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This my evil little black cat who sleeps in envelope drawers, on light boxes, on new quilts, behind computers and sewing machines, rules the 50kg dog and is the inspiration behind the quick cat quilt for the family room. 12 silhouettes of this naughty girl on dark blue ticking with collars and balls for the red highlights. It was fun to do hand applique again and I have a tough family quilt that I don't mind if black animals claim it occasionally. mmmm
Finally blogging about the wonderful Stitchers Dream Day out at Highfields, Toowoomba Qld. Here is Marion from the Quilters Angel telling the girls what they could and could not do. However you can see from the photo they are not listening as the girls are all raiding the goody boxes.From the left Debbie Magee from "Always Stitchin", the cheeky Shelly Anne from "Shelly Anne Designs" and of course the famous but very shy Bronwyn Hays from "Red Brolly Designs". Note the background quilts of my "Simple Cupcakes", "Vintage Flower Girls" and the "Vintage Miniature Sewing Machines".The boxes has been inspected and the girls are actually listening.Marion is showing a very cute morning tea display made by a stitcherer, the gaps on the platter were not from the treats being consumed rather that the tiny teacups flung themselves off the platter as they were paraded around the marqee.Lots of talking and some stitching.These girls are serious, apparently this year classes achieved the most sewing ever. At one table on the Sunday I thought my sample had travelled to a stitching table, but the darling lady had stayed up to 1.30am and completed the project. Sorry no photo but i did give her a prize. The famous four.Some of the projects. Check other blogs for better photos some ladies have done a superb job on reporting about the day.My little Sweet Treats BookCover iron-on pattern or pre printed will be available on Wednesday.Shelly Anne's superb cake holder in all its glory.
Its back to a hot chocolate, a taped Midsommer Murder and a beautiful new stitchery that I can't wait to get back to stitching "The English Rose" a new BOM.
Sorry about the delay, stitched this a month ago, then lost it under all the other creations. 'Ego' a killer pair of heels stitched in charcoal with gold buckle and gold dangly jewelry. We can't always have pink fabrics, the charcoal in this one compliments the first block. You can find the free monthly blocks in the 'Downloads' section of my shopping website here's a direct link
The downloadable single blocks will be available for 90 days, so keep in touch.
Half way to Toowoomba is the little town of Marburg which has the greatest Antique Shop ( well I think so) full of whacky Primitive pieces in one building and superb quality pieces in another. One year it had ancient unused coffins and the largest meatsafe ever 7 ft high by 6 ft across domed front and many layers of paint the final being bright yellow. It was not a converted wardrobe cupboard, as it was extremely heavily constructed with major security to prevent food theft. I still dream of this beautiful piece of Australian Heritage and wonder where it originally came from. It had to be from a very large and successful property because of its sheer size. Its called Scotland Yard Antiques and the darling Scotsman who runs it was sitting down to milk and cookies when we called in. This depression era chest of drawers was a beauty with Kero tins drawers and cotton reel drawer pulls. A turn of the last Century pair of ladies riding boots complete with wooden stays. Excuse the quality of photo I had to resort to the phone camera. A New Home treadle that needs a little love. These pigeon holes would come in handy The neighbours up the road. Lots of wonderful old Queenslanders in differing states of repair.
Stitching 3 Vintage Teapots in a stem stitch on the Linen tea towel while the Pagan drove up the range to Highfields where the Quilters Angel is hosting the Stitchers Dream Day Out. More news on that front next blog.
Received a parcel of beautiful linen teatowels from Europe
and had to abandon everything else to start stitching. So I have been madly
stem stitching 2 vintage teacups and a elegant Teapot to match in pretty blues,
pinks and greens. So shabby chic. The pattern will be available as an iron-on
pattern and you’ll be able to purchase extra teatowels here's a direct link Working in a stem stitch was a change from the standard
backstitch and having to keep the back as neat as possible was a challenge, but
handling the pure Linen was heaven. More more please, so next are the row of
tempting cupcakes,2 teapots and a
coffee pot, and the crinoline lady of course.
If you have any suggestions on what you’d like to see on
teatowels please comment on the blog, I’d love to hear from you.