Monday, May 30, 2011

Vignette Magazine Issue No 3

The latest issue of Vignette magazine has arrived and I have just spent the last hour taking my time to read and admire every page.....
Hmmm, I really feel like chicken soup now! You can get it hereVignette Magazine #3

I have also just browsed through Natalie Lymer's newest offering Cotton Floss, described by her as "A gathering of stitched projects to charm and fascinate". I have added a few more projects to my to do list! Cotton Floss Book

I feel quite blissful and relaxed now.... Hmmm what fabrics to play with now..... I am ready to sew,
I hope you are all busy too,
Happy Sewing,
Love Liisa xoxo

Monday, May 23, 2011

Lovebirds Quilt Kit

I have been busy putting this lovely kit together for the colourful Lovebirds Quilt by Kellie from 'Don't Look Now'. It looks good enough to eat I think! Hmmmm do we need a shop sample???

I have been doing some english paper piecing in front of the TV whilst buried under a snuggly warm flannel quilt that is a favourite of mine (and Boris loves it too!). I have enjoyed the slower pace this weekend.
Happy Stitching everyone,
Liisa xoxo

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

James Byrne Centre Retreat

This was the perfect day and lovely view from outside the door of Marion Hall where we went on retreat in Highfields last weekend. It was a great venue with lovely hosts Paul and Wendy. Everyone was busy sewing like crazy and enjoying the cooler autumn weather!
We had an inspiring show and tell at the end of retreat and I just wanted to share a few pics with you.....

Cheers, Liisa

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Boy's Story Quilt

I just though I would show you a few blocks of our A Boy's Story Quilt. I am loving these funky boy colours. The quilt looks great we have just finished binding it and it is hanging in store, I will try to take a good pic of the entire quilt and post it when I do!

Happy Stitching,

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day and a Marble Cake Quilt

These are the beautiful roses my husband gave me for Mother's Day! I am one lucky Mummy! We had a lovely picnic with the boys and Sam's girlfriend Emma. We went down to Scarborough beach.... My Mum's favourite spot to go when she was still with us. In fact we scattered her ashes there, so I always feel even closer to her when we visit this beach. We had some lovely seafood and a bottle of bubbly. We finished off with some scrumptious cake! A blissful day!

I went home and finished the binding on this new quilt. I have called it Marble Cake. It reminded me of the swirly layers of colour inside a yummy marble cake. I have used a layer cake from the fabric range 'Central Park' by Kate Spain. I think I will do another one in some tropical Batiks I am adoring at the moment.
We are heading off to Toowoomba on a sewing retreat this weekend with 38 lovely ladies. I can not wait. I have my projects cut and packed ready to go.
The winter woolies are also packed as it seems to be getting cooler this week already. Brrrr, out with scarves and coat.