August 30, 2010

Frosty Flakes - The Quilt!

I so enjoyed making the little snowflakes 
that this quilt just came together fairly easily and I love the look...
 I just needed time to finish it .....
normally it would only take a night BUT
with a bump to my DD2 head 
and an emegency doctors call
 I suspected she had hurt her neck
I was a bit panicked as she wouldn't move it...
for few hours, even with the doctor saying- all Ok
and then DD1 sprained her foot at a birthday party jumpy castle.... 
so off to hospital yet again... 
I finally managed to get a sewing afternoon in and stitch down the binding.... 
I used a wider than I normally do and white but it looked the best.
I used 84 X 2" squares for the sashing and then a 4" border...
also some little stitched and beaded stars in the middle corners.
 I can't wait to put it up at Christmas... maybe a little sooner..
 How is your little snowflakes coming along?????
 Another pattern this Wednesday...
 But here are the links for the ones already released.
 Have a great day!

 Hugs Dawn x x x

August 25, 2010

Ruby Sparkle!

Three blocks made , number four is ..'Ruby Sparkle'
I must admit the red really does look sparkly and almost glowing.

Download HERE!
Are you enjoying making these little hexi snowflakes????
 or I should say like my Darling daughter called them today
 "Lexi snowfleckles"... so cute, I had to laugh...
and I promised I would reveal the whole quilt all finished, 
and I will just a bit later today or early tomorrow.
It is together BUT I changed my mind on the
 quilting it so am franctically trying to get it finished now!

 Happy Stitching
I will be thinking of you while I stitch as well.
 Blessing and Hugs
Dawn x x x
 Edit:.. some have been having trouble downloading block four
from the post above try doing it from the sidebar
as that is a different version... same block
hope this helps... if not I can email it to you!

August 22, 2010

Little Squares and Owls!

Last weekend I cut all these little squares ready to 
sew together and add to my Frosy Flakes BOM 
or should I say BOW (Block - Of - the - Week). 

I have so enjoyed making all of the little snowflakes
and assembling the quilt. Now to quilt it and
reveal the finished Frosty Flakes mini quilt.
I will do this on Wednesday with Block four. 
Have you finished any of the blocks.
Well I have added a flicker group Here 
and onto the sidebar for you to upload your 
snowflakes pictures if you want to. 
I'd love to see them and I am sure many others would too.

Do you love Owls? Funky ones at that,
as well as little birds, how cute are they?
My friend loves owls..Lol... Don't you Khris?
I have started to really like our feathered friends too
and have a few projects to make from this gorgeous fabric
that Khris gave me for my birthday,
I am so blessed with lovely friends. Thanks Khris!

This is the Hexagon I made for the swap I am in 
and Judy was the recipient this month so I passed
it to her while we were sewing at Khris's house this week.
 We had such a ball, laughing, chatting and eating
 and some sewing was done... he he

 Hope your having a wonderful weekend.
  Hugs Dawn x x x x

August 18, 2010

Green Snowflakes?

I have never seen a green snowflake before
have you? but I have been stitching away
using the lovely Kate Spain
12 days of Christmas charm pack
and in it are some gorgeous greens
perfect for snowflakes...

I love this block, I love the color green,
its my birthstone color too, and it looks so fresh
and sparkly as a snowflake!

Happy Stitching

Blessings & Hugs
Dawn x x

August 16, 2010

How to sew Hexagons!

I have had a few email enquiries
asking how do I stitch my hexagons.
I had a little help when I first started doing
them again after many many years break.
My dear friend Vicki who loves
hexagons and makes the most gorgeous ones.
Stop past her blog to see the latest ones she has done.

Vicki sent me some links and here they are.
I love this method HERE pt 1 and HERE pt 2.
And another favorite which is the same method...HERE
I can save my templates and reuse them without
damaging them with a needle hole.
These are a brilliant method for a quick and neat hexagon.
Have you tried Hexagons lately.... there so easy.
Give them a go, lots of us are!
You'll be pleasantly surprised how quickly the come together.
Thanks for helping me get hooked Vicki...LOL..


Have you seen that Judith is having
a sale on her website CALICO COTTAGE.
She needs to clear out all her patterns,
up to 50% off, so have a look,
you may find just what you are looking for...
or for a gift for a friend....he he

Happy Stitching or shopping...LOL
Sweet Hugs
Dawn x x x

August 11, 2010

Frosty Flakes BOM block Two.

I hope you've enjoyed the first mini hexagon snowflake block,
one block down, now for number two.

I have named block two 'Ice Fancy'
because it reminded me of Ice Crystals,
cold and spectacular.

I added lots of sparkly beads and a little bit of fancy.

You can download block two HERE

And before I forget.

Happy Birthday Robyn

I hope you have a fabulous day,
and get beautifully spoilt.
Drop by Robyn's blog and wish her a Happy Birthday.

Happy stitching
Have a wonderful day!
Sweet Cinnamon-y Hugs
Dawn x x x

August 10, 2010

More Loveliness!

My Birthday celebrating has lasted almost 8 days long...
More beautiful gifts
like this gorgeous block from my dear friend Vikki
who is also one of the Gum Tree designers

A lovely notelet box with a drawer that was filled
with two lovely threadworx threads... variegated too!
Thank you Heather..
Spray basting glue ( I go through heaps)
and a fat quarter from Judy... THANKS JUDE
And a lovely bookmark from a dear friend J..
A packet of Peter Rabbit ribbons,
a packet of wedding buttons... and not for me but
for me to make things with ...Lol..
I have two weddings happening with family members
this next few months so will be able to make
some lovely cards..Thanks Vikki...

Also this gorgeous Australian Gum Blossom mug...
to enjoy a cuppa when us Gum Tree Girls get together.. he he
and that is online atm... but hopefully soon for real!
Wow I feel so blessed.... and very thankful.
I hope you get super spoiled on your Birthday...
Tomorrow is another dear blogging friends birthday..he he

Tomorrow also is Block Two of Frosty Flakes Bom.
See you then!
Happy Stitching
Dawn x x x

August 07, 2010

Flower Power Weekend!

My favorite magazine HOMESPUN has a
online web project for its readers...
A gorgeous pincushion, needle case and wrist pincushion.

I love it and the best thing is my girlfriend
Kris from Sew Prim Kris designed it.
You will need to buy the magazine Vol 11:8 for the
large needle holder if you live overseas
see my right hand side bar for the distributers.
I am excited and going to get out my fabrics
to make one for me and as a pressie for someone?...he he
Pop over to Kris's blog for lots of inspiration.

What are you making this weekend?

A little bird told me some friends ? and ? have
an online stitch- in going on between themselves.
Have a look at what they are hoping
to achieve and spur them on.
Happy Stitching
Sweet Cinnamon-y hugs
Dawn x x

August 06, 2010

Birthday Treats from Special Friends!

As you know it was my birthday a few days ago and
I was so so Blessed. I received lots of well wishes
from so many dear dear friends. Thank You!
And well wishes too from my new friends.
It made my Birthday extra special.
I also received many beautiful gifts in the mail.

A gorgeous little cushion (thanks Jenny)
which I have put on my little scissors, with some fabulous fabric
a fat quarter of one of my Favorite designers, Fig Tree.
A beautiful blue roses china mug,
the most amazing golden crystal Tassel ( thanks Vicki)
A Little Affirmations 'Seeds of Truth'
mini messages holder with a mini Angel brooch
with my birthstone in it (thank you Joy)

A 1/2 mt of romantic roses fabric (for my special little project)
with a gorgeous china love heart button
and amazing tea card(thank you Judith)
I definitely will be having tea with you (in my heart).
Some sweet sweet smelling body butter (Grapefruit and Vanilla)
A Red Door perfume pack...
one of my favorite perfumes (thankyou Lesley)
A recipe journal and silver Love Heart trinket box.
( from a dear friend of many years Karen)
Also some Magazines (a special smocking one) Thanks Tash,
the most amazing handmade shopping bag from a dear friend Veronica.
Thanks x x x

These amazing blocks stitched just for me
for a special little project I have in mind
from my Gum Tree sisters for my Birthday......
I adore them THANK YOU!
Thank you everyone for making my birthday
extra extra special.
I feel so blessed and loved.
Have a wonderful day everyone.
Back soon with some more show and tell.
Sweet Cinnamon-y Hugs
Dawn x x x

August 04, 2010

'Frosty Flakes' snowflakes BOM

Do you love snowflakes? I do and they remind me so much
of Christmas in the Northern Hemishere,
running around with my mittens and hat on in the snow,
playing snowball fights and building snowmen.

Frosty Flakes is my new FREE BOM
I wanted to share with you,
to make in time for Christmas.

It will run for the next 10 weeks starting today
and every Wednesday for 10 weeks
9 snowflakes to make, one a week for 9 weeks,
week 10 being the assembly instructions
for a delightful Christmas wall hanging.
Please grab the button above for your blog
and spread the news around, so everyone can join in.
You can also use the pattern to do a stitchery as well
without the hexagons if you wish.

You will need:
nine 5" fabric charm squares for snowflakes
nine 6 1/2" fabric squares for background
beads for embellishment
threads for stitchery (match to your fabrics)
appox 10" WOF of background for sashings.
assorted 1 1/2" squares for border.
( I have used a Kate Spain 12 days of Christmas
for Moda charm pack) with leftovers.

Click HERE for your FREE pattern
to start stitching today!
Happy Stitching
Sweet Cinnamon-y Hugs
Dawn x x x

August 01, 2010

'Springtime' Fresh Hope redwork quilt revealed.

Today I can show you the little secret the Gum Tree designers and I
have been keeping for nine or so months.
A collaborative effort to aid the 'Fresh Hope' program
We chatted, drew, designed, chatted some more, and stitched, quilted
and thoroughly enjoyed the colaborative effort to bring this quilt about...
You can read about the Quilt Here

Here is my block that I drew and stitched.
The inspiration behind my block was,

Giving from the heart is what the Fresh Hope program do...

they love without cost... they give without cost and

those women fortunate who are chosen for the Fresh Hope program

have an opportunity to grow in love.

They can come to a safe haven to be loved beyond measure

and start the journey of life with a fresh hope.

They have come out of their winters and have come into springtime.

They have a place to be themselves and catch the view of life

from a different perspective. A Fresh Hope perspective.

I then stitched away at a verse of the poem.
'happily enjoying all moments'
I can easily imagine siting on the little garden bench
smiling, enjoying the moments.

It has been a pleasure to join together with my Gum Tree friends
to help create something for the Fresh Hope,
a Spring time for all to enjoy.
Winter has gone ‘Springtime’ has come to Fresh Hope.
I Hope you ahve enjoyed finally seeing our 'Springtime'
Have a visit to Among the Gum Trees and read some more,
have a visit throughout today of
Jenny, Joy, Judith, Fiona,Vicki, Vikki and
Cheryl ( former member of Among the Gum Trees) to see their blocks
and the inspiration behind them.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Happy stitching

Sweet Cinnamon-y Hugs
Dawn x x x