Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Sometimes life gets in the way..........

................. of being a regular blogger.  Thanks so much for the kind words on my last post for the people of Christchurch.  From what I've seen and heard life in Christchurch is still incredibly difficult, with ongoing aftershocks and life turned upside down for so many.  I'm still thinking of you and hoping for things to improve for you all!  Your netball girls almost did the impossible last night and came so close to beating the Waikato-BOP Magic - Go the Canterbury Tactix!(and of course Southern Steel)

Despite the lack of blogging I have acheived a little stitching, here finally is my sixth A Gardeners Journal block.........
Oops..... just noticed the top flower on the left needs a few more stitches!  I'm undecided on whether I will applique the hearts into that big green block, add something different, or even leave it blank.
Over at the Stitch-A-Long blog, the 2011 SAL has commenced, a lot of the girls have finished their GJ quilts, and are on to Tis The Season by Natalie Bird.  But you know me too well... and I've started the next one too.    LOL    Here are the fabrics I've chosen, all French General in pinks and reds, and stitching with DMC 115 thread. 

Next up is February's Birdie Stitches BOM block, these are fun, and pretty quick to stitch up too.
And finally, here is a sneak peek at what I'm making with my Bliss Layer Cake.  This is part of a little quilt for my gorgeous wee niece, using Bloom's Abracadabra pattern.  Excellent instructions, and I have enough to make a single bed size quilt for my elder daughter too.  She has been watching me piece this one and has been begging me to get some more fabric and make her one too!  If only she knew I'm already a step ahead of her!
Well, thanks for sticking with me this far, I hope you're having a fabulous week, I've been catching up with some blog reading today, so I might just 'see' you soon!

Take care and of course happy stitching......... Nicky

24 comments:

shez said...

You are very busy Nicky you must be like me and not sure which project to keep working on,lol.

Wendy said...

Your stitching looks beautiful. I noticed in an earlier blog you are doing needle-turn applique. I am giving this a go for the first time, and wondered if you should use special thread or if DMC 1 strand is ok?
I love the look of your blog by the way!

Seams Sew Together said...

Hi Nicky, you have a lot on your plate with all your stitcheries, I'm not sure whether to join the Tis the season SAL as I have struggled with this one. Beautiful work!!
Mandy:)

Farmyard Crafts said...

Good job on all of that stitching! You have such tiny perfect stitches! :) The quilt is looking beautiful! I can just imagine the surprise on your daughters face when she works out that she's getting one too!! Still praying lots for the people of Christchurch. It's had an affect on so many people.

Fiona said...

Wow you have been busy - Love the Bliss Quilt - Isn't that a gorgeous range of fabrics....

Hugs - Fee X

Deb said...

All looking good Nicky. Love your wee birdies, so cute. Everything is fabulous as always.

Bev C said...

Hello Nicky,

Your Garden Journal quilt is stunning, makes me smile to see your work. Your new quilt is beautiful,your niece will love it and so will your daughter.
Happy stitching.
Bev.xoxo

Michelle said...

Hey Nicky, wow beautiful stitching, I have that book-A gardeners journal I think after looking at your beatiful work I may just pull it out and add it to this years list!! What's one more project......rite? Michelle

Shiree said...

Hi Nicky,
all looking good!! It gets hard to keep up with everything all at once huh, did you enjoy the concert,fab huh!!

Wendy said...

I love the GJ quilt, your stitching is beautiful. The bliss quilt is also gorgeous, I've just cut into my Bliss layer cake too!

Annie said...

I love all of your work. These quilts do look like a lot of fun. My favorite on this post is that charming gardener lady of course!

Tricia said...

I just love these quilts. I really should try one sometime, but I need to get more of my crazy 15 challenge projects done first, so I'll just enjoy yours in the meantime!

Carol said...

You choose the prettiest colors for all of your work, Nicky!! The two little "lovebirds" are so sweet and I love the gardening journal as well. Beautiful work :)

Chookyblue...... said...

hey GJ and TTS..........cruising...........I skipped the hearts..........

Michelle said...

It'a a treat to see such lovely stitching Nicky, as for the bliss quilt you are much braver than me I still don't want to cut into mine yet, I think I will just fondle them for a while longer;o)

Cardygirl said...

GJ looks great & I love your fabrics for SAL. Bliss looks beautiful!

Katrina said...

Hi Nicky, what a great lot of projects you have on the go there, they all look wonderful. The Birdie Stitches BOM is so cute - one of my friends at work is also working on this. One day I'll get to it too, lol. Enjoy the rest of your week.
PS: also,thanks for your email about where to purchase fabrics from :)

Theresa said...

Oh I love Bliss, they're going to be two lovely quilts....lucky girls :D All of your stitcheries are looking wonderful...what is the fabric for the birdies? I'm a little behind with my birds at the moment.

Colleen said...

Wow, Nicky, you have been very busy with your needle. Your stitching on Bliss is beautiful. You have a good eye for color, which always compliments the pattern you are working on. Thanks for sharing, your work is great inspiration.

Lynda said...

Such beautiful blocks Nicky and your baby quilt is so pretty. No wonder your daughter wants one too.

Anonymous said...

I have to admit, your stitching is the neatest I've ever seen. It's stunning! Are there any tips or tricks that you could share with the rest of us, I know I'd be really appreciative.
Cheers,
Annette

Suzanne said...

You have som many wonderful quilting projects going. I just love the colours of the fabrics, they are so bright and cheerful.

Blu said...

So many lovely stitcheries! The little birds are so cute.

Siobhan said...

Zoinks!! Everything is amazing. B-E-A-Utiful! I love those French General fabrics--scrumptious!

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