Friday, September 21, 2012

Jane Austen's Bonnet

So I've started...
This little black box
has been the ''home'' of a pile of little stitcheries
that I finished a couple of years ago.
I remember -
as soon as I saw the pattern for this quilt,
I fell in stitchy love
with it:)
Jane Austen's Bonnet,
an exquisite quilt designed by
Brenda Ryan.
It sort of got lost amongst other treasures
in my sewing room,
and when I opened the lid a few days ago,
I fell in stitchy love all over again:)

They were all there,
piled on top of each other,
just waiting...
...I'm not sure how could I have done that!
Just left them,
packed them up and
went away
and left them!!!
Have a feeling it might have been around the time
that I lost that stitchy feeling for a while :(
You know,
 when stuff happens,
and you just pack things up
and push them towards the back of the cupboard,
just for a while:)


Bit naughty, ay!!
now I'm on a mission
to complete this beautiful beautiful quilt.
So I sorted out the fabrics today...
...and I cut all the stitcheries into diamonds ...
...and I sewed the first block :)
Me and Jane -
best buddies again:)
See you later

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hellooo :)
Just to let you know,
I've just posted about a rather yummy
September giveaway
over on The Makers Studio blog :)
See you there,

Monday, September 10, 2012

Stitch, paint and run!

 The "springie blue" giveaway
that I did last week,
inspired me to make a new cushion out of
one of the fabrics...
(and it's in my Etsy shop).

And I made another one of my
line and lace
Love doing these
cos you just make it up as you go:)
Bit of this,
bit of that...
In between gardening,
and stitching,
I've also been revamping some furniture,
from plain brown... shabby white...
I think it looks lots better:)
You know that thing on the bucket list
that I was working on,
I've done it:)
Yesterday I ran the Dunedin Half Marathon:)
Had a moment (or two)
where I wondered if I could do it,
or more accurately,
why I was doing it!!
But I did do it:)
there you go....
I'm still grinning about it today,
and I'm pretty sure that I will be doing it again...
next year.
I'm not a natural runner,
in fact,
I'm not the sporty type at all.
But it's been on my list for quite a while now,
for no other reason than that
I just wanted to prove something to myself.
So now I can put a ''tick'' beside that one,
relax for a few days,
 catch up on some stitching
and other crafty stuff
I think that I have earned
extra chocolate:)
See you later