This is the second half of the post I started yesterday.
First up is cross stitch. This ornament is from the Prairie Schooler Just Hatched book #107 stitched with the recommended DMC threads.
next is a Lizzie Kate design finished as a pillow. Design is from the first series of Flip its
a very small start on Sunflower Bell Pull - an oldie but goodie by The Drawn Thread
and an equally small start on The Red House Sampler by Brenda Keyes
now for some pretty gifts I have received. This teeny tiny mermaid swam all the way to Spain from France. To give you an idea of just how miniature this little pillow is I laid it on the post card it came with
it is stitched on impossibly high count linen and the mermaid tail is even done in specialty stitches!
next is a beautiful crazy patchwork needle book done in silk fabrics from my dear friend Caz in UK
Thank you so much Caz I really love it.
I'm no quilter but I decided I would have a go at a lap quilt. I saw the pattern here and I thought it would be easy. It probably is but there are so many points and junctions to match up and some of it is on the bias so I'm just not finding it easy.
Anyway here are my 16 patch blocks done in two older lines by Three Sisters for Moda. One is Simplicity and the other is Aviary.
and here's how the X blocks are going to look
We were in UK at the beginning of May to visit family. My daughter and I came across a shop called Sally's Shabby Chic where the owner was rescuing old furniture from the dump and upcycling chairs, dressers etc and giving them a new lease of life.
I loved the chairs that she had painted white and covered in Cath Kidston fabrics.
Anyway, there were lots of vintage bits and pieces and I spied an old embroidery which I was admiring when the shop owner told me I could have it.
It is stitched on a good linen fabric. I think it is charming and plan on having it framed.
I don't buy many magazines these days but this one caught my eye
so I bought it because there were three projects in it that interested me.
One is this miniature quilt by Camille Roskelley which I have bought fabric for
there is also a Union Jack pillow pattern and this cute dog that I'd love to make but really, how many more projects do I need?
So I think that's just about it. Thanks for visiting my blog today and thank you for all the lovely comments received on my previous post.