Sunday, August 31, 2008

Rosalie Quinlan's Love Is

I have been making a effort to finish my Love Is Stitchery wallhanging.
This morning I cut all the blocks to size and got all the strips ready to piece
and cut into 1" square strips. I just love this wallhanging and I am so glad

that it won't be long before I can hang it on the wall. I have also taken a
photo of my
Friendship Braid quilt. I love this quilt as it has lots of my
favourite things
in it - chickens, hearts, Elvis, Betty Boop, stars, country,
I also
took a couple of close ups.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Butterfly Garden

I love quilter Leanne Beasley's work and I couldn't wait to get started
on her beautiful ButterflyGarden BOM. I brought my sewing machine into the lounge so I could watch the Olympics. I had a great time this morning sewing with my new machine, watching Australia win Gold in the swimming and piecing Blocks 1 and 2 of my BOM.
I have finally finished piecing the small blocks and now I can start to applique the butterflies, hearts and flowers. I received my Sweet Land of Liberty BOM yesterday from Buggy Barn in the US. I am so thrilled with this quilt as I love American themes and naive style quilts - this quilt has it all. I have also joined a pincushion BOM which will start next month so I am looking forward to posting photos of my pincushions. As I was putting my sewing machine back in my sewing room I realised that I had not posted a photo of my new bookcase. I had planned on using it for all my books but as usual I had to display some of my favourite things as well. So it ended up as two shelves for treasures and two for my favourite books. I couldn't take a photo in my sewing room without a photo of my barbies. I (and my friends) have rescued these barbies from op. shops - I just love them all.