Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Tuesday Mystery

Hello my friends.
With having my operation I haven`t showed my 
`Tuesday Mystery`
from 
`The Country Yard`.
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month
 we email our progress to get the next part
With part 1 instructions we were given a piece of fabric
 to include in each part:


I choose this cat from 
`Kitty Capers` by Carol Armstrong for my centre.
In this block I used the fabric in one of the cotton reels.
The background is pieced.


In this border the fabric is shown much better of the tape measure print.
I have used pieces from the centre into the border.
The next part is waiting for me to start on this.
I will show my progress each time.
Till next time,
Happy Stitching.
Clare.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Banner and other happenings

Hello my friends.
Time for a visit with me.
My letter for bunting this month is
`C`


I was in hospital overnight for my shoulder operation.
Because the two tears in shoulder had started to heal
the surgeon was able to do key hole surgery.
I only had five stitches to be removed
and now they are out the cuts don`t show that much. :)
I am having physio once a week with homework to do three times a day.
I am pain free most of the time within movements that I am allowed to make.
I see the surgeon on the 2nd of June.


Before my operation I cut out my blocks for
Chookblues SAL `Natures Journey` by Anni Downs.
Then this month was only applique and buttonhole edging.
The blocks for May complete.


More to show soon.
Hope you enjoyed your short visit.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Blocks for April

Hello my friends,
a quick visit today.


My blocks for April of Chookyblues SAL.
I have an operation for my left shoulder
on Wednesday. So getting my stitching ready
as will not be able to use cutter etc for at least six weeks.
So pleased this time it is not my right out off use.
I will be stitching with my lap frame.
Thankyou for your lovely comments.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Three `R`s

Hello my friends.
Time for a belated visit.
Today I will show the three `R`s
from Rosalie Quinlan`s `Merry Bunting`.
I stitched these three at the beginning of the month.
This is my first chance to show you.


There are two of these Elves.


And one of Rudolph.


Hence the `Three `R`s.



The word `Merry` complete ready to make 
bunting when word `Christmas` 
at the same stage.
My bunting stitching done for April.
Thankyou for visiting.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Busy time.

Hello my friends,
I have been busy not only stitching,
some secret so can not show yet.
But bottling as well,
This is the start:


Peaches. these are white flesh.
I have at least 30 jars of these.
I have also made pickle and tomato soup.
Next is the Golden Queen peaches but not quite ripe yet.
I hope the sheep don`t get there before us!


My bunting progress.
Three `R`s this month. Two of this Elf.


One reindeer.


The three together.


Chookyblues SAL for March.
I`ve added a few more fabrics.
Well time to go for today.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

A different direction

Hello my friends,
time for a visit like this tiny hedge-hog.


A closeup then out in the garden he went.


I was unwell a few days last week so no post.
My Wednesday stitching was only small.
Hopefully I get more progress tonight.


`Natures Journey` SAL part one.
I have worked out most of my colours now
and pleased with the first blocks.


For more of my post on this follow the SAL blog
down my side bar.
Thankyou for visiting.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Wednesday night Stitching

Hello my friends.
Last night I stitched my
`Quaker Christmas 11`.
I was up till midnight but pleased with my progress. 


For the month of February the letter
`E`
of the Christmas bunting.


Because I am working on lots this month I
thought this doll would be my `Birthday Month `
project.
I brought the kit and will post about her again at the end of the month.


The fabric in the background is part of
`Natures Journey` SAL.
I have a little more to complete on this plus
a few more fabrics to add.
I will be ready to show next week.
Hubby`s car windows where down so
Miss Tilly thought she would climb in.
I do not think she was wanting a ride!


Thank you for taking time to visit.
Happy Stitching,
Clare.