Monday, 2 May 2011

While the boys are away, Mumma will stitch!

Some of my bloggy friends know that my boys have been away on an adventure for the past two weeks. Hubby and son headed off to the mainland to visit the Gem and Mineral Show in Bathurst, they also drove to Broken Hill and almost made it as far "Corner Country" (where the New South Wales, Queensland and South Australian state borders meet). They returned home Friday night, just in time to see Kate and William kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Wasn't the wedding beautiful, they make such a lovely couple.
So while my boys were away I made the most of my "ME" time and enjoyed plenty of time stitching. Here's some of the things I have to show you
Block one of Butterfly Garden, ready for embroidery

I'm using layer cakes of Strawberry Fields for this, it's so soft and pretty.

I've completed the Leanne Beasely needlecase from The Quilted Crow's Gathering



and made a start on my hexies for the Vignette Hexagon Quilt Stitchalong
  
(Fee and I plan on having one Monday a month to dedicate to hexie stitching, I'll call it "Fee and Me" time!!)

I helped Helen with some or her preparations for her trip to Salt Lake City, I'm afraid I'm heavier than her luggage so I couldn't squeeze into her suitcases, one day I'm going to go with her!! If you're going to the trade show in Salt Lake City be sure to pop by her stand "Pattern Press" and check out all the wonderful aussie patterns she has.

The last two weeks flew by really quickly and I didn't get as much done as I would have liked but that doesn't matter, I don't need to put that kind of pressure on myself.

Anyway I still have this afternnon to myself and then back to my regular routine tomorrow.
Cheers and Happy Stitching
Jo
xxx

24 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

looks like you had a pretty good time while the boys were away.........love all the sewing........

Christine M said...

You certainly got a lot done Jo. Everything looks so lovely. I enjoy it when my boys all head off to the footy and I can just sit and sew!

Kerryanne English said...

What a lovely time you must have had Jo just stitching away the days. All looks beautiful too.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Roseanne said...

Look like you had lots of me time because you got so much dome. I love them all

Anita said...

Hi Jo, I've just had some ME time too, so I know how happy you must be feeling. You get so much done when left to your own devices. Love your projects, very pretty. Kind regards, Anita.

Karen 'n Chris said...

Lovely light and spring like colours Jo. They all look wonderful.
Love the hexies, have to get a move on with mine.
Good to get real "me" time that is just for you.

Kerri said...

I should of come over. We could have had lots of fun. Tell me when you are sending them away again and we will have to do it then

Christine said...

I love your Butterfly Garden block in Strawberry Fields. And the needlecase is gorgeous. You certainly have been busy.

Leanne said...

ME time is always good. Love the Stichery on the needle case.

Sue W ♥ said...

Good to see you had some 'me' time, treasure the moments and make the most of them, pacing yourself seemed to work they all look gorgeous

Fiona said...

Wow !! Look at all of that eye candy. I love the sound of our Fee and Me days - Can't wait !!

Hugs - Fee XX

Annie said...

Gorgeous projects Jo...enjoy your Free Fee and Me days :)

Farmyard Crafts said...

Wow! You did get alot done! Gorgeous!! :)

Vicki ♥ said...

I love what you have made Jo....its all so really pretty :) What a pity you didnt fit into Helens case...:)
I love your blogs banner too ..its pretty too :) hugs Vicki

Vicki said...

You have been very busy, Jo. Needlecase looks wonderful - didn't get mine started, but certainly have it on my to do list for the future.

Isabella said...

Your stitching roll looks lovely and so does your down in the garden block which I have done three of but put on the back burner guess I should get it out but there is just so much time in the day and soo much stitching to do :):)

Quilt Kitty said...

Strawberry Fields is a lovley range & showing up perfectly for Butterfly Garden. Sounds like you have been very busywith great results. Tracee xx

Jan said...

How lovely to have lots of time to yourself for creating, Jo! Bet you missed them though...

Dawn said...

wow love the Butterfly Garden block one..looks great... and those hexi's will soon grow esp with a day dedicated to making them...
Love the new header too... looks so sweet
Hugs Dawn x x

Stina said...

WOW... Love it.. it will look just fantastic... :o))
So so pretty Jo..
Now I know what I have to do...lol... so see you
Well done.. loved to see!!!

julia said...

hey sis,
oooooh. i'm in awe.
awe-some, simply stunning. i just love your butterfly garden block and what a perfect fabric choice! can't wait to see more!!
and wow, the needlecase is fantastic!
...and u-oh, you get me thinking about starting my own hexie pattern...not good, i've already too many balls in the air :).
hugs to you,
julia

p.s. i so regretted to have to work on friday! :(

Maree: said...

I Think you did well in your Home Alone Time..Love that Needle Roll and Your Hexies look Great!!
cheers

Lynda said...

So many beauties in your photos - what a great bit of me time you had. Butterfly Garden is so pretty in Strawberry Fields.

Bec said...

Butterfly Garden is so pretty in Strawberry Fields! Has a bit of a vinatge feel to it, 1930s-ish! Me time is great isn't it!