Tuesday, October 27, 2009

stitching angel package received today

Jenny in Austrailia sent this lovely package filled with perfectly stitcheded gifts! The little bag is embroidered in blues in the shape of a heart and is the perfect size for my work in progress patterns and notes. It sits on my worktable where I can enjoy every day as I work. There is also an embroidered notebook cover with a little basket and heart design that holds a tablet where I can keep my design notes and sketches. This will be such a nice way to carry my notebook with me wherever I go! The little pink squares are a set of beautiful little coasters with roses on them. They are far to nice to use for coasters, I have them lined up across the top of my design wall where I can see them as I work. I may use them for coasters someday but for now I just want to admire the beautiful stitching! She also sent a beautiful set of stationary with flowers that must be found only in Austrailia, I have never seen anything like them! And a cut of fabric that says" Bootlebrush" ! The pattern of the fabric is wonderful I have been looking up Bootlebrush on the internet to see the tree...nothing like that here! Thank you again for all of the beautiful stitching and the special gifts. I will treasure them and think of Jenny in Austrailia whenever I use them. Be sure to visit her blog: www.elefantz.blogspot.com and see her lovely work!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

bento box quilt top complete

Well, I finally finished the blocks for this bento block quilt. I decided to use some of the yellow and white and black and white prints for the sahing instead of a solid color. Added the sashing so that it made a step design around the blocks with a final border of white and black polka dots. I just wanted it to be fun and keep the random feel of the blocks. Now have 13 unquilted quilt tops! I better get another one made quickly.....(good thing I'm not superstitious!)

Sunday, October 4, 2009


I was inspired by ruthiequilts on Flickr who made one of these fun little quilts. The design came from an out of print Quilt with Style magazine. She cleverly added the candy corn border. She made hers as a tiny mini just 6 inches including the border! I made this one large enough for a small mini wall hanging at 13 inches plus the border. It's off to Pittsburgh to surprise my four small grandsons and help them get in the mood for halloween! Boo!!!
Be sure to visit ayankeequilter.blogspot.com for a chance to win a free jelly roll, but more important for a chance to help a family having some trouble right now... make a block and help a family.

Friday, October 2, 2009

patchwork embroidered bag

I saw a bag similar to this on a blog and sketched it out. I made a note somewhere so I could remember the blog, but it's nowhere to be found. I haven't done any hand embroidery for a long time, but enjoyed doing the handwork part of the bag especially the bee! I spent quite a bit of time doing some detailed quilting as well. I think it really adds to the finished look of the bag. Should be a nice fall accessory.