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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

One Thing Leads to Another

Not long ago I received a desperate plea from one of our blogging friends Susan of Thimblestitch on behalf of one of her lovely friends Patricia (not sure if she has a blog. Love to know) who was at a crucial part of Kate Morton's latest book "The Secret Keeper" only to discover she was missing pages...eeek! Can you imagine. Horrible for an avid reader engrossed in a wonderful book, anyway a remedy was delivered and today I received the most gorgeous card  with the most beautiful words chosen by Patricia and oh so pretty Cottage Garden thread in the mail from her as a thank you.
Now as I was contemplating her kindness and gazing at the gorgeous thread I felt as if I really wanted to use it on something special. After a little pondering I decided to get my 'long term (very long term) crazy patch blocks' ( some of you will have seen them before) out and ponder some more. This in turn led me to sewing all 9 blocks together.....
As I have wanted to do some layering and embroidery over the seams. Most of the blocks are complete like these two...
and...
but there are others that need a lot more stitching on them. Which led me to source all my lovely threads, beads and notions and find a case to put it all in.
I want everything together so I can do a little whenever the mood takes me. These blocks are very special to me as I began them after joining a Crazy patch stitching group hosted by the wonderful and very talented Ruth Stoneley who passed away shortly after from breast cancer. I even have a few very special stitches in some of my blocks that were done by Ruth herself. So I would like it to be completed at some stage in the near future. So thank you Patricia for your kindness and for getting me inspired all over again.
I have backing fabric, batting and I am all set to sandwich the "Faerie Bear" quilts hopefully tomorrow.
I have finished stitching block 4 of my bear stitcheries and I bet you can't guess what she is celebrating???

Block 5 is in the hoop.
Today is a very special day as my lovely friend Teresa from All Things Vintage is celebrating a very special birthday so why don't you pop over and help her blow out "ALL" those candles. LOL!
I wish you a day as special as you are. *****Happy Birthday****
I am off to get myself ready to be out the door quick smart for a spot of stitching tonight with some friends.
Blessings Michelle xxx

17 comments:

  1. Your crazy patchwork is beautiful Michelle. I don't think I've seen it before.

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  2. Your crazy patchwork blocks are absolutely stunning Michelle. All that beautiful work, and your new thread will be perfect

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  3. Beautiful crazy patches! Special meaning to them as well.

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  4. wow that thread is such a beautiful colour Michelle,guess what i love the little bear in the easter egg,lol,i want to stitch her,didnt think i would ever say that about a bear,she is so so veryyy cute,well done Michelle.xx

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  5. Your crazy patch is gorgeous - you will just have to finish it now we have all seen it!

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  6. Your crazy patch blocks are exquisite! Love your banner too!

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  7. Your crazy blocks are so beautiful, very feminine. Such a cute Easter bear too.

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  8. Love your crazy patch blocks and your Easter teddy. Thanks for helping Trish finish her book.

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  9. That is beautiful thread. I have that colour and love it. It is lovely to get surprise thank you's isn't it. Those crazy blocks look fantastic and it is wonderful that they hold special memories for you too. The Easter bear is so cute!

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  10. Gorgeous crazy quilt blocks Michelle, and the little Easter bear is such a cutie, looking forward to seeing both these lovely projects finished. Hugs R.

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  11. Your Crazy Patchwork is beautiful - a real piece of art. How special the story is that led you to pulling it out again; Patricia must have known you had that project waiting in the wings! Your bears are so cute as well (I think I said that last time but that's ok isn't it?!)

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  12. Your crazy patch blocks are beautiful. The little Easter Bear looks happy sitting in her egg. Hope you have a good night stitching. Hugs.....

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  13. Michelle what a great help you were to Patricia - missing pages in a novel will never do!! And now her gratitude has inspired you to get out your crazy blocks and work some more... enjoy x

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  14. Lovely to see the crazy patches going together. It's a smart move putting all the requirements together in one place so you are more inclined to pick it up and work on it.
    And the stitcheries continue to look delightful!

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  15. A book with missing pages ? Im so glad you were able to help pad out the story for your friends friend!

    I really do love those crazy patchwork blocks. They’re so pretty!

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  16. Your CQ is stunning and your stitched Easter egg is adorable. Wonderful projects!

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  17. Sweet of you and sweet of her. Great thank you gift.

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