Thursday, July 31, 2014

Off on retreat with Christine

Tonight I'm doing some last minute prep of the projects I'm taking on the NOTYQ Retreat.  I'm very excited about spending a few days with Christine and my wonderful NOTYQ friends.
This fabulous piece of art is by Finnish artist Inge Look.

I'll be back blogging on my return.  See you here on Tuesday.
Much love

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

One more flower... go on my hexie swap quilt.  I've asked for petals in pink or red and the centres to be pink, red or white.  I thought I'd make a few to augment my supply.  Here's a cute strawberry flower.

Here's a great project - the cutest little owl.
It is very kindly shared HERE by Pinky at Tickled Pink.  Pinky's blog is fabulous so I'm sure you will all enjoy visiting her.
Hope your day was filled with fun.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Rosie's Hexie Quilt Best of Friends

I haven't worked on this quilt for a year.  I know it is a year because the last time I worked on it was at the 2013 NOTYQ Retreat and that was 51 weeks ago.  I'm getting it ready to take with me on this year's retreat which starts this Friday.
I've started cutting fabric ready to be made into large hexie flowers.  The centres will all have a stitchery from Rosalie Quinlan's Best Friends Forever BOM.

This is such a useful project.  I can see myself making lots of these busy bags for Henry
There is a fabulous, detailed tutorial to accompany the pattern HERE.  Huge thanks to Becky from Infarrantly Creative for sharing it with us.
Hope you are having a creative day

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Michelle Palmer

I bought this lovely Michelle Palmer drawing for a beautiful friend who has not been well.  
This photo was taken at the NOTYQ Christmas party hence the silly baubles on my head. Get well soon, sweet Helena.  
My NOTY friends are wonderful.

There is a brilliant tutorial over at Mde Samm's place, Sew We Quilt. It is written by Corrie from Quilt Taffy, and is called What You Glue is What You Get.
Here is the LINK.
PS while you are visiting Corrie there is a giveaway for these super cute fabrics.
Have a wonderful day

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hooray! Hooray! Present Opening Day

It's Christmas in July.  Enormous thanks to Cheryll for organising this super fun swap and to wonderful Carol from The Patch Craft.

I love my presents from Carol.  Many many thanks.

This Beautiful Christmas Cushion is a fabulous free design very kindly shared by Karen at Karen's Quilts Crows and Cardinals.  Here is the LINK.  Enormous thanks to Karen.
Have a wonderful day

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Kim's Kindness

Yesterday the postie bought a little parcel to my home.  Inside was this exquisite card and two beautiful poems,
And the loveliest stitchery in memory of my dear little Matilda.
The stitchery was designed and made by wonderful Kim of Wisdom with Needle and Thread. Kim really understands as she lost two fur babies in two weeks.  Just heart breaking.

Kim I am overwhelmed by your kindness.  Such a beautiful thing to do for someone you have never met, on the far side of the world.  You have really touched my heart and I am very very grateful.

Simple, beautiful, achievable.  All I need to say really.
Enormous thanks to Sara at Tell Love and Chocolate.  You can find the link HERE.
Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tiny stitching

My passion for small things and particularly small stitching continues.  At my last Stitching with Rosie Class not only did we get a gorgeous new full size pattern we got a tiny teeny weeny stitchery too.  I decided to finish stitching it last night whilst watching a really ridiculous film about a zombie policeman.

I usually giveaway or swap most things I make but I'm keeping this one for me.  Rosie is so clever and I love this little project
Aaahhh! Wonderful Alex Toys.  Such a great discovery, such wonderful printables including this one
which you can find if you follow this LINK.  There are brilliant assembling instructions too.
Hope your day has time for some play

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