Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mini Swap .....

I have enjoyed participating (when I can) in mini swaps hosted by Cheryll

The mini can be hung on a stand or on a little hanger and is about 12" square....

We have just swapped "Mother's Day" mini hangers.... here in Australia Mothers Day will be celebrated on Sunday May 12th...

My 'secret swappie' was Lyn from New Zealand and I made this little one....


I found the words somewhere around on the internet and thought they were fitting for the occasion.... and added matching buttons.... and some wriggly quilting on the background....


The pattern was based on a block found in the Magazine designed by Marg Low.... I made quite  a few changes to fit the size block I wanted but her design is the base and the inspiration...

... and of course I couldn't resist another of Michelle's alphabet letters which I sewed in colours to match


If you fancy joining in with the mini swap sometime have a look over here what it's all about... 

Righto, Gotto Go...... I'm listening to Kate Morton (The Secret Keeper) on disk whilst I blanket stitch....




26 comments:

Jeni said...

How true is your mothers saying

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

That is just gorgeous Bubz....I am sure Lyn was thrilled....I love Kate Morton

marina said...

your mother's day mini is gorgeous, lovely wording too. Another gorgeous alphabet stitchery.
very interesting sneak peek....
ps love your new header.
you are getting so creative in your photography..

De said...

Beautiful mini and Im loving your new blog header.

Christine M said...

Your Mother's Day mini is lovely Fiona.

katherine said...

Such a gorgeous mini! ALso love the initial. I am going to have to get these patterns from Michelle I think.

Jeanette said...

Love the mini. Hugs,xx.

Sue SA said...

Very cute, would love to get one of those Mini quilts stands, did you get it in Australia?

retdairyqueen said...

A beautiful Mothers Day mini for Lyn

Sue B said...

This is lovely Fiona, and love your new blog header too. xx

Cheryl said...

Just gorgeous Fiona. Happy blanket stitching

Val Spiers said...

It is lovely. I like the sentiment.

Susan said...

It's a lovely little mini and so true. Enjoy your stitching.

Susan said...

Love your new header - lovely hanging - those words are so true!!

Jennifer said...

That's a very sweet little mini, love the colours!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Love you new header and very cute mini. hugs

Mistea said...

The words are perfect. Clever little hanging, Lucky Lyn.
Enjoy the story.

Marilyn said...

The hanging is gorgeous - lovely pattern, lovely words. Lyn will be thrilled with it. Clever and lovely new header too.

Cheryll said...

Great verse and wonderful MiNi... well done Fiona! :)

Maria said...

You have stitched a lovely Mini for Lyn and also her special letter...
The first time I saw those beautiful words was a stitchery our eldest member (now 90) of our Patch Group, stitched them on a mini...

Shirley Cryan said...

I'm sure Lyn is going to love your mini swap, it's just lovely.

Oh by the way love the new heading, I have that vey Angel sitting in a box waiting for me to post to someone.

Too many eggs said...

i love your mini, it's just gorgeous...

i just finished reading that Kate Morton book....youll love it

Sheila said...

What an adorable min and I love the quote , so sweet and so true . Your swap partner is lucky :-) hugs Sheila

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely mini and such a cute saying..well done. Glad the Alphabet is getting a work out. Adored the Secret Keeper :-)

Jane Galley said...

I love the buttons on the flowers, perfect for the quote

Karen said...

This is a lovely mini. Great idea for your swap. It looks gorgeous!

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