Sunday, 28 September 2008
Each of us received a beautiful stitched birdie ... mine in one of my favourite colour combinations ... pink and white.
There were lots of giveaways and I was lucky to win this new Hatched and Patched pattern. The original quilt was also on display and it is even lovelier in real life.
I went a bit crazy in the shop and purchased these patterns .... will blame it on the excitement of all the original samples being on display!
Also found some rusty bells and red and green reproduction fabrics. (Well, it is less than 3 months to Christmas!) And of course had to get the Angel Story book. I've been well and truly seduced by all the beautiful ones being made in blogland .... think I will make mine with Simplicity fabrics by 3 Sisters. (Not sure when this will happen, but it will happen sometime!)
It was also very exciting to see all the projects from Anni's Christmas Story book ... have been looking through my stash for suitable fabrics. I am a long way behind with my blog reading and replying to all your lovely comments. Will try and do something about this soon.
Sunday, 21 September 2008
There were lots of bloggers attending, so of course we had to have a group photo.
Back (L-R) Jo, Helen, Alex, Fiona and Leanne
Front (L-R) Me, Cathy and Sarah.
My sister, Kathy took the photo.
Sarah and I had a little challenge between ourselves to finish our Home Sweet Home stitcheries by yesterday. Here we are with the finished items. I love Sarah's frame made by her neighbour.
As usual, there were lots of lovely projects to choose from. Anni Downs had some gorgeous Christmas Berry Baubles in wool ...
and this adorable bag called Petunia's Garden Bag.
It has this handy little pocket on the back.
This is another version of the bag with a ricrac trim. Love the fabrics.
Natalie Bird from The Birdhouse designed this Christmas Trio Stitchery Wallhanging ...
and a Sunflower Wool Bag which is pictured here with Leonie from The Quilted Crow's Tiny Treasure Cones.
Continuing with the wool theme, Leonie also designed Nellie's Sewing Box which is a paper mache box covered with beautiful felted wool applique.
Deidre from the Quilted Crow made two lovely wool scarves. One had pockets and snowmen appliques. Take a look on The Quilted Crow blog if you'd like to see them as I didn't manage to get any photos.
It has taken me ages to do this post so I will leave the rest of my news to next time.
Friday, 19 September 2008
I needed the cream print for the posts of this tablerunner I am making from a Hemming House charm pack. I also plan to use it for the backing and binding.
The pattern is by Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka's Treasures's and is called Crossroads Tablerunner. (I have recently discovered that Heather has a lovely blog called Trends and Traditions. She is also featured in the October 2008 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.) This is the second tablerunner I have made from this pattern.
Please excuse the hideous ironing board cover!
It is a very easy pattern and goes together really quickly. I was rather pleased that I was able to get most of the intersections close to perfect.
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
On Saturday I am heading down to Campania to the Quilted Crows Christmas Gathering. The guest designers are Anni Downs and Natalie Bird. Looking forward to a great day and meeting up with some fellow bloggers.
Sunday, 14 September 2008
Saturday, 13 September 2008
Some of the little squares look a bit wonky but I guess that gives it character!
I've also finished stitching the second block of Truly Scrumptious.
Cheating a bit ... leaving out some of the satin stitch!
Hope everyone gets time for some stitching this weekend.
Friday, 12 September 2008
They were very enjoyable to stitch .... I averaged about one a day. I was on holidays at the time.
They are a lot lighter than they appear in these photos! Regular readers will know how frustrating I find taking good photos in winter!
The pattern is by Viv Robinson and appeared in Australian Country Threads Vol 7 No 12. The fabrics are Simplicity by 3 Sisters.
Thanks to Cathy for giving me the award below. I would like to bestow it on all of you who visit my blog and motivate me to keep stitching and blogging. You know who you are.
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
It wasn't long before this big furry ginger thing, aka as 'The Quilt Inspector', appeared and lay (ie stretched himself out!) right on top of my work.
Such an innocent face. Lucky I had the camera handy!