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Thursday, April 4, 2013

What I am loving elsewhere!



Every so often I love doing a blog post with photos and links to other people's cleverness.
Today is one of those times.
Prepare to gush, 'ooh ahh', and perhaps spill coffee when you check out these lovelies.

Do you remember that very old song, "Don't sit under the apple tree, with anyone else but me..."
Robyn Gosby's gorgeous free apple tree stitchery jogged memories of my nana singing it as she hung up the washing.
Visit Robyn HERE for this apple delight...
Do you dream of knitting or crocheting something 'wonderful'?!
Visit Attic24 HERE for a a bit of a tutorial on making this bright and bubbly wreath. If you start now, you'll have it made in time for next Easter!
The very generous Kaaren from 'The Painted Quilt' has just started a free BOM!
One quilt row, which includes stitcheries and pieced blocks, will be shared on the 1st of each month.
Visit Kaaren HERE for this beauty...

Love the idea behind this little satchel! The inside of the heart looks like tiny little squares, all pieced together, but in fact they are woven strips. No pattern, but definitely something to attempt. Original website HERE.
Today I bought myself a pdf pattern, a cross-stitch pattern to be exact!
Before I learned to applique and do stitcheries, I used to cross-stitch. It was my only form of needlework as I imagined everything else was way too hard!
Having a chart to follow, and just one straight in-out stitch to make, was as much as my mind could handle.
But over the last 7 years since I 'caught' the embroidery bug, I've neglected cross-stitch.
But I want to  make this! Isn't it cute?
It can be found on the Making Spot website HERE.
There are also many free designs on that site, so have a look around while you're there. 

How do you store your downloaded and printed pdf patterns? I came across these sublime magazine holders at THIS blog and an idea formed. It's a French blog with no translate button, but you get the ideas by looking over her photos. Sublime. Will be visiting this blog again!
 Do you like the retro feel that has taken hold of some embarking on their wedding plans?
These ring cushions from Martha Stewart Weddings are so simple, but quite beautiful!
Have you been following along with Val's free BOM this year?
It's "Apples of Gold", and is really sweet. Visit HERE to have a look.

 Well, I'd best get back to my own stitching! Block 6 of Daisy Days is calling my name.
Have a wonderful day!

Hugs
Jenny
xx

8 comments:

Lida said...

Thanks for the links, I love the stitchery and I hope to find time to make it! Hugs
lida

margaret said...

so many lovely things you have shared with us today, as if we do not already have too many things we want to try!!! what are you doing to us Jenny.
Wonder how you get the Bible quotes on your blog, any tips please?

Susan said...

Thanks for all the eye candy - certainly love the magazine holders. I started covering them way back (late 70s maybe) but they were not as pretty!!

Stephanie said...

All sew pretty!

Annerose said...

Vielen Dank für die vielen tollen Links, ich bin begeistert.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

Robyn G. said...

You're such a darling Jenny!
Thanks for the link up and for the links to more beautiful projects.
Robyn xx

Val Laird said...

Thank you, sweet Jenny, for linking my "Apples of Gold". Have a wonderful weekend.

Love
Val

Robin in New Jersey said...

Thank you for all the links, Jenny. So many talented ladies out there!