Friday, 27 April 2018

I'm back!

Hi Everyone,

I know it has been ages since I last blogged... and there are plenty of reasons why but I won't bore you with them now. Thanks for staying connected and waiting me out!

I have become obsessed with patchwork and it is my new craft of choice! Here are a few things I have made recently (and now gifted so I can show you):
This one is a wall hanging quilt using the logo of the College where I work. It is hanging on the wall in my library. 


This is the finished product of the Stack of Critters stocking stitched for my friend Judith's second grandson, Torvald. I really like the backing fabric I got from a closing down fabric store a few months ago. It really pops.

 These two small bags were what I made for my nieces' birthdays. One niece is into pink and dancing so the dancing pink fabric was perfect and the other niece is into purple and gymnastics so the girl doing cartwheels was a perfect fabric find. I hope they liked them as much as I enjoyed making them.


This oriental silk bag is something I made for my sister's birthday. It has handy pockets and is easy to carry over your shoulder. I made myself one and use it all the time.

I have also made a few other things but they haven't been given yet, so you'll have to wait and see for those...

We recently also went on a 2 week European River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam and while there, I managed to locate little fabric stores in many of the towns. I now have a number of metres of fabric from the trip that I hope to make into a number of special things.

These are the fabrics I bought and whatever I make will remind me of a fantastic holiday! I'm hoping to learn English Paper Piecing on the weekend as I'm thinking of a design using that technique for one set of the fabrics above...
Happy Stitching,
Kerrie 





4 comments:

  1. Great finishes and glad you are back!

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  2. Great work and Happy you are back! How about some project bags for your cross stitch projects?

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  3. Kerrie: You have been busy, the stocking is adorable.
    Your bags are wonderful, beautiful colors and fabric.
    I love having fabric stash on hand.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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