Friday, March 26, 2010

Stitching along


...a couple of squares stitched!!


...charms added!!!


...and a corner block of hearts and flowers!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

this and that...

Want to be sewing...but doing everything except!!!


Got this great baking book A Piece of Cake for christmas...while on holidays!

The plan is to try all the recipes...so far blueberry scones
and now French Madeleines


all ready ate these...


I love this little glass tile frame.
I seen these at the decorator shop last year...and loved them.
But too expensive...but when I found this one on their special
table for half price...last one...it is now mine.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Quilt along...block2



I made block 2 of the quilt along today...
wasn't sure what fabric to do the centre square in, but settled 
on the cream after trying a few different ones.



Thursday, March 18, 2010


The stitching along -having trouble keeping up as it's up to day 19...
harder to come up with ideas than I thought it would be!
The cup needs some more work and the heart needs filling in.


...though I still have to work on my other stitching!
Have been making the corner blocks for border 3 of
hearts and flowers...I'm really enjoying working on
this quilt and playing with the bright colours.


Today the sun is shining...though it has been raining on and off 
for weeks.  The cyclone looming in the sea off the Qld coast
will bring more rain...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

this week...and stitching along





It's the usual...where has the week gone...flown by!!!

Loved all the comments about my quilt- along block...
looking forward to next months block.

Last weekend the quilt day was held at our friends house
who lives up the coast...about hour and a half away.
Suddenly the idea was to go to a quilt shop there, that is at 
the owners house...so phone call and we are off to look at fabric.
The pink, yellow and lovely cream were my purchases....

We spent a lovely day looking at our friend's quilts...
which are many...

This inspired in me the need to finish some...
so out came this one...
added borders and finishing some embroidery,
then to quilt it!!!
I love the green stripe it's called rambling rose, 
stonehill collection by Donna Wilder.


I had been thinking of sending for this book...
but yesterday when I went to town the book shop had a copy.

Now I need some felted wool...


I joined the stitching along at 39 squares...one little square of embroidery
a day...having trouble keeping up though!


Loved the idea of a free hand stitching a one inch square a day.
Now I just need to catch up.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

quilt along



...this is my first block in the quilt along.


decided on mauves and green...