Monday, 21 January 2013

Starting and finishing

Hello my friends.
I`ve found time to sit and chat.
Come and join me.
On New Years Day night as the sun was setting this was the sky. 
My hubby took this photo.
Friends came visiting a few days later and said from their home it looked like angels wings.
I didn`t show this earlier as I hadn`t downloaded my photos.

My `Santa`s Village` is slow going as I`m waiting on thread and also in `Initial Heart Swap`.
My stitching for that is a secret at the moment. Tonight I hope to complete the stitching and then some shopping for chocolates.

I was so pleased to join again with Chookyblues SAL .
This month is `Thread Catcher` from `Red Home` book  plus if wanted to do, a shoe bag from `Some Kind of Wonderful` . I decided to make  a larger `Thread Catcher`and use as a storage bin.

`The Patchwork Cottage` block 1 is progressing nicely of `A Girls Day Out`.

This has been hidden in the back of a cupboard for awhile.
The bricks called out to be used and another piece of fabric I will quilt for the tiny quilt hanging in the window.
 Sharon started `Friends Making Quilts` blog for this QAL.

A close up of two cute cats among the bolts of fabric.
A friend gave me sometime ago this piece of fabric for my `Girls Day Out` quilt.

Little Jack the lamb has a friend to help get the lanky grass under control.
Happy Stitching,

Sunday, 13 January 2013

A gift for a friend

Hello my friends.
Welcome to my part of the world. 
Stay for a little visit as I show what I made as a gift for my friend Gail (no blog) for her birthday  December 2012.

I stitched a `Dutch pin keep` by ``GPA`` a pattern from Italy that I brought recently.
I also made her the lovely block roll. I like to make these for my friends plus need to make a few more for myself.

A closeup of stitchery. 

And then progress.
Hubby finished his canoe that he designed and then made up.
With his fishing licence he went down to the river to use his new canoe.

He caught this trout. This was part of our meal that night.
 I have some more sewing to finish as well as some stitching to do so will show that in my next posting.
 We are having some really hot days here that without the fan going I feel I`m about to melt.
Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year

Happy New Year.
2013 is here!
Welcome to my part of the world.
I thought that I would show you some of the gifts from friends and family for Christmas 2012.
Also a finished quilt top.

From Katrina
 Lynette Andersons book `Country Cottage Quilting`,
The Pink Needle `Patchwork is Happiness` pattern,
Another of her lovely Stitching holding bags,
A cute Rose Cat Stitchery from `Red Home` Natalie Birds book.
My ornament from her was the lovely BBD pin cushion.

From Kath 
 A Lizzie Kate pattern.She knows I love these.
Plus a beautiful angel.

A few gifts from my children

The sugar bowl to match mt teapot that was a gift in 2011.

I stitched this for my friend Gail (no blog).
A Just Cross Stitch Christmas ornament of `The Victoria Sampler` Merry Christmas 2012.

Kerry (no blog) recieved `Christmas Sampler Pear` from me.
 I used a piece of twig that had  blown down from our walnut tree.
This is a freebie pattern from

`Heart and Bloom` mini quilt.
My Christmas gift for our Grand-daughters dolls cot.
 This was from Natalie Birds book `Red Home` page 36.

Finally complete `Girls Christmas Party Quilt` a Bronwyn Hayes pattern from Homespun # 32  Vol 6 # 6. 
She had Santa blocks in the corners which I changed to Angels.
 They where out of one of her books but I made them smaller to fit. 
 Now to find the backilng fabric ready to quilt.
I have placed stitcheries so I can use this for a table cloth or hang it. 
Well that is it for me today.
Happy Stitching,