Thursday, September 13, 2012

Some stitching show and tell

Well I did say I’d be back to show you what I’ve been making … I thought I’d be here sooner than this though lol.
Firstly is my second Christmas tree skirt in much more modern and brighter colours … this is made with my new pattern “Dressed Up For Christmas” – and being quilt-as-you-go it’s reversible too!!!September 2012 002
I made this one while on retreat in Gympie – oh we had such a wonderful time and I got SO much stitching done Winking smile.
We had some fun tutorials there, these cute little kimono tape measure holders (great for gifties!!!)2012-08-19 001 022 And this fabulous little thread catcher basket.August 2012 016I was also working on this while I was there – my CEO is kindly keeping guard for me while I take the piccy he he. It’s a beautiful design by Kim Diehl called “Short and Sweet” from her book “Simple Charm”. I love it!!September 2012 037 I even had a go at some needleturn applique’ – it’s not perfect, but I’m still really pleased with the results Smile.September 2012 040 And lastly I’ve made a little pressie for a dear friend’s little boy Archie – pirates are a favourite of his at the moment.August 2012 013 August 2012 015
Well I’m off to quilt my “Short and Sweet” but before I go, here’s another bit of Maxie-love - just cos I can he he.September 2012 006
***** sigh******  I’m loving being a Grammy Red heart!!

14 comments:

Jeanette said...

Love the new pattern. Thanks for sending it to me. :) Maxie is so gorgeous. Hugs,

Fiona said...

The new pattern is gorgeous Joy - Just love it :) Maxie is growing quickly xx

Allie said...

LOVe your tree skirt, Joy! And your new quilt, wow. So pretty. Max is ADORABLE!

shez said...

Gorgeous projects there Joy and love the pic of Maxie his so cute.xx

Bev C said...

Hello Joy,

Love the little Kimino's, Maxie is so cute, have lots of cuddles.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Fiona said...

wow you have been busy and such lovely projects... what a cute picture of Maxie.... already a little charmer!!
Hugz

Terry said...

Those kimono tape holders are so cute! And what a sweet picture of Maxie! Love the quilt too! :0)

Sue said...

Yummy work Joy but I can't imagine sewing with Maxie cuddles to be had!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely projects Joy. Your little Max is soooooo cute. Told you that you'd be smitten like the rest of us Nanna's. Hugs x

Maree: said...

Well who's been a Busy Bee...All looking Fab!
Oh Little Maxie is Just a Darling.
Cheers

Needled Mom said...

Wow....you have been busy! I love the pretty tree skirt. I think the little pressies are all wonderful. I need one of those thread catchers here!!!

The best picture was the last one.....soooo cute and I love the finger in the mouth.

Needled Mom said...

Wow....you have been busy! I love the pretty tree skirt. I think the little pressies are all wonderful. I need one of those thread catchers here!!!

The best picture was the last one.....soooo cute and I love the finger in the mouth.

wonderwoman said...

i love being a granny too - he's just soooo cute! xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Nanette Merrill said...

Talk about Joy! He's enJOYable. Love the pic. What a sweetheart.