Yes, I'm still here. I was so busy with work this week that stitching and blogging didn't get much of a look in. Thank you to everyone who left nice comments about my tidy stitching room. It's still looking good - but I suspect that is because I've not been in there much!
Yesterday I was very lazy and spent much of the day watching TV while working on this Christmas stitchery. It is a Making Spirits Bright design by Kim Shillington and I stitched it on tea dyed sandcastle fabric. The Material Girls invited me to join in with their Christmas in July Swap so I needed to get this done quickly so it can be passed on to one of the other girls to finish for me. It will be interesting to see what they do with it.
This morning I worked on my Easter version of Lynette's rabbit block from her Noah's Ark BOM. I know I've mentioned before that I do a lot of stitching with Oliver on my lap - well here's the proof!
He's such a snuggly little puss. Purrs away for hours on end! Excuse the stunning pyjamas - fashionista I'm not! Just realised they have penguins on them which I guess is quite appropriate considering where I live.
Here's the finished stitchery in a frame - quite cute.
I took it outside for a few photos and of course the other half of the quilt inspection team was on hand to assist.
This is my 'magazine standard' shot!
To finish I need to say thank you to Jackie from Canton Village Quiltworks. Jackie is one of those lucky bloggers who earns her living in the quilting industry. In addition to her blog she has a website to support her machine quilting business. (Have a look in the gallery of customer quilts to see what a great long arm quilter Jackie is.) One feature of her website is a monthly newsletter which includes a blog of the month section. I was very humbled to find out that Jackie chose Auntie's Quaint Quilts for her April Blog of the Month. Thanks Jackie. I am continually amazed that so many people drop by to check me out - though I'm sure Olly and Molly are the real attraction! Did you notice I added a map - it's fascinating to see where your readers are from. Until next time: