Thursday, October 30, 2008

Stitcher Angel Swap

Look what I received in the mail today, all the way from Gouda (where they make the cheese) in the Netherlands from Marleen.A wall hanging pattern featuring cats, some Japanese fabric a reel of verigated thread and some felt flowers.

A delightful pin cushion, needle case and a purse with compartments for keeping special treasures in.

Marleen has put packets of buttons in the pockets, I shall find other trinkets to go in them. Thankyou to Marleen for these beautiful gifts. I shall treasure them. Also thankyou to Helen for all her organising.

I Spy quilts continued

This is my first I spy quilt finished.

I quilted around the animals and birds.

We had a Club Quilt sewing day on Sunday and I completed the 2nd I spy quilt top.I hope to get it quilted and finished this week-end.

A close up of two of the fabrics I used.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Santa meets his fete

My friend Kerry has a daughter who teaches at a small school . The school is holding a fete this weekend so I made ten of these Christmas tree decorations for her to sell at the fete. They are really easy to make, its all done with vlisofix or heat and bond.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A gift

A couple of months ago I sent a magazine with the Ginger fizz pattern to Coralee, yesterday I received a parcel and inside were the magazine and this lovely note book. Coralee has covered the book and it is stunning. Thankyou so much for your thoughtfulness, it is really appreciated.


Here are two more stitcheries I have managed to do.

Monday, October 20, 2008

A return to work

These stitcheries are being done for a Christmas project.

I have been in full time retirement for over 12 months from a great office job at our local Ford dealership, Robert Handsakers.The office girl gave her notice suddenly so I have been asked to fill in till they can organise a replacement.I am enjoying being back at work, it is only for a few weeks . Think what I can buy with my earnings!!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I Spy

I have been in Sydney visiting my grandsons. It was quilting on Sunday and I put together this I spy quilt for the youngest gs Tommy who is 2.

This is my favourite fabric.

This one as well. I am making another quilt the same for my 5 year old gs Elliott.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

BOM block4

This is the fourth block of the Peace on earth BOM. Can't wait for the next one.

Shaggy Fresh Squeezed

I made this quilt at the retreat we had at Carol's last weekend.

This is the back of the quilt.

My free hand quilting on each block.

Scrappy Stars finished

I am really pleased with the end result of my scrappy stars.

I stippled the quilt with quite large stippling.

The back.

Peace on earth BOM

These are the first 3 blocks sewn together with part of the border. I have decided to make it quilt as you go ,in strips.

A close up of block 3.

Away on a golfing holiday

I have been away for a week on a golfing holiday. Had a great time,the weather was great and we played lots of golf. I am going to Sydney to visit grandchildren on Tuesday. I will get my camera back.