Friday, November 25, 2011

Stitchery Do Dah, Stitchery Day.....

I did take my hand stitching on my trip away, well... I did have to put the baby down occasionally for feeding and to let him sleep!!!

Some Kind of Wonderful blocks ......




November's Little Birdie..... as we don't have Thanksgiving over here.... this is a sort of lyrebird (thanks Suz) or a native brush turkey... or it could be a kind of Paradise bird, or a Peacock.... or just something I dreamt up ....


This splendid real fellow visited the other day.... a Pheasant Coucal (thanks Bobbie)... gave the other birds a fright.... like a flying chook.....


These are the squares in the top line of my Block 5 Butterfly Garden.....

needle-turn butterfly

stitcheries - backstitch and french knots

machine applique butterfly

The blocks are only 6" squares .... really pretty and dainty....

32 comments:

marina said...

you certainly have mastered the needleturn applique, it looks fantastic. Your birdie block is beautiful. Your stitching looks perfect and I love your butterfly garden blocks! You were busy while you were down here..

Melody said...

Such beautiful work, Fiona. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Fiona what beautiful work you have done,my favourite is the suitcase,well done,and that bird does look scary

Jennifer said...

What an interesting bird, do you know what it is? Your blocks are very sweet!

Cheryll said...

Well Fiona, you certainly kept yourself busy. All your projects are just wonderful! :)

Sheila said...

I agree with Marina you have mastered needleturn applique , it looks great .Love your stitcheries too ,lots of wonderful work completed while visiting. hugs Sheila

rosie said...

Fiona you were so busy while you were away... Didn't they let you hold him while he slept!!!!lol...
Your stitching is beautiful..

Jeanette said...

All very lovely. The stitching is beautiful. Interesting looking bird. Hugs,

Cross Stitch Crazy Mum said...

Your stitching as usual is gorgeous. I think what you have there, the bird, is a 'Dirty Dozen', am I correct?

Patchwork and Play said...

Very cute! Your turkey could be a lyrebird, of course!?

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Lovely projects. I especially love your green suitcase

Larissa said...

Wow! You've really got a lot done on that trip away!!! Your NTA is looking fantastic - hard to believe you only learnt this skill a little while ago!!! Loving all your pieces there ... the Butterfly Garden quilt is going to look fantastic when it is finished, and so it the SKoW and Birdies, lol - they'll all look fantastic!!

Bobbie B said...

hi Fiona .. what beautiful work you have to show us .. and i am glad you are home cos i have missed you ...

and your birdie friend .. i believe is a Pheasant Coucal .. he belongs to the cuckoo family ...

looking forward to catching up ...

regan said...

These blocks are all so fanciful! I love 'em!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Fiona you have got such a lot done. All the blocks look amazing, the butterfly garden blocks are especially pretty. Amazing bird!

Sherry said...

Your blocks are beautiful, thanks for sharing. I love what you did with the Birdie Stitches block. I have not quite finished my November block. I love combining embroidery and applique, you do a great job of it.

Karen said...

Lots of lovely stitching. I like the way you changed the birdie block for November. That works well.
And of course I enjoy seeing the butterfly blocks every time.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Wow!! You have certainly got he needle turn down pat now Fiona. Wonderful work! Your visitor is very cute too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely lovely work Bubz...your needle turn looks fantastic...I am trying to get my head around the needle turn....freezer paper or not freezer paper????

Wendy said...

Gorgeous, as ever. You have really perfected your handwork skills.

Wee Little Birds said...

Glad to see you managed to put your grandson down sometimes. Very lovely stitching. My little baby shoes are on my TGIFF post today.
Hugs Tanya

Cyndi said...

Wow, Fiona, you certainly managed to get in quite a bit of stitching between holdings of little Jack! They are all wonderful...and I really love how you stitched the November Birdie Block...so pretty! It's fun to see the different way everyone has done theirs.

Have a great day, my friend!

XOXO,

Cyndi

P.S. Will be writing you today!

Love Bears All Things said...

I love the "bird"....
Mama Bear

Maria said...

I am sure you had lots and lots of wonderful cuddles with Jack.
I am surprised you got sew much done.
All beautiful blocks.

Serenata said...

Your work is always so beautiful and inspiring Fiona, I am very much in awe of it.

Have a great weekend.

Talin's Corner said...

Your embroidery stitches are just gorgeous. And I love your Some Kind of Wonderful blocks. You did a great job.

quilary said...

Just gorgeous stitching - a lovely sight to see.

donna said...

Fiona your work is gorgeous. You really do beautiful work.
Hugs
donna

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

Jindi's Cottage said...

You were busy when your hands weren't full of baby...good progress going on there...your butterfly garden is so pretty, looking forward to seeing the whole quilt top (no pressure!).

Bec said...

Your needleturn is looking fantastic!
LOL I recognise those fabrics you are using to make SKOW, MFT! Looks lovely! Very pretty.
BG is coming along beautifully.

KaHolly said...

I'm really quite smitten with the butterfly blocks. Where might I find the pattern?

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