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Saturday, July 5, 2014

FNWF - JULY

Last night I joined my other blogging friends for our regular stitching evening hosted by the very lovely Cheryll at "Gone Stitchin'".
After seeing lots of folks stitching this lovely free design
generously shared by Stacey over at Bakercourt (you can find it HERE) I just knew I wanted to stitch it for a friend for my Secret Santa giftie. After a really busy day I was determined to get it traced out so I could start..... as I am trying to be slightly better if not completely good there was only a little treatie handy!
I have to say I absolutely enjoyed stitching this gorgeous design and made quite a bit of progress. In fact couldn't stop stitching it!!! Very late to bed.
I am stitching it in more muted colours as my friend likes the vintage look more than brights. I stitched on a linen fabric and it was so nice to stitch on. Thank you Stacey for this sweet design. Thanks also to Cheryll for once again being our lovely hostess.
On the quilting front I am almost finished quilting the last row....yippee!!! and as I have been quilting the first border in the ditch as I have proceeded only the last border to go!!!
I have been thinking about what to take away on our camping trip in a few weeks to stitch and being a glutton for punishment I have decided I shall keep quilting while I am on a roll (besides the nights are really cold out in the bush where we are going) There has also been lots of grumblings and rumblings from the "Bears" about their turn at getting quilted and finished so I am giving into them and taking them away on holidays with me.
They want their pattern made up without further delay and "Bears" can be soooo bossy! Besides I have another little hug of bears all drawn up and who have been waiting ages to be stitched but ssshhh! don't tell these little furry people or I will have a mutiny on my hands and fur will fly! I know I am crazy but I keep such good company with my furry little friends..hee hee!
Ok folks that is all there is from me today and yes I have had my coffee.
Enjoy your weekend whatever you are doing or not doing.
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

31 comments:

  1. it's just now Friday night where I am, and I hope to get a little crocheting done. Thanks so much for the link to the beautiful stitchery! I've been seeing it around blogland, too. And you better keep those little bears happy!!

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  2. Ah, Michelle, you did a beautiful job with that stitchery. I have that saved in my archives for future use too.

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  3. Turkish Delight is very yummy - a good choice! Taking the Bears quilt camping with you seems like a good idea, they can have some practice at keeping humans warm.

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  4. Thanks for sharing that Sampler Pattern Michelle - it is just gorgeous :-) You did very well with the willpower with just one choccie. Yes definately take the Bears camping with you I say x0x

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  5. Oh yes the bears need to go on holiday to be finished. They won't be quiet until you do. :). Hugs, xx

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  6. what a lovely post full of prettiness and beary hugles.... that stitchery is gorgeous isn't it and I do love both the quilts you are wokring on...
    Hugz

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  7. Beautiful stitchery.
    No one likes a grumbly bear :)

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  8. Your designs just get better and better. Tell your little bears they are divine

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  9. So much lovely stitching. Yes that design is just lovely and on my to-do list too.

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  10. A lovely little stitchery and the hand quilting is gorgeous.
    I am sure the Bears Will enjoy going on holidays with you Michelle.

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  11. Love the stitchery and your bears as usual are just gorgeous even if they are bossy lol :) Barb.

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  12. Lovely stitching. The bears are very cute.

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  13. Glad you are listening to those bears, they are cute, and the stitchery is truly beautiful. Will have to go and download it.

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  14. Your stitchery bears are beautiful Michelle. Enjoy your camping trip.

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  15. I have that beautiful stitchery on my to do list too. Yours is lovely on the linen, I think you chose your colours well. Your teddies are very cute.

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  16. Those bears looks far too sweet to even know how to grumble. They are just gorgeous, as always. xx debbie

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  17. Love this stitchery traced but too many Xmas things to make at the moment. Love yours and all the other things you are working on. Hugs....

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  18. Beautiful stitching - must grab that one while I can...
    I too love Turkish Delight - but I was lucky enough to have a piece of baklava (hubby brought it home...mmmmm)

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  19. WoW! You are fast. Gorgeous stitching. Your quilt is just gorgeous too. I love love your little furry friends.
    Hugs
    donna

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  20. Yeah the quilt is getting closer to see, if those bears have so much time on their hands maybe they could pick up a needle and give you a hand.

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  21. love that stitchery too, I have downloaded it and have it on my to do list.
    such lovely quilting at your place and hooray for the bears in getting their way too.

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  22. Well you certainly went great guns on that stitchery...well done.

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  23. Lovely work on your stitchery!
    And well done on the quilting front, too.
    I love your description - a hug of bears!!

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  24. Those cheeky bears! I love that stitchery too and have it in my to do list. Yours looks wonderful.

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  25. yes they are cheeky bears Michelle but oh so cute and your beautiful stitchery is gorgeous,it is a lovely one to stitch,enjoy your evening my friend.xx

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  26. lots of lovely work here Michelle... very disciplined of you re the choccy... ;)

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  27. Life sure is beautiful and your stitching is lovely.
    Ooh, can't wait to see how your bears demand to be quilted.

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  28. Beautiful stitching Michelle.. as always :o) Love your quilting too. You'd better do as you are told by those bears... they can get a bit stroppy when they don't get their own way. Right now I could kill for some of that Turkish Delight! ....xx

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  29. The stitching is gorgeous Michelle- that would have taken me a month of Sundays to complete !

    Did you really stop at just one little chocolate?

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  30. Lovely secret Santa stitching Michelle. Ooh lucky you heading off on hols soon. From a bear lover we are very happy those little bears are being bossy lol

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  31. The stitchery is looking lovely Michelle, I have seen a couple of these floating around BLOG land now.

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