Saturday, 26 February 2011

Back ... just!

Well, after 3 very uncomfortable weeks I'm back. Since my last post I've spent a lot of time lying face down on the floor ... not the greatest position for stitching. (or much else for that matter!) ... but the only way to let my back heal itself. Yesterday, my physio said I'm allowed to sit again for short periods (hurray!) ... until them it was all stand up or lie down. Anyway here is the little bit of stitching I managed to do ... Block One of The Night Before Christmas by Bunny Hill Designs.

 I did the pieced section a while ago so it's really only the applique/stitchery 
part that I can claim for February.

All the section below was done while standing up! Hopefully my needleturn will improve. 
The big pieces are okay but some of the smaller ones are rather 'yuck'.

Looking forward to starting block 2.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Thank You, Peg

Today is my birthday. Although the idea of being another year older is not particularly pleasant (!), I am feeling very lucky to have received a beautiful gift from my Friend in Stitching, the wonderful Peg.

This year we have to make a gift for our FIS birthday partner that starts with the first letter of the town in which we live. Peg made me a lovely covered notebook and a gorgeous needlecase all in beautiful Simplicity fabrics. (Still one of my all-time favourite fabric ranges.)

 The notebook came with a gorgeous pen in my favourite colour ...PINK. And doesn't it match the stitchery beautifully.

And just look inside the needlecase ... am I spoilt or what. Click on the picture for a closer look at the very cute pins.

 Thank you so much Peg. It is all adorable. I 'met' Peg soon after I started blogging and her blog is one I always check for new posts. She would have to be one of the most productive quilters I know ... and also one of the most generous. Hopefully one day we will meet in 'real life'.

This afternoon I have band practice. Not sure how I'll go as last week I ruptured a disc in my lower back! Rather painful and I haven't been able to do much stitching. 

Thursday, 3 February 2011

A Colonial Christmas Sampler

This is a stitchery I've finished during the holidays. 
It is called A Colonial Christmas Sampler ...

and was a First Friday Freebie ...

from Kaaren at The Painted Quilt.

Still deciding whether to frame it ...

or make it into a mini-quilt.