Sunday, October 4, 2015

Feeling Special

 Its been an exciting week for me and my designs, I have had 2 very special designs published with Homespun Magazine. 
First up is my Tilda Quilt, 
 I loved making this quilt, it was fun to cut up my fabrics and make them into such a pretty design. Of course I added some stitchery, after all  that is my  "thing"
 The design is based on Spring, such soft lovely colours. I  love this quilt.

 As usual the photography is amazing.The  Homespun team to an incredible job.
 There is a little bit about me, I find this part really hard as I don't really like talking about myself, But I'm out there now so there is no turning back,
 I also had a wonderful surprise to find one of other favourite designs published in Homespun's 2016 diary.
 My project is on the pages on January, so now my friends you can call me Miss January. I am so excited and very honoured that they thought my project worthy enough to be in their diary.
 Each page of January has a picture of my Hexagon table runner that I designed for the magazine last year.
So now I must climb down from Cloud 9 and get back to some serious sewing and cooking today.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you find some sewing time.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Falling Leaves

 Just as Spring has arrived I'm in the mood to make a new quilt that represents Autumn, I guess I can call it my new leaves for Spring quilt. I'm making 2 of these gorgeous quilts with all  my fig tree fabrics in my scrap bucket.
 These are the bigger leaves which of course will make a bigger quilt, there are 24 blocks in the quilt but i think I'll make a few more and make it for my bed.

 Then there are these babies, aren't they adorable. This is for a mini quilt. Only 9 leaves needed for this one. I finished them off this afternoon so during the week I'll make my new mini quilt.
 These new patterns are from the Fig tree web site, Joanna has some beautiful new designs.
 Speaking of new, yesterday I got some new fabrics, oh I have been waiting for these darling bundles  since I first saw them on Instagram,   This one is Vintage Picnic by the famous Bonnie & Camille. There are some very pretty prints in this range.
And I got a bundle of Strawberry Fields revisited by Fig tree, these fabrics are beautiful and this maybe my most favourite range yet, the colours are so soft and pretty. I can't wait to cut into these, I have a pattern all picked out ready.

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and you found some sewing time.
Thankyou for stopping by.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Something New

 During the week I received a wonderful package all the way from my lovely friend Cynthia in California. She made me the most cutest mini quilt. Full of colour and beautiful fabrics.

 Beautifully quilted to. Look at those pebbles.
 It looks stunning with the black and white binding.
 Cynthia also made me this lovely little dilly bag, the fabric reminds me of the vintage era. I love it. It was full of treats and pretty papers. Thankyou so much dear friend, I shall treasure these always.
 A little while ago I got a fat quarter bundle of Hello Darling by Bonnie & Camille. It sat there for ages just waiting for a project, then finally I found something I wanted to make. I have admired these orange peel quilts for ages but never really had the desire to make one until I came across a free pattern on the blog of Little Miss Shabby.  Its such a pretty quilt and just perfect for these fabrics.
 The orange peel pieces  are supposed to be fused on but I thought needle turn would look nicer so thats what I'm doing, I spent 2 hours last night tacking each piece to the freezer paper. It was quite relaxing. So I'm looking foreward to working on this new project.
 With Spring in full swing I had to share some pics of my crab apple blossoms, they are so beautiful, This tree is just outside my sewing room and when the door is open you can hear the bees buzzing around.

 All my tulips are in bloom, they are so  elegant.
And my iris are looking pretty awesome to. Yesterday hubby and planted lots more flower seeds so I can't wait for those to start growing. I do love the garden this time of year.

Have a wonderful Sunday and I  hope you find some  sewing time.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Special People

 Good Morning on this absolutely beautiful Spring morning, its supposed to be 20 degrees in Tassie today,  Lets hope it gets there. I am longing for some warm weather. Its been quite a week for me, the postman has delivered me lots of wonderful packages from near and afar. Through my blog I have met the most amazing people, And I'm happy to say we have become very good friends. Last year I became friends with Janita. She is the loveliest lady, we decided to do a little swap with each other.
 Janita knows how much I love my Americana so she surprised me with the most beautiful gifts, the flag quilt  is so special, as its a military flag and as my son has just joined the Military it has a very special meaning. Even he was touched at just how thoughtful this gift is.
 I love my new pincushion, the colours are perfect and I adore that little flag square in the middle.  Thankyou my dear friend for your thoughtfulness, your gifts are beautiful and I will treasure them always.
 Another special friend is Christine, I received these beautiful gifts made especially for me from Tilda fabric. Christine and I both love Tilda fabric so when we  make gifts for each other  I think we both have the same idea. Can't go wrong with this fabric is so beautiful.
 Thankyou Christine, You are such a lovely friend.
 Another lovely friend sent me this cute mug, now Kim and I have been friends  since my cross stitch days, way back about 13 years ago. We met on line and Kim lives in England, she has watched my boys grow from toddlers to teengers. We email each other almost every day, just to say hi and see how each of us is going. Its a very special friendship and even though we have never met in person I feel like I have known her all my life.
 Yesterday morning I was up early getting the last border  on my fig tree quilt, Oh I love how this turned out. Made entirely from my  scrap box except the border.

 Its at the quilters already as I can't wait to get this one finished and use it for Spring.
Now I have started a new project, I love it already. I'll be back next week with hopefully lots of progress.

I hope the sun is shining wherever you are today. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Another year older.

 It was my birthday during the week, I had a great day. Breaky with my boys then dinner cooked by my husband that evening. Lots of wonderful gifts to open. The beautiful gift above come from my on line stitching group. I received a lovely, folder, scissor fob and some really pretty stork scissors. Thankyou Noreen, I love everything.
 These beautiful gifts come from my dearest stitching buddy Cathy. She made  me this beautiful dilly bag in tilda fabrics. I love it so much.
 She also gave me this awesome pear and scissor fob. We both have a thing for USA things. Flags especially. Thankyou Cathy, I'll treasure everything.
 My sweet mum made me this gorgeous bag. Good job mum, its lovely.
 Another sweet friend Anthea, kindly sent me these pretty things for my kitchen.
 And my other sweet friend Tracee, made me these beautiful treasures, a gorgeous Liberty heart cushion, some crochet hand warmers and some tilda buttons, thankyou dear friend
 I have some very talented friends as you can see. Made all especially for me.
 I have joined the frivols club at patchworksplus and the first kit is in Hello Darling Fabric, can't wait to play with this.  I need to finish a couple of other projects first.
 And finally Spring is in full swing in Tasmania, my garden is  seeing some colour after a long cold winter, so cold in fact, it was the coldest winter in Tasmania in over 50 years.

Thankyou for stopping by, have a great day and Happy Fathers Day to all the dad's out there. Especially Mine. Love you dad.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Ready for Spring

 Last week was a busy week, by the end of the day I was too tired to do any sewing that required me to think, so  I got this old quilt down off my "waiting for binding " pile and got to work. It only took 3 nights, makes you wonder doesn't it why I didn't do it earlier. This poor quilt has been sitting  for 2 years just waiting to be finished.
 I actually found it quite relaxing and very cosy on these chilly evenings.
 Now its all done and I love it all over again.
 Yesterday when I was doing my housework I decided to bring a bit of Spring into the house. I put all my winter quilts away and bought out my Fig tree favorites.
 The room looks so much lighter now and very pretty.
 Even the hallway has a new lease of life. I love this quilt, its called Sunshine Frolics by Nat Bird.

I hope you have had a good week and a restful weekend.

I am going to do some sewing this afternoon, I have another quilt just about ready for borders. Can't wait to show you.

Happy sewing. xx
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