Tuesday, 7 February 2012


These past few days I have been busy appliquing 3 of the Henrietta Whiskers blocks. Henrietta Whiskers was a free block of the month last year from Bunny Hill Designs. I have another ready to applique and all the rest of the blocks are pieced ready to fuse the applique pieces onto them. I have used the blanket stitch applique method which I feel quite comfortable with.

I also finished the bamboo stitchery from Vignette #5 but I am having trouble finding a 5" x 9" canvas to mount it on . Any ideas?

I have been stitching a couple of Gail Pan's pincushions from her Flowers In May designs using Cottage Garden threads which I am gradually collecting because I love them using them.

 I have been cutting out and basting hexies for the first 2 borders of my Insanity quilt.

Too many photos? Sorry! Just one more. I love tins and wooden boxes. On the Fabric Frolic we called into an Op Shop and I found this gorgeous tin.  It even has a thatched roof with a bird's nest on top!

I would love to know if anyone else is doing Henrietta Whiskers and if you also like tins.

Thanks for popping in.


  1. Henrietta's Whiskers is downloaded and in my 'ron' file! I love tins too. I collect mainly advertising ones. My tea bags are in an old Amgoorie tin and the gravy powder in a Gravox tin, Weet-Bix has its own tin too. I have shelves and shelves of tins I don't use but can't part with!

  2. I would say Linda and I were twins that were separated at birth, but she is a bit younger than me. LOL!!!
    I have Henrietta saved and really intend to do it. As for tins?? I have so many Arnotts, various tea and coffee caddies, and like Linda a lot are empty but I cannot part with them. I will have to take a pic- same with all the house shaped teapots I have along with 2 big house shaped biscuit barrels- running out of room here and even my thimble cabinet is pretty full. :D
    Your Henrietta blocks are lovely, Ondrea. I really need to have a day just tracing and preparing projects and bagging them up. Wish I was as organized as you are. :)

  3. I wish I was home [could have taken a photo then] as I too bought two old gorgeous tins just recently ... one is for my buttons, the other yet to find a special use. I have a Uncle Toby's tin for the porridge in use, and an Arnott's truck holding match boxes.
    Ondrea, your Henrietta Whiskers is so inspiring. I have saved it and it is high on my list of 'must do'.

  4. You have been very busy Ondrea :) Lovely sewing and I too love tins....specially the old ones. Hugs Vicki x

  5. Love your work, I also have lots of tins and also prefer to stitch by hand. Take care and hugs.

  6. Ondrea-your work really is lovely. I am an avid tin collector from way back.:)

  7. Lovely work Ondrea. You have a really nice eye for colour. I didn't collect the Henrietta Blocks but after seeing yours I wish I had.

    I wouldn't say I collect tins but I have a few my Mum passed on to me that I just can't seem to throw away.