Saturday, August 16, 2014

On The Move

The Travelling Treasures will now be off to:


Thank you for those who signed up, please follow them to Illene's place and pop your name down there when they are next ready to travel.

Until next time, happy stitching/quilting

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Roll Up, Roll Up

For the Travelling Treasures.

Open to all Australian and New Zealand bloggers, you must have an active blog to participate.

If you would like to be the next recipient of the Travelling Treasures then please leave a comment on this post and I will draw a winning name on 15 August.

Here is a recap of what was on offer when I received the Travelling Treasures.

Now here is what I chose to take from the treasures.

And here is what I am putting into the treasures.

I have included a felt pincushion kit, fabric, ribbon trim, charms and a large piece of sand coloured aida.
I hope you will join in on the fun.
Until next time, happy stitching

Friday, August 1, 2014

Arrival of the Travelling Treasures

I was the lucky person drawn for the Travelling Treasures this month.
Travelling Treasures originated here at Deb's blog.  It basically travels around Australia/New Zealand to quilters and stitchers and they get to choose what they would like from the parcel.  They then place new items into the parcel (the same amount as taken out) and then it gets sent off to somebody new.

Here is what arrived in the Travelling Treasures to me.

I will be sending it on its way to a new destination within the next couple of weeks.  Come visit me again soon as I will be putting up a post for you to sign up if you would like to be the next recipient.
I will also show what I have taken from the treasures and what I have added.
Until next time, happy stitching/quilting

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Christmas In July - Gifts I Sent

I was lucky to receive Anthea as the person I had to send to for the Christmas In July exchange.
I have to admit that I was a little nervous, as I had just met Anthea at the Perth Quilt Fair and we got along so well, I knew we were set to be long term blogging buddies and get-together friends, so I wanted to make sure that everything I made for her was special and I was 100% pleased with.

There were a few trial items that didn't make the cut.  I either didn't like fabric combinations or it just looked too simple.
I was extremely happy with the final three items though and here they are in the order they were made.

First I wanted to make Anthea something that predominantly showcased a cross stitch pattern, as Anthea had just started back into cross stitching herself.

Secondly I made an appliqued gift tag and blanket stitched around the outside in a lovely hand dyed thread called "Joy Noel".

My final piece was a fabric storage bag.  I thought Anthea could use this for anything from holding the buns on the Christmas table during dinner, to holding baubles or decorative pieces.  It would be pretty multi functional.

She personally called to thank me and I have to say that I am so pleased they have a new home with such a lovely, appreciative dear friend.  Hugs to you dear Anthea, I hope you are feeling better.

Until next time, happy stitching/quilting

Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas In July Is Here!!!!

YAY Opening Day.
My Christmas Elf this year is Sue and take a look at the lovely creations she made for me.

Aren't they fantastic.
Here is a close up of the lovely table runner and Angel mini quilt.

Thank you Sue for the lovely treasures you included and for my 3 delightful items.  They will all make a wonderful addition to my Christmas decorating.

The lady I sent to might not be able to open her gifts right away due to an unfortunate visit to the hospital, so i will wait to hear that she has and then I will upload pictures here of what I made for her.

Until next time, happy stitching/quilting.

Friday, July 18, 2014

How Exciting!!!!

My Christmas In July parcel has arrived.  

Can't wait till July 25th to see what goodies lie beneath the wrapping.

Thank you to my Secret Elf, they have arrived safely!!

Let the countdown begin ..........

Until next time, happy stitching/quilting

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Beautiful Fabric

Thank you for all your lovely birthday wishes and comments on my previous post.  

I received this beautiful piece of fabric in an exchange last year.  I keep getting it out and admiring it and then putting it away because I'm not sure what I would like to do with it.  I think it's to lovely to cut into for use in my cross stitch finishes, so having now got back into the patchwork/quilting side of things it really shouts at me to want to make it into something.  Seeing as I am only a beginner and I don't want to ruin it, does anyone have any suggestions for me on what I can do with it.  Maybe there are some easy simple pattern suggestions you might have that will enhance it and make the best use of it.  Or do I simply add borders in a nice plain matching fabric.
Any suggestions will be much appreciated as I really don't want this beauty to go to waste.

Until next time, happy stitching/quilting.