Thursday, January 1, 2015

The free BOM begins!

Happy New Year everyone!
It's a hot and humid summer morning in North Queensland, Australia, as we greet the first day of 2015. 
As the air conditioner will be controlling the atmosphere in my home today I think a bit of stitching will be the perfect pastime - with numerous glasses of ice cold ginger beer to quench my thirst.

Are you ready for some fresh stitching to bring in the New Year?

"The Vintage Kitchen" - a free 9 month Block of the Month...

"The Vintage Kitchen" will run from January to September, 2015, and I'll be sharing one free block on the 1st of each month.

January's block celebrates baking because as a child in the very early 60's my most vivid memories are of being in the kitchen every day with Nana as she baked for our little threesome - her, Pop, and I.
I think of baking as an act of love, service, blessing and delight...

The blocks will stitch up quickly each month as they all finish inside a 3" square!
You can download the 1st month's free block HERE.

I've also put together the material and cutting requirements for you to make the wall quilt in case you'd like to gather your supplies now. The file is HERE for you to download.
The completed wall quilt measures 13.5 inches x 21.5 inches.

I also have a limited number of kits for "The Vintage Kitchen", but due to exorbitant overseas postage rates they are only available to Australian purchasers.

The only difference between my original quilt and the kit is the red/white spot fabric. The spots are smaller in the kit fabric, but I actually think it's nicer than my larger red/white spot border.

The kits are HERE and include the fabrics for the quilt top, stitchery background, the binding, the backing, and a skein of thread.

Spread the word about this free BOM as I think it will be loads of fun and we always want to share the fun with our friends, right?

 Do you like my new blog header for 2015?
I have a new elephant. 
Her name is M'Lady.
 The flowers scattered around her are called M'Lady's Roses.

In month 4 of the Stitchery Club my theme is "The Garden" and to celebrate the arrival of M'Lady I've included a stitchery of her...

 Also inside January 17th's 6-pattern Stitchery Club mail out are these sweeties.... a couple of bonus minis!

Want to find out how to join the monthly Stitchery Club?
It's easy!
The full set of PDF patterns are emailed to all subscribers on the 17th of each month.

In my next blog post we'll begin A Year of Gentle Domesticity.
If you'd like to stitch the pattern for this year long journey back to the heart of the home it's HERE in the shop...

I'm going to make mine into a project this weekend, just not decided yet what it will become.
Any ideas?



  1. Hello Jenny,

    Thanks for this stitchery, just the right size to get it done each month.

    Happy days.

  2. Olá Jenny,
    Aqui ainda é 2014, mas quero desejar um feliz 2015 para você e sua família. Que seja um ano muito abençoado e feliz!
    Tudo é muito lindo e adorei a nova entrada do blog!!

  3. GOB-SMACKED and delighted - oh Jenny I LOVE M'lady, and all your gorgeous projects!!!! Can you hear me squealing??? My fingers are itching already!

  4. Wanted to wish a Happy Healthy 2015, Jenny, to you and your family. The clock hasn't changed here yet in Canada but soon on countdown.
    Thanks for the stitchery.

  5. I hope to stitch along on the Vintage Kitchen! Love it! We are really cold here in Michigan. My daughters man friend is visiting her here from Australia. He is excited to see the snow, and hoping we get enough before he has to fly home to go sledding and snowmobiling.

  6. Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing the adorable free patterns. I hope to stitch along with you this year

  7. What a wonderful New Year's pressie from you. Thankyou so much for a very sweet stitchery. Love your new header and love your new efelhump.

  8. I totally love M'lady :) What a cute chubby little girl she is :) My sort of elephant

  9. Happy New Year Jenny!
    love your new header, so sweet.
    your new stitcheries are gorgeous as is the finished version.

  10. Love everything new, the blog dress, the stitchalong, the new year, the stitchery club and M'lady.... especially M'lady! Such a chubby cutie!
    A beautiful new beginning xoxoxo :o)

  11. Hello Jenny,
    what can I say....
    I love your blog!!!

  12. Love all the new stitcheries and the new header! Praying your hubby gets work soon xo

  13. Thannk you for the BOM Jenny, I am eager to start!

  14. Happy New Year Jenny. Just ordered my fabric and downloaded the pattern - can't wait.
    Your new header is beautiful and M'Lady is so very cute xx

  15. Thank you Jenny. I too have many happy memories baking with my mum & especially my Aunty. My cousins & I should of driven Aunty to distraction trying to help & then argue over beaters, spoons & bowls to lick but she loved every minute of it. I have done very little stitchery in 2014 but you have tempted me back again. xx

  16. Hallo liebe Jenny, ich wünsche Dir und Deinen Lieben ein glückliches neues Jahr. Vielen Dank für diesen schönen Quilt.
    Liebe Grüße Annerose

  17. Happy and Prosperous New Year to you!!!
    Your works are beautiful!!!
    Gretings from Hungary: Palkó

  18. Love the new header. Thanks for the free BOM. Won't get to start on it for awhile but will enjoy seeing others stitching.

  19. Happy New Year! Thank you for the new BOM, another cute one. Your new elephant is adorable, I love fabric you used for the border. It is so pretty and delicate, perfect.

  20. Love your new header! Beyond adorable!

    Speaking of adorable; I'm crazy about My Vintage Kitchen and plan to start stitching later today. I've been waiting anxiously.

    Thank you for sharing your talent.

    BTW, I'm in the US and I use FS101 by Pellon on the back of my stitchery/embroidery projects. (yes, it's fusible)

  21. Thank you, Jenny. I love the vintage fabric that you've used.
    All the best for 2015!

  22. Thank you Jenny and yes, I do love your new header. xx

  23. Love this new BOM...nice sized simple stitcheries...I should be able to keep up with this one....I also love all your new designs....

  24. I LOVE your new header! The first thing I thought when I saw it was, "Oh, I hope Jenny's going to offer that sometime!" And you are! I also love EVERY one of the stitcheries for this month, and I'm so glad I subscribe! I wouldn't want to miss any of them. I need to get started on my project for the swap, too. Lots to do this month! Thank you so much for your generosity - the year is starting off with a bang of beauty from you.

  25. Jenny, thank you for all your free stitchery! I enjoy seeing your many creative designs. Love the elephant in the garden! I think you should do more with this winsome "little" creature. Thanks!

  26. Jenny, Thank you for the new BOM I love it. Where did you find the "Kitchen" Fabric? I am in the US so I can't order one of your kits for this..I would love to have that sweet fabric to use.

    Happy New Year and I hope it is filled with love,health, prosperity.

    Hugs and Blessings to you and yours,

  27. I've been so looking forward to seeing this project and I'm not disappointed.
    It's just perfect. Thank you so much!
    Happy New Year.

  28. Hi Jan,
    The fabric is Michael Miller's "Home Ec" and even though it is a 2009 print, it's still available from in the USA. :-)

  29. I noticed your new banner right away and I adore it! A Year of Gentle Domesticity is exactly what I think this world needs more of. Love and Care for family and friends. Thank You Jenny. This first BOM "Baking" is very sweet. Creative Bliss in 2015...

  30. Pretty stitchery Jenny. thanks so much. Hugs,xx

  31. I really want to do this BOM with you - I haven't done any redwork before.

  32. coucou Jenny

    merci de partager ces belles choses !!! voila une nouvelle année qui commence super bien avec un beau projet
    ho les coeurs c'est parti !!!!!!!!

  33. Oh Jenny, the Vintage Kitchen is so lovely!

  34. These would also great to turn into features on placemats! I might give this a go. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. I found you from Scrapbox Quilts Friday Quilt Hop. I am a quilter, but I love embroidery. I'm excited to start your frugal kitchen! Even though I swore I wouldn't add one more BOM to my list this year!

    Do you have a button I could show on my blog? I can see your cute button, but no code.

    I look forward to joining your world and seeing all the wonderfulness you create!

  37. What a wonderfully neat BOM. I'm not one for embroidery but you have my attention with this, it's so cute. I added your BOM to my website which lists quilt alongs, BOMs and link parties from around the Internet. Cheers!

  38. Did you want pictures of the completed blocks I am unsure where to send them to. I have two completed.

  39. Hi Tina :-)
    In my sidebar, near the top, is a list of links - just click on 'contact me'. :-)


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