Sunday, February 15, 2015

I love weekends.....

Hello, hello...... I do love weekends.... they just always seem relaxed and fun ....

Ok.... so this week saw me tracing 26 little designs.... 

(these are from Michelles' bear alphabet series - they are very awfully sweet... Michelle has done a few in the series of alphabets.... you can see them HERE)


.. and cutting up 2 1/2" squares... and choosing threads.... and stitching ....


 these are going to be the centres of my snowballs in the sew-along hosted by Terry

2015 Sew-Along

More details about this Sew-Along can be found HERE.... just incase you are tempted!!!

I am going to do this variation... and rather than scraps I have used a coordinating set of fat 1/8ths that I had....


This week also I had a surprise thank you gift from Christine.... very unexpected and very sweet....

when I opened the parcel there was a wonderful scent of lavender... Christine makes lovely bags from her own lavender... I have split them up and put them in strategic places... like fabric drawers, and undies drawers, .... just lovely.  I am thrilled to have another of Marilyn's patterns... I made her sewing bag up last year and this is another useful and pretty compendium.... I love the pretty Mill Rose thread and cute craft keeper....


.... who is already bundled up in some variegated threadworx thread..... (I had a part skein left and need some 'favourite variegated thread' for "Let's Get Stitched" day in Brisbane next month.... I'm so excited to meet some lovely bloggers (including the designers and hosts) I have corresponded with for ages...


(it doesn't look very variegated.... it's very subtle but it is there!!)

Thanks Christine, for your lovely gift..... so thoughtful....  

Today The Quilters Angel hosted a Tilda Tea Party... I got overexcited to be in a room full of crafty people and beautiful things that I didn't take many pics... there was lots of yummy food (I have witnesses to this) and sooooooo much yummy fabrics and things to make (same witnesses)

Here is one of the tables set with things to make out of the Tilda fabrics.... that's Kris's bag there in the front 


... and here are some of the deliciously pretty fabrics .....


I was useless and totally overwhelmedith the bustle and fun and ended up only buying a couple of little things....


... at least the shop is nearby and I can go anytime I like......

Last night I finished the first alphabet stitchery... 

A is for Angel....


Righto, Gotto Go..... B is for b...    ????

B is also for beer and Hubz' latest brew needs taste testing (the things we do for love!!!)

33 comments:

  1. Hi Fiona,yay i cant wait to finally meet you next month,i am so excited.Oh i love your alphabet bears and what a wonderful idea putting them in the centre of your snowballs.Oh wow a tilda tea party wish i was there with you my friend,lol,you will be tagged as the beer taster,lol,enjoy your hubbys brew.xx

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  2. That is a cute stitchery pattern and i can imagine doing it with the letters to spell a child's name on the quilt.
    Getting together with fellow crafters is always fun.

    Debbie

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  3. Hope the beer tasting went well!! Looks like you had a great day with sewing friends...your stitcheries will look wonderful in the snowball blocks.

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  4. what a beautiful way to showcase the stitcheries, well done on your first finished letter.
    The tilda party sounds like a perfect theme....

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  5. You are going to have a ball meeting up with everyone - I bet you don't get much sewing done at all . . . .

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  6. Even when we are retired, a weekend is a weekend......what a fun time you are having this weekend!

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  7. That's going to be make one wonderful quilt. What a great idea, can't wait to see it come together

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  8. your 9 patch and snowball quilt will look amazing....
    nice gifts from Christine.....
    enjoy your GTG..

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  9. Michelle's alphabet designs are lovely, and will be perfect used in this pattern.

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  10. Looks like a good day those stitcheries are so cute xx

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  11. I am so looking forward to seeing them come together. How wonderful a Tilda tea party sounds x

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  12. What a busy weekend you had Fiona and lots of lovely projects on the go

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  13. I always love your photos! You have accomplished a lot over the weekend. I love the 'Homemade' tape. I am also cutting 2.5" squares for Terry's Snowball sew along. I'm using scraps, so I think I'll be cutting for the next few weeks before sitting down to actually sew anything together. Yours sounds beautiful already!

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  14. Lovely ... no. GOOORRRgeous stitchery! Your stitches are so small and even, it's just gorgeous! And those little bears are so cute. It will make the Snowball Quilt so much more interesting. Lovely gift you got from Christine and I fell in love with your craft keeper. She looks so sweet all snuggled up in Lavender! I know you will have fun next month but just the same I will wish you "Lots of fun meeting everyone next month!!" P.S. Yes, B is for Beer put don't put that in the quilt, it would look funny!! :D

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  15. Such lovely Tilda-ness! I'd like to live near that shop.

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  16. Those little stitcheries are adorable, and they're going to look fabulous in the center of your snowball blocks! :0)

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  17. B is for baby, or bear or bath. I'm guessing whoever is receiving that quilt wouldn't think it was funny if you put beer in B.... so it is good that you drank it instead. I hope it was good. :) The stitcheries are going to look great in the snowballs.

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  18. Your quilt will be gorgeous with the alphabet stitcheries. I love the idea of a Tilda Tea Party. Glad you liked your goodies, Fiona. It was so lovely of you to send me that wool and I really appreciate it. xx

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  19. I have been resisting the snowball and nine patch sew along, but my resolve is now crumbling!

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  20. Your quilt will be lovely. I'd hoped to get a start on mine over the weekend. The Tilda Tea Party sounds like lots of fun. Hugs,xx

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  21. I love the new quilt.....of course, it has bears...
    Mama Bear

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  22. Week ends are great but they do go very quickly. Lovely gifts from Christine. You were very good resisting all that temptation at the Tilda Tea Party. The shop is nearby you say? Oh dear.

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  23. What a delicious post Fiona. And I am definitely looking forward to meeting in Brissy... WooHoo xox

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  24. Your quilt with the alphabet bears is going to be lovely, what a great idea to add the variation. Love the Tilda material, the colours are so gorgeous.

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  25. Michelle's designs are so so sweet - love them!!! I think they're perfect for the snowballs. What a gorgeous gift you got!

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  26. Wonderful to see what you are up to Fiona, lovely little stitcheries and they will look great in Terri's sewalong blocks. I wish I'd thought of that!! Looks like the weekend was fun with a Tilda outing and gifts arriving, lucky you! I'll have to keep an eye on these Brisbane events - now my son lives there, it would be fun to time a visit so that I can meet bloggy friends as well!!

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  27. Absolutely perfect timing for you to show your little bear alphabet stitcheries, I followed your link to Michelle's blog a couple of weeks ago and spotted these and hopefully they are winging there merry way here now. So thank you for sharing that. Can't wait to get them now I've seen yours. They will look lovely in your quilt. The bombardment of pretty fabrics and lots of goodies can completely throw me off the scent too, love your little pins though, hope you enjoyed the taster! xcx

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  28. Um, Fiona...when are you going to get going on some projects?! ha ha...
    Lots of beautiful things happening at your place... love the alphabet...

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  29. Lots of organising a preparing going on for you!
    And lovely gifts from Christine.
    Your A bear is looking gorgeous.
    Looks like a weekend well spent!

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  30. That's a lot of blocks to trace at once. Lovely gifts from gorgeous Christine.

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  31. Your snowball quilt is going to be gorgeous, looking forward to seeing it come together...what a lovely "just because" pressie, enjoy...

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  32. Your scrappy snowballs will be different. I look forward to seeing your awesome quilt.

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  33. Oooh your bears will look marvy in those centres! What a lovely gift, practical and pretty, just the way all surprises ought to be if they can :) Does that mean the 'B' bear may show up a little tipsy? ;)

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