Sunday 16 February 2014

A Weekend of stitching fun

I thought I’d catch up on my blocks for the Delightful Stars QAL so on Saturday, between hanging out piles of washing, I worked on blocks 2, 3 and 4 using the luscious French General “Josephine”.

029 (Medium)028 (Medium)027 (Medium)

Sunday was spend working on this teeny weeny paper pieced project which is well on it’s way to becoming a badge for my secret partner on the bus trip at Lets Get Stitched in Melbourne in a few weeks time!  *eek*  I’m getting a bit excited!!!!….

032 (Medium)

Can you see how tiny it is???…my pin is there to reference its size for you…see what I mean about teeny???? (but oh, what fun it was to make!)  And yes, it is totally finished now but I can’t show you exactly how I finished it or or it will no longer be a surprise for my secret partner!!!!!  I found the free pattern which I pinned to my Pinterest page HERE if you’d like to try one for yourself!

If you haven’t already seen it……I got a big surprise from Larissa on Saturday when she texted me a photo just like this one…..

IMG_3325 (Medium) I had to go and buy myself a copy because, can you see???…..My ‘Give Thanks” wall-hanging is featured on the cover of the latest Inspiring Country Threads….I had to pinch myself… excited!!! and I‘m sharing the limelight with two esteemed  designing buddies….Jenny of Elefantz and Michelle Ridgeway of Rag Tag Stitchin’.  If you’re not in Australia and can’t get a hold of the pattern, it is for sale in my Craftsy shop…..just click on the link in my sidebar.

Before I finish….I just want to share with you what my gorgeous man organised for me on Valentine’s Day…

023 (Medium)

…lunch out, and when we got there, on our table were roses, some yummy chocolates (burp), and a dancing doggy wearing the most flattering sunglasses (wish they were in my size!)  Isn’t he a honey????  (and the dog too!!!)

I’m off to pack up some goodies to take with me to my favourite day of the fortnight….sewing day with the Girls!!!!!  It’s at Jenny’s place tomorrow and I just can’t wait!

xox Sugary hugs :o)

my signature


barbara woods said...

love your pp sewing machine

retdairyqueen said...

I thought about that sewing machine for my badge but only for a minute
That's why you are the designer and I puddle along xx

Anonymous said...

Have a great time tomorrow! I really love the first star particularly. All yours look great, but I know the first one is the one I'd make. It would make a wonderful quilt, and I have bunches of 9-patches in that size from swaps.

Anonymous said...

Well, duh, how'd I miss the magazine, big as life in the middle of the post! How exciting for my three favorite designers to all be in the same magazine! Whoohoo. I'm going to check a couple of my sources and see if I can get it!