Monday, October 3, 2011

Catching Up

Hi everyone,
Sorry for the even longer than usual gap between posts. I have a very painful arm/shoulder which has caused me a lot of grief and has slowed down production.
I'll try to keep it short but here a few things that were made a while ago but not yet seen on my blog.

This bag is from Anni Down's Some Kind of Wonderful book.




The linen is a 50/50 cotton/linen from Ikea and I used Carries Thread in the colour Black Cherry.



It is lined with the Joel Dewberry Aviary 2 fabric that I also used on this zippered pouch.



This pincushion is from a Leanne Beasley pattern



a bit of fussy cutting to make the back look good



I have had this Fig Tree Quilts Sugar Pumpkin as UFO for a couple of years now. I finished it in time for October but sadly I did not post to the blog in October so missed showing it off during pumpkin season.



I had fun making this cute little purse from Lynette Anderson's book Quilting Cats
and Dogs






I made a journal cover from this tutorial using linen and a few scraps of Rounneries fabric



A little quilt from a pattern by Australian designer Val Laird



and finally a picture of some lovely fabrics that I won in a giveaway on Madame Samm's Sew We Quilt blog



They are very bright and colourful so I'm looking forwrd to making something special with them.

I don't have any cross stitch finishes that I can show this time. Hopefully there will be a couple of ornaments in my next post.
I hope you are all enjoying your festive stitching/sewing/crafting.
As always thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments.

Margaret

32 comments:

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I don't have a painful arm and shoulder and I still don't achieve as much as you! Beautiful finishes. Your taste in fabric is lovely and the projects are wonderful.

Margaret said...

Wow, what a lot of lovely finishes! You are always so inspirational. Hope your shoulder and arm feel better.

Chookyblue...... said...

always love to see what you have been making............you never disappoint........Anni's bag is great........love the fussy cut back of Leanne's pincushion.......

Caz said...

I love the Anni Downs bag, Margaret. If it need a new home, you know my address!!!!

staci said...

Your beautiful finishes are always so inspiring! I can't decide if the pumpkin or the coin purse is my fave :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Margaret what a delight your blog is again in spite of having a painful arm and shoulder you have done some wonderful work, I think my favourite if I had to chose would be the little purse - beautiful.

Do hope your arm/shoulder is better soon for I know you have been suffering for a long time now.

Take care my friend,
Love Hazel C (UK)

Katherine said...

Oh, Margaret, I sympathize about the shoulder - me too! And I don't even know what I did to get it. Your finishes are as usual - gorgeous. I love your little change purses and quite envy that you've done them. I tried, ordered a kit and completely messed it up! You are wonderfully talented.

Mary said...

Oh my, I wonder that you have the time to blog with all the finishes you have. They are all beautiful - your work is so lovely.
Hope the shoulder is better soon.
Mary

marly said...

What an eyeful! The Sugar Pumpkin and Cat and Dog purse are my favorites in this wonderful assortment of beautiful work! Hope your pain is gone soon.

angelasweby said...

Margaret what beautiful finishes you have treated us to. I love the Annie Downs bag, the colours are really fruity and the little coin purse is so pretty. There are always so many inspiring things to see on your blog and every one is finished with your skilful and imaginative flair. The little quilt is gorgeous and the pumpkin too.

I know how miserable your arm has made you and I hope the treatment will soon sort it out. Sending warm wishes your way. Angela xx

Sandra said...

Wow Margaret, you never cease to amaze me the number of projects you manage to complete. I love the fabric on the back of the little purse, it's gorgeous.

Stephanie said...

Gosh so many beautiful finishes. November is pumpkin season too and with such an adorable pumpkin as that one I think it's sweet year round! Also love the pretty little pouch with the snap top closure.

Lili said...

So many beautiful works!
I love the little purse!!To cute!

Hope you feel a little better.
Take care!
Hugs.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Hi Margaret, I did wonder where you where, hope your arm/shoulder is on the mend!!
Beautiful work as always, I just love the little cat and dog purse, so cute.
What a lucky win with the fabrics, such gorgeous colours.
Take care,
Vivienne x

Nancy said...

Hola Margaret! It seems the more you do the more beautiful your creations become. These are all wonderful. The pumpkin and little purse are just amazing!

Sheila said...

I can testify that everything here is truly MAGNIFICENT!!!!
Margaret - You are an Angel and a Star :)

Raven/Missy said...

I hope your shoulder and arm feel better real fast!

All your sewing looks fantastic! I especially love the pumpkin. You have done a lot since your last post and they are all great!

Carol said...

Such a wonderful variety of finishes you have for us today, Margaret! The colors you've used are so, so pretty--especially love the little dog and cat purse :)

Hope that shoulder/arm thing feels better very soon...

Roberta said...

Margaret, sorry that your shoulder and arm are still painful for you, however, you stitching and sewing certainly are wonderful.

Just love the pumpkin!!

Lynn B said...

Hi Margaret,

Love, love love everything, especially the little quilt!
Hope your arm is felling better soon.

Stina said...

Pretty as always!!! :O) Smiles from Sweden..:O)

jane said...

Lovely work as always Margaret, I do hope your arm/shoulder is recovering now.

Tatkis said...

Beautiful finishes! The bag is adorable, and I love the pincushion and the coin purse very much :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Sally said...

It is always wonderful to see a post from you Margaret. All of your finishes are so pretty.

Brigitte said...

Oh Margaret, your quilted accessories are all so beautiful, and so is your little quilt. Absolutely gorgeous. I'm looking forward to seeing what you will be doing with the great fabrics you won in the give-away.
I know about painful arm and shoulder, have been there several times. Hopefully you will soon be pain-free.

VALIE said...

Hi Margaret, I know I am always in for a lot of beautiful finishes whenever I find the time to visit your blog. Love the pumpkin !
Sorry to hear you have had a bad arm - I hope it's over now, but don't overdo it !

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

Many thanks for popping over to say hello. I've been having a look at your makes they're gorgeous, you're so productive and I can see why you like Helen's blog

Jeanne said...

My goodness! So many beautiful finishes. Hope your shoulder is feeling better soon.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

nima said...

so nice to see all your beautiful finishes

Annie said...

What a lot of lovely goodies there.

Patty C. said...

you've been busy - Great work & wonderful finishing !!!