Hi everyone. I am still having heaps of problems trying to work out how to upload photos on here so I have decided to keep blogging without the photos until I can solve the dilemma.
The past month I have been so blessed by a few people giving me some beautiful things. On Saturday I attended my regular Sit 'n" Sew day with my quilting group and one of my lovely friends presented me with a shoe box full of wooden cotton reels, some vintage needle packets and other precious things. I was so touched because I really love sewing notions from the past. Wooden cotton reels were discontinued in the 1970's. There are so many shapes , sizes and different timbers. They are proudly displayed on my thimble rack. Which reminds me--- when my daughter returned from a holiday in California she presented me with some thimbles. A lovely glass one with Mickey Mouse on the top from Disneyland, one from Madame Tousseau's , a couple from San Francisco, another from Hollywood and a gorgeous one with a panda on the top from the zoo. I was also given a thimble from my mum's neighbour- a beautiful blue and white Delph one from Holland. Spoilt huh?
I was also lucky to receive a patchwork book from Cheryl who is a lovely lady I have known from a craft forum ( which most of you also belong to). Then, today I returned home to find a parcel awaiting me from Barb. What did I find? A yummy cat fabric and some purple toned DMC threads along with a cute owl pad. She knows I love purple, cats and owls. What better surprise than that!
What have I been stitching? Currently I am stitching "The Wish Quilt", a freebie from Red Brolly. I have completed 3 of the stitcheries and am about to start another this evening. Well, that is the plan. Meanwhile I have made a couple more blocks for The Farmer's Wife quilt, and have been frantically basting more hexies to put the first 2 borders on the Insanity Quilt .
I just peeked inside my box of completed stitcheries awaiting piecing. There lays Brutus , A Gardener's Journal, 2 pin cushions , some cat stitcheries and "Breast of Friends" applique blocks. All these just need piecing, apart from the BOF which needs more blocks made. I did find 2 fabrics today for Brutus, so maybe I shall get that one completed soon. I still have a bit more applique to do on Henrietta Whiskers.
Sorry for not having photos for you to see. I am still hoping to solve the problem.
Meanwhile, many angel blessings.