Thursday, November 26, 2009

Lots of mail

The postman and I are becoming good friends, he has been at my house delivering lots of exciting mail, yesterday I received my advent calendar gifts, look at the box full of surprises ready for me to start opening on the 1st Decenber, my partner for this swap is Sylvia and she lives in Italy so it will be exciting so have some gifts from her country.
Sylvia made me a present to open straight away and it was this beautiful sun bonnet Sue cushion, isn't she sweet.

Today I received my stitchers angel gifts all the way from Argentina. They are beautiful, Thankyou so much Lavinia.

Look at this cute little toy, he is a Japanese toy that has been knitted. He is quite unique. Thankyou for sending him to me.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hooray its finished....

Working in a quilt shop there is always lots of things to tempt me to try, having sold many self covering buttons I thought I'd buy some and have a go. This is what I did, I bought a fabric I could fussy cut and I made these 2 buttons, maybe I can use them on a bag. They were fun and easy to make so I think I'll do some more.
I have been working on this quilt for some time, its called Living the Dream by Leanne Beasley. Today before work I quilted it and it looks so good. I changed a few of the stitcheries and wrote my childrens name just to personalise it a little bit, What so you think? Happy sewing everyone.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Stitching angel gifts

Here are the things I made for my partner for the stitchers angel swap, they went all the way to Norway. I enjoyed making these gifts. My partner Oddbjorg loved them so that made me happy.
Its always a worry when you make things for others.
I've been so busy making gifts for the swaps i have joined that I haven't done much sewing for myself lately, I like to get the important sewing out of the way first then I can relax and work on my projects.
Happy sewing to you all.

Monday, November 2, 2009

More of Campania

I took so many photos at Campanina on Saturday I thought I would share them a few at a time, as saturday was also Halloween the hall was decorated beautifully with quilts and halloween decorations, here are some of them...

This quilt is a design of Deidre's, it was in a Homespun magazine last year, it was great to see it close up.

And the day wouldn't have been complete without a few real life decorations, don't they look great. Tomorrow I'll show you Rosalie's projects, they are gorgeous.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Christmas gathering at Campania

What a wonderful weekend I have had. Yesterday I went to Campanina with my lovely friends Cathy, Meredith and Christine, The day was hosted by the Quilted Crow girls Leonie And Deidre. The guest designers were Leanne Beasley and Rosalie Quinlan. I was very excited to meet them, Rosie sat at our table for a chat and she was lovely,

These are Leanne's projects that she brought with her for her display, they are so sweet. I think I'll have to make a pincushion or three.

This was the project leanne designed for the day, I chose to do this one, its very pretty. I'll show you my version in a day or two, yes Cathy I have nearly finished. (And you thought I wouldn't, didn't you) Cathy is always teasing me about not finishing things.
I have many more photos to show you but I'll save them for tomorrow and I'll show you projects from Rosalie's new book, they are goegeous. Happy sewing to you all.

The big 5 0

 Well its been a very fun week for me. Last Saturday I turned 50. It was a fun day of celebrations followed by a wonderful dinner with 30 ...