Thursday, August 11, 2016

Little finishes....


I seem to have a few little finishes done lately amongst my ongoing blocks of various quilts....

These needlebooks are Anni Downs designs... I did the stitcheries some time ago and have finally finished them....


Inside is a little wool pad for the needles and a pocket for the threads....


and here is a mug rug (Bronwyn Hayes design) and a fridge magnet (another Anni Downs) and these went to a friend with a birthday.....


This is a new to me quilting design that I did recently... nice for a boy quilt border....


.. and of course another Dutch Treat block.... this little butterfly was a challenge - especially those little spots .....


At the weekend Hubz and I went for a walk in one of the nearby National Parks....

... lovely to be amongst the tall gum trees....


.. and flowering wattle trees.... the scent of these remind me of my childhood and I love to rub my face in those soft balls of fluff....


... we walked up the ridge to get this lovely view... a lot of raw granite and bushland....


.. this fungi was such a magnificent colour....


... and of course we had to end the day with one of my favourite easy meals, roasted cherry tomatoes and camembert cheese....


Righto, Gotto Go.....  I need to choose between another UFO or a new project... or both.... oh the decisions in life these days!


27 comments:

Pamela said...

Great finishes and a lovely walk.

Jane Galley said...

what gorgeous little needle books, love the shape of them

Jennifer said...

It's a difficult decision! Love the golden wattle trees - such a beautiful colour. Yes, the Granite Belt is interesting country!

Jeanette said...

Lovely finishes. The wattle tree is so pretty. Hugs, xx

Janice said...

What a lovely post. Great finishes. The needle case is too cute. I have that book, even a fabric kit for the bookmark, but have never made anything out of it. I should remedy that. Your bushwalk sounds great. A very scenic spot.

I am said...

Hi my lovely friend your needlecases are gorgeous and your mug rug is very cute,love your butterfly block and your new quilting pattern looks great,well done my friend .
Love your nature pics and Fiona you have made me hungry lol I love Camambert cheese,yummy ,enjoy your evening my friend xx

Susan said...

Stitching, walking and eating.....perfect combination. Always good to finish off some small projects.

marina said...

What pretty finishes
Very cute stitcheries.
Great quilting pattern and I love your latest Dutch treat block, it's amazing.
Lots of lovely scenery and flowers on your walk

Anthea said...

Very pretty place for your walks Fiona... especially after you've been so industrious with your finishes & new quilting! Lots of lovelies happening there!

WoolenSails said...

Love your finishes, beautifully done.
I have a lot to finish and my brain is still mush, so just doing what I can and later when my brain kicks back in I can finish things.

Debbie

KaHolly said...

I just love that quilting design! I haven't had the opportunity to use it, yet, but I've practiced it a few times. It looks great! Loving your little stitchery finishes. I have a few that I should pull out and finish into something. Enjoyed your walk. Thanks for taking us along! XO

Sue SA said...

Sweet projects, it has been a great week for finishes! Spring is on its way when the wattle starts blooming .

kiwikid said...

Well done on the finishes, they are lovely. Beautiful stitcheries. Your walking place looked wonderful, that fungi colour is amazing.

cozykoza32a@gmail.com said...

love the stitching on the needle-keeper. It is always lovely to get out for a walk.
Kathleen Mary

Cheryl said...

Love your gorgeous needlecases Fiona - so lovely. you are lucky to have such beautiful walks close by

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love your stitching. I hear your friend loved her pretties xx Your bushwalk looked wonderful. I love all the wattles in bloom...so cheerful xx

sunny said...

You've been very busy! Lovely stitching. And I quite enjoyed your nature pics.

donna said...

You have been a busy gal with some beautiful finishes. The needle book with the thread pocket in clever. Had not thought about putting in a thread pocket. Thank you for sharing your beautiful walk.
Hugs
donna

Deb R said...

Lovely finishes Fiona, always nice to have a few finishes, your nature pics and dinner look gorgeous, love nibbles for dinner :)

Karen S said...

Gorgeous little needle books. They are lovely. As are the mug rug and magnet. They are great gift ideas.
Your walk takes in some lovely scenery.

Lin said...

Your little needlebooks are really sweet and I LOVE the mug rug, what a brilliant design. Lovely butterfly. xx

Maria said...

Cute needle cases and lovely gifts for your friend..
Nice Dutch Treat block.. Interesting quilting pattern..
Lovely bush walk and pics....

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

How gorgeous are those needle books Fiona....very cute! Great walk and I love your Easy Dinner!

Chrissie said...

Love the needle books, I´m sure your friend was delighted to receive such lovely gifts. It´s lovely to go on such delightful walks, sets you up and ready for a yummy tea. xcx

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Those little projects are so cute! Isn't it nice to get some ufos done.. I've been sorting mine this week...!! Taking a while, lol! xx

Scrap and quilts said...

Wonderful little needle books. Your mugrug is way too beautiful to put a mug on it. I would just pin it to the wall. I can see the difficulty of making that DT butterfly but you did an awesome job. I love it. As for your big decision; I vote for both lol. ;^)

Chookyblue...... said...

looks like a perfect dinner to me.........great place for a walk and I love that needle book........

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