Thursday, February 25, 2010

Inspirations Baby

The morning class are half way through making this little cushion. It is in the Inspirations Baby Book. I think it is beautiful.

For all you TILDA lovers we will soon be stocking her fabric, books and kits. I am so inspired by her books. Their are so many projects and just not enough time.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Today I heard about the passing of one of our past class members. Nellie was in her eighties and produced some magnificent work especially her ribbon embroideries. She was always stitching something for the family, I know they will have plenty of hand work items that will bring back many fond memories of her. We wish to pass on our condolences to her family.
Today the balance of my fabrics have arrived for my "Pieces of the past" projects so I will be very busy over the next week or so. Watch this space for further updates.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pieces from the past

This evening I have picked up my embroidery from the "Pieces of the Past" quilt by Crabapple Hill Studios. This is a big project, here is a sneak peak at a section of the quilt which I am making into a table runner. The embroidery is not finished yet. I am breaking up the quilt into sections. I hope to have one of the items finished by early March as long as my fabric delivery comes through.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Country Keepsake Dolls

I have just returned home from night class. We had a small party to celebrate one of the class ladies birthday, it was lovely to see her get spoilt by her fellow class ladies. Class is great as it is as much a social environment as a learning one.

Maria finished her dolls today and they look fantastic. Guess which one is Maria!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Portsea-Valentine's Day

Today, being Valentine's Day, Hubby and I headed off to the Peninsula for lunch and a day out. The weather improved as the day went on and we spent several hours at the beach in Sorrento and Portsea. From the Portsea pier we could see a couple getting married at the Portsea pub. What a lovely spot for a wedding.

Now that I am back home, it is back to reality- housework and then some stitching.

Heart Topiary

Well today has been quiet an eventful day. I spent about an hour with all the members of my family, on all fours trying to catch a guinea pig that got loose. Our property is surrounded by large conifer trees and that is where the guinea pig decided to hide. Several scratches later and covered in dirt we finally succeeded.

Today I completed a heart Topiary designed by Loretta Forshaw that I have been wanting to do for several years now. Over the holiday break I picked the colours for the ribbon and thread and today I finally got round to doing it.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Rosie's Boudoir Square Cushion

Well it was another hot one with a promise of a thunderstorm. It is now 10.20pm and nothing!! I hope it is still coming as the garden is dying of thirst. Today I finished the square cushion from the Rosie's boudoir range. It looks great.

Last week I spoke to Libby Richardson and her "Remember When" BOM are due out this week. I have started to organise kits for the "Create" block which is hanging in the shop.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Rosie's Boudoir Oval Cushion

Another warm day, all I can say is thank God for air-conditioning. I have been busy stitching a Faeries in my Garden cushion, one that will compliment the one pictured above. I have used a Mary Rose fabric.
As it will be another warm one tomorrow I could be tempted to head down to the beach but after my last attempt just over a week ago when I came home with a sprained ankle I might just avoid it for now.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Present of the Month No 3

Well it didn't take long to get back into the swing of things. The kids are back to school, Maria and I are both off our crutches and we both have been busy stitching to complete some new samples for the shop. I have been flat out making the samples for the "Present of the month". This is a programme where you sign up and once a month you receive a pattern and the supplies to make the item. This months item is a great bag with a vintage machine embroidered onto the front and you also get a thread holder in the shape of a machine.