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

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:
I want to practice my needlework skills

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

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

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


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

  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

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

  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.

  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??)

  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.

  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

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

  9. Those projects will keep you busy!

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

  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.

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

  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!

  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!!!

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

  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

  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!

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

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

  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!

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


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