Monday, 7 June 2010

A finish, a start, a win and a trip!

It was a rather chilly weekend in Hobart, perfect stitching weather. I finished off another sample for The Quilted Crow. This project is another Marg Low sweety called Vintage Stitchers Sampler.
I've almost completed a sample of Aunt Ivy's Sewing Basket too, but I'll show you that when it's done.
I've finally made a start on Helen's Life is Beatiful Quilt, I'm using Rural Jardin fabrics and the stitchery background is from the Rouenneries range.
I was very lucky to win a gorgeous Prize from Kate, Stitched With Love.
Kate sent me this gorgeous bundle of FQ's, they go so beautifully with some other FQ's I have stashed away so they'll be ending up in a quilt. Thank-you Kate!
My Gardener's Journal block for June just needs assembling.

Friday will see Helen, Fee and myself winging our way to Sydney for The Quilt and Craft Expo (Trade Only Event). I'm looking forward to a weekend away with stitching friends and being amongst it all. So if you're going to be there stop by The Pattern Press stand and say gidday!

13 comments:

Roseanne said...

Another win for you Jo the fabic that you won look very nice. It was quite cold here to on the week end. love the stitching that you got done over the week end.

Margaret said...

Another lovely post.

Sandi Butler said...

You do beautiful projects, Jo. Great fabric bundle, too, even better that it goes with other colours in your stash. The trade show sounds exciting, hope you and Helen and Fee do really well. Have fun!!!!

Kris said...

Sounds like the perfect post. A bit of everything! Have a great time in Sydney. (Jealous much, but loving that SOMEONE is having a good time lol!)

Elyte said...

Your little sampler project looks great.
I have seen some of the stitcheries in the Life is Beautiful quilt and they are so delicate and gorgeous. Fighting the temptation on that one.
Have a great time in Sydney.

creativity amongst chaos said...

Hi Jo! Best of luck to and from the show. Hope you get some "fun" time! I hope I can get started on the Life is Beautiful quilt...too busy this summer, but I look forward to it this fall. Love the blue! -Cori

Stina said...

Ohhh.. Love the the vintage set... it is wonderful... :o)
Marg is soooo clever.. :o)

wonderwoman said...

goodness you have been busy - such lovely stitcheries and gorgeous fabric.
xx

Catherine said...

Love your stitcheries Jo! Have fun in Sydney!! Cathyx

Sue-Anne said...

You've done a lovely job of Marg's pattern. She gave me one of the thread holders for my birthday one year and I use it all the time. I must make another one to keep with my hexagons. Have fun in Sydney!

Maree: said...

What a Shame I am not going to Sydney this Year..I could have popped by...Love your projects & Congrats on your Win...Enjoy your Trip..it's a Great Show.
cheers

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Luv the stitching sample you made Jo..nice work!!
Jane.

Cath Ü said...

Fantastic.... I miss going to the shows... Love them.....
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