Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Happy Mail and WIPs ....

On Christmas Eve we went over to my Mum's for a family meal.  We got back at just gone 5pm and the was a 'Unable to Deliver; postcard from the postman.  It was international and it required a signature ......... it would be available to collect from the depot on 'the next working day'.  That was 5 days away!!  I thought I knew what it was but had to try to forget it was sat in the locked up depot.  I was there early on the 29th and it was well and truly worth the wait.  It was my prize from Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for my entry into her Dog Gone Cute link up.  Thank you Lorna and your very generous sponsors and thank you to everyone who voted for my quilt!



 


The prize, on the quilt that won the prize, on the bed with my daughter, whose quilt it is, underneath!!!
 
 
There are 23 fat quarters in there, Grecian Water Colorstory.  The colours are delicious ........ I have never owned any Kona Cotton before so there was quite a lot of squealing going on in this household.  Now, of course, I have to find the perfect project for them .... that could take some time!
 
I finally made it back into the studio after what seemed like forever, but was probably just 10 days, and have started lots of things.  First is a long term project from the Farm Girl Vintage book.
 
This was a little present to myself and I have decided to make all 48 blocks.  I have set myself the challenge of one block a week, which should be easily achievable without becoming toooo addictive.  So far I have made 3 blocks, so I am a little ahead of schedule!


 
 
With the fourth all cut and ready to be sewn!
 

My niece is a huge Harry Potter fan and it is her birthday at the end of the month so I have started a cushion cover for her.  I can't get a decent photo at the moment which shows the true colours.  I am hoping that shoe will love it.

And last, but not least, I have started on my Bee commitments for the month.  It's been a few years since I have joined in with any Bees and I am so looking forward to getting to know and sew for the member in the Neighbourhood Block Swap, Stash Bee and The Bee Hive.  This block is the January block for The Bee Hive.  I really enjoyed making this last night and have the second block cut out to make today.  Oh, is that another one also cut out?  I have, in my wisdom, decided to make an extra block of each Bee block I make this year.  I thought it would be a great idea to have a quilt top to put together easily at the end of the year and it would make a lovely keepsake of the Bees.  Well that's what I am saying in January I'll have to see if I keep up all this good work!

 
So back into it now after the 'flu, Christmas and the New Year and I am really looking forward to the year ahead, both in terms of sewing and family.  Lots of lovely things planned and adventures to have.  Linking up today to Let's Bee Social and WIP Wednesday. x



 
 

8 comments:

  1. Love your HP block. My niece is also a huge fan and we are throwing her a surprise HP birthday party this year.

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  2. Such a lovely prize! Congrats! Love your Vintage blocks, too!

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  3. Your bee pinwheel block is great. Very pretty! The extra blocks will be a great souvenir.

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  4. Love your projects! Especially the pit-bull pup blocks (I rescue pit-bulls so MUST make one of these!) and your Farm Girl Vintage blocks...(guess this means I will have to open my copy of the book, too!)...thanks for sharing - very inspiring! And congrats on the fabric prize - well deserved!

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  5. I love your Farm Girl blocks! So cute! :)

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  6. Your year is off to a flying start: gorgeous prize fabrics and so much sewing done already.

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  7. Yay a really nice prize! I love your HP cushion - any fan will go crazy mad for it!

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