Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Nearly there!

I am nearly there - finishing ''Life's Pleasures and Treasure's'' that is. All the applique and stitchery is complete except for attaching them to the quilt top. This quilt really has been a pleasure to stitch - I love the vintagey colours and
needleturn applique.

These are some of the beautiful creations the girls brought to stitching group last week. This is Margaret's gorgeous little bag - it's a Hatched and Patched design - so cute!

''How to Grow Angels'' is another Hatched and Patched design - this is Debbie's stunning quilt - she used mostly fabrics from the Moda range of ''Hemming House''.

And, here's a pic of Pam's beautifully stitched cushion - a Cinderberry Stitches design, called ''Cottage Blessings''. This was one of the patterns from last year's Stitchery Retreat but is now part of Natalie's pattern range. Just love the mix of dots and paisley floral.

Red Elise has a friend - meet Jane!

I got these buttons last week from Barb -they are the cutest buttons I have ever seen. Each of these gorgeous little cupcakes are handpainted in glorious pastels. One of each please!

There are birdie buttons too but I will show you them next week.
Happy Stitching

Friday, July 11, 2008

Pretty and Prim

I have been making dolls this past week. I just couldn't resist Miss Milly, from Rosalie Quinlan's new book ''Gift''. This is one of the most gorgeous books I have seen, every single project is a ''must make''.

Also, meet Tilly, Milly and Molly - these little creatures are adorable - one of Kerry Gillespie's patterns (http://www.myfavoritethings.com.au/).

And nothing to do with sewing at all, but last weekend I went to see the butterflies at the Otago Museum and was completely entranced.

Happy Stitching over the weekend.


Saturday, July 5, 2008

Let it snow!

It was snowing as I left home this morning - not a thick covering but the ground was white! It may be still snowing up there but down here at the shop, just raining. I have a little project picked out for this afternoon - I am going to make a couple more of these dolls. This is Red Elise - last week's project for the Red Club. She is one of the easiest but loveliest little dolls I have made. She is from a new range of patterns I have just discovered - two very talented kiwi girls, Sarah and Elizabeth, of ''The Farm Studio'' designs.

I have a few pics of some of the gorgeous work that the Friday stitcher girls have been doing. This is Gaye's fabulous bright flannel quilt.

And this is a beautiful little stitchery she has just finished.

Here's Debbie's hexagon table cloth - this was the first time Debbie had done hand-pieced hexagons and she reckons she is hooked!

I have finished a couple more of the blocks for ''Life's Pleasures and Treasures'' block of the month quilt - here's Happy Birthday.

And Easter Bunnies.

I am finishing off the last two this weekend and then will put it all together. So between the dolls and the quilt, my weekend is pretty much sorted. I'll be very happy stitching, and hope you will be too.