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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Ta Da!

It is a very cheery place here down in the woods as the last two bear blocks are finished.
Yes the last little bear is all stitched up.
Any ideas about what this new quilt might be about???? I think it is perhaps obvious now that my new design is called "Calendar Bears" and there is a sweet little bear for each month of the year. Some will be clearly celebrating well known events for that month and others are more personal to me but I am sure that you can identify with them e.g. August has little heart raindrops to signfy the raindrops that fell just after our wedding ceremony which took place that month. June is a little busy quilter with touches of lavender as a tribute to a lovely lady called June who gave me my best friend Ann. I am a bit scared about November as I think maybe I could have been channelling myself on the beach. EEk! I am really thrilled with these little furry people and I am now choosing fabrics to help them become a quilt. I loved choosing their colours and outfits too. Time to start something new. I have some cute snowmen trying to get my attention, some Dresden plates I fancy and of course a trillion UFO's I could pay attention too....hmmm!
Lastly I wanted to share with you a photo my lovely friend Diane sent to me of a gift she made for a friend of hers using my "Stitcher's Alphabet".

She made a lovely shoe bag for her friend Fionna. It is gorgeous! I hear Fionna was thrilled with it too.
I am really pleased that lots of you are really enjoying creating with the Alphabet.
That is it from me. Lots to do.
I wish you a joyful weekend with those you care about.
Blessings Michelle xxx

31 comments:

  1. what a lovely idea for your bear stitcheries,based on the months,very clever and also another great idea with your alphabet letters,looks great on the shoe bag.xx

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  2. Hello Michelle,

    You could forgo the beach and put a Melbourne Cup hat on. This project is so lovely and the personal touches give this a story.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  3. Gorgeous bear stitcheries. Love the calender idea. Hugs,xx.

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  4. So beautiful! I love the xmas bear and they are so beautifully stitched too. Look forward to seeing it made up into the quilt on day soon.

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  5. Oh your Calender Bears are all sew cute and I love the Beach Bear as I am a fan of going to the beach each day...
    Lovely Alphabet stitchery on the bag too.

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  6. Lovely idea for your little bears. December bears little stocking is so cute.

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  7. your little calendar bears are gorgeous. I love the Christmas one, too cute.
    Well done.
    Now get going on putting them together so we can see them in a quilt....lol

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  8. I love your little calendar bears. A nice idea, having them as memories as well. :)

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  9. Gorgeous calendar ideas, I love your stitchery bears.

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  10. Calendar bears are so cute! I'm curious to see your fabric setting choices now.

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  11. Your little bears are so cute. I love the Christmas stocking. Can't wait to see the whole quilt.

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  12. Oh Michelle - they are just beautiful - I do so love your teddy bears. And I love what that lady did with your alphabet stitchery, what a special gift for her friend :-) Lucky recipient. Raining here so great sewing weather !! Julie Xox

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  13. The little bears are very cute. The shoe bag is great with the initial.

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  14. Lovely bears Michelle, I can't wait to stitch some myself. My Wedding anniversary is August as well, but there was no rain.

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  15. I'm sure those little bears will be gorgeous when you are finished putting them all together. I hope you includethe little stories with each of them...

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  16. It's so beuatiful again, I love every stitchery you made, such lovely stitches I see.

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  17. Lovely and cute bears, and so personal!

    Great bag by Diane too :)

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  18. The calendar bears are just gorgeos Can't wait to see the finished quilt

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  19. Ooooh they are sooo cute, makes me want to take them on a teddy bears' picnic...

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  20. Those bears are so cute !!!!! And I love that shoe bag !

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  21. What a wonderful idea to create the bears for each month , they are adorable .enjoy your weekend .

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  22. Well done for finishing the bears... they are just delightful Michelle... it will be fun to see how you put them all together .... fun to see your alphabets all over the place... of course that one is one of my favourite letters!!
    Hugz

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  23. Your work just gets more and more fabulous. Such a clever cookie.

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  24. This quilt is going to be gorgeous. Those bears have so much personality. Will be waiting to see it all together. xx

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  25. What a lovely idea Michelle to have some personal bits in the stitcheries... And they're super cute too xo

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  26. Your calendar bears are the cutest bears I've ever seen Michelle.

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  27. Utterly adorable Michelle. Im sure this pattern will sell well. It's a two-fer after all - stitching and a quilt!

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  28. G'day Michelle. Just gorgeous. Take care. Liz...

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  29. Wonderful to have the last blocks finished. Now the fun of putting it all together. Looking great!

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  30. Ooh those are some sweet little bears to celebrate all year.
    Enjoy all your projects.

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  31. Your bears are so gorgeous, I really look forward to seeing how this quilt turns out. Your letters are beautiful too, I am seeing lots on different blogs, hugs Wendy

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