Sunday, 22 September 2013

It's spring time

Spring time stitchery I made Michelle
Spring stitchery Michelle made me
The weather here has been crazy: sunny, rainy, hot, cold, and last night I was kept awake with a thunderstorm that sounded right above our house.  September is almost done and I am writing my first post of the month!  Life has been busy lately: trying to keep up with work and kids, and some of our friends have been suffering with health issues so I have been fitting in visiting with them.
Michelle and I sent and received our spring time stitcheries for the Let's Celebrate swap with Mrs Martin's quilt shop.  I sewed the Home Tweet Home picture for Michelle which was a free pattern I found here and I added in some fat quarters too.  Michelle made me the gorgeous Red Brolly cat stitchery and gave me some other goodies too.  Now to decide how to finish it off, I am thinking maybe a cushion.
I am keeping up with my Chateau Hexagon quilt and have started block four.  I have also started making a cot quilt for a niece who has her first baby in December.  I finished Charlie's jumper and immediately started a cardy for me as well as sewing a top and blouse for myself and I have a dress half sewn.  I am definitely interested in having a more homemade wardrobe but I will save that for another post :)  Wendy xx

23 comments:

  1. I've wondered about you! What beautiful projects. Spring for you with pretty flowers, and fall for us with colorful leaves. :) I can't wait to hear about your homemade wardrobe!

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  2. Happy to see you back!
    They sure shared the storm around last night, because we were blasted last night too, but what a day here today......hot & sunny!
    I haven't started my Chateau Hexagon yet, maybe after I get the next block, I am undecided on fabrics.
    Love your wee 'tweet' stitchery, very spring like & welcoming.
    I hope you get time to breathe in between all those projects!

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  3. Loved seeing your lovely stitching and your touches of spring :-)

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  4. Love both swap projects.
    good work doing your forth stitchery. I have just traced mine..

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  5. Gorgeous stitcheries by both of you. Hugs......

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  6. Gorgeous photos along with even more beautiful sewing.

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  7. Sounds like you've been too busy sewing to blog. Looking forward to seeing more of your new wardrobe.

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  8. The stitchery you did for Michelle is gorgeous Wendy. I'm looking forward to seeing what you use the one Michelle made for you.

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  9. Don't you love Spring Wendy - changeable, but nice to have the flowers blooming and a bit of warmth in the air. Lovely Spring swap stitching from you both.

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  10. Both the stitcheries are very lovely. I hope you enjoy your spring, we are enjoying autumn.

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  11. Hello Wendy,

    Hope your friends are getting better. Love both stitchery's. Have fun making it into something. Thanks for the link also.

    Happy Spring.
    Bev.

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  12. Busy girl,you have some lovely things going on Wendy.Spring photos are lovely,I know I've said this many times but I still find it strange that you are going into Spring and over here it's Autumn.xx

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  13. Loving the tui in the Kowhai tree. We've just hit autumn, my favourite season of the year.. though only for two weeks as we are off to Springtime, sadly not a New Zealand one but exciting nonetheless.
    Your stitching is as beautiful as ever. x

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  14. Nice to see you post and I can understand how busy life can make us but you have managed to do lots of great projects and I love seeing your signs of spring as we push into fall :-)

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  15. Oh ! oh ! you have been very busy ! The stitcheries are both lovely !!
    Florence

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  16. Hi Wendy - lovely to have you back - I know how those weeks between posts can go so fast sometimes. Sounds like you have been busy though - & creative too. Love what you are working on, also the primula, kowhai & the tulips are just beautiful. I have red ones flowering at present. Happy week Wendy, Julie x0x

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  17. You do sound really busy... but glad you have had some time for crafting and playing too! lovely stitcheries...
    Hugz

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  18. Pretty images of spring, it certainly is living up to its reputation here too.
    Love the stitcheries you have exchanged they are both gorgeous.
    Nice projects you are working on.
    Enjoy the sunshine.

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  19. Nice projects and such pretty flowers, the leaves will be falling here soon!

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  20. Beautiful spring photos, and cute stitcheries (I love the one with the cat and birds!)

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  21. Don't your flowers look gorgeous, hope you haven't been too affected with last nights storm...? Your stitching exchange gifts are lovely, the colours in the bird are very pretty...

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  22. Gorgeous flowers! Hooray for Spring! (we are heading into Fall but I LOVE Spring!) Sounds like you've been keeping very busy.. love those little star blocks too! :)
    xo
    Kelli

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  23. Your little tweety bird in your springtime stitchery is gorgeous Wendy.......such lovely work. x

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