You had better grab a cuppa - I have lots to show you in this post. Ta Da !!! The needle roll is now finished.
It was 4 weeks ago that I started this project at the Gathering...
Many many evenings in that time have been spent stitching.
But there is a major problem with the finished project.......
It is way too pretty to use !! I hope Leanne releases it into a pattern soon so you can all make one of your own too..... You will enjoy it so much - I loved every minute of it.
Yesterday I also finished the borders around 4 more blocks of "Tis The Season - That makes 7 completed.
I made a few of these lovely little gift bags using this tutorial HERE. This one I made from an old Vintage Napkin.
Isn't the little embroidered flower sweet?
Last week I found a few treasures at my local thrift store. A lovely candle stick, Vase, Napkins and a gorgeous lace and damask tablecloth.
Which is now cleaned, ironed and on my table.
Yesterday Jo came for a visit. We decided that we would both start the Hexagon quilt in the latest issue of Vignette. Jo is using Bliss and I am using Strawberry Fields.
We ceremonisouly opened our Jelly Rolls together ( I just hate unwrapping all that prettiness) and we traced, cut, glued and folded......
By the end of the day we had some nice little piles of hexagons to start stitching with. We have decided to set aside 1 day a month to spend together and make hexies. We figure we can have them finished by the time we are 50 - LOL
This morning we headed off to the local market together - I picked up a lovely bunch of flowers. We then went to Jo's for some more hexie making for a couple of hours and watched a movie which made us both cry. I can see why hexies are addictive - I am really enjoying making them.
We have both joined Sarah & Leanne's Vignette Hexie Quilt A Long over HERE. Are you making hexies too?
Finally before I head off for a nana nap I wanted to show you what Jo gave me for my birthday.
She made the card which is the most beautiful rose. I adore cards - They are something I treasure.
And this adorable bag from Anni Downs Book - The Book Of The Bag. Jo chose some very "Fee" fabrics and I will treasure it.
Easter has been a very relaxing break around here. All of the family come for lunch tomorrow and all of the littlies will be having an easter egg hunt around our garden. I hope that you have been able to spend some time with those that matter in your life and have enjoyed the break.
Love & Hugs,