Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rosie gets a workout - and some stitchy goodness :o).

I’ve finally had a chance to do a bit of stitching with my gawjus new sewing machine [that’s Rosie to those of you who may not know ;o)]. I have to say she’s an absolute delight to sew on and the quilting …. so smooth and easy. I definitely love her :o). Here’s a simple disappearing 9 patch table runner I made so that I could have a play with the free motion quilting on Rosie …November 2010 024 here’s the quilting …

it’s very different to my old machine (6500P) and a dream to use!! I’ve also made some covered notebooks to be sold on a Christmas stall at the retirement home that my dear friend Valerie volunteers at … November 2010 036These are so easy to whip up and I think they look so much nicer than the plain cardboard covers. November 2010 038I’ve also made some cute little Christmas tree decorations …

I’m going to try and get some more stitching today but before I go I thought you might like to see some of the lovely stitchy gifts I got for my birthday from some of my very special freinds

Thank you dear ones :o) … I feel very lucky - *mwah*!!!

And also this lovely gift made for me by Teresa to remind me of the fabulous holiday we just had with my gawjus DD2 and her partner Luke waaaay over on the other side of the world :o). It not only looks just beautiful but it also smells simply divine ….. Mmmm lovely lavender!!November 2010 013 Thank you so much Teresa … I absolutely LOVE it!!!

I’m off to play with Rosie again …………

19 comments:

Penny said...

Love the table runner :) Maybe i should try that design for my DH's quilt I'm planning to make.

marina said...

Rosie is definitely a great partner to have!
Best wishes for your birthday.

Scottish Nanna said...

Love what you have made.Hope your Birthday is Special.
Hugs Mary.

Sue said...

I'm glad Rosie is settling in. That table runner is divine.

wonderwoman said...

wow Rosie looks like she's going to be brilliant!! love your christmas decs. your birthday gifts are gorgeous!

xxx

KaHolly said...

All are super! Funny how something is easy as pie for one, and difficult for another. I enjoy making journal covers, but wouldn't exactly define the process as simple! I love the ornaments! How cute are those? You are truly an inspiration. Glad you and Rosie are forging a compatible relationship. ~karen

Needled Mom said...

It looks like you and Rosie are having fun!!!

I am intigued by those Christmas ornaments. What shape are the pieces?

CELIA said...

I LOVED THE CHRISTMAS TREES, COULD YOU PLEASE MADE A TUTORIAL???
THANKS

CELIA said...

I LOVED THE CHRISTMAS TREES, COULD YOU PLEASE MADE A TUTORIAL???
THANKS

Terry said...

Looks like Rosie did a great job (and you too)! :0)

Chris H said...

You named your machine! Maybe if I named mine it would never play up again!
Hmmmm.... what to call a shitty, horribly expensive Husquvarna???

Allie said...

That's a DP9? It's so pretty - love it! Glad you're having fun with Rosie and I love all your gifties!

teresa said...

Love the table runner Joy... and the stitching is divine!! Glad you had a lovely birthday and glad you got lots of lovely presents. I really love those Christmas decorations too. Very clever! Have fun with Rosie xx

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Your table runner is beautiful!! Love how the white dominates and the blocks stand out more. Sounds like your girl is certainly paying her way!! LOL!!

Micki said...

Those ornaments are wonderful. How did you make them?
Micki

Sheila said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you Joy, sorry I missed that and congratulations on the new machine , Rosie looks simply gorgeous ;-)and I know she will make you happy for a very long time .

Marcia said...

Happy Birthday. 50 isn't so bad. Enjoy! All your new sewing projects are great. Are you able/willing to share with us how you made the ornaments? Very cute!

Robyn said...

You've been busy! Must be having a new friend named Rosie to play with :). Lovely birthday gifts.

Graciela said...

Hi Joy Love the table runner and
I love to learn how to perform this flower to make the tree would be possible to explain to me please?
thanks kisses and hugs for you