Saturday, August 25, 2012

One Christmas Item and some mail




It is that time of the month as on the 25th of each month I try to post a photo of a Christmas project and  I am linking up to Narelle of Pins and Whiskers   . . Since August was a busy month for me with family visiting and also me being away visiting our son and his family there was very little time to sew , however that said I do have a partially finished project to share .The stitching is complete now I need to add borders ....
Just before I left for Saskatchewan I also started working on my Dots for the upcoming bloghop and here is a sneak peak of what I have done so far.
Oh I know , not much of a peak is it , well at least you can see I do have dots :-)
 I recently won a giveaway from Thearica of Pigtales and quilts blog   and yesterday I received this lovely block in the mail  .Her hand work is amazing , she did all of the applique and embroidery by hand and this block will make a really lovely pillow  .Thanks so much Thearica , I really appreciate your kindness.
I am back at my machine and have been sewing up a storm on some nine patch blocks. A few friends and I are going to exchange blocks over the next several months so I had to make ten blocks which I did manage to complete last evening . I actually love this block , so versatile and easy to make . Would you like to see my blocks , I did two different sets as each strip cut across the fabric provided five blocks .
This will of course be a very scrappy quilt , we are each making ten blocks for each exchange and obviously there are ten of us participating so we will receive a variety of blocks . We can use whatever fabric we choose as long as it is not Christmas or childrens prints and the dark prints are to be in the outside corners and middle not the other way around. They finish at 6" ,fun fun :-) Hope you Tuesday girls like these .
Hey  it's good to be back home again , I have been singing that tune for the past few days  ha ha!

 Before I go I would like you to consider voting for a beautiful quilt my friend Annette of In Stitches and Seams has entered in the McCall's Design Challenge, tomorrow is the last day for voting so I know she will really appreciate a few more clicks on that vote button  .Here is a picture of her lovely quilt , if you head on over to her blog you will see on the left hand side a button you can click that will take you to the site to vote . Thanks ,I have seen this in person while visiting Saskatoon and it is even more beautiful in person .


Thanks for stopping by and hope you are enjoying your day.
Hugs Sheila 
 


22 comments:

  1. You have got back in the swing of stitching on your return..
    Lovely stitchery and blocks..
    Look forward to seeing the rest of your sneak peek.

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  2. Hi Sheila, I'm glad you had such a fun trip. Lovely block you won from Thearica! And it looks like you are right back at the sewing! Cute Christmas stitchery.

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  3. I'm lovin' that cute little stitched snowman. So adorable! Nine patches are one of my all-time favs. Yours look great.

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  4. you are working on some fun stuff. can't wait to see your dots.

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  5. Your snowman is very gorgeous and your nine patch blocks look lovely too. Can't wait to see more of you dotty project.

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  6. Love the stitchery, Sheila! It really is about time to start thinking Christmas. Only four months away!

    I love those nine patch blocks. They are speaking to a lot of people these days. I think it's because they're such a classic!

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  7. lovely work Sheila as always,well done.xx

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  8. Hi Sheila, I saw that you were visiting Saskatchewan - it must have been lovely to meet up with the other bloggers.
    I love you snowman - you are certainly getting through your Christmas work. :))

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  9. You've been busy. :) Cute block you received. Interesting sneak peek. Hugs,

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  10. Your stitchery is so cute! Everything else looks great too! :0)

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  11. Hi Sheila, you have lots of show and tell today but I especially love the snowman stitching! I am also curious to see what the dotty fabric reveals.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  12. Love your Mr Snowman!
    Can't wait to see what the polka-dots reveal :)

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  13. You are def, back!!!lol....everything is looking good Sheila.

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  14. what a very sweet stitchery.
    lovely lady block.

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  15. Very cute little snow man Sheila. The 25th seems to come around so quickly it is hard to keep up.
    Your nine patch swap is a lovely idea. You do sound very happy to be home!

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  16. Lovely little snowman! What a great block to win, it will make a nice pillow :)

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  17. Your little snowman stitchery is adorable! The nine patch blocks look great - love the colors you used. Home is where the heart is and that must be why you are so glad to be home.

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  18. you have been buzy scince you have gotten back home .... love your little snowman.... wish I would have signed up maybe I would have a few items done for Christmas by now too.
    looking forward to see dots from you, in the next hop.
    and thanks again for your support in the MQDC 2012
    in stitches
    hugs
    Annette

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  19. What a cute snowman!! You've been really busy, happily sewing. Enjoy yourself :-)

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  20. Love the lady with the umbrella...I made a quilt of those many yrs ago with my mom inlaw!!!Loved it ...still have it ... Ps..hope you r getting along ok with the computer.... hugs ...have a great day ..

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  21. Hi Sheila....thanks for commenting on the quilt...my mail is so slow...hope you don't mind me answering you here....

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