Monday, 30 April 2012

It's nearly May

I need to get my skates on and stop browsing the web. I need to finish my April cottage as my threads have arrived along with a few things that fell into the basket. I am using a lovely online shop for my supplies called .The Patchwork Rabbit don't you just love that name.

Stash from the Patchwork Rabbit
I am stitching slowly at the moment but I do have some finishes. I finished a Blackbird Design from A Stitcher's Journey after getting help from Alma at Blackbird designs with my colours. Thank you Alma for such prompt help
Tulip House Companion From A Stitcher's Journey by Blackbird Designs

I have appliqu├ęd a signature block for my local quilt group and added some Chinese symbols to a round robin quilt.


Chinese Symbol for Peace

Chinese Symbol for Harmony
Signature Block

 Exchanges have gone off in the post and Pam received her bookmark I stitched.


Bookmark for Pam in ILCS exchange from an old Leisure Arts Magazine  Designed by Deborah Lambein
Flowers to make me feel better from my youngest DD

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Two more finishes well almost

 I have finished February and March in the CCN  Cottages of the month and started April. I count these as finishes even though they are all part of a series of 12 which will eventually be one nice large picture. The cottages are stitching up quickly though of course the frogs have been visiting and sometimes it is 20 stitches in 20 stitches out. A bit like the hokey dokey. You can also see that I stitch in hand and my fabric does get a little creased. Next time I will iron it .

A sideways picture of some stash that just happened to fall in my basket while browsing the internet. 

This is a close up of some of the threads I just had to have