Sunday, 21 July 2013

A little time for you today

Hello my friends I have a little time to visit today.
We are having our grandson coming to stay for a few days of his 
school holidays.
Looking forward to this.
 Our bedroom furniture has been changed around and some put in other places in our home so a single air bed can fit in! 
Now to a stitching project or two.

This pattern came from `Just Cross Stitch` magazine Feb 2008.
I was sorting through my magazines and found I had kitted this up,
with the beads and bee charms already to go.
I decided to stitch it before time moved on.
Rather than frame this I made it up into a mini cushion.
So happy with the finish and the stitching didn`t take too long.

 I stitched this in 2000 from a `Spirit of Cross Stitch` video.
Merry Cox demonstrated her pattern of her Stitcher`s Case.
I used DMC threads from my cupboard.
The video needed to be put on a tape that I could use here.
I didn`t see the paper chart till YD showed me. 
Quite funny really.
This is my 1st  stitching birthday month project.
Since then I try to stitch one every year in my birthday month.
I try to kit it up well before.  

The main stitching on the front.
Inside is room for pin keep in the centre,
scissor holder at one end and the other a needle book.

Well it was nice to sit and let you know what has been done.
Also some secret stitching is on the go so will be back after this busy week coming up.
Happy Stitching,

Friday, 12 July 2013

Tis the Season Bag

Hello again.
A quick visit with you today.
I have a little time to show my `Tis the Season bag` for Chookyblues SAL.

I used fabrics from my Christmas collection.
Then I used a different stitchery from the book.
I quilted hearts in the plain parts.
This I will use as my purse in December.

The  back of my bag. I quilted hexagons on this to go with hexagon panel in the front.
This fabric is from years ago but I love the different fabric and designs in it.
I`ve sorted most my fabrics for next months for next months SAL
`Some Kind of Wonderful Sewing Case`.
I`ve only to decide on my lining.
Looking forward to working on this.

As you know I love a mystery so when I saw LHN 
had `Songs of the Season` I had to find a way to do this.
The Embroiderer was where I purchased mine.
This came late last month.
I couldn`t wait to start.

I completed part one by the 1st of July and now I`m waiting for part two this month.
Thankyou Diane for such a lovely stitchery.
I so enjoy LHN  patterns.
Well best get on as have a birthday cake for my Mums birthday to ice then go to see her.
Today`s her birthday.
Thankyou for your lovely comments, it`s like we have been visiting with each other.
Happy Stitching,

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Stitching time for me!

Hello my friends.
Thankyou for visiting, it has been a few weeks.
I`ve been unwell but some stitching has been worked on.
For Mrs Martin`s `Let Celebrate Swap` I stitched a Red Brolly pattern
two ladies at a tea shop for `The biggest morning tea`.

It was going to be my `Mug Rug` but the though of it hidden under a cup 
I extended it using a few parts of three fat 1/4s

I added two of my favorite recipes and hunted through the shops
 for a light weight mug to match.

I made Bronwyns  mug bag to hold it all for a set.
Maria my swap partner goes to group meetings so thought she may use this.

This is it opened. 
Once complete I sent it to Maria (maria-lifeontheblock.blogspot)

My lovely gifting from Maria to me. A mug rug ,yummy drinks,
a recipe book and a fat 1/4 for me to use. 
Thankyou Maria.
I have `Spring` swap on the go now!

Last weeks mail brought my first part of `Tille`s Lane`
from Grand Mothers Garden Patchwork and Quilting.
Such lovely fabrics to make Anni Downs quilt.

Today I started but the lighting shows it this colour 
not the lovely cream that the background is!
Well times getting on so thanks for the visit.
Till next time,
Happy Stitching,