Thursday, January 29, 2015

Over to Gail Bs

I love a trip to Gail Bs.  The range of fabrics is mind blowing and Chrissy and Gail are so sweet.
Today I went with a seek out and buy my United Stitches starter pack.  I also bought three other packs and a thread pack so that should keep me out of mischief for the next couple of weeks.

I'm starting with the bunnies, because they have grabbed my heart.  I'm not buying the A packs or the B packs but rather choosing the individual stitcheries I like the best.  I'll stitch both included stitcheries in each pack and some I plan to swap, some to include in little gifts and some to make into the individual projects Rosie will feature on her Facebook page.  I'm looking forward to this project - and feeling highly motivated.
Today I'm sharing a link to this lovely cushion pattern and tutorial HERE.  It is very kindly shared by Melissa at fabulous Polkadot Chair.  Many many thanks to Melissa.
I'm off to NOTYQ this morning, so I know I will have fun
PS As soon as I find out the USA stockists I will let you know.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A day with Henry

I'm off to spend the day with my favourite little fella
so I know I'll have lots and lots of fun.
Another day, another gorgeous bag pattern.
I love that this one is reversible.  It is very kindly shared by Shannon at Very Shannon.  Just follow this LINK.  There are a couple of ways to download the pattern I used Google Drive and it was very easy.
Have a wonderful day

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

United Stitches Stitch-a-long

Today is the day wonderful Rosalie Quinlan releases United Stitches.  I asked Rosie if I could run a Stitch-a-Long on my blog and not only did she say YES she offered to donate some prizes so we could have some giveaways as well.  I am very very excited about this.
So all you have to do is sew a stitchery designed by our lovely Rosie and join in the Linky Party which will appear on the 27th of each month.  
There has been lots on the United Stitches Facebook page about this fun new BOM but just in case you do not 'do' facebook here are some of the blocks.

and here's how Rosie describes the idea.
Each mini stitchery contains 2 of the same design, this way you can switch your duplicate with a friend, a sewing group member or even find some switching partners on the facebook page. This way you only need to purchase half the stitcheries to complete the make it simple you can choose odds or evens, if you choose odds you just need to find someone doing evens to switch with.....yes it's really that simple, and so much fun. 
It is going to be easy to get the patterns here in Australia as they will be in lots of quilt shops.  I'll be buying mine at Gail B's Patchwork as I go there each month for my Stitching with Rosie class. ( and you can buy on line from them)  You can also get them by mail order from Under the Mulberry Tree and as soon as I find US and European stockists I'll let you know.
I do hope you play along.  I'll be posting lots of ideas for what you can do with your second stitchery if you don't want to swap and it really will be heaps of fun.
I'm heading over to get my starter pack tomorrow and I'll show you what it contains on Thursday but here's Rosie's pic for now

Today is the day to announce the giveaway winner of this gorgeous button from Theodora Cleave
and I'll pop in a little surprise too.
The winner is
Ria at  Riaienieminie.   Congratulations, I'll be in touch


A girl can never have too many bags and I think this one is particularly lovely
It is very kindly shared by super clever and generous Kimbo at A Girl with a Glue Gun.  Just follow this LINK.
Wishing you happiness

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A reminder... enter my giveaway.  Just go to my January 20th post.  I'll announce the winner on Tuesday.

This is so cute, and everyone knows I adore cute stuff.  So I'm very, very happy to share this LINK
Thank you to all the fabulous designers at Pink When who share so much with us.  It is a great place to visit.
I'll be back tomorrow with a very exciting announcement
See you then

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Saturday Sleep In

so just a link today
Today's link takes you to Bev's marvellous blog, Flamingo Toes,
and to this absolutely fabulous project.  Just click HERE.  Enormous thanks to Bev for sharing it with us.
A day in the garden for me, which delights me.
Hope you get to do something which delights you too.

Friday, January 23, 2015

So in love with Chirpy Lola

I adore Rosie (Quinlan) Dekker's latest fabric line - Chirpy Lola.  It is so cheerful and summery and happy.  I received a fat quarter bundle for Christmas and have begun using it.  Some became mittens for koalas.  Some will be saved for brilliant United Stitches and I'm using the rest for my version of Patchwork of the Crosses.  I'm making a big version of each block, using my 2" templates from Jane.

Just need to sew it all together now.

I recently discovered Super Buzzy and its brilliant page of free patterns, including this gorgeous one from Lecian USA designed by Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches.
Have a delightful day

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