Monday, April 11, 2011

A finish & some goodies

I made the other candle mat up last week. took a bit longer than the chicken one as it has a bit more embroidery on it.
 A while ago i bought a couple of things i forgot to blog about. I had tried not to buy this book but i saw on a blog somewhere something made up from the book & i decided i had to have the book.
Oh course had to have Bronwyn's latest pattern too. It was in my hands straight off the press. :)
I think i'm a glutton for punishment. I've joined the new Vignette blog to make the hexagon quilt in Vignette 2. Just click on the link in my right side bar if you want to join in. As i was already making a scrappy hexagon quilt i bought a jelly roll for this quilt.
It's Dilly Dally by Me & My Sisters Designs. Decided to buy hexagon shapes this time round rather than print off the net. Ended up with 2 packets as i didn't realise until the first packet arrived i hadn't ordered the packet that included the template.

Last Wednesday night at pathwork club my friend Maree said to me "what are you doing Friday?" I replied " nothing that i know of". Maree then tells me she is off to Boronia Heights. I was a little puzzled & wondered what was at Boronia Heights when it hit me & i said to Maree " oh take me please". Friday comes & i'm picked up at 10 & we head off to Tess's new shop Homespun & Beautiful. :). Lots of gorgeous fabrics there to choose. But i only bought a piece for a bag & some bobble braid in white which i've been looking for for ages.
As we left Maree suggested we head over to Patches. More beautiful fabrics. I was still chasing one last piece i need for Vignette in stitches & found a suitable piece here along with some black fat 1/4's & a purple thang.
Would've prefered white with yellow spot but figured this was as good as i was going to find that matched in with my other fabrics. After we left Patches we headed to The Quilter's Store. So much to see in this store. :) I bought more fabrics for my Civil War quilts, some parlan, a pattern & guess what? i found a white with yellow spot. yay. Also picked up a white with green spot just in case i needed it. lol.
The Civil War fabrics & spots. Oh i forgot about the red & tan piece. It's for a bag pattern.

The pattern. I'd seen a couple made up & thought "what a great idea". Good idea for presents too.

The parlan. Not sure what i'll try this out on yet.

Recently Narelle had a giveaway for her birthday. I didn't win any of the 3 prizes Narelle was giving away but she had decided to do a 4th surprise draw & i won. My prize was in the mail when i arrived home after my fun day fabric shopping. This is what Narelle sent me.
A gorgeous planner. Thankyou Narelle.

Happy Stitching,


bettsylyn (Lynda) said...

Wow lots of lovely things to look at. I have that candle mat pattern ( and two others as well)but haven't got to make it yet. It looks lovely so I must try it. And I think your hexagons will look lovely in Dilly Dally. Can't wait to see them made up.

Linda said...

Love the wooly mat!!! Beautiful fabrics!

Valspierssews said...

Sounds like a great shop hop and I love the bunny mat as much as the chicks :)

Allie said...

I just love your little candle mat - the bunnies are so darling. I'm drooling over all your lovely new fabric, those roses just take my breath away! Your patterns are great too. Congrats on your win!

Teresa said...

Nice shopping!!! You've done very well. Love your little mat with the bunnies so much. Congratulations on your win too!

Isabella said...

WOW Jeanette you did have one big fun day didnt you just as well we dont have a quilt shop handy we have to go to Launsecton or Exter to do our shopping both about 2 hrs away :(

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

The candle mat is adorable! Looks like you have lots of projects in your future.

Michelle said...

I love the candle mat, I have been eyeing up the pattern for a wee while now, and after seeing yours I really must order one for myself ;o)
Lots of lovely goodies to drool over too!

Q said...

how exciting, all the new additions! and your candle mat is totally adorable!

Anonymous said...

Your candle mat is gorgeous Jeanette i like how you have done blanket stitch around the edges of the 2 big mats,i have seen another 1 on a blog and they left the edges raw and it didnt look finished so i like yours very much,well done.