Friday, 17 June 2016

Back Again

Hello my friends.
Time for a visit with me.
We brought a new computer
Windows 10 .
A real up date for me.


The new set up.
I was off line for about 6 days with changing things over 
and computer connection being down.
Then I got bronchitis, so wasn`t interested in sitting at computer.


This is four blocks of block 7 of 
The Country Yard`s 
Friday`s Garden.


A close up of my snowball and uneven 9 patch fuller blocks.


I have been stitching this lovely design from
`Stoney Creek Cross Stitch` Vol 25 #2
`Sewing Room`
This is some of my progress but
I`m changing my wording to Studio. 
Love how the back stitching makes these cotton reels pop. 


Ele`s ABC design is coming along nicely.
I used a Cottage Garden thread for peacock.


Back to threads suggested.
Cute cotton reel.


I have nearly finished the Alphabet part but forgot to 
take photos.:)
Will show complete stitching soon
and finishing.
Plus I have been stitching my Drawn Thread ABC booklet as well.
Hope you enjoyed your visit.
Happy Stitching,
Clare. 

Friday, 13 May 2016

Fabulous Friday Flower Garden.

Hello my friends.
Block 5 for `Fabulous Friday`.
This was four more `Churn Dash` blocks,
sewn in pairs with the ones from the start.


A close up of each with the fussy cut centers.


Matching with the green.


A lemon from the flower blocks.


Added the blue with the bird on the ball of wool.


All the blocks except the lemon one have the wool 
somewhere in the blocks.
I had fussy cut that one too close to get a seam so 
it missed out.
Thanks for visiting.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Butterflies and a final block.

Hello my friends.
This is the next part of 
`Fabulous Fridays`
quilt blocks from 
The Country Yard.
Four butterfly blocks.


Final block of $25 quilt.


Pick up pattern and fabric to finish this quilt Sunday.
I have stitching on the go as well. 
I will show progress on next post. :)
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

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.