The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Secrets and hides

 

Oh my goodness me, just a few weeks now until Christmas and although I have been really busy sewing I can’t show you what 019I 020have been stitching,as like every thing else at this time of the year – it’s a secret!

  What I can show you are the beautiful sunsets that glow over me as I sit hand stitching in the evenings. Aren’t the colours just amazing and I didn’t even have to edit them at all? 030

Then I can show you a bit of some of the fabric I’ve been using on one of my secret squirrel projects.  I sure hope my secret partner likes it.

Another secret or two(from DH that is) that I can show you is some of the ‘buys’ that just033 jumped out of the laptop at me.  Firstly there is a whole lot of Blackbird Designs patterns, followed by some more – some of which I’ve 031already stitched up. Aren’t those little stockings so sweet?  I have a few036 more of the stocking patterns on back order.  I’m starting to notice that all my buys are for cross stitch!!! How can that be?  I’m a quilter!  But that’s just reminded me – I need more 30ct linen.

Then – you can tell DH has been on many late shifts by the amount of on-line purchasing I’ve made, LOL. I remembered 035some thread sticks I saw at the Quilt and Craft Fair a couple of months back.  So I managed to track them down .

Now, as I said these are all secrets from DH – he’s not to know, OK? 

Goodness me, just rolling back over this is shocking. But what you do need to realise is that these weren’t all bought at once, I did pace myself over time. Now I just need another twelve hours in every day to get them and all my quilts done in my life time.

Happy stitching everyone

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5 comments:

  1. Sshhhh, I won't tell if you don't. LOL. It is possible to be a cross stitcher and a quilter - you just have to settle for less finishes of each! Unless you find some of those days with extra hours in them - if you do let me know where they are hiding. LOL. Love those stocking patterns from BD - they are so sweet aren't they!

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  2. Hey, I am a cross stitcher too, although the old eyes aren't quite what they used to be which is why I find quilting easier now. I love Blackbird designs and have loads of cross stitch patterns by them. Their designs are lovely and I like the subtle colours they use.

    Oh my, that sunset is breathtaking! I have heard about the West Coast sunsets. Isn't it gorgeous!

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  3. Always so good to pop in and see what is happening with the New Zealand quilters!! Happy sewing!!

    Douglas Eagleson
    President
    Kona Bay Fabrics

    http://www.konabay.com

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  4. Good on you sweet, you know your secrets are safe with me. After all your secret is my secret if you know what I mean. -hehehe

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  5. I know what you mean -I need more hours in the day at the moment.

    Great quilt entry. I finally photographed a wallpaper horror for you. :-)

    Yes it is so tempting to see so many lovelies on line. I can't see me finishing my Wanna Make 2010 list but at least I wont be adding a full page of the previous year like I had at the end of 2009. LOL

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Thankyou so much for popping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas and will get back to you if needed, hugs - Miche'le

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