Thursday I went out for breakfast at my favourite restaurant on the Quay Angelina's. Afterwards I went for a bit of a walk and checked out the flora and fauna. This is my friend Rita's Beauty Berry. I'm always amazed at the lovely colour it is and how stark the branches are with the pops of colour.Some of the clusters are quite full.
Saturday, 3 December 2016
Sunday, 20 November 2016
After a several month break from working on my Bird Dance Blocks I decided to return to them after finishing my Sue Spargo needlecase. First I added the cotton appliques and then start with the background stitching. I reversed the shape of the crescent moon.
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Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Here is my finished needle case. Tuesday I felt like I was getting a cold so I didn't go to my guild meeting. I stayed home and finished off my piece.
Monday, 7 November 2016
Several months ago I cut out pieces for a needle case designed by Sue Spargo in Better Home and Gardens American Patchwork and Quilting April 2016 edition. As often happens it got put aside while I decided what to use for a background. Well on Sunday morning I finally made a choice to use a recycled wool I found in a skirt at a Value Village Thrift shops several years ago. Here are all the pieces stitched down and ready to be embellished.
Just after midnight I finished stitching everything and now have to put it together. I've a couple of ideas to change the inside a bit rather than just put some pages for needles inside.
Palestrina knot stitches around the outline of the body and also for the legs.
More drizzle stitches on the tail.
Cheri Paynes Quilts by Cheri Friends page on Facebook. She offers some of her older patterns if you like her page.
Stacy West's Halloween Bash Blog Hop. If you go to each day you will find links for fun projects. This one was found here.
You can find the link on Stacy's page here along with some great Halloween treat recipes each day.
Sweet P Quilting and Designs. She has been making a lot of seasonal pillows. Mine still needs some eyes, I say he is blinking from the flash when I took his picture.
Cathy Cardiff of The Cottage at Cardiff Farms designed a cute pumpkin and spider treat bag.
To finished up the blog hop Stacy made an owl pin that once again I found a cute Halloween print to put him on.
Enjoy your week of stitching.