Friday, 15 April 2016

Flowers

Hello my friends.
The next part of `Fabulous Friday` at 
The Country Yard.
Yesterday I emailed Kerryn my finished flowers.


I so love the red flower with lines on fabric turning.
I have made notes on how I want to finish leaves in my quilting. :)
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Some Show and Tell

Hello my friends.
Today is `Show and Tell` of a few blocks and gifts.
March block for $25 Quilt.
We have a delay of a few weeks before I can pick up the last block and
find out finishing!!


Elle`s SAL, my progress.


I have been stitching the other parts 
but put aside while working on some birthday gifts.
`Loubee Lou` was a belated gift from one of my sisters
for my birthday.
Her face has been mainly painted. 
Adorable.


Her delightful face.
A lot of time into the painting here.


Showing off her shoes.


Plus there is a pincushion with a letter `C` charm attached.
A pair of scissors with a lovely holder.


These two match the draw string bag that she gave me last year.
A lovely set.


I also found time to make jars of yummy 
`Plum and Apple Jam`


Back to my gifts I am working on.
Nearly there.
Plus the next blocks for 
`Fabulous Friday`
with `The Country Yard`.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Friday, 1 April 2016

The Geese in flight.

Hello my friends,
another month is here!
The months are going by so fast.
Last month I was busy organizing a small get together for Hubby`s 65th.
He enjoyed his progressive Tour of visiting
and then the surprise `Pot Luck Tea` 
He want`s to continue working for a while,then semi retire.
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`The Geese in Flight`
is part 2 of `Fabulous Friday`s` from The Country Yard.


I fussy cut from my border fabric 
for one of the flying geese blocks of four.
The rest of my fabric I made sure the pattern was going the same way.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Friday, 18 March 2016

All Sorts

Hello my friends.
The last month flew by and this month
seems to be trying the same.
We are to be grandparents again.
Baby due September. :)
Our son`s wife is having their 1st child.


1st pair of booties.


Three of these fabric came with 
The Country Yard`s 
`Fabulous Friday Mystery`.
Friday`s Garden.
I found the panel fabric in a draw,
so fussy cut the cats in their gardens.


Four Churn Dash blocks to be made by today.
Photo`s to be emailed by today for next instructions.


A close up of the four blocks.


Two of each cat.



As I missed showing February`s $25 quilt block 
from `Delbrook I have shown it now.
I loved the prints in this one.


This is the block for March.


I have enjoyed my stitching of late.
More thing`s to show soon.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Alphabet projects

Hello my friends,
February already started, this week has gone by so fast.
 Usually I have a kit sorted for my birthday month!
This year I will carry on with my SAL`s 
and try finishing a few quilts etc.
 Ele`s SAL part 2.
Ready to start part 3.


Drawn Thread `Sampler of Stitches`
Part 1,first page completed.


Part 2, D, E, F.
`D` stitched and dragonfly attached.


Pages 1 & 2 side by side.


I am enjoying both these projects.
Thankyou for visiting.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Stitching in January

Hello my friends.
Some more of my stitching this month.
A freebie from Gitta .
I`ve had this a while waiting to be stitched.
`Singing Reindeer` 
for Christmas Ornie blog.


A little bell added.


I`ve joined in with Ele`s  
SAL 
`My ABC`


Framing square for part 2.


Nearly finished  part 1 of 
Drawn Thread
`Sampler of Stitches BOM. 


January`s block for my $25 quilt by
Delbrook.


I have completed a few others but forgot to take photos.
There are two quilts nearly completed.
I will show them next time .
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Temporary Sewing Space

Hello my friends.
This is my 150th post.
Amazing.:)
I moved a dressing table to where I sew.
This is `Temporary`!!!


At least the new carpet is wall to wall
and I love the softness under my feet.
One more room to go and that is complete.


I joined a BOM for 
`The Drawn Thread  Sampler of Stitches`
The Embroiderer  has put this together as 
a `Book of Sampler Stitches`.
First part has mainly DMC`s  to keep the cost down.
Soie Perlee as pattern 
Dentelle 80 ecru and 413 Madeira Metallic replacement threads.


This is how far I have progressed with
packing things up to lay carpet and other projects.:)
I like having lot`s to do :):)
Well best get on.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.