Thursday, 21 April 2011

MORE Cutter Quilt fun and Easter Bunnies!

Hello friends and welcome! Just a few things to share with you all today.
The postman has been nice this week and brought me my long awaited package from one of my favorite designers - take a peek at this just for a teaser at a few things I'm going to be enjoying soon!

I know you can't see much YET but that would spoil the finish/ end result, now wouldn't it!!
I've been wanting to try punch needle again and so as not to complicate things I just did this little tulip pattern for a spring ditty bag~



But these bunnies I made up this week bring a smile to my face. I made them based on one of Robin's freebie doodles from her lovely blog Bird in the Hand Primitives.
This is the baby bunny...
And this is Mummy Bunny...in her cutter quilt apron! I was wondering what to dress her in when I saw the remnant of cutter quilt and BINGO! knew she'd look great in it with a pocket full of herbs from the garden!



Well our Spring break has got off to a lovely start weather wise with warm sunny days. We've been out and about enjoying the fresh air on rambles and picnics and I've got some painting and gardening done too!

I'll leave you with another sneak peek at a project I've got lined up involving this item from ebay which arrived the other day....

And to all my blogging friends may I wish you a blessed Easter this weekend for it is more than just bunnies and eggs etc. I love the Easter morning service when we praise the Lord for the resurrection of the Savior after suffering on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins...


'Up from the grave He arose!
With a mighty triumph o'er His foes!
He arose the Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever with the saints to reign!
Hallelujah Christ arose!

Have a glorious Easter,

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Cutter Quilt Fun

Hello friends! How are you this fine Saturday?


I am feeling good as we are going to take it easy the next couple of weeks with the kids being off school and no hurry to do much except enjoy the fine spring weather and have fun! (Spring cleaning has been conveniently assigned to a hiding place somewhere in the back of my mind and given a rest too!!!)

So I got to enjoying myself with a whole day of sewing whatever I wanted!!! How good does that sound?!!! The kids were happy to play outside with friends and come in only when refuelling was required!

I happily took my scissors to an old quilt which was crying out to be made into spring/Easter makedo's and of course I gladly obliged!


I got to making this Easter Egg make do on an old bobbin - I fastened the Easter banner on with rusty pins and that way I can easily change it if I need to~


Next off I made this sweet as can be little bag and attached the Spring with pins again and put in some dried fir branches which kinda resembles sweet annie - well maybe if you don't look too closely! ;-)






These are quite bright pics but the quilt is in lovely spring colors tho' I have tea stained them and they do look more aged in reality.

And OH the luxury of having nothing pressing to do but sew! I even managed to cross stitch this freebie from Primitive Betty's - can't have too many peacock sticheries!

I'll probably make it into a pinkeep and sell it then - just didn't have time to do that as hubby just came home with dinner - my favorite, Chinese take away! Yumm!
Now that's pretty near a GREAT day in my book!

Hope you all enjoy your day!
Best wishes!



Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Shoppybag?


Hi one and all!
I'm just popping in for a quick query if any one can help - I didn't find google or forums too clear on the subject.

Is Shoppybag.com safe to sign up to?

I've received a couple of emails saying I've been tagged and sent a photo but I am then told to sign up to shoppybag.com to open it but when I checked it out some forums warned that it was a scam as once you sign up, your list of contacts can then be used by them and I for one am not comfortable with this.

So really what I'm asking is if this has been your experience and is it genuine? I don't want to be tagged or tag others without their consent or am I missing out on something?

I'd be grateful to hear from anyone in the know!
Thanks in anticipation!


Monday, 11 April 2011

Sampler Finished!

It's taken me the best part of 3 mths to do, but hurray! I've just finished the 'Friends Gather Here' sampler by Stacy Nash! :-)

Last week I took to stitching some more of it and decided it was time to finish it! In between getting the garden sorted a bit and digging weeds etc, that is!! The weather here has been beautiful until today when we've had all 4 seasons rolled into one.


Here it is in a temporary frame I had sitting about - just wanted to get an idea of how it will look framed but I need to find a better sized one and prim it up.




I love the shades and hues used in this sampler. This is done on osnaburg - I'd started it on osnaburg before I found out what a joy it is to stitch on linen and the next one I do will be on linen for sure!

This might be all the stitching I get done for a while what with the kids off school for 2 wks come Friday and Easter outings I hope!

And tomorrow we have our oldest daughter celebrating her 12th birthday! I've already baked a Chocolate Cola cake at her request so we look forward to indulging tomorrow!
Hope you have a very happy b'day, dear daughter!!!!

Have a wonderful week and thanks for your visit - it's always a blessing to read your comments!
Best wishes