Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My Secret Stitchers Angel gifts have arrived

My parcel arrived this morning from my Secret Angel whose name is Nancy from Norway. How exciting it was to recieve the parcel.

Inside was this gorgous little dilly bag so beautifully stitched and finished off. The choice of fabrics and colour are just wonderful.
Such a clever lady is Nancy I am lucky enough to have recieved one of her newest designs. This is a machine needle folder to carry all those little packs of machine needles. What a fantastic idea as I am always trying to rattle through the box to find the correct needles.

As well as the needle folder there was a cute little scissors holder. I don't own one of these so it will be used often.

As well as these beautiful stitched gifts in my parcel was a chocolate, a little embroidery pattern with thread, a little pin tin and a tube of handcream.

How lucky have I been. Thank you Nancy I am absolutley thrilled with my gifts and will treasure them and think of my Secret Stitcher Angel each time I use these.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More craft.

October Blocks of the month completed. How cute are these two designs. I can't believe that when I started these that 10 months of the year has already passed and I have actually kept up with every block.
Ellies Quiltplace block Bunny Hill designs block
I have made myself a thread bag Teresa, I was very inspired after I saw a cute little bag on Teresa's blog All things Vintage. The fabrics used here were left overs from a jelly roll so I was glad to be able to use them up. Thanks Teresa for the inspiration.
Had to go snd see how our vegetables were progressing today in the 35 degree heat. This carrot was asking to be pulled but came out with its little friend entwined together. Could it be Mother and babe......

Saturday, October 17, 2009

What have I been doing over the weekend

A free weekend....... my DH left on Friday on the annual "Camp Quality Bash" and by all reports so far they are having a great time. My Grand daughter is at her Dad's and DH is working so I have been here all alone and doing as much sewing as my heart desires or as much as my hands can cope with.

I started with making some Christmas Penny Pockets with thanks to for a great tutorial. I thought they would be quite difficult but the instructions were very clear I then made these very cute yo-yo Chrissy decorations courtesy of I really had great fun making these and am now ready for the Christmas decoration swap with Daisy Quilts but will decide which I will send when my partner in the swap is allocated.

Also inbetween stitching I have been hand basting this quilt together for a very dear friend who has unfortunatley broken her fingers on her left hand. This is a mystery quilt that she made at classes at The Seventh Day Adventist Creative Activities where I help out occassionally.

I have also had a great time creating Pumpkins. There is a Halloween shop open in one of our local shopping centres but the pumpkins were very pricey so decided to try my hand at making some. We don't usually do Halloween but Kaitlyn ( GD ) loves to decorate so just a few things around does'nt hurt and she is happy so she will love my little collection of pumpkins

I love this pumpkin especially... again a great tutorial from
She is a very talented designer and offers so many wonderful tutorials

This is actually a pumpkin pin keep so will be useful after Halloween
A great collections of pumpkins for our very small halloween decor.

Lastly for this post. On Friday I sent my "Secret Stitchers Angel Swap" parcel to Monika in Germany. I hope she likes all the goodies inside. Thanks to Helen from Hugs from Helen for organising this swap and to all the designers who created some beautiful items. I enjoyed making my gifts and am looking forward to recieving from my Secret Stitchers Angel.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Secreat Angel Swap.

A sneak peak at my Secret Angel Swap items ready to be sent of to my recipient in Germany. I hope she likes what I have made for her. My box of goodies is all ready to be posted.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Time passes me by

Where does the time go. No sooner do we start the first month of Spring and here we are already into October. Our cat Bobbin really likes to spend time with us even when working at the computer. We had a great hail storm here on Tuesday lucky no damage was done this time to the cars but there was a lot of hail.
I have finally finished all the stitching on the Christmas stocking and have purchased the a lovely green velvet for the backing.

The last of my applique blocks are now complete and put together with the sashings in between ready for the borders I just have to work out what I am doing with these. I am really happy with my blocks as I don't particularly like doing hand applique