Monday, July 21, 2008

Sewing Sewing and more sewing . . .

I can never throw these little spools away - silly I know but I'm sure I will find a use for them one day. Until then, they are a good indication that I've been doing a lot of sewing.
Look what my lovely friend Ric Rac gave me for my birthday - yes a selvedge mini quilt. I was very excited to receive it - she is such a "clever clogs"
I've had a weekend with another dear friend and her daughter and have been making some Melly and Me kitty cats. Lots of fun.

Lots of fav "winter" flowers in the garden, which keeps me happy happy happy. oh, and I'm in the process of maing a new little sewing bag, but instructions are not my thing - so it's been a slow process. I will show you when it's done.

19 comments:

Bren said...

Hi Annie
Just to say, we loved your soup, we loved your wall, we loved your cat, we loved your choc-chip cookies, we loved your garden and most of all w loved you (and the family!!).
B and D.

CurlyPops said...

What is it about empty cotton reels...I have a hard time throwing them out too!
I love the mini selvedge quilt..that's going to look gorgeous on your wall.

Bernadette said...

What a cute little quilt! Happy Birthday for whenever it was Annie. Stunning photos of the garden as usual. I have chosen you for a blog award, please see my blog for details. Now you get to chose five of your favourite blogs!

Bloom said...

Beautiful flower photos as always Annie. I thought of you while I was back at the farm in my garden, pruning the roses & getting photos of what little there was in flower. Hope you are settling back into school OK. First week back for us here. Hopefully I will get back to some sewing with the kids back at school - I can only hope! So when was your birthday? Hope it was a special one.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I colect empty spools too - let me know when you have thought of a good project for them! Love your mini quilt -perfect pressie from the selvedge Queen!

nicolette said...

Happy Birthday Annie! When was the big day?
Great little selvedges quilt!

May Britt said...

What a great idea to make a selvedge mini quilt. It's fun and beautiful. I have to stop throwing away those stripes now.

picciolo said...

so when was your birthday? Happy Birthday! What a gorgeous gift, and a clever use of the selvedge pieces. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend
: )

Jenny said...

I too have a lovely pile of those cotton reels and have no idea what I am going to do with them! Your mini quilt is very special and I am glad that you've been doing lots of sewing. Love your winter flower photos:)

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Happy Birthday! Love your selvedge quilt from Jodie! And can't wait to see your kitties and your bag. Lucy x

Sandi said...

Happy birthday Annie! Hope you had a lovely day. The mini quilt is gorgeous! I love it!
Can't wait to see how your bag and your kitties look when you finish them.

Chookyblue...... said...

Happy Birthday my great bloggy friend......

Leanne said...

Lucky you a selvage quilt....something about those cotton reels I tend to put them in a safe place.

Melanie said...

Hia Annie, I do like the fabrics you've chosen for your new sewing bag. Beautiful.

You could always use your bobbins as doll legs -glue stripey or whatever fabric you like around them and thread them to the body. Feet can be added and sewn on the thread. I made one shelf sitter character in this way and added beads to the knee area. I can't wait to see what you coe up with. :-)

upstateLisa said...

Love the selvedge quilt!!! I have a pile of selvedges but have yet to use them. SAving them for the ultimate project, I guess.

Connie W said...

Gotta love the selvage quilt - it's so cute!

Christine said...

Lucky you receiving a selvedge quilt from Ric Rac. It is so cool.

Stina said...

Love the pictures...amazing as always...

Mary said...

That mini quilt just might be the coolest thing I've ever seen! I love it! And your photos are beautiful!