Saturday, 30 April 2011

Hatched and Patched Swap

Friends in Stitching recently had an Anni Downs swap. Sue made me this delightful block keeper featuring Anni's Home for Summer stitchery. We are doing a 6 inch BOM this year and this will be perfect to keep them in.

 It has been thoroughly 'cat-scanned' by Oliver!

 Love this photo ... the 'paw print' of approval! Thank you, Sue. I love the design and colours you chose for my gift.

For this swap I made for Sarah. Unknowingly, I had stitched the same design for her gift!

Sarah and I both love Figtree fabrics so I used a mixture of Whimsy and Breakfast at Tiffany's to put this cushion together for her.

It's been a long time since I did any buttonholes but after a couple of practises on some scrap fabric I was confident to go ahead. 

After I'd finished I realised I'd done 5 buttonholes ... the pattern only called for 4! Talk about over-enthusiastic!

Today, I've been typing choir scores on the computer in readiness for the Burnie Eisteddfod in a few weeks time. During my absence from blogland my computer 'died' and had to have a major overall. Thankfully, today the printer finally decided it was ready to be re-installed ... just got a major iTunes issue to fix and everything will be back to normal.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Birthday Gifts

Hello. Do you remember me? I have lots to share from the last couple of months.
Now Easter is over I plan to start blogging again on a regular basis. Wish me luck!
I belong to a sewing group called Material Girls. When it was my birthday (in February) each 
of the girls made me a special 'pink' gift.

This pretty needlecase was made by Annie ... love the stitchery.

Christine made this lovely pouch with pretty suffolk puffs on the front.

Another lovely pouch from Lyndy ... I think the pattern was in a Handmade magazine.

Rosemary made me this cute mug holder ...

with lovely pink butterflies.

And Vicki made me this wonderful apron ... 

with gorgeous machine embroidery

... isn't she clever?

Oliver Henry 'helped' take these photos.

This one looks like he's doing a squirrel impersonation!

Bye 'til next time.