Today I visited Heather for a few hours sewing, plus morning tea and lunch. Our daughters Barb and Blossom were visiting too, and as always, we laughed so hard our sides ached!
But we also did a great deal of gushing over a parliament of owls and a ghost...
These are cute little owl pincushions that Heather designed and made for us!
Mine is the pink owl at the front and is a perfect compliment to the table-runner and stitching pillow I showed you HERE.
I know you'll all want to make one so Heather is going to set her mind to creating a pattern and when it's ready I'll be sure to share the link.
Or you can visit her blog (here) and visit regularly so you can grab it as soon as it's done!
Our other gushing was over Heather's new
little not-so-little pup, Ghost.
Blossom fell in love with him, and he with her...
Ghost is a Mareema (Italian Sheepdog) and is 12 weeks old...
...and both Blossom and I would love one of our own because Heather will not part with Ghost. Can you blame her?
He's going to be a very large lad so I doubt Blossom will be carrying him like this next time we visit, but I do love this photo.
It's only a few weeks and the final block of My Vintage Kitchen will be shared with you, so now I'm working on a Christmas block-of-the-week to begin mid-September and run till the end of October. Six blocks in six weeks and they're quick to stitch so I'm sure you'll have them made in time for the festive season.
I'm using Yuletime from Lecien Fabrics for my project piecing and some hexies...
...and pretty Cosmo Seasons variegated threads for the embroidery.
Heather is stitching an alternate Redwork version so I'll be able to show you both as we go along.
But this is still about 4 or 5 weeks away...can you wait?
There's only a few days left to join the Stitchery Club in time to receive the August patterns so if you've been meaning to sign up do so HERE by August 16th.
I think I'll be having a chat to Mr E about dogs (a dog) tonight...and I'll be sticking pins in an owl.
What do you have planned?