Monday, 24 March 2008

Easter Gifts

Hope everyone had a happy Easter. Thought I'd show you the stitchery I did for my sister, Kathy. It is from Lynette Anderson's free Noah's Ark block of the month - she was very clever to share the rabbit block just before Easter. Must admit I was inspired by Stina's version when choosing my colours.

I wrapped the stitchery and some of my pincushion ornaments in a fat quarter, then tied it up with some ribbon.

Kathy gave me a lovely little Russ rabbit and a pincushion made from a felted blanket she is recycling. Will try and remember to take some photos tomorrow. Today I made an Easter gift for niece Tali but can't show you yet.

Yesterday I washed this quilt which Molly had obviously enjoyed sitting on some time! There were a few doggy looking spots on it.

I washed it in the washing machine and hung it on the line 'til it was nearly dry. Seems to have survived okay - actually looks more antiquey now I think. The pattern by Polly Taylor, was in Patchwork and Stitching, Vol 2, No 6.

I am on holidays for the rest of this week so hopefully I'll get some stitching done. Still haven't started the Ryland Manor BOM so maybe that can take priority.

To finish, I found a very nice new blog today called Vintage Lane Stitches. You might like to drop by and say hello to Jo.


  1. That’s some prety framed stitchery from Noah’s Ark! Quilts get better after washing, don’t they? I hope you week will be filled with creativity! Enjoy your ‘free’ time!

  2. It 's a nice idea to frame the little stitchery, so cute ! Your quilt is marvellous, I love it ! and I have already added the blog in my favourites.

  3. I love the look and feel of quilts after they have been washed. That is a charming quilt you have there.

  4. It's nice to begin my Monday with your lovely gifts. The stitchery and quilt, both are wonderful. I love how the quilts cozy up after washing, too. Great finishes.

  5. Your stitchery looks lovely framed. Wraping in a fat 1/4 is just great I have done that before much better than paper.

  6. Hi Christine,
    I to have Noah's Ark on my to do list this week. I love the idea of framing it! Happy Stitching during our litte holiday this week!! Cathy

  7. Oh Christine -- I love that quilt! I've always loved the pinwheel block. And your colors and pairing it with a 9-patch is just so cute!

  8. That stitchery is really cute.
    Love that quilt!!

  9. The stitchery for your sister is lovely looks great in the frame, and the quilt, very very nice....

  10. I love your bunnies...;D And I do love that frame of yours...wish we had thoose antique looking ones in Sweden! Do you make them or can they be bought??
    I love the feel of a washed and worn quilt...We have one at home that everybody wants...;D

  11. I love that looks so comfy, you just want to wrap up in it and take a nap! :)


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