Sunday, May 29, 2011

Lots of stitching done but heaps more to go.

Crikey its cold here today, we have had a frost nearly every morning this week and today is no exception, right now its still 0 degrees C. Our bird bath is frozen solid, I hope no little birdies come flying down for a splash, they will be in for a shock.

The frost on my pots looks quite pretty but I think the bulbs are too cold to pop their heads up from the dirt yet.

To keep warm I have been doing lots of stitching, Hubby is on night shift so I can't really get the sewing machine out when he is trying to sleep. I'm hanging out for the day I get my own sewing room. I can sew all day if i want to and not bother anyone.

I have put part 2 and 3 of Vignette together and just started to stitch on it.

I love these little flowers. I quite enjoy stitching on a different coloured fabric for change rather than the plain white or tea stain.

Block 1 is almost done, just a few more flowers and stems to go and I must finish my birds tail.

I'm using Fig tree fabrics for this quilt so I have matched my threads to my fabrics, its quite soft and very pretty to work on.

Instead of doing satin stitch I have done french knots, it takes longer but I like the look better.

Now I have to go out in the cold to put my washing on the line then I can come back inside, sit by the fire with my cup of tea and my stitching.

I hope you find some stitching time today.


Cubby House Crafts said...

Oh it has been freezing, we had a good frost here is Swansea too!
Loving your stitching, such pretty colours.

Christine said...

Beautiful stitching Leanne. I love your fabric choices.

happy rosie said...

beautiful leanne it is cold here to although I just came home from the Gold Coast it was warm there but some rain didnt stp us having a good time

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Leanne.....gorgeous stitching...

Susan said...

Your vignette quilt is coming along nicely. I got your letter yesterday, lovely to hear from you as always, I will write back this week. Till then happy sewing xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

I won't tell you that we had a glorious sunny weekend then. Any little birdies visitng will need boots on. Stay warm and happy stitching.

Susie said...

Your stitching is perfect. Looks lovely with the fig tree fabric - is it buttercup? I have some of the buttercup fabric set aside for a different quilt - I just love it! Happy Stitching

Kathy said...

This stitching is so bright and cheerful - the perfect antidote to our cold weather!
Kathy G

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