Thursday, May 30, 2013

I've lost the month of May.

As usual i had big sewing plans & as usual very little was done. All i have to show are 2 finishes. I had started putting together the bag for the Stitch A Long nearly 2 weeks ago & had gotten to the bag handles when my daughter asked if i'd like to go shopping. Well i chose shopping as i really didn't want to work on the bag anymore & there it sat until yesterday as time was running out.
My finished bag. I was debating whether to do the back like in the pattern & in the end i did.
The back of the bag has a gap cut into it & yes it has a Purple lining. :) My other finish is for 1 Xmas Item, late i know as it was supposed to be posted on the 25th.
A table mat from Gail Pan's Christmas book. I also completed 2 more stitcheries from "Christmas" banner.
only 2 more to do & i can mark that as finished.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, May 27, 2013

things that make me smile

Recently a friend of mine had a linen party at which she put out all this beautiful china. After asking about the teacups & telling me where they came from i just had to search for myself to add to my china collection. :) My friend now tells me she has created a monster. lol
The brown eyed Susan tennis/hostess set in the back i found at a local vintage shop & the 1 in front off eBay. I have since bought another 2 sets off eBay.

A while back on Pinterest i came across an interesting thing to hold teabags in cups. It took me a bit of searching but i found where to buy these
Party Snails. They are so cute. Here's one holding my teabag. :)

Recently i had the pleasure of meeting Tatyana. She had some of her scissor fobs with her & i really liked one of them but waited until i got home to order as i wanted a different colour cat to what Tatyana had with her.
I found this at Aldi's recently & just love it
It came filled with teabags too. :)

Happy Stitching,

Sunday, May 19, 2013


After collecting the patterns for 8 months recently i finally started working on Fee's hexagon club. I've caught up on month 1 & 2 & last night started on month 3. There are 3 patterns a month. These are what i worked on last night.
The one on the left is still damp from washing my tracing pen out so the colours looks a bit dull.

Pop on over to Heidi's to see who else joined FNSI last night & what the worked on.

Happy Stitching,

Sunday, May 12, 2013

quiltmakers 100 blocks

Recently Michelle posted about being in Quiltmakers 100 blocks & i was sent my very own copy by Michelle.
Signed as well. :)
Can't wait to make this block up. These goodies were included
bunny ears for the Valdani threads, yummy choccies, felt & my very own The Raspberry Rabbits pen. Wandering around my plants yesterday i found 4 bush lemons ready to pick & a lonely ripe cumquat. There are others on the tree not ripe & i'm keeping a careful eye on them. It's not my first cumquat by any means as i usually lose them to fruit fly. Grrr.

Happy Mother's Day,

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mrs Martin's swap - Mothers Day

Yesterday my parcel for Mother's Day arrived from Lyn (no blog). I was going to wait until Sunday but as i heard from Lyn that she'd already opened the parcel i sent her, of which i unfortunately didn't take a photo, i decided to open my gift too.
Fat 1/4, beautiful blue china flower buttons, ribbon & a gorgeous smelling lemon myrtle soap.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Friday Night With Friends.

My day started early. I had stitcheries finished last month from a Gail Pan Christmas pattern that i didn't get back to sewing together. All the strips had been cut out as well. Yesterday was the day i decided. Plans didn't quite get fulfilled though. Some reverse stitching delayed completion. I did get it finished though, to the stage where all i need to do is quilt it, before i left for school pick up.
 Next up was another Gail Pan design. This time from her Christmas book.
It's a little hexagon table mat. I was looking though my Cottage Garden threads & discovered i'm one short. Shopping trip for me :)

Pop over to our host Cheryll's for links to see what everyone else made/worked on last night.

Happy Stitching,

nine patches

 Somehow i have gotten behind again with my nine patches so yesterday i sat & sewed & i am all caught up. Week 12 week 13 I think i ...