May 20, 2012

It's been ages...

since I have posted on here
it really does seem like it anyway but only a 
few weeks in reality...only a few weeks so SORRY!
 I have missed you all, missed reading your blogs too.
But I have been quilting, quilting some 
truly gorgeous quilts for some clients of late.
Isn't this gorgeous...
 I also got to spend some time stitching around the shapes of my
girls tree quilts... below is the tree with a birdy in it.
 and some lovely dresdens to be added to their quilts..
They are almost finished and ready to quilt, bind and be loved.
 So keep watching this space for the final'll love it too!

Some Kind Of Wonderful blocks 
did get a look in these last few weeks as well.
appliqued or ready to applique, all they need now is their stitching done.
 and hopefully I can catch back up again.
In the mail this last week arrived this lovely parcel
 from Jenny with a magazine,
 some sweet fabric and a gorgeous crochet medallion...
 It helped me slow down that day...I had a read and sipped some tea..
 Thanks Jenny I needed to recoup. x x
The Handmade magazine is a mag that I haven't looked at for ages
and it was such a delight to read.
They have changed their format and
it was so much easier to read the patterns this time I must say. 
Grab a Handmade next time your'll be thrilled too.
Now to finish some quilts that are eager to be quilted. 

 Happy Stitching
 Hugs Dawn x x x

May 03, 2012

A new Baby to me!

Sorry this is a day late,
 I have a new Baby,
 a new to me Baby!
 Do you like her?.... she's a beauty
 My dear friend Judy bought herself a new machine and
I had oppurtunity to purchase her older model...
but it's NEW to me.
 A Janome 6600 Memory Craft professional.
 I am thrilled and so excited to be using this machine.
 It has many many features my old machine did not have...
 Judy had named her machine Willy after her Dad
 and so when I aquired this new to me machine I renamed her...
 as it was from my sweet lady friend Judy.
and then to me I thought I would keep in theme.
 Her name is now Willomena... 
after all just a slight name change I think is ok.
 I am now excited again to be sewing...
and have loads of UFO's that need a better
 machine to finish them off..he he...any excuse.
 So if I am missing, I am in action...
sewing with my NEW baby...

 Happy sewing

 Hugs Dawn x x

May 01, 2012

A week of doing this and that and some sewing too.

its May and I am still in February...time is zooming by.
 Does that happen to you too...time flying!
Last week was the first week of the new school term had
 me busy in my sewing room...cutting cutting
 and it makes it so much easier for me
 cutting 84 circles with my Go Baby!

 I had planned to make my girls some quilts during
 the last school holidays but as I spent most of it sick,
 as soon as had the chance and was well enough 
to start sewing I picked some favorite blocks that
I had chosen for their quilts...
 This tree pattern is from the Accuquilt site... HERE
 Chitter Chatter cute, just needs some birdies
Now I just need to find the right applique to add to the centre
 of these adorable hexagon looking blocks...

these blocks are just adorable...and again need  more applique.
 The floating stars are from The Modern Blocks Book..
 great value for lots of different blocks.

  This quilt is not my design, only my creativity in assembling it.
 I am just building with blocks or patterns of
other designers I have bought or have for free off the net
and assembling them together.
 It is so much fun and I will show it once its all together..
 My friend Judy is doing two quilts as well 
for her little twin granddaughters.
 We are having fun assembling them lots of laughs and fun.
 I'll be back tomorrow with a picture of my new baby!

 Sweet Cinnamon-y Hugs
 Dawn x x x