"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Friday, September 18, 2009

More sneak peeks, and some gorgeous buttons....

Hubby's birthday was very quiet and laid back, but just 'perfect' for him. This is the cheesecake all finished and decorated, before it was devoured! :-)

Do you subscribe to Australian Homespun magazine? The BOM I recently signed up for is a gorgeous stitchery-based quilt by Robyn Allen-Waters, and in the current issue of Homespun she has a beautiful block featured as one of the projects - it's the first block in another of her stitchery based quilts.
Mentioned in the end notes of the pattern was a free offer to any reader of a ceramic hat button to complete the stitchery. I did as was directed and yesterday my buttons (not one, but 2!) arrived in the mail! I am really looking forward to stitching this block over the end of year school holiday break, and now that I have 2 buttons I may stitch another for a friend. :-)

The reason I will be waiting for a few more months to do that stitchery is the amount of handwork needed to complete all my own new designs! I thought I'd show you a few more sneak peeks of my latest secret project...

...aren't the colours scrummy!!!?
I hoped I'd have it finished next week but then I woke up this morning and sketched another 3 blocks!! This quilt just keeps on growing. ;-)
I promise the wait will be worth it!
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How are you going with all your entries in the 9 giveaways from the Gum Tree Designers? Have you been spreading the word on your blogs?
We all have such wonderful giveaway prizes!! Judith has some gorgeous goodies in her prize pack...

...have you been over to visit her yet?
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I'd best be off here and get back to my stitching...the sooner I finish the sooner I can show it all to you!
(unless of course I get some more ideas for more blocks...)

Happy sewing,
Hugs
Jenny
xxxx


26 comments:

Vickie said...

oh them is soo cute...oh my them colours are definitely scrumy indeedy ..oops Happy Birthday Mr R...that cheesecake looks delicious..and yes I visited Judiths blog and everyone else s and I spread the word (nearly had typo cramp afterward )....cheers Vickie
oops don't want an omen my word verification was MICES

MARYNAN said...

Gee the strawberries and passionfruit look great on the cheese cake! I am just about to have icecream with strawberries and sifted icing sugar. Yum yum yum. Your sneak peeks look interesting. Do I see the word rainbow there? The hat buttons look great too. Is your house airconditioned for the summer?
I am rapt in the Anchor multi coloured stranded cotton threads at the moment. They are not as expensive as the DMC ones.

Wendy B said...

Yep, have subscribed to Orange Daisy's online newsletter and ordered my buttons...they look fabulous and I can't wait to start the stitchery either!!! Love the sneaky peaks of your new blocks....lurv the colours!! And yes, I too got typists' cramp visiting all the Gum Tree designers' blogs (but oh, so worth it!!)
;o) Wendy B

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Jenny sweets! :-)

We must be telepathically connected tonight as well... I have just blogged about gorgeous buttons as well!

You are such a tease, you little tinker! Those colours ARE divine, as is your stitching! :-)

Can't wait to see your new designs!

Hugs and love!
Vikki xoxo

Joy said...

Mmmmm, your cheesecake looks delish Jen!!! Happy Birthday to your dear DH :o)!!!
I got my buttons in the mail yesterday too ... can't wait to start that stitchery, it's sooo cute!!!!
Big stitchy hugs,
Joy :o)

Stephanie said...

Love your sneak peeks. Yummy cheesecake--happy birthday to Mr. Elefantz.

magy said...

yes, that stitchery sounds wonderful and love the buttons..your new project does look scrummy?? Not sure about that word but it must be Aussie? lol
Maggey

GRACIELA said...

Hi Jenny i'am Argentine, and i love your blog!!!!!!! and your designs with there colors, sorry for my inglsh,this is basic jaja.
my blog is www.hilitosdecolores.blogspot,com
I hope your visit thanks

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your colors. And the cheesecake looks, OH, so yummy! Happy Birthday to your hubby :-)

Carrie P. said...

You are always so busy creating such beautiful designs. Like what I see so far.
I have been visiting the Gum Tree designers. I have tried to visit Vicki's blog, sew useful designs. I use a browser called Google Chrome and it won't let me visit her blog because she has some "malware", bad software on her blog. It is from siggiez.com. Could you please let her know this so she can check her blog for it. Some have told me it is a button that they have added to their blog. Thanks Jenny.

Country Nanny said...

Dear Jenny,
first of all "happy birthday hubby" even if I'm late;
secondly congrat for the fab idea of
"Gum tree designs";
and last, but non least, your cheescake looks so goooodddd.
Hugs.
LOL
Elisa

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You must have some happy dreams Jenny if block designs like that pop into your head when you wake up in the morning!

Crispy said...

I see the word rainbow...I wonder what the other blocks will be.....

I'm sorry, I haven't posted the new blog or the giveaway yet but will do so later this afternoon...Bad Crispy!!

Allie said...

That looks so yummy!!! I wish I could subscribe to that magazine, it's one of my favorites. That block looks adorable!

Your new set looks divine, dear Jenny - I don't know how you keep up with yourself, I really don't! Must be all that good food gives you energy. *G*

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thank you for the recipe...thinking I will try it with Gluten Free flour!!!

Chrizette said...

That cheese cake looks yummmmmmyyyyy!

paulette said...

Can't wait! Love your work! Where do you get the energy?
Take care!
Paulette

Denise :) said...

Ummm...the cheesecakes does look quite scrumptious. My birthday is in October! *grin* Thanks for sharing your sourdough starter recipe. I love home made sourdough bread! :)

Dix said...

Super Scrummy and I am going to adopt that word. Creativity reigns supreme.

Lizzie said...

Please enter me in your give away. I have happily become a follower on your blog and on the Gum Tree blog.

Thanks
Lizzie

The Faerie Queen said...

Belated "Happy birthday" Mr. R.
And please save me some of that cheesecake....... next best thing, eat it and think of me lol - still I guess by now its all gone :(
hugs xxx

Dolores said...

I really do like the colours of your current project. Hurry up and finish already. We all want to see...
Glad your hubby's birthday was enjoyable. Quiet is really quite nice sometimes.

jannimary said...

That cheesecake looks so scrummy and tropical. I bet it didn't last long. Happy birthday Mr R. I too have my pretty hat button ready to do a stitchery. It is just gorgeous. Your new fabrics are lovely and colourful.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Jenny, there is something about strawberries and passionfruit.....loved your sneak peek...Regards Lyn

ecskeen said...

I've been following your blog for months -- amazing to visit Australia any time day or night. Have signed up for the "gum tree blog" -- what a great idea. And will sign up as your follower as well. Don't yet have a blog of my own. It would be great to win something, but the free patterns are a win/win for me. Thanks!!

Elaine

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