Monday, November 28, 2011

Feeling Special!

I have just participated in THE best swap ever!

The Christmas Mug Rug Swap on Flick'r.

This one ran a little differently, in that we knew, from the very beginning, who 

our partner was.

We were only allowed to post 'sneak peaks'.

So far my partner Julie has only seen this....

But today I received this....

And these are just the extras!

Fabric, stickers tags, ribbon!  

And not just one mug rug.....

...beautifully free-pieced and quilted!

But two!!!

Look at this cute little red Christmas bike carrying a Christmas Tree!

With its pretty spot flange and swirled quilting!

Didn't Julie 'read' me well?

And here are the backs....

as pretty as the fronts!

These beauties are too lovely to spoil with tea or coffee stains!

They will be a highlight of my Christmas decorating!

I am indeed feeling very special today!  

Thank you Julie!

Check out her lovely work over here...

Happy days!


Friday, November 25, 2011

Sunday Stash!

It has been sometime since I did a Sunday Stash post!

But it has been sometime since I bought such beautiful fabric!

ECHO by Lotta Jansdotter!

Do you have fabric envy?

I love how this feels...

And how it looks!

Such clean lines...

and amazing colours!

I bought it from Fabricworm...

and boy, was it quick!

(Not sure why my other parcels from the States take so long!)

I have definite plans for this, so stay tuned!

I'd love to know what fabric you are ogling!

Maybe there is something out there I haven't seen yet!

Happy sewing!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It's in the Mail!

My Christmas Table Runner is on its way...

to the other side of the world!

With a little tree decoration to go with it.

The Christmas Mug Rug is also in the mail - to Julie in the United States!

This is the back...I don't want to spoil the surprise too much!

I have spent a little time making some other Christmas decorations too.....

And finally a couple of shots of my FW blocks all together..

32 in all!

I'm hoping to start quilting either my "Pies and Tarts" quilt or

the "Cool Change" baby quilt next week!

Stay tuned!

Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WIPS Wednesday!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Happy sewing!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Like Sands Through an Hour Glass...

Yes, another episode of the FW soap opera....

Denyse is a hard worker....

from "Morning"

#57 (Lots of little pieces here!)

through "Noon and Light"

#60 (I tried to 'fussy cut' these!)

to the "End of Day"!

#30 This is a favourite!

so are the days of our her life!

Happy days!

(PS- I wanted to show you the Mug Rug I sent to Julie... 

she received it yesterday!)


Friday, November 18, 2011

Plans in the Making...

There has been much discussion between the Farmer and his Wife...

about plans in the making....

The "Gentleman's Fancy"....


is, for outside, a "Windmill"....


to make a "Practical Orchard"!


While "Mother's Dream", for the kitchen....


is "Linoleum"...


and a "Kitchen Woodbox"!

Who will win this argument?!

The Farmer?

or his wife?

In the meantime....

32 blocks so far!

....this is how things are stacking up!

Happy days!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Touching base!

Life has taken over this week..

So not much to share....

I'm calling this 'finished' because I don't think I have time to do more before 

mail day....

I hope my secret partner, across the seas, likes it as much as I do!

And because my partner for this swap is NOT a secret...

this is all I can share with you for the moment!

(Are you hoping for more, Julie!?)

I hope to show you a little bit more....


I am really pleased with how this is working out!

Finally, this bowl of prettiness has put some sunshine in my rather dreary,

work laden,

"sniffle" ridden week!

Thank you Mary...

I still have plenty.....

You see, I'm not very good at sharing!

Happy days!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Spot of Bother!

The Farmer and his wife had a little tiff......

Yes, Denyse was being a difficult.....

She was being a "Contrary Wife", in fact!

And before you know it, things had.....


Then things got really bad....

someone nearly ended up in a "Box"!!!


Luckily they kissed and made up....

and they are back together!

For the time being, at least!

Happy days!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Reporting In!

with little bit and pieces!

Firstly, I decided to get some order into my stash!

I borrowed this book from my library...

And got cutting...

into 2", 3.5" and 5" squares!

There is something satisfying about make order out of scrap!

And I have started a new secret project.....

but I have only got to the cutting stage with this!

I have managed a little sewing...

Here are some of my favourite Farmer's Wife blocks together....

And the hand quilting on my Modern Sampler Christmas Runner! ooops!

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIPS Wednesday!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Happy days...


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The number nine...

is the only thing these Farmer's Wife blocks have in common!

It's the number of pieces in each of today's blocks...

I like the fresh simplicity of # 29- Economy.

This is # 77 - Seasons....

which looks kind of like Spring/Summer and Winter rolled into one pretty block!

And finally #5 is Bat Wing!

(I think this one will be need to set square in the quilt.)

Here they are all together!

So I have a more definite plan for my blocks now...

Some will be set on point and some square...

I just think some blocks work best that way, don't you?

Happy Sewing!


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