Saturday 28 November 2009

Christmas Ornament Swap

First of all a big thankyou and Christmas Cheer to Claire and Robyn for organising this fun swap.
Here is the lovely card stitched by Andrea ...

and her sweet ornament that will be hanging proudly on my tree as soon as it goes up.
Thankyou Andrea.
I love the idea of having ornaments hanging on my tree that have been made by wonderful new friends.
This is the card I made for Andrea ...

and the ornament I made from a Marg Low Design - Simple Pleasures.

(Sorry the photo is blurry, I was in a hurry before work to get it in the post).
Might change by blog background later to get into the Christmas mood.

Monday 23 November 2009

Which Monday?

Each week is a blur at the moment ... hence my title ... I don't know where I'm up to.

Just to prove that I'm still here though, here's some mail that's been coming and going.

Oooo ... Royal Mail from the UK!

My Stitchers' Angel goodies from the lovely Celine. Isn't this just the cleverest? All tucked away and then ...

turns out to a lovely bag (sorry about the wrinkles, I'd had it tucked away for a little bit). Beautiful flowers!

Add a sweet flower pin cushion and embroidered book mark and I'm thrilled with my gifts.

Thankyou Celine, your parcel made my day!

This book cover was my third Stitchers' Angel gift to add to Noemia's parcel. All arrived safelty in Portugal.

Ornament Swap goodies to share next time.

Saturday 7 November 2009

To Dye For

Further to my lovely weekend away ... here are the skinny 1/4's getting ready for a rinse.

Ta da ... the end result. I'm totally thrilled with the colours.

Thursday 5 November 2009

Giveaway Alert

Would you like to help Carin celebrate 4 years of blogging?

Then visit her over at Conceived Without Regard for Reason or Reality and read all about it!
A lovely idea and some super goodies.

Tuesday 3 November 2009

WOW! What a Weekend

Firstly I had to rest yesterday to get over my wonderful weekend.
Our patchwork group had a little weekend retreat with some neighbouring girls, with the intention of learning to strip and curve. Here is my first set of strata with the second in progress. My pillow came in handy as an extra table.

Some of us also managed to throw in a little dyeing on the Saturday. There is my 24 colour wheel on the left. Yesterday I rinsed and washed and today is ironing day.

Day one I managed to dye and get all my strips stitched together ... day two I carefully began sewing some curves.

Seven blocks in all ... I have to admit I was beginning to slacken off by the afternoon.

9 more blocks and I shall have my very own strips and curves quilt top.
Thankyou Ruth and girls for a lovely weekend of sewing and chatting. Hope to see how you are all coming along at next patchwork day.