Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Patchwork with stitchery SAL: January

I have to confess that I wasn't very good at keeping on track with the 'Patchwork with Stitchery Sew-a-long' hosted by Martina of Sunshine Quilting towards the end of last year and, I had intended on doing a better job this year.


Patchwork with Stitchery SAL

However, January has whizzed past so quickly that I didn't get a new project made.





Instead, I thought I would share with you a pretty little stitchery I completed which is from the book 'Red Home' by Natalie Bird.  In the book this little stitchery is made into a tiny wall hanging but, I chose to frame it instead.



Such a simple design.... very quick to stitch and so cute.... it made the perfect gift! To see who else has linked up with a project, why not pop across and visit Martina



Next month I am going to be more organised and I have already chosen the little Gail Pan pincushion project pictured above to stitch.  This was Gail's free pattern  from a Buttermilk Basin blog hop that she took part in during the Summer of 2015 but which, I haven't got round to stitching yet!! 


Doll Quilt SAL

On the subject of sew-a-longs, I am also taking part in a doll quilt SAL hosted by Katrin and taking place in February.  If you want to participate too you can get all the details here.  Actually, there is a very cute little doll quilt in the Red Home book which I am tempted to make for it! 

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  1. Hi Christine,wow lots going on with you this year,i love your framed piece and that pin cushion is so cute,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! I think I'll have to be super organised to keep on top of all the stitching! Christine x

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  2. Love that little cat - Natalie has some really cute things. The pears pincushion - darling! I'll look forward to seeing your finish as well as the possible doll quilt!

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    1. Thank you Linda! I love Natalie's patterns too.... she is the BOM designer for this year's Homespun Magazine... dare I join another BOM?!! Christine x

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    1. Thank you Janet! He is rather cute... should really stitch one for you!! Chrissie xx

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  4. Sweet little stitchings today. I still have my first doll quilt that my grandma made for me when I was little. Maybe one day I'll have a granddaughter to pass it down to.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! How nice to have something like that to pass on! Have a lovely day! Christine x

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  5. Love that adorable little cat Stitchery.

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    1. Thank you Melody! Natalie's patterns are always cute! Have a lovely day! Christine x

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  6. Hi Christine, lovely little cat stitchery. What a great SAL....although my stitcheries are long term projects so it will be a while before I have a finished item.

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    1. Thank you Cath! I shall enjoy watching your progress with your stitcheries through the year! Christine x

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  7. Story of my life..... The months just fly by. So many good intentions but just don't get things done like I want. Love to see what others are stitching with Martina. Janita

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    1. I hear you Janita! Can't believe we are almost at the end of January! Hope you have a lovely day! Christine x

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  8. What a lovely finish and I love the projects you are planning to work on. The doll quilt in the photo you shared is amazing.

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    1. Thank you Renee! That lovely doll quilt is one made by Katrin who is hosting the SAL... it is so pretty! Have a lovely day! Christine x

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  9. Liebe Christine,
    Wunderschöne Katze. Immer mit der Ruhe, jedes Ding braucht seine Zeit, dass ist nun mal so. Schön das du auch beim Puppen Quilt SAL dabei bist.
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! You are right.... no need to stress, everything gets done in the end! Have a lovely day! Christine x

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  10. It is so nice to have you in the doll quilt SAL group, and the doll quilt from "Red Home" is very pretty!
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! Your beautiful doll quilt is such an inspiration.... stunning! I am looking forward to the SAL! Christine x

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  11. Very cute in the frame. I always have great plans but lately with my new work all my energy has gone into learning that. Not much energy for crafting at the moment.

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    1. Thank you! Your energy will return.... it is hard when you start something new to find time for everything but, when the new becomes more familiar you will find more time again! Christine x

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  12. Love, love the cat picky!
    I had a white cat so was a gonna when I first saw it lol but you've done it beautifully.
    I'm going to have to try and make a crib quilt although typically, I will do it the hard way lol
    I have an oval basket that I was going to make into a crib for my granddaughter, so nows the time to gets tuck in and come up with a pattern : )

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    1. Thank you Lyn! He is rather cute... Natalie's designs are always sweet! I hope you find a crib quilt you like! Have a lovely day! Christine x

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  13. Dear Christine,
    lovely idea with the stitchery in the frame. Looking forward to seeing the Gail Pan pincushion, what a treat.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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    1. Thank you Sylvia! The pincushion should be a fun project for next time! Christine x

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  14. Such a cute embroidery and processed nice. The doll quilts irritate me too much , a class action of Katrin , yet I 'm undecided . Malles see what February brings so ..
    wish you a nice weekend
    Greetings Sandra

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    1. Thank you Sandra! Hope you join in the Doll Quilt SAL... it should be fun! Have a lovely weekend too! Christine x

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  15. Hi Chistine, I'm with you, I am on a promise to try and do more this year in the SAL, lets see how we both go! The doll quilt SAL sounds interesting, I must take a look xxx

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    1. Hello Dawn! I hope that I can get lots made this year! I have written myself some lists to help! Ha! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  16. Cute little design Christine which looks lovely framed. I was dithering about joining the dolls quilt SAL, but what would I do with a doll´s quilt?

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! The dolls quilts are just tiny quilts so they can look nice just hanging in a corner somewhere.... that's what I'll do with mine. Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  17. Liebe Christine,
    das ist eine hübsche kleine Stickerei. Eine süße Katze!
    Ich freue mich, dass Du am Puppenquilt-SAL teilnehmen möchtest. Dort werden bestimmt sehr schöne Arbeiten zu sehen sein!
    Liebe Grüße
    Valomea

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    1. Thank you Valomea! I am really looking forward to the Doll Quilt SAL.... it should be fun! Have a nice weekend! Christine x

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  18. I'm not sure what happened to January either! That little kitty hiding in the roses is so cute--love it!

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    1. Thank you Karen! Better get started on February's blocks now.... being a short month it always passes quickly too! Have a great weekend! Christine x

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  19. Lovely little projects! So glad that you joined again and I look forward to see, what you create. The book looks very lovely!
    Hugs Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! I am looking forward to joining in with the SAL! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  20. Dear Christine,
    lovely little stitchery. I´m looking foreward to see more ;-)))
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I love stitching these little projects, they are always fun to make! Christine x

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  21. Liebe Christine,
    das ist ja eine schöne zarte stickarbeit, es ist aber auch ein ganz tolles Buch.

    Seien sie umarmt
    Uta

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    1. Thank you Uta! It is a lovely book and I plan to make some other projects from it! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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