Monday, March 1, 2021

POSIES block 3...


It's March 1st and we're up to block three in this year's free block of the month, "Posies".

Have you completed the first two blocks?

Just as a refresher, here's what the completed Posies wall quilt looks like...

You can join in at any time between now and December. The previous and current links to download each new block, which I share on the first day of each month, are HERE

The March block is a cutie because I fussy cut a bee onto the vase...

There are two parts to the applique this time. The rounded vase behind, and the fussy cut panel appliqued over the top. 
You don't need to do this but I love how it adds depth, texture and interest to the little block. 

Use the link below to download the pattern.

For those who may have just joined in, here's pics of blocks 1 and 2.

All twelve blocks finish at 6.5" square before being pieced into the quilt at the end of the year.

If you've completed the first few blocks already be sure to tag me on Instagram with #posiesblockofthemonth or #posiesbom or #jennyofelefantz so I can come see them. 

On Saturday I finally found some time to make my eighth handmade tag for this year in Anne's 52tags project. The theme this time was bullion, French knot and pistil stitches.

The little rosebuds are bullion, lavender flowers in French knots and the pistil stitch was used as decoration around the lower half of the applique and button.

Unfortunately it's still raining cats and dogs here so there's not much light for photos, but I tried.

Other than this I have some secret sewing beside my chair, a home to tend, family to  love, pets to care for, and a business to run, so time seems a bit squeezed right now. I'm almost over the head cold but after the parade of ills and spills last month I'm lagging behind on most things and struggling for energy after about 11am. I know this will pick up soon and I am ever so grateful for all your kind words and prayers.

A cyclone is brewing just off the coast north of here and this is the reason we have so much rain right now, so as the week progresses we shall see how strong it grows and how close to us it will come. It's Rafaella's 3rd birthday on Thursday and we'd dearly love to all catch up and celebrate that day but this cyclone may deter us...still, you never know with cyclones. Sometimes they take a different path than predicted.

I'll sign off now so I can get back to writing and compiling the final pieces for the next issue of The Homemakers Heart, which I shall probably share with you on Wednesday. 
If you missed Issue 1 it's a free download over HERE.

Bless your lovely hearts and may you be joyous each day as you serve your loved ones within the sanctuary of home...



  1. Thank you, Jenny. This will be a fun one to stitch.

  2. Bless you too Jenny. Another sweet little stitchers for the quilt. Keep safe.

  3. Hi Jenny,
    Thanks for Posies :) A very fun stitch along !
    Block 3, that means march first ! Time passes quickly if handwork is ones hobby :)
    hugs, stay safe,

    1. I cant wait to start this months posie, being new to embroidery only starting this year, so finding it enjoyable and helpful too.
      Stay safe

  4. Thank you Jenny. This block is super cute. Good to hear you are feeling better. Sending continued prayers for your health and wellness.

  5. Thank you for the new block. Continued prayers for your complete recovery.

  6. Thank you for third block. Prayers that you continue to heal and that you stay safe.
    Happy birthday to granddaughter.
    Stay safe

  7. Thank you for the 3rd installment of this stitch along...It is truly beautiful blocks you have created and are sharing. I am Praying for you to finish recovering from your illness's of late...

  8. Glad to hear you are gaining health and strength. On a good day I cannot come close to the amount of work you accomplish on any given day. Thank you for your art and Bible shares and homemaker tips. God bless and keep you always in his loving arms.

  9. Thank you very much. I can't understand how are you so hard worker. Your days are longer than mine? About 50 hours each, maybe? You are a very efficient woman. I admire you. God bless you and your family.

  10. My goodness I can't believe she's 3 soon bless her.
    Take care of yourself Jenny you seem to do so much no wonder you are finding it difficult. Looking forward to seeing the next issue of The Homemaker's Heart but don't worry if it's late, we can wait!
    Hope the storm changes direction!
    Remembering you all in my prayers, God bless. x

  11. Thank you for this posy pattern. It's so cute! I am enjoying seeing your interpretation of the tag challenge. Charming! Bless you for your caring and prayerful heart.

  12. So glad you are on the mend from your cold. I woke up this morning at 3 to 30 minutes of sneezing and nose-blowing. I took a Benedryl (for allergies) and it stopped after a bit. Praying the cyclone takes a path away from you and you can celebrate Rafaella's birthday on Thursday!

  13. Anothee sweet posie. Hope the cyclone missed. ( Haven't checked the news, been crook ).

  14. Thanks so much - that bee on the fabric is so perfect here. The tag is the most beautiful one yet. I hope the cyclone turned away from OZ and blew out to the ocean.

  15. Gorgeous thank you stay safe.

  16. love your tag. Does it have a paper backing or all fabric?

    1. The tag itself is cardboard and I add the fabrics over the top.


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