Sunday, 6 September 2009

productive sunday

the new block for the Tisket tasket bom is out. It has a gorgeous Scotty dog and was just the inspiration I needed to get up to date with these blocks. Last month I cut it all out enthusiastically then fizzled away. I just love this month's block and am happy I will have two to work on. I Have been doing ric rac for the handles of the baskets and have had difficulties keeping the ends tucked under the basket top. I had a major brain wave to put a thin strip of vliesofix on the underside of the ric rac to hold it in place till I stitch it in place. It worked a treat on these two handles. Now to get stuck into the applique and stitchery.
Here are all the blocks so far......

Here is a Christmas stitchery I have nearly finished (ran out of cotton!). The little birds' eyes are small crosses but it makes it looks like they are dead lol. I think I may have to make it a circle or it will bug me forever!


Here are my first two Stitcher's angel swap gifts for Kymberly. At least the new journal cover will fit the journal I bought. I am stitching the little needle case stitchery and it should be done by tomorrow- except some bright bunny dropped a sauce droplet right in the middle of the stitching. There was almost a murder in the house!! I managed to sponge it off and hopefully it won't stain. Gotta love the piglets!

Hope you have had an equally productive weekend. Tonight my parents are coming
over for tea for Father's day. I have attempted a soup made with Jerusalem artichokes, traditional roast and veges. Should be interesting.
cheers
Marina

3 comments:

Narelle said...

Your baskets are all looking so lovely ... your stitchers angel is going to be a very lucky lady.

Micki said...

The BOM is great and I love your gifts for the stitchers angel. You did such a lovely job!
Micki

the Koyle's said...

How stinkin' cute! I love that BOM, I can't decide if I want to applique or stitch it. I need to get crackin' on my Stitchers Angel stuff...you make me feel lazy!