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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Friday Night Stitching.

Firstly thank you for all your very lovely comments regarding both versions of Mr R and myself last post. Last night I joined  stitchers from all over linked to Cheryll's blog to stitch together and it feels so nice to know others are doing exactly what you are....I was a tad boring and continued with my hand quilting but I did finish this little redwork block and begin another as I am very behind with them. I have several friends who will be hammering on my door for the nextie if I don't get a move on.
Yesterday I spent a lovely time in the sunshine sketching and musing and dreaming... a few little things came to life on the page and as usual I can't wait to stitch them...a little sneaky for you.
Do you ever get carried away??? When we were last in Byron Bay I was looking in a very trendy little shop with numerous vintage items for sale. My eyes fell upon a lovely necklace made from vintage buttons many of which I recognised from my own stash of buttons...ohhh thinks me. Would looove that. Looked at the VERY heavy price tag and after the breath returned to my body decided hhmm maybe not THAT much.
I have been mulling it over for awhile since then and decided I was going to make one. The one I really liked was made up of smallish buttons in brighter colours which I thought would look great with a white summer shirt. So the upshot is I made one using brighter vintage buttons, I really liked it how it turned out so made one in chocolates and tans( for winter) and then thought would love one in blacks and greys.....
See what I mean completely carried away!!! I have always liked them and glad I can now wear some of my fav buttons around my neck. Also don't care if they are a bit 'naff'  and yes I also know clever folks have been making them for ages...what can I say I am a bit slow on the uptake sometimes.
I am off to have a bit of a relax and yep you guessed it more hand quilting but I am also going to go for a visit to the other ladies who joined in FNWF with me last night and see what their needles or hooks produced.
Thanks Lovely Cheryll for being our charming hostess.
Loving this gorgeous winter weather at the moment.
Blessings Michelle xx

29 comments:

  1. ohhh that stitchery is gorgeous Michelle,love those very cute sneak peeks,and how clever are you making those necklaces out of buttons,well done.xx

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  2. WOW! Just gorgeous necklaces made with buttons. Clever you!

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  3. Beautiful stitching Michelle,

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  4. looks like that sunshine was very conducive to creative endeavours.
    your are so clever with your button necklaces they look wonderful!

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  5. Your little stockings embroidery is lovely. Creative girl aren't you - the necklaces look fabulous!!

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  6. lovely stitchery and your sneaky peaks look delightful too... I love those necklaces but couldn't work out how are they done... are you going to teach us?
    Hugz

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  7. This button necklaces are so pretty - great wok getting them togther.

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  8. Lots of creativity flowing at your place. It must be a wonderful feeling to be able to draw so well.

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  9. I don't know what I like more, your stitchery or those adorable necklaces!

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  10. Love your new jewellery, without the heavy price tag.

    Cute little guys you've been sketching there.
    Enjoy those stitches.

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  11. Love the necklaces and thank you for the winter stitchery - he's just what I'm looking for :)

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  12. Those button necklaces are a clever idea - I bet they would have cost a bomb at Byron Bay! Your stitcheries are very cute.

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  13. Cute stitchery and nice sneak peeks too.
    Love the button necklaces.

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  14. Love the sneak peeks. Very, very cute. I'm intrigued, Michelle.

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  15. Lovely little stitchery. Aren't you clever making your own necklaces, they look beautiful. Lovely photos in the previous post of the two love birds!! xx

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  16. Love what you've been getting up to. I dont think hand stitching and quilting is boring at all!


    Your button necklaces are fabulous. How much were the ones you saw? I haver also thought they're hideously priced when I've seen them at shops, and craft stalls.

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  17. Love the stitchery. :) Cute designs. Can't wait to see them. The necklaces look great, Hugs,xx

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  18. I love the little stocking stitchery - I hope it becomes a pattern of some kind so I can make it too. The button necklaces are wonderful!

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  19. Lovely stitchery Michelle. I wish I could do beautiful sketches like you do! Your necklaces are lovely. You are so clever.

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  20. Just gorgeous! Love all your pieces of handwork... you are the master!

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  21. Or should that be "mistress"... :)

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  22. Lovely button necklaces and beautiful stitching

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  23. Hi Michelle ... just catching up on some blog reading & wanted to say I ADORE the necklaces you have made - they are gorgeous & I love your colour combinations too :-)

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  24. Michelle the necklaces look amazing - and you are so right, so clever people work out how to make gorgeous ones and then go putting staggering prices on them... when for a mere fraction of that, most people could make one themselves!
    You will love wearing them! x

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  25. such a multi-talented little bunny you are, Michelle......I just love what you've been up to!
    sugary hugs
    Wendy xox :O)

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  26. A lovely way to spend time over the weekend! Your stitchery is gorgeous of course. Ad i do like the sneak peek of your drawings, especially those reindeer peeping out.
    Great way to use your button collection. The simplest things often look the best.
    Hope your week goes well.

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