Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It’s raining again….

So it’s a good day for stitching!!! I’ve been working on a new design that I was fiddling around with last night. Just a sneaky peek for now …009a bit of stitchery, a bit of applique’ … I’m enjoying the design process at the moment. I’m stitching away and I still haven’t made up my mind what it will be :o).

I had a fabulous morning yesterday … I was able to catch up with Cheryl for a few hours while her DH was in a meeting. Cheryl lives a couple of hours or so from me so we don’t get to see each other very often, so we made the most of our short time together and hit the patchwork shops!! Here we are at the end of our morning still with big smiles on our faces :o) …… April 2010 075Cheryl it was so lovely to see you again … can’t wait to do it again soon :o)!!!! You’ll have to check out Cheryl’s blog to see what she bought…. but here are my spoils, some gawjus fabrics from my local patchwork store – Bayside StitchcraftApril 2010 076 The cream one on the left is for around my pieced applique’ blocks, but the rosy one … well, I simply couldn’t resist that one :o). It’s SO pretty, look at the lovely design in the fabric, it’s almost like a damask …April 2010 077and I also bought some new rayon threads for my pieced applique blocks from Spotlight, April 2010 078 I’ve been using silk thread and it’s just fabulous but none of the places we visited stocked it, so I thought I’d give these a go, and they’re lovely :o)!!! Pretty colours too ;o).

I also came home to some rather t’riffic mail!!! I was the lucky winner of Jenny of Elefantz charm square challenge last month and my beautiful prize arrived … oooh I love that little birdie….April 2010 080 She’s sitting on my GAWJUS rosy teatowel, also from Jenny … I can assure you that one will NEVER be used for drying dishes!!! No no no …. it’s much too pretty!!!! Thanks so much dear Jenny, I love them both :o)!!!!!

I’m off to do some more stitching!!!

20 comments:

quiltinbysea said...

Can't wait to see what you stitch up Joy, love those curly shapes....ferns?, feathers?
Lucky you winning that beautiful bird.
Andrea

Grethe said...

Lovely roses,and lucky little bird that may rest next to that fabric. Looks very peaceful :-)

Sandi Butler said...

Mmmm...I wonder what you are designing now? Your new birdie friend is very cute!

Robyn said...

Oooh I love your drawings!! Bet it's gonna be gorgeous!!
Have fun now :o)

Sounds like you and Cheryl did have a wonderful day bought some beautiful things!! yum!!

Love that little birdie... Oh yeah!!

Rebecca said...

What a nice day and congrates on winning your little bird. Carn't wait to see what you are stitching.
Hugs Bec

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I'm running behind with blogging lately. Love what you've been up to lately. Your little bird looks gorgeous.

Dawn said...

It's beginning to rain.... he he... as long as DH is not snorring...LOl...love the bird... and those two ducks looked like they had a fab time at the 'Local'... he he
Hugs Dawn x x x

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Joy-Belle! Hmmm ... what could that stitchery be?!?! Can't wait to see it revealed! And how lovely to catch up with Cheryl for a morning of fun - shopping is always more fun with friends! :0) Hope the rest of your week is as fun and productive - Bear Hugs! KRIS

wonderwoman said...

looks very intriguing!!!! gawjus fabrics!
xx

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Lovely towel and birdie. Something wonderful for spring.

clare's craftroom said...

It's always lovely to catch up with friends and fabric shopping is the bonus !

Allie said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you're stitching, Joy! Glad you were able to have fun with Cheryl, and love your treasures. What an awesome package to come home to!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, look at all those yummy goodies! Looks like you had a great time too - nothing like getting together with friends!

teresa said...

Love that fabric and I love that little bird you won. It's so beautiful. Lucky you! and I wouldn't use that tea towel either!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

One gorgeous bird for another GAWJUS 'bird'!! You're such a sweetheart!!
Mmmm...love that damask-y fabric - veerrrrry pretty indeed! :-)

少菁 said...

喜樂的心是健康良藥,憂傷的靈使骨枯乾。........................................

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What are you up to Joy?????Love the little bird...

Micki said...

That's a beautiful bird you won. Congrats!
Micki

Cheryl said...

wow.. just look at that pair of gawjus beauties :-)
Thanks for a lovely morning out, you're a treasure! Driving us round the traps while we yakked and played in fabric stores, what more could a girl wish for ....
hugs my friend,
Cheryl xx

kiwicarole said...

I love the little bird too! Great prize, lucky you!!
carole :)