Saturday, 17 November 2012

Enjoying spring

You've got to love spring ... plenty of sunshine, catching up with the gardening, and enough rain too.  My father in law gave me a gift voucher in August and I finally spent it on the big polka dot teacup and planted it up with strawberries.  Yum, I can just imagine sitting on the deck and picking strawberries straight from the cup!  I have also been working hard  on the items for the Christmas Angel swap and am up to the wall hanging, the last thing to make.  I had made one but was unhappy with my finishing (sigh) so I unpicked it and added new borders and backing. But once again I was unhappy with my quilting and finishing (bigger sigh).  So, I scrapped that one and started a new wall hanging.  This pattern had appliqué,  paper-piecing and embroidery and I decided to make two; one for me to keep and to practice each step on, and one for the gift. I am loving how this one looks and I am getting close to finishing, in fact, I hope to get some more done on it tonight.  Then I just have the food gift to buy, which I am sensibly waiting until the last minute to get so it will make it to the postbox!  Wendy xx

23 comments:

  1. Mmmm....strawberries! Don't they look fabulous in the spotty cup!
    Wow you are doing great with your sewing......I look forward to seeing the finished item.

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  2. I love the red polka dot cup! I want to see the rest of that wallhanging it looks great from what I can see so far:O)

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  3. I do like those BIG spotty cups.. It will be sew nice to pick fresh strawberries..

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  4. Your polka dot strawberry cup is lovely. I so understand your wallhanging drama. I get to the quilting & finishing only to find it is not as I would like it. I was hoping to get better at this stage this year but lets just say it can go on next years 'to do' list again. At least you are on the last item, I have a number half done so it will be a big week of sewing for me. Tracee xx

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  5. Yum! Red, spots and strawberries. Very sweet combination. I am sure your stitching will be lovely.

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  6. Great idea for Strawberries in your red polka dot mug. Yum!

    Pretty stitching - great idea to make two. I always want to keep things that I make for swaps, maybe I should try that.

    Enjoy the sunshine in the garden.

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  7. I love the big polka dot cup. But spring is for me so long away.

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  8. I'm sure your new wall hanging will be splendid !! and how brave you are to make it twice !!!
    Florence

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  9. Can't wait to see the wall hanging finished,it looks good so far..
    Love the big spotty cup ,very fond of strawbs too.
    Laura xx

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  10. Oh I am looking forward to seeing the wall hanging and I am in love with the tea cup. hugs

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  11. What a fun way to plant strawberries , the cup is sweet . Your sneak peak looks wonderful!

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  12. Love the polka dot teacup... just perfect full of strawberries on the table...and your Christmas hanging looks like it will be lovely...
    Hugz

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  13. love your sneek peek of your hanging, the fabrics look wonderful.
    Gorgeous idea to have he strawberries in the polka dot cup. So giant, will it have giant strawberries?

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  14. Wendy, your wall hanging will be perfect! Actually, your wall hangings will be perfect!!!!
    I love the strawberry in the big red cup.... it's perfect..

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  15. I love your tea cup. mmmm strawberries. Happy Spring.
    Hugs
    donna

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  16. Wendy, your cup looks fantastic with the red flowers in the tree...what are those by the way (the flowers)?

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  17. Your wall hanging looks like it is going to be Gorgeous!!! Top marks for persistence!! Love the teacup and strawberries too - what a fun idea.

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  18. Wendy the wall hanging has me curious.. can't wait to see it!
    and the strawbs will look so cute in the giant teacup, well done!

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  19. Spring would have to be my favourite time of year although lately we've had temperatures a little more like Summer than Spring. Your strawberry plant is looking nice and healthy Wendy, those strawberries are looking pretty good. It must have been frustrating doing all of that work and then starting again. I hope your new project all works out this time:) x

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  20. Hello Wendy,

    I have to agree there is nothing nicer than fresh picked strawberries, I ate all of our first pickings last week. Good luck with your swap project.

    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  21. Tu peut manger des fraise pour moi, ici sera l'hiver dans quelques semaines. J'ai bien hâte de voir votre travail.
    Bonne fin de semaine.
    gisèle

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  22. Love, love, love the red teacup! That sneak peek looks like it's going to be gorgeous too....
    Hope you're having a great week Wendy!

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