Thursday, July 21, 2011

Spot the Difference.....

I like to keep different projects in their own little plastic containers.... where all the thread etc is so I can pick up and go sew......

I also like to thread several needles at a time...... can you see them there on a piece of scrap felted blanket?


well - they don't have to live on a piece of scrap anymore......


Melody sent me this fantastic little fellow (his name is Mr Owl) who stores my needles and has a little pocket to care for my thimble (can you see his tummy is bulging?)

Mr Owl is such a character - and very handsome in his bright colours so I can find him easily and has no problem with carrying flowers for me

Thanks Melody - we have already made great friends and spent an afternoon together working on my Christmas Club item which I am doing with Cookies and Cream Crafts...

I have finished my Backstitch homework lesson with Helen
I'm getting quite good practice doing these lessons


and my July Birdie Stitches from Little Miss Shabby
these stitcheries use 6 thread and finish quite quickly
(so does the thread!!)

(I made a few adaptions as these two have immigrated to Australia - we don't celebrate 4th of July but we do love fireworks)


Here's hoping you spend some time in your Happy Place

26 comments:

  1. oooooh, some really gorgeous work there Fiona, love the cutie Owl pincushion, all your needles will have a lovely home now.

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  2. what a gorgeous needle keeper! Your stitching is progressing. I love your piece from your stitching lessons and of course your birdies. Great stuff.
    Great pic of your 'tuesday treasure', he looks so happy with his cake.

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  3. oh what a cute owl from Mel and i love your bird block Fiona,well done

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  4. What a cute giftie from Melody! Love that little Christmas stitchy.
    xx, shell

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  5. Mr Owl is so gorgeous, love his bright colours and bulgy tummy. Backstitch homework looks good - you are ahead of me on that - I need to catch up.
    Hugs.

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  6. The little owl is so cute... and so is your birdie stitches xxx

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  7. The little owl is so cute. Love your birdie block. Happy Stitching,

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  8. Love your little owl. He is so cute.
    Your birdie block turned out great and I like your backstitch homework lesson. Wonder if it is too late to add this project to my list? Guess I will need to check into it. Nola

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  9. Your needle and thimble holder is a real hoot! How nice of Melody to do that!
    FrIeNdS.. ya can't beat em! :)

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  10. I am Loving that little owl needle & thimble holder - so cute! And your stitcheries - beautiful!!
    I have been making copies of the little birdies designs so that when I get a chance to make this quilt I have it all ready there for me. When I saw that July was a 'Fourth of July' fireworks pattern I was happy I am a Territorian - we have fireworks on the 1st to celebrate Territory Day! I believe we are one of the only states in Australia still allowed to set their own fireworks off with approx 4-5 hours of fireworky-goodness time legally allowed!!

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  11. Fiona, all your stitcheries are beautiful. Mr owl is absolutely gorgeous. His big eyes, the flowers and his fat belly make him cuter than cute! I do something similar with my on the go projects. I keep them separately in fabric bags, then keep all those in a big box from Ikea. It saves me searching when I have put things in a safe place! lol

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  12. Your little owl is soooo cute. Well done Melody! You have lots of lovely stitching happening there Fiona....Gorgeous!

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  13. I like to thread several needles too. When working on the pin cushion top I had several needles with several colours of thread going so I could just stitch what struck my fancy. Cute little owl needle case!

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  14. What a dear Melody is to make that little owl for you, he's delightful! Your blocks look great - I don't think I'll do my birdy stitches in 6 strands, but it sure looks good!

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  15. So much lovely sewing going on at your place. So glad you like you little owl. Hugs.

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  16. Your stitching is lovely I love the little birds, and what a fabulous idea for your needles and thimble a cute little owl.

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  17. Mr Owl is a real winner ... I like having several needles threaded also.
    Lovely stitching ... you're getting heaps done!

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  18. I love Mr Owl. How cute and useful. Your stitching is lovely Fiona. I am doing the same Gail Pan stitchery with Sandy's Christmas Club, but you are further along than me. Happy stitching.

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  19. Oh Fiona Mr Owl is so Cute...and as is all your work just beautiful

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  20. What beautiful stitching FI and how lucky are you to get such a gorgeous Mr Owl.

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  21. Well, Mr Owl sure is cute. I really love the flowers on your "Backstitch" homework lesson. It looks great. Any plans for it?

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  22. Love Mr Owl. He is so cute. You've been busy and your stitching looks fantastic. Take care.

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  23. Fiona what lovely stitching. Mr. Owl is so cute. Thank you for sharing a great idea for keeping several needles threaded at a time.
    Hugs
    donna

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  24. How cute is that , love the little owl and your stitching is beautiful , looks like you are enjoying embroidery:-)

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  25. All your stitching is looking so beautiful and the little owl is very cute. You are making lots of progress.

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  26. That owl is cute as can be!! I wish I had the time to work on my stitching as much as you do. I will find it though. I think I might cut my blog time down a bit.

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