Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Easter Weekend Sew In .......

Last weekend, I joined Wendy and lots of other ladies for some Easter sewing. I mainly concentrated on my Splendid Sampler blocks which had been building up.
Over the last couple of weeks I have been on holidays. Firstly to Tasmania with my hubby to catch-up with family and also to attend Let's Get Stitched, then home and off to another retreat at Tamborine Mountain not far from where I live.

Before I left I had joined The Splendid Sampler on-line group hosted by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson. It started mid February and 2 free blocks are given weekly.
I managed to get a few done before I left but when I arrived home I had lots of blocks waiting for me so that is what I concentrated on over the weekend. Lots of prep work and some stitching.
Some of the blocks below are ready for the embroidery to be done.

I also traced and started to stitch Wendy's free Happy Easter block. I'm using a blue background and a Cottage Garden thread called Indian Lily.
Below are the blocks I have finished so far......
Fabric used is by designer : Sweetwater. Mainly from their Reunion and Hometown ranges.
Thank you Wendy for hosting and for the free Happy Easter block you gave us.
Well must go, more work to do on those blocks...............

Thursday, March 24, 2016

FNSI (Easter Weekend Sew In)

I am joining Wendy and other quilting friends on an Easter Weekend Sew In. Come and join us any time over the weekend for a spot of stitching . Read Wendy's post here.

Wendy has generously designed a free Easter stitchery for you to sew when you sign up.
Hope to see you there.
HAPPY EASTER everyone and Happy Sewing............

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Tasmania here we come !!

It has been a busy few weeks and I have lots to post about but will have to do that when I get back from our holiday to Tasmania. Chris and I leave at 6.00 am in the morning for the airport. Today we took Ruby to have her own holiday at a boarding kennel. She was really excited to go inside with the lovely girl who welcomed us and I am hoping she is still feeling the same now and not doing the little howling trick she does when she is lonely and wants some attention. She gets on with other dogs very well usually and often just sits outside the fence and watches them playing during her daily walks. Makes walking her quite lengthy.
I must admit I miss her already. She is so cute when she is asleep.

We will be away for 10 days visiting Chris's family and I am lucky enough to be going to Let's Get Stitched 2016 for three days whilst  there. So looking forward to catching up with all the friends I get to see once a year at this event.
Well must go as I have a bit more packing to do before I can get to bed.
Be back in a couple of weeks...............
Till next time........ Happy Stitching...........