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

Thomas Moore

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Show & Tell Friday (oops! Saturday!!), and a few other things...

Just as the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland ran past shouting to himself, so I will declare also, "I'm late, I'm late, I'm very very late...!"
Friday's Show & Tell is a Saturday this week because I got so caught up in my new quilt design yesterday! I have good days and bad days with my fingers, but yesterday was a good one so I made the most of my reprieve and traced, fused appliques, and even began stitching one of the blocks...
A "Shabby Circle of Life" should be ready to show you in January, along with two other new Shabby quilts. Can't wait!
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Now, Show & Tell!
Carla Louise has added her own style to my Daisy-Do blocks and made this beautiful version for a dear friend. Visit her blog for more photos - they are a treat!
And Gaby in Germany sent me photos of her newly completed Shabby Roses quilt! I think this quilt will always be my favourite design, and it has blessed me so much to see so many of them made across the world and all done with the stitchers special unqiue signature. 
 Gaby, this is beautiful!
 The pattern for Shabby Roses is still available through my Etsy Shop HERE.
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If you are in Australia or NZ you can find some of my designs published this month in these three magazines...
 
The project in Patchwork & Stitching is a Christmas recipe book cover. Christmas in Australia is a summer affair so I appliqued a trifle to the front and used lovely summer colours! I made this back in May and had to post it off to the magazine so it was wonderful to receive it back again last week as now I am going to be filling the plastic sheet pages with lots of my family's favourite Christmas recipes - I even added our surname to the cover so I can pass it down 'one day'.
 
If you are not able to purchase the magazine but would like to purchase the pattern for this recipe book cover, please email or leave a comment and I'll add the pattern to my Etsy Shop for you. 
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A gift arrived yesterday from Anna! Aren't I the blessed girl!?
 
Anna showed on her blog how she had made these beautiful ornaments and now I have one of my very own - thank you Anna, I will treasure it. :-)
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Time now to make a cappuccino for Mr E and myself, then settle down to some soul-nourishing reading before the busyness of today begins.
 God bless and hugs,
Jenny
xxx

11 comments:

quilterfaye said...

Just dropping by to say Hi and sending Hugs to you Jennie. Sorry you have been on the ropes with migraines. Been there , done that, no fun.
Just love following your blogs and buying your patterns.
Hugs, Faye(From Canada)

KaHolly said...

Hi Jenny, I'm just over a nasty migraine and always think of how you suffer, too. Your photos are all sublime!! You sure produce a lot when your fingers are cooperating! You put me to shame! I love what Carla Louise did with your Daisy-Do blocks. There surely are a lot of clever, creative genius out there!! ~karen

Allie said...

Still five minutes left in Friday here, so you're good. *G* And now my heart is pounding because you said the magic words - "a new quilt design" - yay!
Both girls did a fabulous job on your designs, I love them both! Really love your recipe book cover, by all means put it up for sale. Three magazines at once - you're a busy girl!
Your gift from Anna is beautiful. I hope you continue feeling better, sweetie-pie!

Joy said...

Love the piccies of your beautiful designs all stitched up. How lovely to see the different versions ... such fun :o)!!
Congrats on being in the magazines too ... you clever chook!!!
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)

Maree: said...

Glad to hear you had a Good Day with your Hand/Finger...Nice Feeling isn't it..
cheers

Bluebell said...

Hi Jenny, sorry your migraines are so bad, you are doing some lovely work. I loved the little pendant of the bird ther are such clever people on these blogs arn't we lucky to be able to see all of these special things. Love Jillx

Rumi said...

Love how creative people are with your designs. Lovely!

Sew Useful Designs said...

Beautiful show and tell, Jenny! :-)

It's wonderful to see your designs in so many different colour palettes!

Love the trifle on your recipe holder - very cute!!! :-)

Speak to you soon!
Lots of love! Vikki xoxo :-)

Little Green Doll said...

So beautiful works!! :)

Michelle May said...

My deepest sympathies for your migraines. Awful things they are!
Congratulations on the magazines. I will have to purchase them for sure!
Lovely show and tell as well.
xx, shell

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Wow I am so in awe of your talent! Stunning!!