Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Shabby Chic

When a swap for a Shabby Chic item was first announced my mind went blank.  What exactly was Shabby Chic?  After a wander around with Mr Google I decided I could enter this swap, and when after our partners were announced I visited my favourite fabric shop and noticed a selection of shabby chic fabrics.

A lovely stitchery by Jenny of Elefantz gave me the perfect centre for a cushion.  Somehow the idea of a chair in a cushion gave a moment of whimsy.  There was one serious downfall ... I so loved the completed cushion that it almost didn't get posted to Shez.  Today she received the Shabby Chic swap, which gives me every reason to make this post, including a photo of said item.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Lemon or Milk?

The Asian Teapot BOM creates a small diversion amongst larger projects, which means I now tackle two teapots at a time.  Each teapot takes a small piece of fabric and I sometimes appear to spend more time looking for the 'right fabric' than in stitching the teapot.

Block 8
Block 9

Three more to go ... which means 2012 is drawing closer and closer to its end.

With all these wonderful teapots ... all shapes and sizes ... it is easy to imagine sitting sipping tea.  Would you prefer milk or lemon?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Almost there

Only one block to go in Jenny of Elefantz BOM 'Promises and Borders' ... Yay!!  I have downloaded the final block and will tackle it the moment my present small project is completed.

There is only the final row of the Promises and Borders block left to sew together as I have been up with the game on this BOM, and joined blocks row by row. 

I am making this BOM as a gift, and if I keep my enthusiasm high [the three B's I shudder to think about ... you ask, the 3 B's?  Batting, backing and binding], I will said through this project which has been very enjoyable to construct.  I think the mix of embroidery and borders on these blocks have kept my interest alive.

Thank you Jenny for a year of pleasurable stitching.

Oh, the blocks!! Here we are: Block 8
And Block 9