Saturday, February 14, 2009

Red and White

Red and white is always all right! I am on a bit of a roll with red and white lately. It always looks sooooo good! Timeless.

Here's block two from The Little Patchwork Village -Rosalie's lovely pattern. I've done three and four as well, but they are at home, waiting for their stars!

The girls have been very busy these past few weeks. Heather brought along this absolutely gorgeous quilt yesterday for show and tell - it is from a pattern by Kerry Gillespie (My Favorite Things) - the colours Heather has used are truly beautiful.

....and here's one of the teddys....

We have been watching Gaye do some stitchery for the past couple of weeks, and yesterday she brought along the finished article! This beautiful little table runner (apologies for a not quite straight on photo!). Isn't it lovely.

Debbie stitched this cute as a button needlecase up last week - this is another brand new pattern by Rosalie Quinlan. The fabric she has used is from that little range I showed you a couple of posts back - sweet little Granny prints.

This week has been Bag Club week again, after a break over the Christmas period. Our bag this month was a ''littlie'' - everyone zipped it up in no time, and the variety of colour combinations was incredible.

I nearly forgot to show you - these are from last week and far too gorgeous to forget to show! Debbies next two blocks... Kittens Tale....

and the Pink quilt.....

Before I go, thank you to all who emailed and spoke to me about the ''disappointing disappearance'' - thanks very much - I am now just a little bit ''wiser'' and soon I will remake my treasures.

Have a wonderful stitching week ahead.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I have been trying to decide whether to write about this. Last week I said goodbye to two little treasures from my shop - but not willingly. They were taken - stolen actually! My little ladybug needlecase...

and the little needlecase in the middle of this photo....

This one I had only just finished and was to be a class sample - class has been cancelled until I can remake it. I decided to tell about this incredibly disappointing ''experience'' for one reason only, just in case anyone out there happens to see them. I am truly amazed that someone who has visited my shop, and therefore, must also love to stitch and create, can steal the creations of another. I very much doubt that that person will be reading this, but if by chance you are, shame on you!

Moving on .... I have some lovely work to show you. Sheila has been stitching ''Journey of a Quilter'', which is one of Leanne Beasleys fabulous quilts. What do you think of these blocks - beautiful aren't they.

And Debbie has started the block of the month quilt in the Homespun magazine, the one that several designers have contributed a block, all in pinks. This, too, is so beautiful.

I did get the last Christmas redwork block finished and have joined all the blocks, but just waiting on inspiration for the final border. Then Rosalie Quinlan's gorgeous pattern, Little Patchwork Village, turned up in the mail. Well, who could resist.
I have been inspired to do a little cross-stitch again, after seeing some amazing work on some of my favourite blogs. After a thorough search of the ''sewing room'' I found some patterns that I bought many years ago, in Australia. I always knew I would get round to stitching them one day, and this is the first of them. I had forgotten how wonderfully relaxing cross-stitch is, even if it does take a little longer that stitchery.
I am looking forward to Waitangi Day holiday tomorrow - I think my son has a mountain biking expedition planned so I hope the sun is shining!
Happy stitching!