Friday, February 27, 2015

It's time for the Stitch-a-Long

I absolutely adore Rosie Quinlan and everything she designs 

which is why I decided to hold a stitch-a-long this year.  I planned on making it all about United Stitches but because not everyone has been able to get the patterns yet, especially my lovely friends overseas, I've decided to make this month any project you've made or any stitchery you've stitched designed by Rosalie.

So this month I'm sharing this beautiful Rosie designed stitchery I made for my dear friend Christine.

Now it's time for you to share your projects.  Just write a blog post showing your project and link up with Mr Linky

or write a Facebook post and leave me a comment here letting me know

or email me a photo.  You've got all weekend to do this.  

Then we can all pop around and visit each other and there will be this gorgeous prize for one of you. 
A beautiful book and two fat quarters of fabulous Chirpy Lola

I'll get a Random Number Generator to pick the winner and I'll announce the winner Monday night.
Thanks so much for playing along


Love



Stitching along with Rosie

will start tonight and go over the weekend. ( I can't get Mr Linky to work at the moment) I'm so sorry about this...I can't wait to see what lovely Rosie projects you have sewn.

See you later today
Love
Melody

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Missing Sewn and Quilted

I've had to miss a few classes at Sewn and Quilted so you'd think I'd have nothing to show you but I have...
Simply Vintage and Quiltmania are my very favourite magazines. I didn't know about them until I started classes at Sewn and Quilted and I would recommend them very highly.  This is Quiltmania's Mystery BOM for 2015 and lovely Sewn and Quilted is the place to buy the kits in Australia.  I real coup for Carol.
A few of us who attend the English Paper Piecing classes have started on our Patchwork of the Crosses journey...such fun.

How about a gorgeous shamrock block?  

Yes you can make one if you follow the fabulous tutorial very generously shared HERE at Generation Q.  Another great place to visit.

Have a wonderful day
Love


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Great to be back

I've had a few concerning health test results over the last week so I've been feeling a bit low and lost my sewing and blogging mojo.  I was even too ill to go to the Mill Rosie Get Together in Ballan.  I really missed seeing everyone and all the laughs and fun.


But Sam had the right idea, little Henry to the rescue.  

Henry stayed a couple of days and it is impossible not to be happy with this gorgeous little fellow around.
Here he is dressed and ready to head off for a day at the Box Hill Miniature Railway with Sam.

On Friday it is the first chance to join in the
Because not everyone has had the chance to start this wonderful project (especially my friends in the USA) I'm making the first month 
Any project designed by Rosalie Quinlan
so you have a couple of days to dig out your favourite project designed by sweet Rosie, take a picture and display it on your blog and join in the Linky Party or email me a picture and you will be in the competition.  And of course there is a great prize.
Last year the About Me page mysteriously disappeared from my blog and I just can't get it back so you will need to go HERE to email me.

I've got some details of overseas stockists of United Stitches.

Denmark

Norway
Kathrine's Quilt Stue (will order soon but hasn’t yet)

Spain
Pina Lapina (taking names on her blog, doesn’t stock it yet)

This is such a gorgeous table runner and it is a fabulous free pattern very generously shared HERE by wonderful Andrea of Knitty Bitties.  It is a wonderful place to visit so please pop over and say Hi to Andrea.
Have a fabulous day
Love

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sorry there is no post today


I'm feeling quite ill at the moment so I'll take a blogging break for a couple of days.  Talk to you soon
Love

Monday, February 16, 2015

Flowerville

I love attending Stitching with Rosie.  This year she designed a new project for us.  It is exciting as we get to be the first to stitch it.  Our class was Thursday morning and I've used all my spare time to complete stitching this sweet little Flowerville house because I adore it.

Thank you so much, dear Rosie for sharing it with us.  Each month I will stitch the little house in Cottage Garden Threads Tulip and use the same greens for the stems.  But each month I'll vary the flower colours, this month I used pink and red, next month aqua and orange.
Do you still have hearts on your mind after Valentine's Day?  Well you can sew some yourself - any size you want.
Where do you find the tutorial?  Why HERE at fabulous Cluck Cluck Sew.  Huge thanks to Allison
I'm went off on an adventure with Christine today, so I had a fun day.
Love

Sunday, February 15, 2015

A quilt auction for the CFA

Today I want to Share the News

Karen at Mrs Martins Quilt Shop is conducting a quilt auction with proceeds going to the CFA.
Here's what Karen says about it
This is a smaller version of the quilt we are raffling at the Monbulk Quilt Show on March 14th.
A little bit about the quilt.....
One of the fabric companies l deal with donated the kit last year. We had enough fabric to make a large quilt which we are raffling on the day of the show and this smaller quilt top which l am going to auction.
The fabric used in the quilt is from an old Jo Morton range. It measures 60 inches x 60 inches.
What you get.....you get the finished top and the backing. You need to provide the batting and have it quilted. The bidding will close at The Monbulk Quilt Show at 3.00 on Saturday March 14th. If your bid wins l am happy to cover the cost of the postage.
If you are interested in placing a bid you can send me an email....mrsmquiltshop@internode.on.net I will publish your bid but not your name. The lucky person with the highest bid can direct deposit the money into the CFA bank account. I will provide those details when we announce the winner. Every cent from the sale of the quilt will go to the Monbulk CFA.
The bidding is open....
We have just had a bid from one of the Wednesday ladies, $100.00.
Here's a very charming quilt cleverly called A Lotta Nines. It is a Quick Irish Chain quilt and there is a great tutorial very generously shared HERE by Kelly at Kelby Sews
Hope you have time for some stitching today
Love

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