Sunday Stash…

This weekend is going by in a blur.. I kinda wish it was Friday already for the next one! Lots of visiting family and sadly brought work home to do which is giving me a headache.

Ah well…. but look what arrived yesterday!

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Isn’t it gorgeous- the lovely Rebecca at One Wee Bird helped me get these :) I love DS and can’t wait until payday to nab some of the Hadley line that is over here which I wouldn’t have seen yet if Kerry didn’t get there first.

Then on Friday as work was making me get grumpier by the second I drove out to my work quilt shop for some therapy………….

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Oops… but at least I was well behaved right? The foxes are going to make it into the EPP quilt that I’m currently working on which the deadline is fast creeping up..

I made up for it by being very naughty today on the Fabric Guild website… but I needed a treat after THREE hours of mind numbing data checking for work. Some of it though is to add to my Christmas Makes list.

Hope everyone is having a more relaxing weekend than me. Linking up with Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash.

Hannah.x

My little girl is finished!

I’ve slowly been working on this for the past few weeks even since I saw Lilipopo had released it as a pattern on her blog.

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Even though she technically did a stitchalong for it I went my own way and mixed it up to my preference. I kinda went to town on the leggings and boots but it is for me!

It also breaks up my wall of quilted minis… when I finally figure out it’s proper home it that is ;)

And… guess what? It’s my first finish in Q4 of the Finish A long! Woohoo go me….

Hannah.x

A Little Progress

I can’t believe it is wednesday already! I’m slowly making progress on “Woodland Critters.” The embroidery centres are pieced….

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Just the rest to go… my aim was to get it pieced by the end of the week. Hmm might have to revise that esp since I’ve almost decided against appliqueing the finish piece but will rather epp the border…. One bonus of the wet windy weather is that I can’t go for a walk during lunchtime when at work.. so just sit in the car and stitch. Anything to get away from computer screens!

The husband is making me laugh… he saw these and went not another hexagon… to me I just see the stars mostly ;)

Linking up with WIP Wednesdayand Anything goes Monday.

Hannah.x

 

 

Q4- The Finish A Long

Eek.. it’s that time again to come up with  a Finish Along list and it’s the last one of 2014! Where has the time gone?? This week especially has been full of ups and downs as I’m still suffering from a silly virus and headaches which when combined with the day job of computers has completely knocked me out.

But I’ve managed to finish some embroidery last night and as I had nothing prepped to sew to the end of Strictly I made my list… and kinda wished I hadn’t! It’s scary even for me and most of it is stuff I have to do. I might have actually taken on too much but we will see. I am so looking forward to my two weeks off in November where I can knock off a few of these “C” makes.

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1. Woodland Critters Quilt- embroidery, EPP and handquilted! I’m new to embroidery really but it’s becoming a bit of an additction and I like to think I’m improving. The three there took me allllllll week and I’m so tempted to redo the owl and hedgehog but must resist. This has got to be finished by the end of the month…. as it’s being entered into the West Country Quilt Show.

2-4. The “Harper” Quilt, Oliver’s Playmat and Farry’s Quilt as seen here. Yup not much further on those…

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5. IG Mini Quilt Swap- I’m planning to use the teals/blues in top photo along with triangles and hexagons.

6. Little Quilts Swap- The Month of May Mini in top photo with squares and scalloped edges

7. Liberty of London Swap- some grey linen with rainbow liberty for a Sew Together Bag and a teeny mini

8. From the Sew Cute to Cuddle book- planning a dragon (for nephew 1), a monkey for Nephew 2 and an owl for my niece.

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9. Finish my “C” inspired mini wallhanging with the Lilipopo girl embroidery. The girl is done I just have some plans to add a tree and border/quilt it.

10. Stocking for Nephew 2- with his name embroidered on top in linen.

11. Hexie Trees Christmas Table Runner thing.

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12. I still have these to do- some Sew Together bags as thank you gifts..

I also have this 30s repro mini to finish hand quilting. As well as sort out my “For the Love of Jane” Swap, “Handmade Ornaments” Swap a special Cat Quilt for a friend’s birthday, a bag or two… The list continues but all these will be “bonus” projects as I think I do have more than enough to be getting on with!

Let’s hope I feel ok this week… although I do have a work trip out of County for Pensions Reform 2015 Seminar…. the joys of the day job.

Phew I’ll see you sometime right?! Linking up with Katy over at The Littlest Thistle.

Hannah.x

Just a couple of new(ish) projects….

I know I know… there’s still a few quilts to finish off but I could not resist starting these….

A mini English Paper Pieced wallhanging.. slowly handquilting this one :)

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A christmas project for me! A wallhanging eventually.. I’m embroidery the girl then hoping to team with hexagons and machine pieced patchwork. The pattern is by Lilipopo. Isn’t she adorable?

What is everyone else up to this week? Linking up with WIP Wednesday.

Hannah.x

 

Sunday Stash…

Well it’s been payday around here so I couldn’t resist some small additions right?!…..

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Some lovely vintage fqs from Mary Emmens, Liberty Charm Pack and F8s from Duckegg Threads, some FQs from an IG Destash and I reallllllllly needed that 60 degree triangle ruler and isometric pad!P1110101

All of these are from Sew and Quilt :)P1110102Then friday I went to my local quilt shop… big mistake look what I came away with!! The cats jumped in at the till… and I still need find time to read the new issue of Homespun.

I do have plans for all this really! And If you noticed on IG this morning the linen had been chopped and prepped for a spot of embroidery :)

Happy sunday all! Linking up with Sunday Stash over at Molli Sparkles.

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Hannah.x

Bee Blocks!

Phew I knew July was going to be a busy month between finishing my festival of quilts submission and deadlines at work but it ran on until august.. then September. I finally found and opened all the bee post I received for two  Flickr bees i was “Queen” in July today.

First up…. I chose 30s repros as my theme for the I Love Lucy Bee- aren’t they lovely?

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The other bee… is Fat Stash Bee and I chose loosely cat themed, granny squares and cat blocks… isn’t everyone creative! The aim is to turn this into a quilt for a friend….P1110095 P1110096 P1110097

Can you tell my favourites?? Seriously love Nikki’s Foundation Pieced Cat and the applique ones :)

I’m really not loving Flickr at the moment.. since the app update I can’t access group discussions or Flickr mail! Considering I spend my working week on the computer (with two screens) I really can’t face going on it at home nor can my poor phone cope with the internet version…

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend.

Hannah.x

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Cross… up to date!

Right earlier in the year I mentioned this epp bee I was a part of… sewing honeycombs for Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses block.. I don’t think I’ve shown much of what I’ve done so here goes and in no particular order… as I just finished September today so woohoo all caught up :)

August September May February June LBPC April

 

And oh look I found my post from being Queen Bee in July for two bees :) Fun time to open tomorrow and share!

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If you would like to see more Lucy blocks pop on over to Jan’s blog as I am constantly in awe of her fussycutting skills.

Hannah.x

Sunday Stash…

I have no idea what I have done with this week apart from work and sleep. It’s not been a great one for me sewing wise with being constantly wiped out!

But.. look what has arrived this week!!

P1110075Over the summer I pattern tested for Elizabeth from Oh Fransson those cute hedgies and this week the most amazing thank you gift arrived! Printed patterns and a Kona Charm Pack. My hedgies are almost quilted… I’m still at the stage of deciding to live with what I’ve done or rip it all out and start again (the quilting that is!)

P1110076I also couldn’t resist these two bundles of vintagey goodness from Mary. Don’t they play well together? Hopefully… some point soon this will actually be a quilt for moi.

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Sneaky peek of what I am currently working on and hoping to link up with Le Challenge in time for this month…. Guess I better get back to it! And finally watching some more eps of the last season of Fringe whilst I’m at it.

How is everyone’s sunday stitching plans going? Linking up with Molli Sparkles…

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Hannah.x

WIP Wednesday…. busy busy busy

Eek wednesday already?? I’m losing track but here’s a peek of what I’m currently working on…….

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The Harper Quilt… for my almost six month old niece and the way it is going seriously tempted to keep it for myself! The hourglasses not sure now whether will suit it… plan was for it to be in the center of the filler blocks.

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Irish Chain for Farryn… the aqua background I’m still trying to love… think I’m mostly a white/snow kinda girl!

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Ollie’s Playmat- my nephew is just over a week and half old already! And ever so cute :) Sea themed playmat for him with his name pieced on the back.

What is everyone working on? Linking up with…..

Hannah.x

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