Friday, July 10, 2009

Wintry skies = busy stitching fingers!

The last time I wrote I was about to commit serious bribery with sweets! It worked! Stocktake is completely 100% finished - the lollies certainly did make the task a whole heap more acceptable. And yeah - I did have a few but not so many as that child of mine - kids just don't seem to have a cut-off point when it comes to lollies!!!

There is defintely something positive to be said for this bleak cold winter that we are having - the stitching fingers are very busy. I found some partially completed stitcheries a few weeks back, so put them both into cushions. This lovely little primitive house one is a design by Tracey North of ''I Luv Country'' ...

..and this is one very recently finished - ''Marjorie'' by Barb Smith - I chose slightly different colours to what I would normally use for this as I was inspired by a customer who put these two fabrics together and I liked the combination.

Just this week I finished the little vintage stocking decoration which is the third in a series of classes I am about to start next month. I have really been enjoying playing with stitching and beads on these decorations - just have one more to do and it's going to be a little angel - might just get started on her this weekend.

Block three of the Gingham Girls is now all together - cute little handbags ...

... and this is the start of block four's stitching. I think this is so sweet.

I have to show you these Tanya Whelan fabrics that arrived this week - on a very gloomy winters day they definitely did the trick - just made me think of Spring and ever so slightly kid myself that it wasn't too far away! Aren't they gorgeous?

Wintry skies but busy fingers - and my crochet rug is coming along nicely too, but that's another story.
Keep warm and keep stitching!


Laine said...

Hi, I am Laine from the state of Illinois in the USA. I just have to tell you that I love your stitching. You do beautiful work. I was wondering if you could tell me where to find the pattern for Tracey North's pillow you did or could direct me to her website or blog. I have been looking for it but have not been successful. Thank you.

Deb said...

Jenny, your cushions look great and your decorations are gorgeous. I bet you are pleased that stocktake is over.

Quilting Kim said...

Oh, Jenny - your stitcheries are GORGEOUS and what a great idea to put them into pillows. I'm a firm believer that you can never have enough cushions. And, those new fabrics are just lucious - how could Spring (for you) be far off when you have something so tantalizing to look forward to. I am drooling over those fabrics from miles away!