Saturday, February 13, 2016

Some stitching

Lovely to see some special stitching at Hobbysew last week. Maryanne came to social stitching on Tuesday and was working on this wonderful quilt made all with 1/2" hexagons.
 Lynne came to class on Wednesday and showed us this gorgeous little purse that her sister-in-law brought back from Japan.
 And what have I been stitching? I made up 2 more of these lovely blocks from The Story of My Day quilt by Anni Downs.

 I have also finished the stitching and applique on Block 1 of the new button club Mystery quilt, Anderson's Farm by Lynette Anderson.
 I have been very naughty and couldn't resist getting the fabric pack from Hobbysew for the new BOM in the Homespun magazine, called Foxley Village. Oh dear! So much for finishing some UFOs.
As well as those little finishes, I have been busy making kits for Stitching on the Lake which is just next week. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.

Monday, February 8, 2016

A new stitching start!

I shouldn't be starting anything new but just couldn't resist Lynette Anderson's new Button club project, Anderson's Farm. Hobbysew is getting the patterns so it was just too easy to join up and also to bring home the first block on Saturday. Sunday afternoon was lovely and quiet so I did the applique on the first block.

 It was lovely to catch up with Fiona in Braidwood on Saturday. We had to do a bit of Stitching on the Lake organisation and finally managed to catch up and exchange Christmas gifts. I was so thrilled to receive this wonderful canvas scissor keep and some gorgeous tiny scissors.

I have still be stitching these little stitcheries for the quilt in Anni Downs' book, The Story of my Day. They are a lovely size and easy to take wherever you are going.

 I also put another block together. I love the words on this one....Time for another fabulous day! Now off to the sewing room to so some fabulous stitching.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Lovely work

Another week is almost over! It was good fun starting classes again this week and especially catching up with everyone after such a long break. So inspiring to see the show and tell. Lynda has been very busy and has been working on her zippered pouch. The back of it has been stitched in half inch hexagons!

 Lynda also brought in her amazing bunting she has stitched all by hand with foundation pieced borders and using all sorts of lovely Christmas applique and stitching.

 In the evening, Margot brought in her gorgeous quilt top. This quilt is a Natalie Bird BOM. Hobbysew had this last year as a BOM and I think the ladies did an amazing job with the fabric choices. and of course, Margot has done a wonderful job with the applique and lots of piecing.
My copy of Homespun came today with the first instalment of Foxley Village, another lovely quilt by Natalie Bird. 
 Hobbysew is putting together a fabric kit for this quilt! It will be lovely working with the beautiful Tilda fabrics. I might just have put my name down for one!
As everything started this week, I also had the first meeting of my Book Club. We met at Jo's house and we just loved these amazing cushions which were cross stitched in Jordan.

 Other than heading out and socialising this week, I have been making lots of kits for our stitching days coming up in just a few weeks.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Photos and stitching

We headed to the Australia Day Fireworks and here are some great photos taken by my resident photographer!

Bruce also took this wonderful photo in our garden.
I can't believe that January has flown by already. I have been busy stitching for our Stitching on the lake days coming up in just a few weeks. There are still places for both days, 20th February and 5th March. Here is a little sneak peak of one of the six projects.
 It was so lovely to catch up with Penny, from England, in December and January. She came over for a stitch/crochet afternoon just before she headed back home.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Story of my Day projects

Classes start next week and I have been busy making some of the lovely projects in Anni Downs' new book, The Story of My Day. I stitched quite a few of them while I was away and enjoyed some time over the weekend making them up! This is the very cute little stitching pouch.

 Here is the book cover and below is the ipad or tablet bag.

 I wasn't sure about making the quilt but had started stitching some of the blocks. I don't normally love the machine piecing but these blocks are quite good fun to make up!

 Last week at stitching, Roni brought along some lovely show and tell. These gorgeous little crocheted ice skates are a Christmas decoration! Roni bought these ones but her sister managed to make some of her own. So clever!
 Roni's sister, Barb, also made this amazing cross stitched house decoration for Roni!!

 She also made this wonderful stitched box for Roni. We were all so envious!!!!

Saturday, January 23, 2016


Just a reminder that registrations are due in the next week or so for Stitching on the Lake. We are running 2 days on Saturday 20 February and Saturday 5 March and there are still places on both dates at the moment. Fiona and I are busy creating some lovely projects for you to make. Come along and enjoy some stitching time, lots of chat and a delicious lunch, morning and afternoon tea. For details please email me here. Here are some pictures of our recent days.

I did manage some stitching on the cruise. Mind you I packed enough for several months!!! I had a lovely time stitching some of the projects from Anni Downs' new book, The Story of my Day. We are using this book in my afternoon classes at Hobbysew this coming term.

 It was lovely to have a day at home, mostly, yesterday and so I managed to get a few of the samples completed. They are now on display in the shop. I hope to get the last few done over the weekend.