Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Show and tell

I have quite a few pictures to share this time.
Starting with the pincushion I made for my partner in Linda's pincushion swap

I took a little stitchery design from Bronwyn Hayes Flowerbed Quilt book and tried to match it with some fabric from my stash. I haven't received my pincushion yet but I do know it's on the way so I'll be showing that next time.
You can see pics of all the fabulous pincushions that were given and received on Linda's blog.
Incidentally, Linda is planning her next swap so stay tuned to her blog as numbers will probably be limited to fifty and you don't want to miss out!

In my last post I showed you what I made for the Good Ole Summertime swap with members of a Yahoo group. Well this time I want you to see the gorgeous mini quilt I received from Heidi

Yes, it's a slice of watermelon! What a clever idea and this quilt is so beautifully done. I just wish you could see it up close and personal because it has little black buttons sprinkled over the luscious red print fabrics and Heidi has sewn the binding on in such a way that I can't even see the stitches!
Also included in the package was a cut of gorgeous navy print fabric and two DMC threads in colours that say Summertime to Heidi. She sent green for growth of the season and purple for the lavender in her garden.
Oh, and here's a picture of the reverse with the quilt label.

Other things I've made recently were this scissor case and pincushion for an exchange. I used Cinderberry Stitches Stitched Trilogy design for the scissor case and made a matching pincushion by using some of the same stitchery on a four patch block.

I'm sure the cross stitchers that read my blog are wondering where the cross stitch is so here's something I made as a thank you for Donna

The design is JBW French Country Rooster and I just added the personalization at the bottom.
I made another four patch pincushion using part of a cross stitch design by French designer Marjorie Massey of Passe Compose.
I also made a matching needlecase using a wonderful tutorial that you can find here

I hasten to add that these pictures were taken by Donna and I'm using them here with her permission. She takes wonderful photographs and these pictures are way better than anything I could have done.
Check out Donna's blog for more fabulous pictures of life on a sheep farm in Australia and all her gorgeous quilts and stitcheries as well.

Finally, for the friends that like to see the pictures we take when we are out and about a couple of pictures of Guadalest way up in the mountains and two of Albir which is about three quarters of an hour away by car.
The beach there is just pebbles but everyone was enjoying it just the same.

Until next time thanks for visiting and for all your lovely comments. I love to hear from you :)