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,


  1. Lovely gifts both sent and received

  2. I agree with Illene, lovely swap gifts between you and Maria. Hugs.....

  3. Wow beautiful gifts ..both sent and received.
    Hope you are well x

  4. Thank you Clare loved my gifts.. hope you don't mind but as I didn't get a photo of all the things I sent you I have borrowed your photo.
    I have also got the spring One organised to stitch..

  5. You have been busy, Clare! I hope you are feeling better.

    Your first block on Tillie's Lane looks great. Do you use freezer paper applique? Or double-sided fusible web? Do you use needle-turn or whip stitch or blanket stitch?

    Can you tell I have been trying several different techniques and just can't decide which one to use? :)

  6. Oh this is looking lovely already, best i get a wriggle on with my next one can see you are making a quick start on this