Monday, September 20, 2010

Look what arrived in the mail!

I was expecting a special parcel to arrive at any time this week and today when the doorbell rang I knew exactly what was going to be on the other side.   
This package came from Under the Mulberry TreeLiving in WA it is somewhat of a shame to miss out on special events that get held interstate.  So when I heard about the "Immerse yourself in Stitching Retreat" being held in Melbourne over the past weekend I was disappointed not to be able to attend.  So that's when I thought I would ask if the retreat could come to me.  With Melly and Me, Rosalie Quinlan and Leanne I am very jealous not to have been there as I love these ladies work.  They always have something inspirational to look at on their blogs and I have made many of their creations. I can't wait to get started on these projects. By the way I already ate the chocolates!!!!

Many posts ago I showed you some red and white Christmas Fabrics that were going to be turned into a Table Runner.  Well as I knew that the Table Runner was going to be  given as a gift I have not shown the finished pictures so here it is. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Back into the swing of things.

After the events of last week life is going back to normal - well except for this stupid head cold I seem to have inherited!.  Thanks to everyone for the wishes and flowers and kind words.

Sunday was Upmarket day and silly me forgot my camera so I don't have any photos to show you from the day but it all went well.  It was wonderful to see lots of familiar faces from all my different paths.  I was most especially touched by one lady and her daughter.  They came up to me and said that they had purchased on of my Notebook Keeper Patterns and Kits from the June Upmarket.  She wanted to let me know that they had a great time making it together and found the instructions easy to read and they have since made some more.  That really made my day.  Lots of people wanted to know which felt character was next in the works for a kit so I will put them on the "To Do List." 

This is the next stage in my secret sewing project.  All the squares have now been cut and re-arranged and sewn back together.  I was amazed at how quickly it all came together.  This is called a "Disappearing 9 Patch".  If you google disappearing 9 patch tutorial there are a whole heap of tutorials around.

This big pile of Ribbon arrived earlier this week and just in case you didn't know, I just love ribbon.  I am not sure it is possible to have to much of it.  Mine is all stored on a hanging system called "Ribbon Ring".  While it takes a while to sort them all out I just love how all the colours are organised (mine by colour) and don't tangle because they are hanging up.

Saturday is Stitching Day again so I will remember my camera and look forward to a fun filled day of stitching and laughter.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A week to reflect

With the death of a close family member this week there has been alot of thinking and reflecting - about family and life.   So this week I have some snippets of things in the works for family and friends.

Because those recipients are likely to read this post I can only show little bits with little explanation!!!  (Not that helpful really I guess)

These are some Kaffe fabrics (plus a couple of others) which are being turned into a birthday present.  I must admit that my love of Kaffe fabrics has taken a long time.  I never really got how to put them together.  All the beautiful colours confused me as I can work with a few colours at a time but all the colours in these fabrics just used to send me round the bend.  Now I just love them and have been waiting to use them for this special project.

This is the start of a quilt for a new arrival - can't show you a bigger picture yet but I will keep up with the tease over the next couple of weeks.

My two girls went into my fabric stash several weeks ago and asked for some new tops for summer.  This is the result - they have perfectly picked fabrics that suit them and now we just need the weather to warm up for them to wear them.

Well I hope to see you on Sunday at the Upmarket and I will be back next week hopefully in a brighter place with a round up of the Market.

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