There is something that happens in my head each Autumn, and I cannot control it.
Ideas for new designs seem to dip and swirl through my mind, and my fingers work overtime to get them from these over-excited brain cells onto paper!
But I am not complaining.
The incessant heat and humidity of summer has finally passed, and it's due to summer's farewell that my whole being revives, and creativity flows spontaneously, with no effort on my part.
One of those creative afternoons was spent sketching and fine-tuning the blocks for my next Shabby Roses quilt - "Beauty".
In the next issue of Elefantz HOME e-zine we'll be starting this quilt as a 6-month mystery BOM, so I will only share one block per issue until the grand reveal of the finished quilt in October.
Here is a sneak peek of the first block from Shabby Roses "Beauty"...
This is the 10" square centre block, which features a verse, stitchery, and applique. The fabrics I am using are from Brenda Riddle's Hill Farm range, and they are gorgeous!
I wanted to keep it simple, with stitchery as the focus, so I've chosen to only use three fabrics.
If you want to join in on the Shabby Roses "Beauty" BOM, you'll need to subscribe to Elefantz HOME over HERE.
The next issue, which includes this first BOM block, and more original Elefantz projects, will be emailed to all subscribers on May 3rd.
Now, here is something cute and quirky I wanted to show you!
A few weeks back I was shopping with Blossom and I saw this 'bathing beauty' jewellery stand in one of those cheap shops. I thought what a fabulous way to store all my embroidery scissors! So I bought it.
Isn't it adorable?
No more leaving them all over the house. They have a home!
Have you enjoyed seeing the 'Daisy Days' blocks as I stitch them?
There are eight in the pattern, and yesterday I finally finished block 7, "Sundaisy"...
One more feature block to stitch, and then I can piece it all together, and write the patterns!
Congratulations to the two winners of my pattern pack giveaway!
From the comments left on my blog post, VANGIE is one winner, and from those who shared about the giveaway on Facebook, LARISSA is the other winner!
Ladies, please email me with your address details, and I'll parcel those patterns and post them off to you.
Have a lovely weekend, everyone!
I think I will be making soups, bread, pudding, and other autumn comfort foods.
What about you?