Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A flutter of butterflies?? and a couple of finishes

A Christmas Tale featuring Miss Mistlemouse all finished and ready to go. This is such a sweet quilt and all in all I am very happy with the way it has turned out.

Christmas Bakeshop also finished and ready to go. These are going to be donated to hopefully go in a Christmas raffle.Thanks Michelle, I love both of these patterns and they both turned out well. I altered my Gingies a bit so hope you forgive the poetic license.

After seeing a review of the Gail Pan book Patchwork love embroidery I decided to buy it at the quilt show. Yeah I even got Gail to put her name in the front page. Very happy little bunny walking around the show with it tucked in my bag. Hmmm after swapping shoulders I realised that I had spilt water on my beautiful new book. Home again and I dried the pages with the iron. Okay so it's not as pristine anymore but still useable. Last Friday had a great sewing day with Rosalie at Marina's and while showing off my book ... oops there goes the coffee, all over my book. I took it home with every page separated by paper towels. This book is just not meant to be in pristine condition! I can still use it, have done lots of the stitcheries already and it is being replaced.(thanks )Accidents happen and it is just a book. Despite everything the day spent with the girls was wonderful.

A month ago I told someone that I could crochet. Hmm better just check that I can remember how. As you can see, I remembered. A group I attend has the butterfly as a symbol so I googled patterns and the result is 12 big ones,1 thinner so smaller one and one that is slightly different. I also tried a snowflake but that is a one off, far too hard and not sure what to do with it.What do you call a lot of butterflies? a flutter, a horde or...?


  1. your christmassy finishes were just gorgeous. Well done.
    Glad they didn't try to save the gail pan book from the coffee massacre lol
    love all those pretty butterflies.

  2. Good to see the Xmas wall hangings done. They look lovely.
    Oh no!!! Not good about your book. I would be really annoyed.
    Your butterflies are multiplying.mmmmm. Don't know

  3. They both look great. I hope that they do really well. Good luck with the butterflies... Shame about your new book: (

  4. I love your butterflies!! And your two Christmas finishes are great!! Well, and with your redwork book being coffee stained (same as tea stained), it is now the prim look!! :-))

  5. Oh those two Christmas quilts are so gorgeous, loving the stitcheries in them...pretty flutterbys in the blue/green variegated...