Monday, February 28, 2011

Whirly Sue

So that was February??

No starts for a whole month!

Going so slow that it took until tonight to complete one of the UFO's I have been working on this month and that is the only finish I have achieved this month.

The Whirly Sue baby quilt is done.

This project was completed using thrifted materials, including the appliqued centre panel, I added a couple of scraps of fabric for some contrast on the top.

There was enough of the small white with blue flower print for the binding and the pink in the borders is the same as the backing and is printed with tiny white teddies (impossible to capture in the photos).

Finished at approximately 42" square it is ready for a bath and flap in the fresh air before a trip across town to her new home with a member of the extended family.
Wishing you all a productive March.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tuitti and Fruitti

Who will be at the picnic today?

This design from Kathleen O'Connor had the two sizes in one pattern.
The pink one is about 6 inches and the purple one about 12 inches, I thought I had a picture of them together but no, maybe another time I will show them together.
These are made with hand dyed mohair that was included in a kit from the designer.
We're happy to be at the Picnic with Melody today, it's nice to get out for some fresh air.
Hope you can join us.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Not completely Idle

More crossing on Guardian Spirit. I am very happy with my progress on this project this month.

Nomee and I had a play date - now the Sunbonnet Sue quilt is quilted and patiently waiting for binding. Guess I should get to it before the intended recipient grows too big!

This week a new friend came to live at my house. Miss14 got this bright colourful Elephant for me while she was holidaying in Thailand with her family.
He is very sweet and looks like he is handmade I love the pretty gold pattern on his blanket.

Still enjoying the slower pace of this year.
Hope your week is filled with slow moments.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Playing along with Melody again this week at the Teddy bears picnic, you can play too.
This is Violet another bear I made, the design is Daisy by Kathleen O'Connor.
One of the quieter bears in my collection, full of contemplation of all things interesting. She can be found hanging out on the bookshelf amongst the picture books most days, but she was happy to get out for some fresh air at the picnic.
Hope your day is a Picnic Day.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Playing Favourites this week with Shay over at Quilting in My Pyjamas.

My favourite this week is definitely the beach in my suburb.

Now that summer has decided to pop in for a visit and school's back in, I have spent some time sitting in the relative quiet enjoying the peace of the beach.

This is a bay beach which is perfect for me as I enjoy paddling or sitting at the waters edge with some stitching or a book in hand.




As the mood changes with the time of day and the weather I like to visit regularly.
The sun's out so it's off to the beach now for me.
Hope your weekend is wonderful.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Beaky bella

Joining in a again today with Melody for the Teddy bears picnic with one of Harriette's friends.
This is a little bear I made from a pattern which appeared in an early Homespun magazine. She was a bit of a challenge as she is only about five inches tall and skinny for a bear. Her nose is made of a separate piece and is quite pointy, just right for getting into the honey pot.
Hope your day is sweet as can be.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Been a While

Since I was here - It seems I have renewed enthusiasm for some old projects.
My time has been dominated by this cross stitch project in particular, though there has been a little stitching on some other projects also.
For some reason I left her here way back in August of 2009 - yep, almost a year and a half ago.

For the past week I have spent all my couch time working on her and can see good progress.
I'm thinking this will dominate my attention until completed.

Guardian Spirit - James Himsworth

I still love this project and enjoy the calm which comes over me when crossing.

Hope your week has been less Cross.