Tuesday, 29 January 2013

In Full Bloom

I couldn't resist taking a photo of my beautiful petunias on my back verandah.   As for my In Full Bloom stitcheries  they are all needle turned to their background fabrics ready to be pieced into a quilt.  Meanwhile, I have been busy stitching a couple of Anni Downs' gorgeous patterns . I love the muted colours. All I need to do is work out whether I am going to frame them or make them into something. 


I have also been knitting more facewashers for charity and now that Qld and NSW are being devastated by floods while Vic  has raging bushfires I think I really need to stitch up those 2 knitted blankets  that  are in my sewing room waiting to be completed.

Now that I have completed the Anni Downs' stitcheries I have started one of Gail Pan's that has a small bit of needleturned applique on it.  As I usually applique with blanket stitch this is a nice change. I rather enjoyed needle turning the IFB stitcheries onto their backgrounds so I thought I 'd try it again. I traced this pattern from Vignette #8.

I have a large box full of stitcheries that need to be made into quilts . With  so many new free  BOMs already available this year I think I shall need to hire some elves.

Angel blessings to you all especially all my craft friends living in Qld and NSW. Also my fellow Victorians.
My thoughts are with you.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013


Woohooo! I am well on the way with my In Full Bloom stitcheries. I only have one stitchery to complete and have cut and basted the rest of them into circles ready to be needle turned onto their background fabrics. One is totally completed.  Then I can  cut the rest of the fabrics ready to piece the whole quilt together. I can see a light at the end of the tunnel. Such a great feeling.

I have also started another stitchery because I simply couldn't resist. It is one of 2 Anni Downs' ones I have.  

Meanwhile, in between stitching and piecing I have been knitting some facewashers for charity. They are knitted with a lovely pure cotton yarn  and shall be wrapped in cellophane with soap. I have a few put away ready to bundle up.

Waiting to be stitched together are 3  more knitted blankets for charity. I think I'd better go now and get started.

Angel Blessings.

Friday, 4 January 2013


With this New Year comes my determination to complete the projects I started in 2012 and earlier. I have a box full of completed stitcheries for different quilts to be put together so I hope to stick to my plan . Ofcourse, that doesn't mean that I won't start new projects.

First up are the 2 Anni Downes'' pincushion kits that I have had on my "to do" list. I finished them last night.

Then there is the LAST Wish Quilt block. I just need to make a heap of checkerboards and some appliqued hearts  to piece all the blocks together.

I have completed a few more stitcheries for the "In Full Bloom" quilt.

Sorry! Not ironed.

My gorgeous stepson had Army leave over Christmas and New Year and travelled around Victoria while down here. He remembered that I collect thimbles and bought me one from the Great Ocean Road, 

You probably know that I am an avid reader . I particularly love reading and learning lots about  WW1 and WW11. I have a fascination about the contribution that women made medically, volunteering and at home, most of which I have never known as it was never taught when I was at school and still isn't.   It is rather shameful that so many women remained unrecognised for their bravery and loyalty . My lovely hubby gave me 4 books for Christmas entirely on this subject.

Looks like I am not short of reading material this month. Hope I have time for stitching!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year brings an abundance of all great things.

Angel Blessings.