Friday, February 18, 2011

Still getting things done .....

I'm a member of an online group "Friends in Stitching" and last year we had a BOM with members taking turns choosing blocks, so now mine is patiently waiting for quilting. I hope to do it next week as today I ordered a new sewing machine, I've been eyeing it off for quite a while now and should get it next Tuesday.... I'm so excited..... I'll pop a photo as soon as it comes.


The lovely Sarah who organises our FIS site sent each member this great quilt label and card ( which has a lovely verse inside) with a teabag, a very nice surprise which I'll be happy to put on my quilt when finished.
Thank you Sarah.


I've also finished another block of my Blossom Lane quilt.... 2 more to go.









Here is my bear "Chloe" that Teresa made for me for christmas, she also gave me a lovely doiley to make a dress for her..... the brooch belonged to me sister ..June... and I've been waiting for a special project to put it on and this is it.... special gift from a special friend......perfect.




Another block finished for the Lynette Anderson BOM.




Another project in progress is  "Crazy Patch Christmas " quilt by Lynette Anderson, lots to go on this one so it might be slow going  but steady I hope.




I also bought myself a couple of pressies.... naughty but nice..... from Lynette Anderson  these great little wooden sewing tools and I got my blog put into book form  so I guess one could say ...... I'm published  hehehehe ....   its just the first couple of years of  blogging so I will order another one soon, it is lovely to have the book to look back on.


and last but not  least.... my lovely g/daughter Corinne spent 3 weeks in Japan and has given me and Pop a couple of great gifts..... obviously the whiskey is for Pop and the others are mine, she knows how much I love Pooh Bear so he is now sitting on my bedside chest of drawers, the plate and  Pooh are from Disneyland, love the little Japanese bear dressed in all the traditional clothes..... thank you Corinne I love them. 


5 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Where do I begin.....far too much inspiration here Helen....it all looks fantastic....

Sue ♥ said...

I love your FIS BOM and the label is such a lovely idea, your embroidery is gorgeous, love the basket filled with flowers, ted is too cute and Corinne isn't she sweet bringing you something from Japan.
Lynette's Bom is almost done and I think you are ahead of me with that one, also love her crazy patch blocks and congratulations on becoming published, that's such a great idea

Lynda said...

So many beautiful blocks Helen. The BOM quilt top is gorgeous and so are your presents. Teresa is so talented.

Chookyblue...... said...

you have been busy here........I got my label too..........better get moving with the quilt..........

Cath Ü said...

You are on a roll... fantastic work....... a new sewing machine... can;t wait to see what you have chosen...

Cath Ü