Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Show & Tell - and more things that strike my fancy!

It's a real honour to have others stitch my designs, so I always love to show you their handiwork!
 Vickie in Humpty Doo used all the sticheries in Issue 12 of my magazine in one beautiful project!
I love it Vickie - you have added your own touch and it worked a treat!
Cheryl used one of the borders from my Promises & Borders BOM to frame a wedding notice for her mother. Isn't this lovely!? 
Have you finished one of my designs? Would you like to see it featured here on my blog? Just email me a photo, or leave a comment with a link to your blog post if you've shared it there. :-)
Now, let me share some more lovelies that tickle MY fancy!!

Helen at Bustle & Sew is sharing another cute freebie this week! Love those summer colours! Visit Helen HERE if you're a cat lover and want to stitch up this cute cushion!

I've long been a fan of Anna Maria Horner, and I am sorely wishing I had some granddaughters because I'd stitch up this sweet frock in a minute! Anna Maria shares this free pattern HERE through her Janome page.

I've only just stumbled across "Charise Creates" but I'll be visiting again! Look at the cute purse she made...
Charise shares a tutorial to make that little apple block HERE. 
Give me a free afternoon and I'll be trying one of my own. Thanks Charise!

I thought this would be so hard to make, but she gives a step by step tutorial and it really is easier than you'd think - and so gorgeous!
 LOVE this Scripture stitchery on a doiley from Renee at Sewn With Grace!
Just today I was going through my tub of doilies and I am now inspired to stitch my favourite verses on a few!

And finally, with Blossom still in England, I fell in love with this photo of crocheted hexagons by Debbie from the Serendipity Patch. Made me want to reach right into the picture and fondle those hexies and smell the English summer flowers...
Honestly, don't all these photos inspire you?
I am brimming over with inspiration and admiration for the talented ladies behind each one.

For those who've sent emails enquiring about Blossom, she is radiating with joy in her Derby summer house! She is staying with a lovely family, and her email buddy of five years whom she'd never met until last week. I am so grateful for Skype...seeing her smile and hearing her happiness, what more could a mother wish?



Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Jenny, everything is so lovely! I love all the stitching, it brings back so many memories with my mom and her teaching me to stitch! I wish I lived near her!!

Larissa said...

Love the pics ... love the links ... Great to hear the update on Blossom!!
... And LOVING the new blog 'look'!!!

Abby and Stephanie said...

So many pretties. Loving the snappy little purse and those yummy grannies. I just picked up my crochet hook again...now to learn all over again!

Dolores said...

I think skype is a truly wonderful invention. It keeps us so close to loved ones.

Carrie P. said...

glad to hear Blossom is having a good time.
Yes, I am very inspired by all those projects. I really like the doily idea too.

Fiona said...

lovely to see others interpretations of your patterns... and thanks for some inspiring links...

jugglingpaynes said...

I'm so glad Skype is working out for you! It certainly was a big help when my son was away from us for the first time and homesick. There is also something about seeing them that helps relieve your worries. :o)

Peace and Laughter!

Vickie said...

love the shabby blog theme Jen, thx heaps for the link to the kitties...wonderful the Blossom is blooking in England,cheers Vickie

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Such an honor to have my stitching on your blog. Thanks! And thanks for letting me use your pattern!