Monday, 30 April 2012

Some more progress

Hi my friends thought I`d show some more progress for this month. April has gone so fast.

This is how far I`ve stitched on my `Church Doll Sampler Roll` which is my FNSI project. A little reverse stitching on the left hand border but won`t take long to get right.

 A lovely belated birthday gift for me from my friend Fiona marie. I can see a few ways to display this beautiful stiched piece.

An Easter gift for me from my frienfd Katrina. A beautiful stichery cushion and little chick with a creme egg in his tummy. Wasn`t long before it was in my tum. It was yum.

This was so enjoyable to stitch. `Stitching Girl` a needle book and scissor keep by Katie Dawson for Cottage Garden Threads. I used their `Paler Tones` thread pack for this one as it was a gift for Katrina`s birthday earlier in the month. I also put in a cute pair of scissors.

The felt for the needle pages came with the threads and rick rack. It`s so soft and has been dyed. Loved the way the scissor keep is made.

Here`s a close up of my finished my tree block for SOKW SAL. I appliqued a grey cat in memory of our youngest daughters cat `Sox`. She was such a cuddly cat. Also I made the flowers on the tree 3D by using visaflex in between two fabrics then cutting flowers out. I used one of my speacialty stitches on my sewing machine. Forgot to put back on straight stitch after changing to 1/4" foot so broke my needle. Not a happy girl! Vacum got tiny piece out of machine. Thought my Bernina was going to need help.

Rainbows after rain. Have finished this panel on `My Favourite Things` quilt top. Ready to do the next two blocks plus sashing next month.

I would have stitched more but with visitors  staying and this book to read it didn`t happen. Even Hubby enjoyed  `The Lioness`
I was hoping to show progress on my `Gardeners Journal` block D but will show with block E.
Thankyou for visiting and enjoy the comments given. Thankyou.
Happy Stitching,

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Guess where I`m going!

Hi everyone. This is our dog Max. He`s being hopeful. Today he`s going nowhere. He thinks when we take the car out he can come too so jumps in the trailer. This is part of our large front garden.

This is a close up of  `There`s No Such Thing as an Innocent Cat` that I showed from an earlier post when going to `Wine Country Quilts 2012 Exhibition` last month. I loved it so rang `The Cloth Shop` to see if pattern was still on going. It is as a BOM. This is now added to my list! Threads came the other day,so ready to go with block one and two. To be started soon. Once started will show my progress. Want to finish a few on the go projects before starting this.
Will post later with FNSI progress.
Thankyou for visiting I love your comments so till later.
Happy Stitching,Clare.

Friday, 6 April 2012

For his Love for us

I`m using my Bible block from `Some kind of Wonderful` SAL quilt to show the cross. Reminding me of the great love JESUS had for me to be my saviour. He died for me and you to set us free from sin and death to have new lives in JESUS. Our SALVATION.
Today some of our church members are joining with other churches in the area to walk through public places with a rough wooden cross to symbolically see our old selves nailed to the cross with JESUS as he took the power of sin from us if we only believe in him as or Saviour.
Easter Sunday we CELEBRATE that JESUS is not dead but rose again, which means that we have been saved by him from the power of sin and death and we are now free to live saved lives.

         John 14.6 Jesus answered,`I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

I hope and pray that as you spend time with family and friends this holiday weekend you find time to stitch and maybe think of Jesus and what he means to you.

Hubby`s been given a clearance to go back to work Tuesday and also allowed to help out at Easter Camp in the kitchens as he does every year.
I`ll have a few days on my own here as Celeste is to stay at our married daughter Donnas for the week. I`d like to catch up on some chores then sit and stitch. Have a few things to do.
I have recieved a lovely Easter gift from Katrina but will show at next posting.
So as Easter starts I`ll sign off.
Happy Stitching and thankyou for visiting. Love for you to come again.