craft markets.
I love English Paper Piecing, applique, machine quilting, working with woven wools. I have started making my own designs which I love.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Funky Scissors and a Finish from the sewing room.....

While I was at the Sydney Craft Fair, I was treated with the joy of meeting Michelle Hill, the very talented lady who designs quilts based on her passion of all things related to William Morris.........
 .....Michelle is as beautiful on the inside as she looks on the outside......
Here is a closer look at the delightful quilt she has designed on the wall behind us.....
The 'P' in no way means that Michelle is only newly licensed!!! ....haha....that is the p for Pfaff, which is the stand hosting Michelle's visit at the fair....believe me, Michelle Hill is very well experienced at driving those Pfaff machines, and I came away tempted to upgrade!!!!....of course!!!!....lol...This is what she was sewing on at the fair to demonstrate.........

I am keen to have a go at some of these lovely projects, and you may remember a few posts back I assembled a couple of blocks ready for stitching.........well after all the tiny intricate cutting of the little pieces I had 2 numb fingers on the right hand for 2 weeks!!!!!!.....Michelle put me onto these scissors as a solution....BIG handles, weeny points..........

Aren't they weird looking?....but they are fantastic for fiddly cutting.....no more cutting RSI for me...thanks Michelle.......they are Fiskars brand...I got mine at Spotlight......

I have been busy in my absence from blogland.....busy in the sewing room....and sewing at the beach this last weekend.......ta da ......My Garden is finished.....
All machine quilted in the ditch so as not to detract from the little stitcheries.......




Now I think I might move on to a project in Anni's new book, Some Kind of Wonderful........
I hope you are enjoying some sewing time in your corner of the world........

10 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

it sure was fun with lots to see at the craft show.........glad your having a nice holiday.........upgrading the machine sounds like a good idea.......

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sandy...wow...your My Garden looks 'amazing'....well done....new machine sounds like a fantastic idea...

Maree: said...

Lovely Piccie of You & Michele she is a Sweetie...
Thanks for the Heads up on those Scissors must get some & Congrats on your Finish Quilt it looks Gorgeous...
cheers

shez said...

Your blocks look unreal,great job look forward to seeing your next project

Anita said...

Your Garden quilt is lovely! Glad you have had a bit of a break and had some sewing time. No sewing happening here :-(

Michele Hill said...

Hi Shiralee, thanks for your kind words - it was great to meet you too! Love the photo!! You are in my 'favourites' so I will visit often! Hugs, michele

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous sewing...love those scissors!

Susie said...

Great Post!! I have started to become interested in William Morris and I just love that quilt from the fair. Also, your quilt is gorgeous, I've never seen one up close and I love the choice of fabrics, rather subdued but lovely. I was fortunate enough to have 'some kind of wonderful delivered yesterday', had a quick look but with an 'almost-one-yr-old' crawling all over me I wasn't able to take it all in. Happy Stitching, Susie

Lyn said...

Will be interested to see some of the projects in the book- have seen the cover on a few blogs- that must have been an exciting trip to the Craft Fair- so much to see I imagine.

Bec said...

Love those scissors! 'My Garden' looks gorgeous as, I love this quilt and keep resisting purchasing a kit....LOL.