With the flurry of blog posts over the last week of the January Tea Towel Challenge I realised I needed a break from blogging for a few days, so I'll be a bit quiet over the next week - but I will be back to share Block 2 of my ~Bouquet~ BOM on February 7th.
To let you know what is keeping me busy while I'm off the computer here are some photos.
Stitching a very special gift for a friend's wedding day...
Putting together a companion project to something lovely I'm having published in the next issue of Homespun due out in a couple of weeks...
Putting all my finished blocks from Stina's Valentine designs into a runner for my bedroom...
...and finding a great use for binding strips!
Remember, February is my Binding Strips Challenge month, so I hope you'll be letting me know when you make something from your strips - sharing all our ideas is exciting because between the 700+ followers of my blog (and all of you who aren't followers but read me in Bloglines or similar) and myself we are sure to discover a wide range of uses for those cast-off scraps we accumulate after binding a quilt!
Today I used some binding pieces to add to to the edges of my *Merry Heart* embroidery before I framed it. They were perfect for what I had in mind!
Once in the frame I was able to stitch across the back firmly to secure the embroidered block and border in place with no concern for future fraying.
If you'd like to stitch *Merry Heart* it is available for purchase HERE in my Etsy Store as a pdf download.
A long while ago Blossom and I signed on to Myra's Pay It Forward, and yesterday her parcel arrived from Winnipeg, Canada! Myra made us beautiful gifts!! Thank you dear friend - we love them!!
She made me a gorgeous table topper, the sweetest pin cushion, and added a fabulous book of quilt blocks!
Blossom received a lovely pink bag, and it's the perfect size for her to carry school books on her light days. She added the pin Myra sent her to the handle. She's a very happy girl - thanks again, Myra!!
I'll finish the giveaway prize for the February Challenge tomorrow...you'll love it!