Saturday, 18 February 2017

A little progress.

Hello my friends.
I left my stitching chair to do few other things.
Tillie is sleeping on my foot stool.
I am pleased I took photos before.
Stitching for Friday last night on 
`Joy to the World`
one of my Christmas gifts.
Nearly complete!

This lovely lady was a gift from one of my sisters for 
last years birthday .
My sister sent left over fabric from her skirt.
So a project bag has been made.

The front with checker board like Sherri McConnell`s
shown on Kimberly Jolly`s  Fat 1/4 Shop blog. 

For the flower but adding extra on stem area I used 
Lori`s flower pattern out of my copy of her book.

As Sherri says I quilted cross hatching
on the back fabric using tape to quilt the lines.
I used cotton batting for the inner and will use this again. 

February`s`The Little Stitcher` SAL for Step 2 is 
this cute train.

A close up of the train.
Next part in March. :)

This is looking down our drive.
This branch has been hanging over,
but Hubby thought it would be ok till peaches 
where ready.

Today with the rain we have had this tree has dropped  the branch lower.
Hubby had to thin out more fruit off before the branch broke.

Well rain seems quite steady now.
We have been quite dry and only been allowed to use hand held hoses,
which is on even days for us for our house number.
So pleased that I have a break from that chore.
 More stitching time.
Tillie has gone outside so can work on stitching again. :)
Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, 7 February 2017


Hello my friends.
 My birthday month already!!
This year is another big 0 one.
Laura of `The Little Stitcher` has a 
Mystery SAL.
`Christmas all the year vintage toys`
It`s a set of three when finished. 
The patterns come once a month,
12 in all.
I ordered the linen 32ct  Vintage Country Mocha
from my local stitching shop.
This took a few weeks to come,so last week I started. :)
The first step of one.

This close up showed me I had missed back stitching his coat.

Back stitching complete. He` so cute.
Pecan Pie threads is giving him a well loved look.

The colours are  The Gentle Art - Pecan Pie.
DMC: 310,3031,3865,3777,420 AND 935.
My start on step 2 with two extra DMC`s 829 and 520.
Loving how these colours are stitching up.

This last weekend we had our youngest grandson and his parents
staying with us. One of our daughters is sitting at the table 
looking on.
He will be 6 months the day after my birthday.

This year I hope to finish some works in progress plus others I could not say no too.
So back to stitching my mystery,
then onto one of the others.
Also my patchwork projects.

I don`t think I put block 4 in December .
Then below is block 5 for last month.

Time for me to go and stitch some more before tea time.
It has been so nice this afternoon as with getting some rain the 
it has cooled down quite a lot.
I will say it was a mad dash to get a woollen blanket of the line.
Happy Stitching,