Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sunday sewing

 I am getting so much sewing done this weekend and I love it, Its "just for me " sewing as I'm happy to say all my christmas  gifts are made and most have been posted already so I grabbed my christmas scraps out of my stash and I'm having a lovely time.  I want to make a couple of big christmas pillows for the lounge so I started on some little economy blocks. I think I need 16 to make a decent size,  the blocks finish at 5 1/2 inches each.
 I also had this square of fabric from Kate Spain's range in from the Cold so I'm using that as a centre piece for another pillow. Its too nice to cut into.
 Yesterday while I was sorting through  my stash I came across my tilda fabrics, I love the softness of Tilda, its so pretty and delicate so I thought I'd cut up some 2 1/2 inch squares and throw them altogether and make a table runner, when I had sewn them into a square shape I changed my mind about the runner and thought they looked nicer as a cushion.
 I added the binding so make it look a bit fancier, I love it.
 Summer is upon us but today  is cool and so windy, I was looking at my precious liliums and the wind has knocked them around a little bit but they still look so pretty. Just had to share a few pics with you. You all know how much I love my garden. Hope youre not sick of seeing it.

 My first lupin flower.
 The first cornflower, I hope there will all different colours when they flower.
Ok, its back to sewing a nice cup of English Breakfast tea, We went to K Kart this morning and I was looking at  all their new stocking stuffers, I'm a sucker for a nice box so I had to buy the tea and  it came with the tea thingy. ( I'm not sure what its called ) I told my boys its like a tea bag. They just looked at me as if I was crazy.

Have a wonderful Sunday and enjoy your christmas sewing.

12 comments:

retdairyqueen said...

Oh No Never sick of seeing your garden It must be lovely
The cushion is lovely too

Kim said...

Love your Tilda cushion. As always lovely garden photos. It is cold and a bit wet here today.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your blocks are gorgous, love the cushion...

sunny said...

The fabrics you're working with are so pretty! I love your tea thingy. I used mine just last week. And it's so nice to see pretty flowers in bloom. All we've seen lately is dull and grey and dead. Keep those flowers coming!!

Patchwork and Play said...

We never get sick of seeing your garden Leanne! I have some Christmas lilies in my lounge room, given to me by a student! I love the fragrance!
I think your tea thingy could be called an infuser, although that sounds rather fancy!

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous blocks. Lovely to see your pretty flowers. Hugs,xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love seeing your garden always! Lovely sewing too. Yes it is an infuser. Cute set x

Susie said...

Oh so cute. Tilda and kate Spain. Look forward to seeing your christmas blocks come together. I adore Tilda fabrics too. Don't think there is one I don't like.

Christine Barnsley said...

Hi Leanne! Loved hearing all about your weekend sewing and really liked your lovely Tilda cushion! Enjoy your tea.... its good to treat yourself! :) xx

Anthea said...

tea INFUSER is the name of the thingy! yes very pretty box indeed.

lovely sewing with Tilda & the Christmas fabrics too Leanne - you got a lot done during your 'me' time, good on you x

Maria said...

Love your sewing projects...gorgeous projects! I enjoyed the photos of your garden :-)

Bobbie Lynn said...

Your garden it looking so beautiful. Love the colors and those lilies are gorgeous and look at those sweet peas. : )
Your home is decorated so wonderful for Christmas. Love your quilts and also the new squares your are currently working on. What great fabric.
Have a wonderful Sunday. We are drying out here.
Blessings,
Bobbie Lynn

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