Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pretty Things

 
I received a gorgeous parcel this week from Me and My Stitches. She makes the most beautiful miniature quilts and Sandi and I have been collecting them each month for our charm bracelets. I've included a paper clip in the photo so you can see just how tiny these are. They are perfect! The bottom two flower blocks are this months charm. I've got myself an extra pineapple block charm (because I just couldn't resist it!!!) and the two heart charms are also extras. One is mine and the other I got for Sandi for her birthday. I think the hearts are just gorgeous.
Each charm comes with a pattern to make a six inch block. I've yet to tackle the pineapple block!!
My bracelet so far... I just love it.
I have been playing around with papers and cards this week and made this cute little box, decorated with lace and some bling.
It was the perfect size for Sandi's charm.
I was having so much fun, I also made some cards and bookmarks....
I made this card for my Mum and I wonder if you can guess what it is???
It is a soundwave... of me saying "I love you" ... isn't that cool? I saw it on FB and they had put the picture of their soundwave into a locket for a loved one and I just loved the idea. Luckily for me, Jack knew how to do this as I had no idea...
Another parcel of gorgeousness this week from Theordora Cleave... Just love the thread holder, and the cute little cotton reels, button and "vintage french" fabrics.  Love, love, love it all 
Todays photo challenge was "where I want to be:"..... My answer is... "With the ones I love (oh and in Paris, of course!"...and I was very lucky to get my wish....
I had a wonderful day with my Mum yesterday...I can't believe she was actually here, in my house.... it has been so many years since that has happened. She is about a 5 hour drive from here at the moment, so they made the trip out. It was such a wonderful day, catching up on all the news, having lunch, eating some chocolate easter eggs, going through all the stuff I've made, and even doing some mending for her. I love her to bits and I can't tell you how good it was to have her here!
Anyway... back to reality today and the normal day to day activities... sigh!!!
Hope you are having a wonderful day
Teresa xx

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sandi's Birthday

Tuesday Stitching was another celebration today as we celebrated the gorgeous Sandi's special day! 
Happy Birthday! So glad we could help you celebrate! 
Helen's place was where we met today and didn't she make it look fantastic? - all the pretty china too!!! 
Lots of yummy treats to eat of course!!! 
And presents!!! Which we made her wait until lunch time to open! How cruel was that?? 
Hope you had a great day Sandi. 
It was another lovely day with the Tuesday girls. 
Teresa xx

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Scrap Challenge and Sunday Arvo

I made this weeks project in the 52 week scrap challenge set by Samelia's Mum. We have made a block and then turned it into a cushion. I love the block! Nice and fun to make and made up in minutes.
The cream fabric was a left over scrap from another project and it was the exact size I needed for this cushion. The brown "french" fabric I received from the lovely De for my birthday. It's also on the back of the cushion. It's the perfect size cushion for my old brown chair that my dad gave to me. Very happy with this one! Thanks again Anorina... another quick, fun project.

Talking about quick, fun projects.... This cute little bunny ears tutorial is found HERE and they were very quick to make. I've filled mine with lavender and they smell divine. Will be nice to have out at Easter and then they'll be useful as lavender sachets to keep my clothes smelling nice!

Now a not-so-quick finish - My poor Jack has been asking for ages (I'd hate to think how long!) to have curtains made for his room. I'm very happy to say that's another thing off my To Do list now!
Today has been boring housework all day - but the house is looking good and the slightly cooler nights means another snugly quilt out of the cupboard. 
It has just started to rain and I am having a very late lunch. Yummy spinach rolls, fresh out of the oven and I've got 2 new magazines to drool over. There are so many new inspirational magazines out theire lately. 
Hope you're enjoying your Sunday too. 
Teresa xx

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Gossiping and a Win!

I have finished this months block for Gossip in the Garden.
Stitching, appliqué and a couple of shoofly blocks. I'm really enjoying this quilt. 
I have also made the latest 6" block (top left) that is the same as my little mini quilt charm bracelet. I am just waiting for the charm to arrive.
Nice easy block this time. 
And.... I won a prize from Lisa at Megelles. This fabric is gorgeous!!! I was so excited to win something and I just love it!!! 
Hope you're having a great day!!!
Teresa xx

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Stitching (Playing more like it...)

Today was stitching with the Tuesday girls and I was a bit distracted.....
Sandi has a new kitten and she is just gorgeous....
Meet Macy Grey (well that was her name the last time I heard!). She is the sweetest little ragdoll kitten with cute grey ears and tail. 
She enjoyed playing with my stitching roll!
I tried to snavel her up when it was time to leave and she was very comfortable in my new bag.... Alas Sandi was on to me!!!
I was stitching in this photo! I was! 
Proof I did actually do some stitching today! This is part of this months block from Gossip in the Garden. Now to put it all together - which I may actually get done (now that I'm home and away from that cute little time-waster). 
Teresa xx

Monday, March 31, 2014

Gail Pan Swap Part 2

Now I can show you what I made for my partner, Fiona, in our Friends in Stitching swap.
This is one of Gail Pans patterns that I have wanted to make for myself as well. It is her Cottage Garden Thread Holder. 
I really enjoyed stitching the front and used wonderful variegated cottage garden threads. 
Shell star-shaped buttons and ric rac on the front .....
And lots of pockets inside for your threads. 
Now to put this back on my To Do list for me.....
I managed a couple of shoofly blocks for my Gossip in the Garden quilt today and hopefully I'll get some more stitching done tomorrow on my day off. Well that's the plan anyway! Love this months block as it has a bit of everything in it - patchwork, appliqué and embroidery. 
Have a great week!
Teresa xx

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Gail Pan Swap

My on line group, Friends in Stitching, have just finished our first swap of the year. The theme for this swap was "Gail Pan designed" and the girls have all made some really gorgeous gifts.
My partner was Roseanne and I absolutely love the bag she has made for me. 
The bag is beautifully made, with so much detail and hand quilted goodness. I just love it! The colours and fabrics are perfect and so "me"....
Inside the bag there are heaps of pockets and a great little hanger for your keys.. what a great idea. Razzy has also included her cute little label.
 
There was also a bag of delicious Easter eggs .... I'll have to hide them!
Just look at that gorgeous hand quilting! 
I am over the moon with my gifts... thank you so much Razzy! 
Another great swap!!!
As soon as I know my partner has opened her swap gift, I'll be back to show what I made.
Have a great weekend!
Teresa xx