Thursday, February 9, 2012

FYI... some things going on ......

#1.  A Block of the Month

I know you might find this surprising but I found ANOTHER BOM which I just HAVE to do


"Hello Sun" is by April at Making Ends Meet

This is my January block


Reasons for having to do this one:
it is 6" square (nice size)
I can use up repurposed light blue sheeting for the background
I am able to use up scraps for the applique
I wanted to practice my raw edge quilting
IT IS SO CUTE & HAPPY

February's block is out
You can find the patterns HERE

#2.  French project series

Cheryl from Willowberry Designs is doing a lovely series called "It's a little bit French" and is sharing some very pretty designs

I made this little Lavender bag up recently for a friends birthday


very dainty and pretty - I think I will be making more of these

the pattern (and subsequent ones) available HERE

Reasons for this one:
SO PRETTY
I want to practice my needlework skills
SO PRETTY

I'm looking forward to the next little bit french pattern that comes out

#3.  Repurposing in 2012



Jenny of ELEFANTZ is encouraging us to make some repurposing things... I am repurposing 16 of my one son's T shirts.....

I had previously ironed on a fine stiffening to stabilise the T shirt fabric and this weekend I cut them all out - they are different sizes but I cut them all at 12 1/2" width.... and didn't worry too much about the length as long as I got the picture in ....


It's hurts so bad to throw fabric away....... but how much old T shirt scraps can I keep?


view through me peeping tom gadget to check if I like.....


Reasons for doing this one:
Son wants it
Son loves his T shirts
SON WANTS IT

and another BOM (do you know I love BOM's?????)

#4:  "Season's Of"

is being shared by Wendy and Dawn who host Sew It's Finished which I have joined the last couple of years...... this year when we manage to finish a project for the month they are sending us a lovely little block to make....  I was a good girl and finished a UFO last month so this arrived in my email box


Reasons for doing this one:
I have the perfect Charm Pack (Ruby)
I love stitcheries
Cute little blocks (4" stitcheries)
It's my prize for finishing a UFO each month
SO GORGEOUS


Gotta Go... Bags to Pack... Places to Go
Stradbroke Island

22 comments:

  1. Lots of lovely prjects there and can I come and jump in your suitcase.......pretty please :)

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  2. yes i agree with Sharon,Fiona,a lovely lot of projects there,oh and please take me and Sharon with you,it looks so relaxing,we could have a stitching retreat,lol.xx

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  3. Love your projects - too many good things to make out there. Wish we could do them all!! Have fun at Straddie!

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  4. Certainly no time to be idle and bored with such wonderful projects out there, is there.
    Straddie - looks gorgeous. Havent been there in so long.

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  5. You're too funny!! Like you, I have several projects going at once. The reasons vary! Love what you are working on and looking forward to seeing the finished products! (But, another BOM??)

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  6. Thanks for the links to those 'so pretty' projects. I agree that they are just irresistible :)
    Are you really off to Stradbroke Island. It will be gorgeous.

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  7. Wow you have lots of great projects on the go , more BoM for me to check out an d now since I am only small you can make room for me in your suitcase as I want some warm sunshine to warm me up ,please ,pretty please. Hugs Sheila

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  8. Looks you are going to very busy Fiona. Can you pick me up on the way past? :) Hugs,

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  9. Those projects will keep you busy!

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  10. Oh, I hope the sun shines on Stadbroke island for you! Have fun!

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  11. Your new bom's are lovely.
    The tshirt quilt is going to be very interesting, will enjoy seeing your progress.
    Lucky you off on a holiday!
    don't forget to pack some craftiness.
    hugs...

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  12. I'm in too...sewing retreat on Stradbroke.. yeah!! :)

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  13. Thanks for the links, you just helped me find a Feb themed project, thank you! Have a great holiday, looks gorgeous, hope the weather is kind. Look forward to the seeing the pictures!

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  14. My goodness you're going to be busy - love all those, I'm saving a few to start soon as well! Enjoy your vacation, I am so jealous!!!

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  15. Lovely swaps and BOMs.
    Have a blessed day.....I think I'm caught up now on your posts.
    Mama Bear

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  16. wow Fiona lot's of great projects happening at your place, i have my "it's so french sitchery design on the fabric just need to sit down and start stitching.......

    have a great holiday

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  17. some lovely projects going on there, thanks for all the links! I love the idea of the t-shirt quilt, I just need to find someone who wants me to make them one from their old t-shirts. Don't throw the t-shirt material away - make rag rugs!

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  18. BOMS and other blogland projects are very much like good chocolate ... it's hard to stop at just one :)
    Enjoy!

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  19. So many lovely projects, they are looking wonderful.

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  20. I'm going to have to stop reading your posts, there's so much I want to start when I see all your fabulous BOM's and projects.....LOL
    Have a fantastic time!

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  21. So many lovely projects...looking forward to seeing them progress.
    Hope you had fun at Straddie
    Hugs Tanya

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