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Sunday 23 August 2015

It's CTTY time again

Christmas Through The Year is hosted by Anthea at Hibiscus Stitches.

Do go and have a look to see what everyone has been stitching and maybe link up with your own project. There are a couple of lovely items already linked up so have a look and you might get some inspiration for your own projects.

Here is my project for the month.

This is about 9" square and uses a Gail Pan embroidery for the centre. It can either be used as a table centre or using the little corner flaps on the back be hung on the wall.

Happy Christmas stitching.

Friday Night Sew In comes round again.....

...... and the months are rolling by!

Many thanks to Wendy for inviting us round again.

My Friday was spent finishing this piece of embroidery

which was designed by Wendy. You can see her post about it here on her Sugarlane Designs blog. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and knew it would be perfect for a friends birthday that is coming up next month. Thank you very much Wendy. Now all I have to do is find a frame!

Hope you all had a good FNSI and I shall be having a look to see what everyone got up to soon.

Monday 17 August 2015

Back on line and catching up

Isn't it horrid when you have no internet connection? We were offline most of the time for just over a week and with no telephone so I was feeling very cut off. Occasionally we had a brief connection and were able to download emails but that was even more frustrating as all I got was little snippets of blogs, needing to go online to read the rest. However, touching wood and crossing fingers all has now been well for a couple of days and so it is time to do some catching up.

First of all I have not shown you my July swap ATC's.

Here is the beautiful organza rose that I received from Kate

And this is my flower themed ATC that I sent to Julie

It was also my TAST fly stitch sample

Here is my pink BOM for August

called 'Hill and Valley'.

There has been a lot of secret stitching going on so no pictures but when not doing that I have been working on my August crazy block which now looks like this.

Taking my time for the last couple of days has been a small visitor and her parents. Here she is at a local funfair yesterday - always happy to pose for a photo!!

So that's all for now - lots of blog reading to catch up on so see you soon.

Monday 3 August 2015

Blowing my own trumpet!!

The Autumn issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly is now available and guess who has a piece of work shown in it? Yes, me!!
Pam Kellog asked for pictures of spiders webs and so I sent this picture

which I am delighted to say that she used, I am so pleased.

On the subject of crazy patch I have completed my July block and here are a few pictures of it.

After a cooler week - but very little rain - we have had a couple of hot days and now I can hear thunder rumbling around. It would be lovely if we could have some decent rain overnight, hopefully without any strong winds.

Hope you all have a good week.