Sunday, October 10, 2010

Post, Preparation and Progress

Thank-you so much everyone for the congratulations on the beginnings of a new grandchild .... such excitement!

Melody from The House on the Hill knows I have been collecting up 'wool felt' and sent me some to add to my stash - such a lovely green colour and SO SOFT.... I just like stroking it!!


Melody is working on a felting BOM for next year which will be fun I'm sure - go have a visit HERE and see some of the lovely things she has made.....


Since the postie was bringing me parcels I sent off this one to Carol - my FRIENDS Swap partner.
FRIENDS is hosted by Khristina and we send a bunch of goodies with something that starts with each letter of FRIENDS..... Once Carol has opened hers I will show you the little treasures I sent....

....My first swap.....

Meanwhile I have determined myself to get on and work on some of the projects on my "Cut out the fabric but haven't started list".

These are blocks which I have drawn from designs by Michelle of Raspberry Rabbits.  I have done one of her blocks before and love her quotes and the prettiness of her designs. Raspberry Rabbits is a lovely peaceful place to visit.


Not a clear picture but if you go HERE you will see the proposed end.......

Back to working with wool ....... I had heard the term "Penny Rugs" and was always a bit intrigued about them.... Elaine from Soggy Bottom Flats has THIS to share about the history behind them and she is presently doing a 'stitch-a-long' tutorial for penny rugs....

Of course in my enthusiasm to work more with wool I had to join.....


I have been going to a small local craft group - and discovered they had a bunch of blocks that the ladies had stitched a couple of years back sitting in the cupboard -- they were just begging to be made into something so I brought them home.  Some donated fabric and sashing was made



It's really a pretty little quilt - and I'm glad the blocks are not hiding in the back of the cupboard anymore...

Every now and then I like to make some different things.  This week I made a bunch of home-made gift cards and knitted up a washcloth - little gifts

Alison at This Old Aunt Quilts (she's not really very old!!) made some lovely Chenille Washcloths - I just couldn't help myself I had to get some and make them up...... so lovely and soft....
Alison is working on a georgeous Back on the Farm quilt which I am enjoying watching the progress.


My row of roses is looking beautiful


Very windy today - methinks I will have rose confetti all over my garden by the end of the day - that's lovely too!

Damp and windy outside - Bathurst race inside..... time to get out the hand stitcheries and make a cuppa.....

Hugz


9 comments:

  1. Congratulations...lots of different sorts of loveliness at your place! That quilt looks great!

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  2. Hi Fiona,
    What a lovely post. I love catching up on everything you have been doing. I plan to sit down this afternoon and watch Bathurst too. I'll be thinking of you as I sew.

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  3. Lots of show and tell at your place today Bubz....love the quilt and your wool projects looks so good...

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  4. Love the rose you've cut out for your penny rug Fiona. I bought a pattern a while back for a penny rug I wanted to make... might make good use of my wool felts!!

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  5. Lovely post..lots happening..good to see.
    cheers

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  6. Just found your lovely site this morning from Jan at Serenity. You had left her a post about being able to go to blogs through something with Google Reader. I was curious as to what you were talking about. I love blogs but not good with computers.
    Glad I found you and congradulations on your upcoming birth of a grandchild. Nothing in this world more exciting than that news.
    Take care
    Maggie

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  7. Such BEAUTIFUL projects on your blog today....lovely wool, lovely rose, lovely quilt, and the washcloths look SO cuddly! Love your cards too. You've been busy!

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  8. The quilt is so pretty. I love the cards. What a good idea!

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  9. Love the quilt you made from the hidden squares. I agree so much better than hiding in a cupboard. The knitted washcloth is pretty too, I just love to use them.
    Debbie

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