Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I'm late.....

......for posting the 1 Xmas Item A Month which Narelle runs for us. I had the wallhanging ready to go last Wednesday. I'd cut out & sewn the 1 inch squares together but family & things got in the way & i didn't get back to the machine until yesterday.
Michelle's beautiful Christmas Tree pattern. I love the way Michelle's way of working with felt & fabrics.

Last week another yummy parcel arrived from Michelle for me.
I'd ordered the pumpkin kisses pattern, felt, Valdani thread & stand.
Included was those yummy candies & pink felt. Thanks Michelle.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, August 18, 2012

FNSI & things

I had planned to get lots of things done for FNSI but unfortunately things didn't pan out. All i did was trace this stitchery out & start it.
I don't normally use a hoop but a fellow blogger mentioned the one she uses & as my osteo is causing me some issues i thought i'd try this hoop out to see if it helps me any. Its just 4 pieces of rounded plastic clipped together & then 4 pieces of curved half pieces of plastic over these to hold your fabric.

Last Wednesday i finished this bag
It's made from Papillon charm squares. On Friday another parcel arrived from Michelle. Always so nicely wrapped.
Here's Bella inspecting the parcel in case it's anything for her
Silly cat it's nothing for you. It's all for me.

Felt, threads & hanger for Michelle's  Folk Art Christmas Tree, candy & extra felt. Thanks Michelle & the Fuzzies.

Bella sure has grown since we got her & is still not her full size yet. :)
Sleepy Kitty.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, August 13, 2012

Briarside Lane

Recently this yummy parcel arrived in the post for me.
My eagerly awaited copy of Michelle's fabulous new pattern book Briarside Lane, along with felt, fabric & threads to make a hanging from the book.
Briarside Lane is Michelle's first book & has 10 beautiful hangings for you to make. Michelle has devised a method called Folk Art Fusion. This method is quite different & interesting.
Some of the gorgeous designs.
& more,
Love these gorgeous bunnies. All the patterns are easy to follow.

Here is my finished hanging
Hop on over to Michelle's for not only her beautiful book but for her other gorgeous patterns, felts, kits & Valdani threads.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, August 6, 2012

Mothers Day Gift.

Finally the day came when i could use this:
I've only had it in my hot little hands since it was announced Jersey Boys was finally coming to Brisbane. So off i go to see

these fabulous boys. (I've only been waiting too since it was first in Melbourne. :)) The show was so great i want to go again before they leave Brisbane. I had a really great seat too. Well worth the money the ticket cost. Well done guys for a fantastic stage show. Whilst there i treated myself to a few souvenirs,

a programme,
t-shirt & this is the bag i was given to carry it all in

Happy Stitching,


 I started FNSI making bias strips. I had several pieces left from when i made the blocks that were long enough to use so i counted how many...