Saturday, 10 July 2010

Tail Feathers Block 4

Well, here is Tail Feathers block 4. The mini-blocks are ...

Little Tweet


and Applique Bird

Blocks 1 - 4  ... it is growing!

Today I had a pyjama day! After finally finishing my school reports yesterday, I was too tired to do anything other than watch TV and do some hand stitching. Tomorrow I hope to spend some time in the sewing room  .... it seems ages since I used the sewing machine. Bye.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Lucky Me

Recently Catherine at Our Shabby Cottage celebrated her 250th blog post. I was the very lucky winner of her celebratory giveaway. Take a look at all the gorgeous gifts she sent me.

A beautiful Matryoshka doll called "Elsa". Isn't she sweet?

A cute "Lavender Strawberry Kit" to make two pretty strawberries!

A lavender filled "Elizabethan style Kissing Ball".

and 3 lovely Mary Rose fat quarters.

Thank you Catherine. It is all beautiful.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Cottage Blessings

Last week I took a litttle break from Tail Feathers and stitched up this cute little design.

  Like Tail Feathers, it is also by Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches. I used DMC 3831 to stitch it on one of the plain Rouenneries fabrics. Still deciding whether I'll make it up into the bag Natalie designed or do my own thing.

At the moment I'm in the middle of writing reports ... a 70 word music comment on 300+ children is a big job, so there's not a lot of stitching happening here!