Monday 18 February 2019

Needlecraft Haven Valentine Exchange and February's Gifted Gorgeousness

Our friendship themed Valentine exchange at Needlecraft Haven (organised by Clare of Aimtu's Stitching ties in with this month's Gifted Gorgeousness (details can be found here). Our exchange had to include a friendship/heart themed card , a skein of thread to match your stitching and a sweet treat.

I received this lovely heart brooch card, chocolate and threads from Clare.

For my partner, Gill (no blog) I stitched 'Be True' from Little House Needleworks and included a skein of DMC 746 and a bar of Poulain milk chocolate. Gill kindly let me use her photograph as I forgot to take one before posting.
Be True - Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 32ct Zweigart Belfast linen Natural
Threads: Suggested DMC conversion

I'm working on two other gifts at the moment. The first is a baby quilt and this is my progress so far. I hope to start quilting by the end of the week.
Simon's baby quilt
Fabric: Llama 801, Atacama 801 and Inca 801 by Indigo Fabrics
supplemented with navy and white fabrics

The second gift is Snowflowers by Just Nan. This will be a 50th birthday present. It's almost 50% stitched and then I will add the beads. This needs to be completed by April.
Snowflowers - Just Nan
Fabric: 32ct Zweigart Exotic Or hid Belfast linen
Threads: Recommended DMC threads
So it's not hard to guess what I will be working on over the next month.

Thursday 14 February 2019

Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop

Happy Valentine's Day.
Jo of Serendipitous Stitching has organised a Blog hop for the day. Those taking part have received a secret stitched and crafted piece with a love or friendship theme to share on their blog.
Here is the stitched piece I received. It is really sweet and I love it. I hope whoever stitched this comments soon so that I can find out who you are.

The list of who is taking part in this blog hop can be found here. Please visit the participating blogs to see more love or friendship themed loveliness.

Tuesday 12 February 2019

The 1920's Farmer's Wife Quilt, Block 1 - Attic Windows

I've finally started this sampler quilt that I have admired for so long. Seeing Fabadashery's regular posts of her blocks has inspired me. So here is Block 1 - Attic Windows. I am using Andover Fabric's Blue Sky collection which was created by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.

1920's Farmer's Wife Quilt - Block1 Attic Windows