Saturday, 11 January 2014

A New Year already begun

Happy New Year my friends.
2014 has already begun.
 I am unwell so haven`t felt like blogging but thought I`d best start now.
These jars of apricots are from one of our four trees.
They are all I was able to bottle.
There are peaches,nectarines and apples for fruit to come
plus the vegetables in the garden to process in Feb/March.

For Mrs Martins `Celebration` swap last year 
we where to make a patchwork block for our partner.
I enjoyed the foundation piecing of this pattern
`A Circle of Geese`
so carried on to finish as this lovely table mat.
Maria ( `Life on the block` as seen down the side of my blog )  loved it.

Thank you Maria for this star block,ribbon and buttons.
I have an idea to finish this off using all of these.
I will show once I have finished.

For Maria`s birthday I stitched the scissor holder and fob.
Then down sized the cotton reel pattern to make a hold all and
a matching block.
I enjoyed making this set and hope sometime this year to make one for myself.

Maria`s Christmas gift was wrapped in this lovey 
stocking fabric as shown on my last post.

Here is what she gave me.
I have hung up the wall hanging but this is now put away.
The `Timber Charm` house is waiting for me to complete.
There was a chocolate Koala bear to eat. 
He was split three ways :)
I will sew the label onto the back of the project that I decide to make with stocking fabric. 

Thank you Mrs Martin for the lovely swap for 2013.
 Well I best get on as the day is getting away from me.
Not forgotten thank you for your lovely comments of my blog. 
I do so enjoy these.
Happy Stitching,


  1. I hope you are feeling better soon, Clare. You are a great swap partner, lucky Maria! :)

  2. Do hope you are feeling better Clare.
    It was sew nice having you for my swap partner and you did spoil me through the whole year.....

  3. Hope you are feeling better now, all the gifts you made are lovely.

  4. Hope you are feeling better now, all the exchanges are lovely