Saturday, 15 October 2011

Spring day

It`s a lovely spring day here. The birds are singing. The gift for Raewyn is what I`ve been stitching of late.She recieved  her parcel yesterday  so go for a visit. .
This is one of my favourite tote bags. A friend gave me the fabric strips as a birthday gift so using  `Bareroots` pattern ,some DMC threads,those fabrics and homespun for stitching I `ve this lovely tote.

These where some of last years Christmas gifts for three friends.  I stitched them from `JXS  Christmas ornaments issues. Thinking which ones to stitch for this year !

This the first Sampler I stitched . It comes from a set of two but I haven`t been able to get the other. 
Well I hope everyone has a great weekend so till next posting I will get back to my stitching.
Happy Stitching Clare. 

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Here I go,SOLO

Today I`ll try to go `Solo`.
We are suppose to hav spring sunshine but it`s raining.The grass is growing heaps.So lawns have been mowed.
Sad from the people in Bay of Plenty with the oil from container ship spilling out and coming up on the beaches.

Now to some more of my stitching:
Designer: Shepherds Bush.
Fabric:Floba 19ct              
Threads: perle` DMC,CC,WDW.
Started and finished 2010.

I was going to add anther photo but it`s painfully slow at the moment.The first one was fine as you can see.  Over the nect few days I will try to get photos of some of my latest WIPs.
Yesterday I had a friend come to stitch with me.  We worked on our `Shepherds Bush` Christmas Stockings. Sorry no photos  of those today.
The sun is brightening up the sky for us. Well time for me to get on with my day.
So Happy Stiching till next time,Clare.

Monday, 10 October 2011

See some more of my work

This is my favourite scissor fob at the moment.  It is a `Chessie and Me`.  It was from `The Embrioderer` as part of their `Biscornu Club` in 2009.  I enjoyed  being part of  this. I had shown the back of the fob as was the other side of puss but trying to change where I`d put him I lost that photo of him.  

Thankyou for the lovely comments from those visiting.                                                                                         

 This is a round robyn that  was part of  I think about 1998 .  I was amember of  `Hawkes Bay Patchworkers`.I appliqued the house and embroideerd a garden. Three other ladies worked a border each then it came back to me for quilting.  I hand quilted this one. I should`ve quilted a bit more in the last border.

 The start of  my `Vignette` hexagon flower quilt .I`m putting my 140 flowers into rows now.Will show in a later post . Thanks for visiting .Happy Stitching,Clare.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Learning Curve:Some of my Stitching.

Some of my work...

This was a gift for my friend Kerry`s birthday earlier in the year. It`s a Red Brolly pattern stitched with verigated DMC.

This is another WIPs of  A Christmas  quilt  from `Homespun` # 32  6.6 of Bronwyn Hayes `Girls Christmas Party Quilt.I`ve replaced  the santas with the angels.

Two of my stitcheries. The bellpull is from a Stoney Creek magazine a few years ago.The 12 houses is a Drawn Thread pattern.

This quilt I made for Ross`s grandmothers 90th. It came back to me after she passed away.This quilt was for a very special lady.  The quilt underneath is `Birdhouses ` of Thimbleberries.

Thanks for stopping by,I hope to be here lots as I learn about blogland. 

I`m in Blogland!

This is my very first post on my own. Thankyou to Kath  for helping me to start my blog.

Sunday, 2 October 2011


Hi Folks

I am new to this so please have patience with me.

I hope to be with you soon.