Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sewing in the garden and my birthday.

 I am so pleased with how much sewing I have got done in the last 2 days, I was lucky enough to have a day off work on Friday and gee I had a lovely time. Hubby at work, boys at scool. I had the whole day to myself. I did all the house work first then headed straight to my sewing room where i worked on my 2013 fat quarter shop block of the month., I had all blocks done, just had to get it altogether.
 It took hours, making sashing strips and lots of little 9 patch blocks, then there are 3 outer borders, the patterns calls for a navy border of flying geese but I knew I wouldn't  be doing that, so a straight border it is and I'm very happy with it.
 Now to hand it over to my fabulous quilter so  she make the quilt even more beautiful,
 You may remember me telling you back in March that I was planting over 400 new bulbs to my garden, well now I'm starting to reap the rewards, my garden is looking so pretty, with lots of colour. I had to include a few sewing projects amongst all my pretty flowers.


 This is a new table runner I have made. Last night I sewed the binding to it  so now its ready for some night time stitching while I  sew the binding down.
 I used all my Bonnie and Camille fabrics.
 This little crocus is so cute, they are such a delicate little flower.
Tomorrow is my birthday and the first day of Spring, My lovely friend Steph from Belgium sent me a lovely package. I got a Greengate tea towel which is way to pretty to use, so that will go on display I reckon. And lots of other goodies, thankyou Steph. I love everything you made me,


I hope you all have a great day. As tomorrow is a work day I'm planning on celebrating my birthday this afternoon by locking myself in my sewing room and playing with some pretty fabrics.


Have a great day.

17 comments:

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Lovely quilt. Projects look great in the lovely flower. Your garden must be lovely at the moment. Congratulations. Hope you have a lovely birthday.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Everything is so lovely.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Wow!, your quilt is amazing. Love the block size, nice and large. Your spring blooms are beautiful. What lovely colors and just in time for your birthday. : )

Your mini zipper bags are really adorable. Love all the different fabrics you used. Your table runner turned out wonderful. Again, love your selection of fabric, very bright colors. I think you are defiantly ready for Summer. It seems that fall colors are catching my eye lately. I think it is our internal clocks are saying "we are ready for a season change".
Lovely gifts there too.
Have a beautiful and wonderful birthday and Spring.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

Patchwork and Play said...

Happy Birthday for Monday Leanne! Your garden looks amazing and must smell divine also! I love Spring, especially when we get such beautiful days to enjoy on the weekend! Your projects look gorgeous, especially the Sew Together bag with its bicycle square!

sunny said...

Happy Birthday! and Happy Spring! Love the pretty little crocus.

Kim said...

Happy Birthday for tomorrow hope you have a great day. Your quilt looks great. Love your little projects hanging out in the garden. Great photos.

Cheryll said...

HappY BirTHDaY...hope its a great day!
Lovely flowers and I can't wait for spring...then summer... bring it on!

debbie said...

Happy Birthday. For all your recent posts: congrats on being published again multiple times! I am so happy for you. xx debbie

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Happy Birthday...hope you have a great day...love all those projects,,,

Christine M said...

Your BOM looks fantastic, Leanne. I haven't touched mine since I finished all the blocks! All your projects are lovely. Happy birthday for tomorrow. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Christine

Susan said...

Many happy returns Leanne X Love the colourful bulbs and your quilt is gorgeous. Hugs Susan x:)

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your garden is looking so beautiful, the perfect place to photograph all you gorgeous projects. Happy birthday!!

Fiona said...

so lovely visiting you and seeing all the very pretty things you make and grow... the quilt is gorgeous....
Hugz

Lynda said...

Happy birthday Leanne. Such pretty spring flowers and all your goodies in the garden look wonderful.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Happy birthday Leanne. Your quilt is gorgeous and I love your pretty spring blooms xx

Anthea said...

Hi Leanne - wow what a yummy post, full of beautiful work from your studio... I always love your projects, and I love the way you style them for showing off! I do love that runner - & wow your quilt top looks amazing, well done, there sure is a lot of work in that. I'm sure Sarah will do a beautiful job of the quilting. x

Ruth said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday! If you spent ir sewing, it was probably very nice. Receiving pretty gifts and having lovely flowers to enjoy must have made it extra special. Your garden is beautiful and so are the hand made projects in it.

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