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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tying up Loose Ends

I guess all of you out there are doing the same know finishing off those gifties (or starting them!) and those Christmas projects. Well I have been doing the same. I seem to be strangling in binding lately.
A spot of quilting in the ditch....I don't know how you clever girls do it. My ears were up by my shoulders by the end of it....and it is only very small! But it is done and binding is on. I also attached the binding to my
"Bluebirds" quilt...
It is going to kill me to wait to show you Fiona's gorgeous quilting on it....oh LOVE it!!
I made my "Life is Beautiful" free stitchery from into a simple cushion because I didn't want to detract from the gorgeous I know where it is going.
 I really loved stitching this design. Thank you so much Stacey for sharing it.
Speaking of sharing, I have been very blessed this week. Firstly my DD gave me an early Christmas gift. I have a modest collection of Old Country Roses Christmas decorations which I try and add to each year. DD came upon a little bargain and I get to have them now so I can hang them this year....sooo pretty!
The very lovely Kiwikid - Sue whilst on her recent fantastic trip to the UK sent me postcards from some fabulous Tea Shops she visited as she knows I love them...
Beautiful! Sue also indulged my love all things "Gingie" and sent me this delightful Theadora Cleve Gingie button...
I really want to make an ornie to pop him on for my "Gingie" Christmas tree. Isn't he cute??
Thanks so much for spoiling me xxx
I am off to play amongst the Teacups with my lovely friends today at my stitching group....might even get a stitch or two in.
Whilst waiting outside a local shopping mall for Mr R I just happened to be seated in front of these beautiful blooms and being a dedicated blogger just happened to have the old camera in my "Snap!" Got some funny looks but hey beauty is all around us and all you have to do is notice.

Have a lovely day all.
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx


  1. Hi Michelle oh i cant wait to see this quilt finished and boy your DD was in the right place at the right time for your lovely goodies.Oh Sue is such a gorgeous person with the kindest heart,what lovely gifts she sent to you.You are right my friend beauty is all around us,enjoy your day my friend,Namaste.xx

  2. Oh funny I was trying to picture your 'ears up by your shoulders' and thought what you mean is shoulders up by your ears!! Glad you got there in the end. Sue was so thoughtful, what lovely gifts. Your garden is looking magic!

  3. Your cushion is lovely, Michelle. I love your new Old English Roses decorations. Very fancy!

  4. Your quilt is looking wonderful and can't wIt to see Fiona's quilting . Sweet ornaments . Hugs Sheila

  5. Love the ornies & the cute gingie. Fabulous cushion. Hugs, xx

  6. looking forward to seeing your finished quilt I am sure fiona has done an amazing job.
    lovely new decorations and pretty button from Sue.
    have a great day!

  7. Beautiful post Michelle, everything looks lovely. The cushion you made is just gorgeous. xx

  8. I love what you have done with your "Life is Beautiful" stitchery Michelle. I am still deciding the fate of mine, I've narrowed it down to either a cushion or putting it into a frame. Yours looks so gorgeous as a pillow maybe I'll go that way also.

  9. Out of all the quilting i do, I like quilting in the ditch the least of all. So I understand your discomfort.
    Glad you have it finished.
    The stitchery on the cushion is a delight.
    Gorgeous pieces from your DD. What a treasure.
    And I am sure you will come up with a perfect decoration for that gingie button.
    The flowers look lovely, too.

  10. Can understand totally about your ears being up to your shoulders Michelle lol! Great post and beautiful blooms!

  11. todays post is so relaxing and full of pretty....

  12. Pretty flowers! Binding means that the project is nearly finished - and that is a good feeling.

  13. Sounds like some lovely new projects coming Michelle. How beautiful is your Old Country Roses early xmas gifts - gorgeous

  14. Your Christmas projects are delightful, as is all of your work!

  15. It takes practice to relax your shoulders when quilting Michelle. Some days I still forget , only remembering when I suddenly catch myself sitting like the hunchback of Notre Dame.

    Your daughter is definitely a keeper. Your new Christmas additions are so pretty!

  16. 800th post Michelle - great achievement. Your stitcheries look fantastic as usual. Please don't forget to bring supplies to our next Group - I'm sure you will have customers!!


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