Tuesday, April 19, 2011

From me to you - two freebies!

Thank you for all your love and hugs over the closing down of the Gum Tree Designers. Time heals all things, even dreams that don't come completely to fruition, and from today it is time for me to look forward and embrace the doors that open in the future. I will have time to play once more, and I intend for that play to be exciting for myself and for you!
Many Gum Tree followers were concerned that our BOM, "Things We Love" would not be finished, so most of us girls have decided to give you our remaining blocks to download and stitch up. You already received my first block in February and today I am sharing with you my 2nd block for "Things We Love"...

~ a bowl of blooms~

Fee and I are the only Gum Tree girls who were stitching all the blocks for the quilt so keep checking on us over time to see how our quilts finish up. I'm so pleased that I will have this reminder of the group. :-)
You can download ~a bowl of blooms~ HERE, and if you missed my first block, ~a happy home~, you can download it HERE.
Dawn is sharing her blocks right now, so hop over and download her cuties. Vicki will have hers up later in the week too, and keep checking on Fee because I know she intends sharing her second block as well. 

Remember that I had my Morning Glory Tea Cosy published in Australian Homespun magazine last month? Well, this month's issue is at the newstand and it features my matching Morning Glory Tea Cupboard!
(By the way, that gorgeous quilt on the cover is Lisa's design so this is definitely a wonderful issue!)

I promised you that once this second part of my set was published I'd have a freebie for you to complete the set, so today I have the pattern for my matching set of coasters that you can download!
Morning Glory Coaster Set is a free download HERE.
Once I started on the Morning Glory set a year ago (there is a looooong time between the design being finished and having it appear in print) I got carried away because I loved the design so much. Another three items were made but this time for use as a coffee set - a tablecloth, French Press cover, and a small table mat. I used different fabrics and added some beading....
They have all been hidden away for most of this last year, but now they are in the light of day again and able to be used. I am quite excited about that!! :-)
Well, I have a family to feed and some plants to repot so I'll see if my other skills allow us a good meal and some lush blooms. Fingers crossed! :-)


  1. Hello Jenny, I am sorry to hear about the gum nutters, you had done a wonderful job. I will continue to read your blog as long as you write, you are my favorite. May God Bless you in all that you do. Love Bobbie

  2. Lovely designs Jenny and I just love the tea ones in the HOmespun.....
    Blessings and thoughts

  3. Jenny, I'm sorry for the closing of the GumTree door, but, oh the possibilities of wonders to be held behind others! I so very much appreciate the inspiration I find on your blog ... I thank you emmencely ... for you are the reason I actually decided to pick up a needle and thread and attempt some stitching. Happy thoughts and warm wishes to you. Thank you!

  4. Thanks Jenny. When one door closes, another opens!

  5. So looking forward to my homespun mag arriving Jenny. I have a couple of friends bookmarked to receive your set for xmas pressies.
    So great to be able to be added to picnic sets, thanks for sharing your designs. xx

  6. Hi Jenny,

    So sorry to hear about Gum Tree Designers, it was a pleasure to visit such a wonderful blog, will we still be able to access it for the patterns on there at the moment or will you be deleting the blog?

    I love your latest creations Jenny, they are gorgeous as always!

  7. Lovely projects. Thanks Jenny.

  8. SWEET! Congrats on part 2 being published. And thanks for the coaster pattern, Jenny.

  9. Morning Glory tea goodness. Love it all. Congratulations on your publication.

  10. Thanks so much for the wonderful designs. The stitchery is beautiful. I look forward to recieving my copies of Australia Homespun with your designs, it will be a couple of months yet!

  11. Thank you so much for the designs, Jenny. They're beautiful and I am patiently waiting for the next Homespun to arrive in the mail with the tea cupboard. Congratulations on the publications! You did a great job at Gum Tree, and it is so true, when one door closes, another door opens. Thank you for your inspirations, I always look forward to reading your blog. May God bless you and yours!

  12. So sorry to hear that the Gum Tree Designers is disbanding. It has been a wonderful blog. Thank you for your free designs. They are lovely.

    Have a super great day.

  13. So sorry to hear about gum tree. I did enjoy reading it and seeing what you all were working on.
    thanks for sharing your patterns.
    congrats on being in the magazine again.

  14. Sorry to see the Gum Tree gals go away, but we can still keep in touch. Thanks so much for these designs.
    Your Blog is one I always read ~ you are an inspiration.
    Happy Stitching,

  15. Hi Jenny,
    How sweet of you to offer these free designs!
    Congratulations on your publish piece.
    Happy Easter,

  16. Hi Jenny,
    Lots of gorgeous design here...am liking it! (smile)


  17. Wow Jenny, the whole Morning Glory set is beautiful together. Tracee xx

  18. Jenny-girl I LOVE the bowl of blooms! Thank you so much darlin'. And for the gorgeous morning glory coasters! Will you be making the rest of the pattern available for purchase for us overseas gals? Pretty please with a cherry on top?

  19. Every thing happens for a reason Jen, now you will be able to have some you time...
    Thanks again for your generosity with the freebies...

  20. Hi Jenny, I will miss 'Among the Gum Trees' but sometimes things have to come to an end. You have all given so much just for free. Thank you to everybody.
    And thank you to you for the 2 freebies. The coasters are so lovely.
    I hope you had a Happy Easter.


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