Thursday, October 30, 2008

Some christmas stitching

This week I have been busily working on my Rosalie Quinlan christmas decorations, they are fun to do, I will make mine into little cushions and put them in a cane basket in the centre of the table.
This week I also received a very special parcel from my secret angel stitcher, well its not a secret anymore. I got some beautiful gifts all the way from Quebec Canada, Peggy the Canadian made me lots of pretty things, I will take photos and get them on here as soon as I can. Thankyou so much Peggy my gifts you made are very special.
I sent my angel gifts to Denmark so when I know they have arrived safely I'll show you what I made.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Daniel's quilt

Here is a photo of Daniel's quilt I made for him, made from Civil war fabrics. I had it quilted at Esme's and it turned out lovely, Some of the fabrics are from my penfriends stash so its kind of extra special.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More postcards from across the sea

These are the postcards I made and sent to America to the same ladies who sent mine. They are fun to make. The ones I Have received have actually come through the mail with a stamp on the back of the card which makes them a real treasure, I asked at the post office if I could send mine without an envelope but they said the cards would probably not get through customs so I send mine in an envelope.
I'm sure by now for all of you who read my blog you know how much I enjoy making and swapping fabric postcards, I wanted to show you some I received this week, they are all from America but different people. I just loved the beetle card, its so cute.

My new toy

Here is my beautiful singer sewing machine my husband bought me for my birthday, isn't she a beauty, its around 1930 and still works. I just need to find some time to have a play and test it out.

Friday, October 10, 2008

New patterns

Goodness me, where does the time go, I can't belive its been so long since my last post. I have been busy sewing though so I have a good excuse, I'm working on a few things as we do, I have started making a few christmas things which are coming along nicely, I'll post piccys soon. I have finished my gift for Chookyblue's secret santa swap and I have finished my gifts for the Stitchers Angel group ran by Helen Stubbings so I'm well on the way to being very organised.
These new patterns arrived the other day, they are postcard quilts and for those who know me well you know how much I love my postcards so I thought these would be a bit of fun.
Until next time... Happy sewing

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