Sunday, March 4, 2012

And so the Garden grows......

Before I show another block in another favourite quilt I am making there are some more gifts to show you....... (I have had a really wonderful extended birthday this year)

Marina sent this squishy parcel... some Japanese fabrics for my collection, and a pincushion and can you see that "Follow Your Dreams" ribbon - isn't it just awesome?  I saw it on Marina's blog and she must have remembered how I loved it..... 


I just HAVE to show you a close up of the pincushion.... now it is made with the teeniest little crosses I have ever seen.... just so perfect and there is no mistaking it belongs to me is there?  Thanks Marina.... you know how much I love it....

Another bloggy/real life friend and I stitched together on Friday and she arrived with this special home made hot pot holder.... Bobbie does beautiful piecing - my picture is not so clear but the colours are really happy and bright... but I really can't see myself making this dirty with my pots can you?  May just have to stay in my sewing room as a mug rug.... Thanks Bobbie.... and for the candles on the cake!!!! 



Butterfly Garden Block 8:


.. some machine applique and word stitching...


... some embroidery stitching ... gotta love a bucket of lavender ...


... these blocks always take me the longest to do....


... some needleturn applique .....


This is what it is looking like so far .....


Butterfly Garden is a design by Leanne Beasley and my other blocks can be seen HERE 

And I also won a giveaway at Annette's and this lovely parcel of goodies arrived this week - a couple of her lovely patterns, charm squares and loads of silk ribbon ..... I always wanted to have a go at ribbon embroidery and now there is no excuses!!


Thanks so much Annette - a wonderful parcel to win

Righto, Gotta Go... got some dreams to follow ......

33 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Hi Fions, you have lots of goodies there and I am loving your Butterfly quit. xx

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

woops ..... looks like I just changed your name for you! lol

Susie said...

How wonderful - all of it!! I especially love that cross stitch pin cushion - to be admired for sure! Would love to do cross stitch one day. Enjoy your gifts...I'm sure you will lucky lady!

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Patchwork and Play said...

Oh! your pincushion is beautiful! Far too nice to stick pins into! And that butterfly garden is really blossoming! Lovely!

Mad about Craft said...

Beautiful gifts and the quilt is just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Fiona what a lovely parcel to receive from Marina,love that pin cushion.Your quilt is looking fantastic,well done.xx

Sheila said...

I love Marina's pincushion , just gorgeous and congrats on the win ,you'll have fun with all those goodies . I absolutely love your butterfly quilt, the colors are so pretty and the lavendar block is amazing.hugs.Sheila

Marilyn said...

You have received some beautiful goodies there. The pin cushion is amazing. And WOW to your Butterfly Garden.

Sue B said...

Your butterfly quilt is coming along beautifully. Keep at it and it will be complete before you know it.

Daffycat said...

The exchange you received is wonderful!

Your quilt is really beautiful and I am so loving the pot of lavender flowers block!

Bonnie said...

Your butterfly quilt is beautiful! The butterflies draw your attention and then your have to settel in and see all the details. Where will you find the time to start another craft????

Sunnybec said...

Lovely lovely gifts, especially that pincushion! Your Garden quilt is coming along and looking gorgeous, you must be so proud of it. Hugs

Quilt Kitty said...

Gorgeous butterfly quilt. I love cross stitch & your pin cushion is beautiful. Congratulations on your win Fi. xx

Michelle May said...

Oooo boy! What a wonderful squishy parcel of goodies!
That quilt is simply gorgeous!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Wonderful quilt. You must have spent hours stitching all those lovely blocks.
What a nice set of goodies. Love the stitched pincushion. A work of art.
Hugs,
Teresa

Christine M said...

What a lovely gift from Marina. The pin cushion is just beautiful. So is your Butterfly Garden quilt. Not too much left to go now. It's looking fantastic. Lovely win from Annette too.

Just Ramblin' said...

Beautiful cross stitch pin cushion. You Butterfly Garden quilt is coming along nicely. You've put a lot of work into it,but how lovely it will be when finished. Nola

Tarnyia said...

I am loving your butterfly garden quilt might have to get the pattern myself xxx

retdairyqueen said...

That is going to be one lovely quilt

Robyn G. said...

All your work is so beautiful Fiona.. and your butterfly garden quilt is a work of art :)

Love Bears All Things said...

That is going to be such a pretty quilt..I just love it...especially all of the embroidery..
Love all your gifts but the pin cushion is my favorite....

We're all fine here after the storms on Friday...
I'm going to a meeting early tomorrow (Monday)and then to a retreat for a couple of days. I'm not sure I'll get much blogging done...I'm taking my SAL project to work on.
Mama Bear

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

I think I am going to call you lucky from now on. Beautiful presents arriving at your home and goodness that garden really is growing.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your gifts look wonderful and your Butterfly Garden is looking amazing, you are getting close to finishing! It's beautiful.

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Your quilt is coming along so nicely!!! Your stitching is beautiful.

Grammasheri said...

Your Butterfly Garden quilt is softly and sweetly beautiful! And how fun to have squishy packages arriving almost daily! I think you are very deserving of an extended birthday, Fiona.

Happy Dayz,
Gramma Sheri

Joy said...

Your garden is looking sooo pretty!!! Looks like you will be done soon!

marina said...

I am so excited that your garden is nearly finished. One block to go?
I just love it!Get the whip out you're on the home straight. Well done on your win, you must be loving your postie! I was so happy to make you a gift just for you!

Karen said...

I am so excited about your Butterfly Garden. It is looking wonderful.
And there is only one block left to go!Fantastic!!

Larissa said...

Your Butterfly quilt is looking amazing Fiona!! Can't wait to see how you decide to quilt this!! Hugs!

Larissa said...

Your Butterfly Garden is looking absolutely GORGEOUS Fiona!!! Wow! This is really growing into a brilliant quilt!! ... And to think you hadn't done much needle turn appliqué until you started this one, lol!!! Well Done!!

Grethe said...

WOW,your BG looks stunning,love seeing it,will be such a quilt to treasure:-)

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh Your Butterfly Garden is so beautiful Fiona. I didn't realise you had stitched so much of it. It will be devine finished and well done with needle turn Applique.

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