Sunday, February 21, 2016

Some new projects

 Good Morning, its been a busy weeks in my little sewing studio. I have been sewing lots and getting a few things made. Recently I have rediscovered my love of cross stitch, I used to to this years ago when my boys were little then I got bored and quilting kind of took over. You know how it is . Sometimes you need to move onto new things. Well I stitched this cute little design which is now waiting to be made up into a pear shape. It was such a fun project. I had forgotten though how slow cross stitch can be. What other hobbies did you have before you started quilting? I'd love to know.
 I have started a new English paper piecing quilt, this one is called Smitten by Lucy Kingwell. Its a gorgeous design and I am very much enjoying making these blocks. My theme is red, white & blue.
 Of course I had to have some new fabrics for my new quilt, (wink wink) I love these prints.
 I also had to have the new Little Ruby Collection by Bonnie & Camille, this range is beautiful, No plans yet as to what I'll make but you can be sure I'll find something.
 I have also been busy sewing christmas blocks for a new magazine project, its hard to think about Christmas  when Easter is just around the corner and in 3 short weeks I'll be in the amazing USA on holidays. But I'm staying focused and trying to sew as much as I can.
 Here is my new addition to my sewing room, I have been looking for a nice side board/cupboard for ages and finally found one. I wanted something i could sand back and then paint white, so last weekend we got to this stage, I can't wait to show it off next week all shiny and new.
And last but not least I designed and made this sewing machine cover for a class i will be teaching a bit later on, I love these Sweet water fabrics. So modern and fresh looking.

Ok, thats all my show and tell for this week, I hope you have a wonderful day and you find some sewing time, thankyou for stopping by.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A fun day out

 I would like to introduce you to my newest design that was recently  published in Patchwork & Stitching magazine. This is my Fun Day Out baby quilt, the theme is zoo animals, I had so much fun making this quilt,
 Stitching all the different animals and watching each one bought to life was such a joy.

 Last week I received the nicest email from my friend Joy. She has made my Fun day out quilt and sent me a photo of her version. I love it. Joy is such a nice lady, her words are very encouraging and its so nice to know that someone enjoys stitching just as much as I do. Thankyou Joy, you really made my day. xxx

 I have also been busy stitching some Rosalie Quinlan easter bags, I enjoyed these alot, The stitching only took a couple of nights in front of the tele.
After working on big projects like stitchery quilts its fun to make something a bit easier and have a finish in just a few days.
At the moment I'm working on some cross stitch, its nice for a change but I had forgotten how slow going it can be. Its very relaxing sitting out the back with my feet up and stitching in my hand.

Enjoy the rest of your day, I hope you find some stitching time. xx

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