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Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year 2017 HD Images

HAPPY NEW YEAR
 TO ALL MY STITCHING FRIENDS AND TO ALL WHO FOLLOW MY BLOG!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP AND SUPPORT THIS YEAR 
AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL IN 2017!

I WISH YOU ALL MANY NEW AND EXITING STITCHING PROJECTS!

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Friday, 23 December 2016

Les Fleurs Du Mardi top

All done; I am so pleased that I managed to finish the top this side of Christmas; the rest will have to wait until next year.



I would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas!




Monday, 19 December 2016

Anna's wall hanging

My granddaughter (age 11) has been working on a present for her other grandmother (with a little help from this one). 
She designed it herself and we shopped together for the fabrics.

And this is it!
(It is actually more straight then it looks on the picture.) 



It has a little pocket for those small treasures.



The background fabric for Les Fleurs du Mardi quilt has now arrived and I have started to plan the layout of the blocks. 
Quiltmania has used a dark fabric for their quilt, which I think is a very good idea. There are so many colours in my blocks; it would be difficult to find the right one.
I think this fabric is the right solution.


And a little cheer at the local garden centre - they really do move, play and sing 😉


Take it easy this week!

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Mrs Beasley's Sampler Quilt - errors

Just a quickie, with the reference to the previous post.

Not only we had to wait too long for the final block, the instructions for the block came with some mistakes. 
I have already been contacted by  a fellow blogger having a problem, and I am sure there must be others wondering why their block isn't working.

These are the two I found (the hard way, after I have cut the fabric out).




As far as I remember, these 2 are the only ones.


Monday, 12 December 2016

all done

Mrs Beasley's Sampler Quilt BOM - very small quilt, but nearly 3 years in making. 

This time this wasn't down to me, but, as I said before, to having to wait for Leanne Beasley to publish Vignette magazine - supposed to be published every quarter, but which turnout to be very irregular; we had to wait 18 months for the latest issue.





So, there it is at last, hand quilted
 and now hanging on a bedroom wall.



















This kind of project is my favourite one - 
a combination of patchwork, hand applique and embroidery.











This year I am not making any special Christmas project, just trying to get on with all those projects which are lurking in my work room.
I am waiting for the postman to bring me a fabric parcel, which will be a background for  
all those Fleurs du Mardi blocks.
In the meantime I am helping my granddaughter with her Christmas project.

But one has to think ahead to the new year :-),
a new project in the planning stage perhaps ?


I hope the run up to Christmas is not too hectic for you;
Christmas will come whatever you do (or don't)!



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Monday, 5 December 2016

FNwF



It was a cold, cold week, the night temperatures were down to -6C or -7C in our part of the world, but dry, no snow yet. 
The sun did come out during the day, making  it much more bearable.

This is a good time of year to huddle inside with a good book or a good stitching project.
Friday night was another FNwF, over at 
Cheryll 's ; 
the last one this year.
Big thank you to Cheryll, for being such a good host this year, and I am sure we are all looking forward to meeting up at "her place" next year!

What was I sewing?
In the afternoon I put together the 4 section of Mrs Beasley's Sampler quilt, so set down in the evening and started to hand quilt it. 
It is a small quilt, so this should not take long.




I leave you with some pictures from last week.












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