Saturday, April 16, 2011

Here’s what I’ve been up to …

I told you I’d been a busy beaver … here’s another project all finished up and already in it’s new home at the Quilters Shack in Bundaberg as a store sample. April 2011 036It’s another Honeybun Fun set!! I love making these, I think this is the 4th set I’ve made lol. It’s full of little surprises too … April 2011 037 A zippered pouch, pincushion, scissor fob and cute needle  wallet – here’s the inside of the needle-wallet… April 2011 043 and the inside of the little tote … April 2011 045 you can fit loads of goodies in there :o). Woohoo, an April finish for me :o)!!!

I’ve also been relaxing in the evenings with my “It Takes Two” quilt (by Sue Daley). It’s coming along very nicely … April 2011 089 this one is all done by hand so I can watch tv while I’m doing it :o). Here’s one of the finished blocks…April 2011 090 I’m using an “Antique Roses” jelly roll, aren’t the fabrics gawjus!!?? And the embroidery is done with Cottage Garden threads - I really love their colours and the way this one goes from burgundy to green – soooo pretty :o).

And the icing on the cake for me was a package in the mail last week!!! I ordered some pretties from Pickledish Patch and I’m so happy with them all … April 2011 049 I can’t wait to play with the hand-dyed wool felt, aren’t those colours delish :o)!!! Oh, and I just had to buy me a needle case to go with my quick unpick LOL. Thanks so much Vicki :o)!!!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!!!!

19 comments:

By Hoki Quilts said...

well then Miss Joy, what a clever lady what a gorgeous project (or two, or three...) I love it and love it even more because of the dots.
Fantastic little blocks to - what a busy wee bee.
lots a hugs
Miche'le

Susan said...

Love that sewing tote snd your hand sewn blocks are sew lovely - and yes I love Cottage Garden Threads too - in fact I love ALL variegated threads (gets a bit addictive after a while and expensive) And good news for me - I have been meaning to look for any patchwork shops in Bundaberg - my daughter will be moving there in July - so a great excuse to go visit Bundberg and a new shop!!
Enjoy Joy!

May Britt said...

Love the sewing box you have made, it is so handy:) And you have done a lot on your It Takes Two quilt. The fabrics you have used are so nice. Will go into my sewingroom now and look for the fabrics I want to use in mine. Look forward sewing on this one.

Maria said...

Joy it is just a great project you have made. Make a brillent gift.
I also love the colours in your blocks.
Lovely buys from Vicki's shop

Sheila said...

You certainly have been busy and I love your new project , I must say I was thinking that zipper must have been a bit of a challenge . I also love those blocks , that is a very nice pattern and a great take along for sure . Oh and those wools, wow they are gorgeous !!!

Allie said...

Joy that sewing set is too fabulous - what a perfect thing to take to class, retreat, or just to sit by your favorite chair! Love the quilt blocks too, that's going to be so very pretty. LOVE what you ordered from Vicki!

Vicki ♥ said...

As always Joy your things you make are just divine!! I love the sewing box and accessories :) Your quilt blocks are absolutely beautiful and I am happy that you are happy with your goodies you got :) Hugs Vicki xxx :)

Farmyard Crafts said...

Your blocks are gorgeous!! Well done!

Maree: said...

Your Honey Bun Sets are too Gorgeous Joy..so much detail it is Beautiful...
Oh My Your Blocks are Divine..looking forward to seeing these come together....
cheers

helbel19 said...

Thats a wonderful project Joy, must look into that one and the fabrics you used are great. Love the quilt too, they are so my colours so if you haven't anyone to give it to remember me ... I will give it a good home I promise.... hehehehe

Helen

Terry said...

Love your sewing tote! It's beautiful! Your "It Takes Two" blocks look great as well! I've wanted to make that one since I first saw it! :0)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You have been busy. Wonderful Tote.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

OMG...Joy you have been so busy....the sewing set is just so beautiful...and the Sue Daley project....gorgeous...

Quilt Kitty said...

Your sewing set is lovely & every time I see that pattern of Sue's I want to do it too. So many beautiful things to make & so little time! Tracee xxx

Roseanne said...

OMG I love that tote bag. I won't one of those it is gorgeous. Just love every thing you made. What a clever lady.

clare's craftroom said...

You have been so busy Joy , all beautiful well done !

Julie said...

Your "It Takes Two" blocks are stunning Joy. Love the fabric box too.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is really so cute. What a lovely tote bag and the blocks are darling.

Lyn said...

Hello Joy, very creative sewing caddy...Regards,Lyn