Monday, January 12, 2009

Sunny Days

That was good! The holiday break, that is - it was really good! Fantastic sunny days, pleasant balmy evenings, some good movies on TV, heaps and heaps of time to tend to my garden (long overdue I can tell you!) and just a little stitching thrown in there as well. I hope that your holiday was good too. I am not so sure about making New Year's resolutions but my wish for 2009 is that it is one of harmony, both worldwide and personal - with a dollop of joy in the simple things of life - that sounds really good to me.

So, the holiday involved lots and lots of this.... the point where I needed to hire a rather large trailer to get rid of it all (and this is only half way through the ''gardening experience'' - not much was safe from the jaws of the secateurs or lopers!) Oddly enough I couldn't quite squeeze it into the wheelie bin.

We went for walks - Jake took his bike....

...and I took my camera.
And then there was a little of this....

I started stitching these little pieces which are to make up into Natalie's (Cinderberry Stitches) Secret Garden sewing tote. I am making mine using the Heritage range of fabrics from Moda and it is nearly all finished. I am really delighted with how it is looking.

I have also finished block 8 of the Redwork Christmas - gingerbread men and houses - yum!

Take a look at this very very cute little range of granny prints that arrived the day before Christmas. So sweet - I am really keen to make a little cot quilt in a traditional pieced design - I'll show you when I have got it started.

I am looking forward to planning some new classes this year, and I already have two quilt patterns sitting there, begging to be started. The year awaits - and what to start first!
Happy stitching.


Simone de Klerk said...

Your stticheries are beautiful! I also love the fabrics.
Have a happy week!

Deb said...

What lovely neat stitcheries you produce and thaose new fabrics, yum, they are really nice. I bet your hands are itchy to work with them.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous garden Jenny...