Sunday 9 January 2011

Teeny Treasures



A special delivery for a special little bundle….

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This is a Cinderberry Stitches pattern by Natalie Lymer called “Once Upon a Time” which was featured in the Kids Issue of Homespun….issue number 89 (Vol 11 no 10) if you’re interested in making it for a teeny treasure!!!!!  I made it for a work colleague’s first born and I used fabric from the Zippedy Doo Dah range by Sandy Gervais for Moda which I love…….I don’t think l’il Riley will grow out of it too soon!


As well as that, I’ve been working on keeping my BOM’s up to date….I was already behind with this one…

Birdie Stitches Free BOM 2011

until this yummy lot arrived on Friday…..


….which I’ve quickly turned into this….


I’ve never stitched with 6 strands of floss before but I really like the effect it has.



These little critters are just too cute!!!….I can’t wait for block 2 to come!!!!!

And now the rain’s starting to subside (for the time being!   Our wet season hasn’t REALLY started yet!!!!), we’ve been able to get out into the garden for a look for little garden treasures that have grown with all the goodness the good earth has provided…..

….and I found this……


Our very own pineapple that has grown from a pineapple top I cut off and stuck in the ground…’s as easy as that up here in the tropical north!!!

More teeny treasures…..


…….take a closer look……

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….there he is!   These little green frogs are popping up everywhere…..


on rocks,


on roses,


and on MORE roses!

We’re even getting different varieties…. I found this little Barra Frog hiding in the grass….


look how teeny he is when he’s compared to a blade of grass!!

and everything’s starting to bloom again…..






It’s so easy to be thankful when you take a look around!


What teeny treasures will you find this week?

Sugary hugs

XX Wendy  :0)


Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

Your blocks look great! I love the project by Natalie Lymer, and the new BOM is gorgeous too. I'd love to do both - do think I could get an extra few hours in each day?
Your garden look like it loved all that rain. We are copping it at the moment!

barb's creations said...

Love your Birdie Stitchery block,I wasn't game to use 6 it's hard enough for me to thread 2 strands let alone 6 lol.
The Natalie Lymer stitchery turned out gorgeous.I'm sure Riley's mum and Riley will love it :)Barb.

Diane H said...

Your stitcheries are wonderful - great pattern! Thanks so much for a glimpse at your wee green creatures and your flowers - getting tired of snow here already.

Allie said...

What a darling little quilt! I love her designs. Your birdy block came out lovely, I'm not sure if I'll use six strands - was it difficult to pull through the fabric? Your garden looks AMAZING, my boys would love all those frogs, lol!

Joy said...

Wendy I love your new wallhanging, it's too cute, and the BOM too ... I've been seeing that gawjus range of Sunkissed fabrics around blogland and I think it's just SO pretty!!
Love the piccies of your froggies ... I just adore the little critters ... no sign of them here yet but I'll keep my eyes peeled.
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)

tich said...

Love your embroideries. the patterns are really cute! I do like frogs. We used to have one that lived in the greenhouse at our last house. Imagine growing a pineapple!!

Anne-Mettes Oaser said...

The little quilt for Riley ist soooo cute. What a lovely gift to vecome.
Your new Birdie Bom block looks lovely. The fabrics and the colours say spring and summer to me - maybe because we have snow ans ice, more than we are used to.
Have anice week and thanks for visitting my blog.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gee you have been so busy Wendy...they are all so gorgeous...