Things that made me happy!

This week the following things made me very happy!

October 2012 I started a hand embroidery appliqué baby blanket with sheep on, on wool Melton! It did not go well!  Did not enjoy it at all!  The more I think about it, I have realised that I’m a product of my generation!  Instant coffee and fast food! Oh no!  I need instant gratification!  Well I went off to the Houston Quilt Festival, Texas, USA, in November 2012 I, did basic embroidery class with Judith Baker Montano, in the hopes it would help!  Well you can decide if it helped? I picked up the blanket again!  Not finished yet but I’m sure very soon I will show you the finished product.

I finished three projects that I had for home work for 2 of the quilt guilds that I belong to. From left to right part 2 of my foliage route, the middle one is 2 blocks for the charity quilt for Midlands’s quilters and the next one is for the charity quilt for Meander Quilters!

I sew with 2 friends every Wednesday morning and I finished my quilt.  I will share the pattern and photos with you at a later stage.

What made you happy this week?

Next weekend is Easter!  Yummy!



18 thoughts on “Things that made me happy!

  1. Love the quilt. I made one similar and it’s in the pile to be finished. I’ve been thinking I would hand quilt it with perle cotton and use a long stitch. I went to my first Houston show in October! Wasn’t it fascinating! Keep up the good work. You inspire me to pick up my needle and do some silk ribbon work.

    • I love the hand quilted look! But the time it takes! I also like hand quilting with a big stitch and perle cotton. The Houston Quilt Festival was awesome! Thanks for the nice comment!
      Lots love

  2. Oh my word! That embroidery is beautiful, but I can see how with all of those tiny, tiny flowers, you’d also want some projects that you can complete more quickly. I also liked how the swirls stitches in the middle of the sheep gave them such cool dimension.

    I’m glad that you stopped by my blog, so I could find your blog.

    • Its always good to see what everyone is up to and see I’m not the only one that loves fabric! I enjoyed my visit with you. Thanks for your kind words.

  3. Nikki, these are simply adorable. I have at least half a dozen projects that are on the shelf waiting for me to release them from their bins and birth them into the real world. One is a “Crazy Quilt” that my ex-husband’s grandmother started – must be nearly a hundred years old as he is in his 70’s now! It consists of strips that have the typical crazy quilt stitching which goes all over the place and the fabrics are satins, taffeta, velours which are quite intimidating to me as I’ve not much experience sewing on them. You have given me courage though and I want to finish it and give it to my daughter for Christmas. Keep sewing. You are doing a great job.

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