Friday, 9 December 2016

p.s. my best 9 of 2016





I wasn't going to post again so soon ...
but ... I wanted to join in the end-of-year fun that's happening over on instagram at the moment!
... so here are my best nine for 2016...


Lots of fun looking back!
Thanks for all the +ve encouragement, comments & inspiration over the year.


And fun seeing everyones best 9 photos on instagram too
here #sewingbestnine and over here #quiltingbestnine
Plus there's going to be a linky party the day after Christmas, Monday December 26th
highlighting your "best" 5 posts from 2016 over here at meadowmistdesigns


Sunday, 4 December 2016

taking a break


It's beginning to look a little bit like Christmas around here!


... and just 21 sleeps to go!


...digging out all the usual old Xmas decor bits & pieces!


... tea lights & candles for that subtle sparkle






... the beginnings of a little festive vignette on the dresser,
I love adding to it daily between now and the 'big day'





... just waiting now for Olive & Evie to come and help me decorate the tree




MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

... taking a little break from blogging
... be back next year with lots more colour!   


Thursday, 1 December 2016

midweek snapshot


up on the design wall...
improv tea towel WiP
still working out a plan here, more details of inspiration & progress soon, but having fun so far!



from the garden...
jamjar herbs & roses



off the bookshelf...
pondering next year's possibilities, a little EPP perhaps!



and in the post...
a fat 1/4 bundle of Greenfield Hill by Denyse Schmidt
a more traditional fabric range than some of her others,
one that evokes "afternoon teas, polite gossip, faded wallpaper" - a lucky find on Trademe!





How's your week going?


Saturday, 26 November 2016

a few favourites #8

Here's what caught my eye today, all around home this time
... more summer colour from my garden




... some happy mail
new plaids & florals, love how they play nicely together





... and Annabel Langbein's latest book, lots of ideas for those long hot days of summer!


what are you loving this weekend?


Thursday, 24 November 2016

one more finish


I've made a real effort lately trying to finish a few things
{and then I figure I can start a new some thing!}




... and now auntbetsquilt my moderne utility quilt, is finished too
I really enjoyed making this little quilt, and am tempted to make another in different colours!




It's a simple design,
with large pieces perfect for your special fabrics to shine
and with the 1/4 log cabin and flying geese blocks to add some scrappy 'quilty' interest



- for earlier progress pics & more details see here



clamshell quilting by Annette from WildCotton Quilting 

















Linking up with Kelly for 'needle and thread thursday' here at myquiltinfatuation.
with Myra  over here at busyhandsquilts this week
and with Ann & Kaja for the monthly 'Ad Hoc Improv Quilter' here


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

right place, right time

Popped out for my morning coffee
and right next door was the vintage 2nd hand shop...




A lady had put her lovely collection of tea towels up for sale
all Irish linen
each one with crotchet edging...



couldn't believe my luck!






I had a little play with a trial fun block,
mixing up bright modern scraps with vintage colour!


plan B almost underway!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

modern & vintage


Happy Tuesday!
I did have a plan...



... c'est tres hard though
I can't seem to cut up this pretty tablecloth just yet
{sigh} onto plan B!