Monday, 4 July 2016

Missing you!

I know that I wasn't going to post until after I had moved house but on the house removal front there are times of high activity and times when it is much quieter.... this is one of those days, so I thought I would catch you up with what I have been stitching since I last posted. I have missed your visits and I apologise for not being able to spend the time reading your posts.... things will get back to normal once we are settled again.



Firstly, last week was the June link up for the 'Patchwork with Stitchery' sew-a-long hosted by Martina at Sunshine Quilting.  My contribution for the sew-a-long this month is another of the pretty 'United Stitches' blocks I have been working on. Another cute design by Rosalie Dekker (Quinlan)  which was quick and easy to stitch.



I also completed a couple of short segments of week 48's stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin TangleIt was another really fun stitch to learn and is called 'Knotted Feather Stitch'. You can find Sharon's tutorial for it here.



Then there have been three blocks for the Splendid Sampler.  Block 39 was another paper pieced block but as I didn't really have the time to struggle with a paper pieced block and, I had seen a lovely appliqued version of the block by my blogging friend Sheila, I simplified my block too. The original block was designed by Aylin Ozturk and is called 'Balls in the Air'.



Block 40 was designed by Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and My Sister designs.  It is a cute pieced block called 'Flights of Friendship'. This had a special meaning to me as I had the opportunity to meet Barb and Mary at a class earlier this year.



Block 41 was designed by Jennifer Mathis and is called 'Sew South'.  I loved this cute little block!



I also forgot to show you my latest EPP block which I have been working on.  It is from a Craftsy class taught by Helen Stubbings.  My first EPP star!



Lastly, I have managed to sneak in some free motion quilting practice and, I finished another block for my FMQ Sampler.  It uses a motif by Christina Cameli which she calls 'marbles'.



I think that is it.... hope you all have a lovely week (Happy 4th July to my American friends!) and I'll catch up with you again next time!

32 comments:

  1. Oh, such wonderful works! You still have been busy with stitching! So glad you find some time to do it and calm down! Warm hugs, Martina

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    1. Thank you very much Martina! It is nice to unwind with some stitching! Christine x

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  2. Hello Christine! You've accomplished so much, taken into account you're moving! I've block n.40 all cut and ready to go... it brings indeed wonderful memories! My best wishes with the moving; Ariadna.

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    1. Thank you Ariadna! There is plenty to do but it is nice to have some down time stitching! Christine x

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  3. So many beauties here! Wishing you the best with your move.

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    1. Thank you Renee! I am looking forward to settling into our new home! Christine x

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  4. Hallo Christine,
    so ist es mit der Zeit... Deine kleine Stickerei für den SAL bei Martina mag ich sehr. Du hast sie sehr schön mit dem Stern eingefasst. Ich selbst sticke im Moment überhaupt nicht, es ist wenig Zeit für das Nähzimmer.
    Liebe Grüße
    Valomea

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    1. Thank you Valomea! I hope you are back in your sewing room soon! Christine x

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  5. Wow - despite all the upheaval in your life you're still managing to accomplish a lot of stitching. Good for you!

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    1. Thank you Mary Ann! The stitching keeps me sane when everything else gets on top of me! Christine x

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  6. So nice you have been able to relax and sew a bit and keep us up to date. Tell us all about the new house in the same area or closer to shops or farther? Sewing room? Nice light ? Great kitchen for your husband to cook delicious meals? Are you buying the house or have found a great priced rental?
    I know so many questions just so interested in the sameness and differences I am on the left coast of USA California near San Francisco
    Colleen

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    1. Thank you Colleen! I will be moving in the same area.... another rented house and in a lovely location. I do have a spot picked out for my sewing things!! Christine x

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  7. Du zeigst wieder so viele schöne Werke. Am allerbesten gefällt mir jedoch die in den Stern eingfasste Stickerei. Das Motiv ist so wunderschon und umrahmt mit dem Stern ist sie einfach perfekt!

    Gruß Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! It helps me to relax working on lots of different projects using different skills. I am glad you like them.... I know you love stars! Christine x

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  8. Liebe Christine,
    man würde wirklich nicht glauben, dass du umziehst, denn zu zeigst uns so viele schöne arbeiten. Deine Splendid Sampler Blöcke sind bezaubernd und auch dein Rosalie Dekker-Block ist einfach nur schön :-))
    Ich wünsche dir Alles, Alles Gute für deinen/ euren Umzug.
    Alles Liebe
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! My sewing things will be the last things packed and probably the first things unpacked.... it is nice to be able to sew in the evenings and relax! Christine x

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  9. Such lovely work Christine. Can't believe you have managed all that as well as packing for moving! Well done you.

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    1. Thank you! The bulk of the packing hasn't started yet.... there is a lot more of that to come! Christine x

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  10. Bliss and the Splendids are superb : )

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    1. Thank you Lyn! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  11. Liebe Christine,
    wow, was warst du wieder fleißig und vor allem, was hast du wieder viele Wunderschöne Dinge genadelt! Nimm dir alle Zeit die du brauchst, so ein Umzug ist meistens sehr arbeitsintensiv, aber es lohnt sich, man will es ja auch schön haben!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I am sure things will gradually fall into place... I am just slowly getting organised.... that is why I still have time to sew! Christine x

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  12. Oh my goodness, you created a whole bunch of beautiful blocks. I like the star with the stitchery in the middle best of all.
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! I really like that block too! Christine x

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  13. Hello Christine, gosh you have been busy, all your blocks are amazing. Hope they move goes well for you. xx

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    1. Thank you Leanne! I hope it goes smoothly too! Christine x

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  14. Pretty stitching as always Christine, I like the United stiches block best but they are all lovely colours.

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  15. Your embroidery is really pretty, Christine and I love how it looks in the centre of the block. Also love the way you adapted the block with the Tilda fabric...gorgeous! Good luck with the rest of your house move.
    Helen xox

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  16. Hello Christine

    Hier zeigst du uns auch so bezaubernde Blöcke, zu schön, ich bin so von deinen Arbeiten begeistert
    Der gestickte Blick ist so schön
    Liebe Grüße Marika

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    1. Thank you Marika! You are very kind! Christine x

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