Ah, the weekend has arrived, and after an early morning coffee at the beach with my beloved Mr E I'm ready to do a quick tidy of the house before settling down to some menu planning, reading, and stitching.
What's on your agenda this weekend? Hopefully something relaxing and fun!
Yesterday I was at Blossom's all day playing nurse while her DB was at work. She's like me you know, not kept down easily and preferably 'doing' rather than 'resting', but with pneumonia rest is the best thing so that's what I made sure she had.
By the time I left she was a little bit pinker in the cheeks, but Blossom has a way to go before she's over this nasty illness. Today her daddy and DB will do some clearing away around her house and she can keep resting. It's hard with a baby due next month, but if she takes it easy and lets us help I'm sure all will be fine. Thank you for your prayers, you are blessing our family and our precious girl!
As you know I've been a Flower Sugar World Ambassador for Lecien Fabrics over the past year, but recently I chose to step down from this role to devote more time to my family, The Stitchery Club, my blog, and a wonderful Australian venture.
I do find it hard to work with a company in the USA when I'm all the way Down Under and have no desire to leave my shores, but I have to say that Yoko at Lecien is a delight and has made things as easy as possible for both of us this past year given that we're working half a world apart. It's been a privilege to design with their beautiful fabrics and I'm sure I'll continue to do so just for my own pleasure.
This month I completed my last design as Flower Sugar World Ambassador, a pretty mini quilt to make you smile!
"Life Is Sweeter" is 14 1/2 inches square and the fabrics used for the applique and borders are Lecien's new Flower Sugar Carnival.
I love the white lace doily detail behind the floral sprays...
...and the tiny spots and rose bouquets which were perfect for some fussy cut appliques in my centre stitchery block.
I added a simple border to the block in order to highlight the fabrics, but also to let the stitchery shine...
"Life is Sweeter" now hangs on my office door, a happy cheerful greeting when I walk in there each morning!
The pattern is my welcome gift for all new members of The Stitchery Club but if you're already a current member, or you would simply like to have the pattern, it's available HERE in my Craftsy Shop and also in my Etsy Shop over HERE.
If however you'd like the pattern as a gift simply head HERE to The Stitchery Club for details.
Well, I must away to give the house a bit of love before I settle in for a relaxing two day break.
Have a good time too, okay?