Monday 7 May 2018

Finally, time to write.....

I know it has been an age since I last wrote and, I am sorry but, I do have a very good excuse..... I moved house.... again!! It has taken a while to get everything sorted and to get my sewing room straightened out. For a while it looked like this.....

 But at least now it looks like this.....

We are now quite well settled back in Switzerland but, I haven't been in my sewing room very much, as we have been away for a few days too. We visited another part of Switzerland, close to the border with Germany and visited some very pretty towns on the Rhein.


Stein am Rhein

Stein am Rhein


We also took a boat trip to visit the Rhein Falls which, I believe are some of the highest falls in Europe.

Now I am back home again and I am trying to get into a better routine.  Moving and travelling are fun but they are a big upheaval too!! I have managed to embroider the February blocks of Gail Pan's wonderful 
i-stitch-club BOM. All of the stitcheries are complete and I have finished the needleturned applique on the first of the three blocks. 

The stitcheries are so pretty and a lot of fun to work. Hopefully, now that things are settling down, I will get the other two blocks completed and can move on to March and April's blocks. My challenge is to get those finished before May's blocks are released! We will see!!

You may have noticed that I have also stem-stitched around the needleturned applique on the first of these blocks.  I did that to hide any 'wobbly' applique stitches and I have done the same for January's blocks which I shared with you last time.

I did also get the second little 'bonus' project finished.  It was this pretty little mug rug and I had a lot of pleasure making it and then machine quilting the background.  It has been the only free motion quilting I have done for some time and I was making sure I hadn't forgotten what to do!!

That's all for now but, now that I have more time on my hands again, I do hope it will not be so long before posting again! Thank you for taking the time to visit! 💞


  1. Wow you've had a LOT going on Christine... amazing that you've made time for a bit of stitching, and it looks so pretty, good idea with the stem stitch around the needleturn! Lovely to see your name pop up on my reading list again

  2. Love the scenery around your new home, always looks like a postcard, so lovely and green. Beautiful work on Gail’s designs, you must have done everything she’s ever done ��

  3. Gorgeous countryside! I love the stem stitch around the appliqué wobbly or not!

  4. Liebe Christine,
    da hattest Du aber viel Arbeit mit dem Umzug. Nach den vielen Kartons ist dann das Zimmer aber sehr schön geworden. Das Du da noch so schöne Stickarbeiten hin bekommen hast, klasse. Wünsche Dir alles erdenklich Gute für das neue Heim.
    Liebe Grüße

  5. Glad you're all settled in Christine. It looks a beautiful place where you live. Your stitcheries look lovely. I love how you have done the stem stitch. xx

  6. Lovely to see you back. I enjoyed looking at the beautiful stitcheries you have made and all the photo's of the beautiful scenery.

  7. Hi Christine what a beautiful country you are living in now,so pretty,glad you are getting settled now xx

  8. Gosh such inspiring views and buildings there!
    Those buildings would look wonderful as embroideries too. Welcome back : )

  9. I don't think I knew you were moving - wow. Not a job I would wish on anyone, but so glad that it went smoothly and that you're settled now. Glad to see you back sharing your pretty stitcheries.

  10. Welcome back! The stitcheries are lovely!

  11. Your new sewing room looks so tidy--perfect place for some stitching! Switzerland looks wonderful--those photos are breathtaking!

  12. Gorgeous views of Switzerland! I’m glad you have time for some stitching now. Lovely stitching..... especially love the mug rug!
    Barbara xx

  13. A new home, a new sewing room! And a beautiful trip! How exciting! And just look at all you managed to accomplish!


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