Friday, 19 October 2012

SSCS and another BOM

Yet again, it's been a while since I've been around.......for many reasons, mostly just life!  I have been doing a little stitching, mainly working on my gift for Chookyblue's SSCS exchange, which I think I have mostly under control now.  For very obvious reasons, you won't be seeing exactly what though, but it is fun to be working on an SSCS gift for the third year, wonder where it's going this time around.......?

In one of the first few posts I ever blogged, I shared my Leanne's House Block of the Month quilt which I had started quite a few years ago. Below is where I was up to on Block 4 back in 2010.
(If you clicked through to that last post you may have also seen I said I MUST NOT START ANYTHING ELSE!   Ha ha ha ha ....... One thing that blogging has made me even worse at is starting new things and taking a VERY long time to get them finished .......lol) 

 I've dug it out again and almost finished the stitchery on this block, added some finishing touches to another couple, and made up another one ready for stitching.

This little vase is one of my favourite mini blocks....

It's been great to put some stitches into a long-neglected, but not-forgotten project.  I've also been trying to get some gardening done, though the weather has been truly awful for the last week or two, always raining, or even like today, lots of thunder, lightning and hail!  This is my new red pot on our deck with some parsley, chives, strawberries and my favourite 'Maggie Mott' violas.  I've scattered some Mesclun salad seeds among it all, and they are just coming through now and trying to fight the hail. 


We have got about half of our lambs tailed, just waiting on some settled weather to get the rest done.  The forecast for our holiday Labour Weekend is terrible, so it may not be till next week now, but I will enjoy my extra day off from the paid job though and make the most of a Monday at home!  I hope all the Kiwi girls have a lovely long weekend too............. till next time........... happy stitching....Nicky

PS:   GO the All Blacks tomorrow night in Brisbane  -  make it a clean sweep for 2012!!


32 comments:

shez said...

lovely blocks Nicky,love the fabric,well done.xx

Lynda said...

Leanne's House is such a lovely quilt and so are your blocks. Hope you enjoy your long weekend.

Christine M said...

Your blocks are looking lovely Nicky. I've made that one and it hangs above my treadle machine. I love the fabrics you are using. Hugs, Christine

Manuela said...

Wonderful Blocks.

Best wishes Manuela

Susan said...

It's so good that you still love that project and have had the chance to do some work on it. The stitching is beautiful. Enjoy your long weekend.

Grit said...

You do wonderful stitching and sewing. Your blocks are so lovely. And fantastic fabrics.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Vickie said...

Love your stitching. And the violas.
So much work ahead still with the lambs.

suzitee said...

Tee hee hee...love that you are pulling out the antique WIPs...must be the month for it :) It's looking beautiful...I've always loved this pattern. Your red pot is gorgeous, too!

Deb said...

Those are some lovely blocks. And great that you pulled out them again to work on.

Annie said...

Very pretty blocks. Those have been waiting for too long I think! Love the wagon wheel flowers too.

Carol said...

Your blocks are looking so pretty, Nicky--I really love the embroidered blocks interspersed with the quilting!!

I had no idea what "tailing a lamb" involved, so I looked it up--wow!! That is a lot of work--hang in there :)

Nancy J said...

I still find it so wonderful that we have friends all over,some or most we might never meet, and we can share, send messages, and do projects together, great inspiration and... motivation!!! Love your stitchery. Greetings from Jean

Michelle said...

Love the blocks! Hope you have a relaxed weekend, and I am sure the lambs won't mind another week with their tails!
Michelle.

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

Just beautiful Nicky, I love your fabrics and your stitching is perfect! Looking forward to seeing more :) Sarah x

blueberrylane said...

A very long time ago. I recognise the fabrics from nearly the first run of BOMs we put out for this quilt when I owned Honeysuckle Cottage. Brings back lots of memories. I must pull mine out and work on it :)

Anthea said...

Nicky you are amazing to get that quilt out and continue with it, it will look gorgeous when it's done. The most important thing is that you enjoy what you are making & love the end result - how old it is really doesn't matter. And yes, blogging is a real trigger for falling in love with designs,starting them & then taking an age to finish!!

Cheryl said...

Your blocks are lovely! Lovely blog too :)

Chookyblue...... said...

goodluck with the lamb marking...speaking of BOMS's...so how is the GJ quilt going...........finished yet???

Terry said...

Good for you working on an older project! It's hard to do that sometimes, but so rewarding to actually finish up something that's been sitting around for a while! Have fun! :0)

Terry said...

Good for you working on an older project! It's hard to do that sometimes, but so rewarding to actually finish up something that's been sitting around for a while! Have fun! :0)

Leanne said...

Your blocks look beautiful Nicky, I am really enjoying doing mine, I like the stitchery part the best.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hi Nicky
I recorded the AB's game as it was too late to wait up for - watched it this morning.... yea a bit ho hum - I so wanted them to win!!

Love your quilt - the jug embroidery is so sweet.
I'm a "wanna be a quilter" - you won't know what that is - I've bought lots of fabric and have two patterns for very small projects to start - as Rachel says "it won't happen overnight but it will happen - one day"!
I've just had a lot on the go this year.

But blogs like yours get me all inspired so I've just become your newest follower!
Shane ♥


Sheryl said...

Funny isn't it .... I have the same project in my cupboard and there is less done on it than yours maybe I should dig it out and get on with it, yours looks fabulous, thanks for the inspiration....
The warm days we've had here have been great for the garden in between some really ghastly weather, love your red pot with the herbs and strawberries, violas and lettuces... all delicious!!
Watched half the rugby before going to bed.... a draw aye! thats interesting...

Michelle said...

Hi Nicky
Yes life seems to take over sometimes doesn't it, but I hope you are enjoying the long weekend! It is raining here in the 'Naki' this morning, so I am still snuggled in bed with a coffee!
As usual your blocks look lovely, and the pot of plants will add a lovely spot of colour to your summer...

Raewyn said...

Good on you pulling out a long-buried project. I have often looked at this and thought it a lovely one to do. Hope you are enjoying your long weekend - hopefully the weather isn't so great so that you don't need to finish those lambs' tails while on holiday! I think we're doing the last of our dehorning today!!

Tatkis said...

Lovely blocks!
And we went to see the game ;)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Deb R said...

Such gorgeous stitching...I think its the time of year for UFOs lol'

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your blocks are gorgeous Nicky, I love the little vase. Love your idea for the planter too. We have been having horrid weather here too, we lighted the fire again tonight!

Josie said...

Glad you started work on this project again.... it's beautiful. Love the colours you are using. Your stitching is just perfect too. Hope the weather has improved over there and you little plants get off to a better start

Jindi's Cottage said...

Your Leanne Beasley BOM is so pretty...enjoy playing with it again...

Sunshine & Fabric said...

Blocks are beautiful.....and love the red pot and how you have done your planting :)

Sunshine & Fabric said...

Beautiful blocks....and love the red pot and how you have done your planting. Lovely :)

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