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Monday, June 11, 2007

Mailbox goodies and BOM

Today I found an envelope in the mailbox, and it was my prize from Tracey for leaving a comment on her blog for the anniversary of her 100th post! Thank you so much, Tracey!!! I just love this!


There is a small purse made from plastic covered Moda – perfect for those little things you carry around! - Some lovely vintage floral fabric which I will have a think through to find the perfect project to use it. And there is a couple of pieces of fabric with chickens on it – perfect to make a coaster for my tea mug (who have a rooster on one side and a chicken on the other) that I use every day :o) There are also a couple of romantic vintage looking Christmas cards – they will have to be used for a couple of special people…

What have I been up to since my last post, you might wonder… The heat we have been having over the weekend has made me sit outside most of the time I’ve not been at work. And what to do when the heat is heavy over the city and you don't feel like doing all that much? Work on the May block of the BOM I'm doing, of course, seeing as we're almost half way through June *lol* The BOM is Bronwyn Hayes' Polka Dot Girls - a lovely quilt with quite a lot of stitchery. Goal for the next couple of weeks: finish the two blocks I have received before the July block appears in the mail box :o)



These are the first stitcheries I have done in my life (I have done some embroidery before, but nothing like this); and if you think it is madness to attempt a whole quilt at my level of skill (read lack of skill), you might be right :o) And there may be many words to describe my stitching, neat and even is not among them *lol* but hopefully the blocks will have an over all ok appearance.

Have a great week!
Sincerely, Anne

PS! No, I haven't forgotten the SBS - I will try and make a few blocks there as well :o)

10 comments:

Diana said...

Anne, Your embroidery sure looks good from here! Have fun with it.

Guðrún said...

I am sure your blocks will look fantastic.

Rose said...

What a great pressie....i love the chicken print (chickens r my fav!!!)...Anne ur stitchery looks lovely!!! u r doing a fantastic job!! and well done for tackling such a big project, thats what i do...go big lol
U know i love Bronwyn Hayes so much, that design on the right, i stitched for my quilt bag a coupla years ago....its lovely!!!
take care and keep stitching
Hugs from me xxx

Patti said...

From what I can see your stitching looks great! We are all so very hard on ourselves . . .

Congratulations for being the lucky winner of the drawing! What a nice bundle of goodies she sent you.

Pam said...

Your stitching looks great! I think it is amazing that you have never done this before and you are starting with such a big project. But - you have to start somewhere so might as well do what you like! Have fun with it.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

So pleased you are happy!! Tracey

meggie said...

Congratulations on your lovely win!
And your Bronwyn Hayes look just lovely from where I sit!

QuiltingFitzy said...

I wish I could find a source for the Hayes patterns in the US!

I love your work!

Nadine said...

I just love your stitcheries, Anne ! And the Polka Dots Girls is such a great quilt !
Your first stitchery ever ? ... OMG ! You're very talented ! Abd I see you're translating the sayings into Norwegian ? Your letters are perfect ! (In my opinion, letters are the most "tricky" ones to stitch (and draw !), as well as faces)...
Keep doing !

Hugs & smiles...
NADINE

Darlene said...

Your Polka Dot girls are adorable. I have those to do "someday". Enjoy - they are very cute!