Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Fresh Sewing Day - April


 1. Embroidery Detail, 2. Curious Nature Pouch (Front), 3. Back of Name Tag for Partner , 4. Scrappy x and plus blocks, 5. April Block We Bee Modern too, 6. Embroidery, 7. Parisville Pouch, 8. Stained Quilt Top, 9. Group Shot of Blocks for Hive 4, 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee, 10. Scrappy Granny Block, 11. Curious Nature Pouch (Back), 12. Embroidery, 13. Scrappy Grannies14. Not available15. Not available16. Not available

How is it May...I mean, how is it May?? It`s still unseasonably cool here.  Long may it continue but how can it be?

April was the month when I tried something new. I attempted embroidery and have to say that I really quite like it..I`m surprised!  It`s so restful and slow and takes me back to this time last year when I didn`t even have a sewing machine so everything was hand-stitched - blocks, seams, quilting and binding!

It was also the month when I fell behind in the Stitch Tease Bee.  I don`t like getting behind especially when it`s on a project with good bloggy friends.  You see I haven`t been able to even start my blocks for Di - the swap mama of Stitch Tease.  I ordered some white solid as all I had was a small amount of snow and it still hasn`t arrived. I`ve made my excuses and will get started as soon as the solid arrives.  Do I sound like a broken record? So this month I still have Di`s blocks to make as well as Susan`s. Help!

April was my month as Queen Bee in the Care Circle of do.Good Stitches and I asked my lovely ladies to make me as many x and plus blocks for a quilt of Lynne`s Siblings Together.  They lived up to expectations and then some.  We are going to have ourselves a great quilt or quilts for someone at camp this summer.  There was also bee blocks for the 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee and We Bee Modern Too.

I also had to make a name tag for my secret partner in the FQ Retreat Name Tag Swap.  I have a fabulous partner. Ideas came very easily.  The hard part was executing those ideas.  I can`t show you the front as to do so would give the game away.  You`ll just have to sit tight until she has received it.  I hope she likes it!

May is already shaping up to be super busy  - my head is already starting to spin. With the usual bee obligations, playing catch-up in the Stitch Tease Bee, quilts for Siblings Together and preparations for the FQ Retreat - help!

It`s May 1 and it`s a public holiday here so we are off out for a spin in the new (used) car!

Linking up with Lynne for Fresh Sewing Day!

Lily's Quilts

22 comments:

Kristy QP said...

Looks like it's been a busy month with another one to come! Your embroidery is looking lovely - so fun to try something new!

susan said...

I think we have until May 15th for Stitch Tease blocks so no worries you still have ample time. And everything else you have been doing is fab. Hope you enjoyed your day out and got to have lunch somewhere nice.

Betty said...

Love love love
Is there anything in that mosaic I don't love?
no

Quilting In The Cold said...

Fabulous month, your embroidery is beautiful.

Leanne said...

It is nice to see all your lovely work again! I hope you have a nice day off.

Katy Cameron said...

We have 6 weeks per round of Stitch Tease, I've not started yours yet either ;o) I do have a plan though. It's cunning. Very cunning... or not, we'll see :oD

Lovely makes for the month anyway!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

LOVE!!

Beth said...

Hi - I'm stopping by via Lily's quilts. Everything in your mosaic is beautiful. I particularly like the block in the upper right corner.

Pat said...

Everything looks great. Love the embroidery!

Catherine said...

well you have had another busy month!! Loving the embroidery. Hope you had a good spin out in the car

Kelly said...

Gorgeous mosaic of makes. I love all the embroidery you have done!

Janine said...

Your mosaic is looking great! I love your embroidery :)

Lynz said...

You're totally inspiring me to get that embroidery book out (I think it's the same one you have - the name escapes me but it's super cute) and have a go. GREAT mosaic!!

Cherie said...

Great mosaic! You've made a load of great things for last month. I know May already this year seems to be flying by! =D

Sheila said...

Ok, so your mosaic is really interesting - when I first looked at it, the Curious Nature pouch thumbnail looked to me like a big modern quilt hanging in a gallery.....the reverse view also....maybe you should scale up?? It looks fantastic.

Jenelle said...

You made so many beautiful projects this month! I can't even really pick a favorite, although your Stained Curious Nature quilt is really inspiring me to make something for my husband. I love this pattern so much in the colors and prints you chose! I wouldn't feel badly about your bee blocks either. You can't control the post (and neither can the post apparently lol!).

Heidi Staples said...

Such incredible projects this month...gorgeous!!

diane said...

You keep saying you didn't get much finished this month, but look at all those beautiful blocks and projects! Well done my friend!

Debbie said...

Looks like you got alot done to me! esp. love your granny squares and Japanese x and + blocks!

Danny Heyen said...

I haven't started my block either and I don't have a good reason! I would love to do some more embroidery. Yours looks great!

Flying Blind... said...

Please say we still have time for Stitch Tease - I haven't made Katy's!!
Love your makes - can't wait to embroider with you!!!

Nicky said...

Fabulous everything!

Love the stitching!