Friday 23 September 2011

Prizes and Pretties

Recently, I was fortunate to win not one, but two blog giveaways.

Firstly at The Quilted Crow Girls I received a pair of pincushion patterns. 

Aren't they cute. Thanks Leonie and Deidre.

Then over at New Zealand blog Farm Girl Stitching I was the lucky recipient of 3 charm packs ...

and some  yummy Riley Blake fat quarters. 

Thanks Nicky. They are all fabrics I would choose myself so I was very excited to add these to my stash.

As for sewing news, I have been quilting Simple Pleasures
... I only have to sew down the binding and it will be finished.

I've also completed my shoo fly blocks 

that will become the border of my Vignette Mystery quilt.

Can you tell I used three fabrics for some blocks? 

They are the ones with the 'daisyish' stripe.

I am still working away on my hexies. If the weather co-operates I'll post some pictures of the latest ones over the weekend.

Thursday 15 September 2011


Ok, so I finally got the camera out and took some hexie pictures. Hope you like them as much as I do. They are all my favourites!


Now I have the 'hexie bug' again there should be more pictures soon ... when I counted my pile yesterday there were 103 finished.

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Bear Pillow

I've been very slack with my blogging the last few weeks ... it seems the more time I have the less I do! Anyway, below is a pillow I made for one of the Material Girls who had a birthday recently.

 The birthday girl expressed a preference for something burgundy and cream and this is what I came up with.
 The stitchery is from Sweet Sentiments, a lovely book by Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse.

I am feeling really lazy this week! With little motivation for much else I've rediscovered my hexies ... they are great to do while watching TV (in your pyjamas!)