Sunday, June 30, 2013

June Wrap-Up

The last few weeks of June have been a bit of blur for me, but I'm still here and I'm still stitching!

During the month my online group had a traveled themed swap.  These are the gorgeous gifts that I received from Teresa

and here is what I sent to Peg:

I wanted something a little "different" so came up with the idea of a covered money box.  I'm sure Peg was worried about that odd shaped parcel that rattled.

 My Stitch-a-long commitment - the Red Home Pincushion - I even needleturned the small bits but did manage to chop off the sides of my tress when stitching it together.

 I also made another clear fronted pouch which I didn't get a photo of and is now with the middle child in Cairns this week.  Pop on over to Maree and check out her video of our Stitching Day and you might spot a pic of me holding both the pouches.

I also signed up to join in on this

Pop on over here if you are interested in quilting along with a whole lot of people from everywhere!

I decided to use fabrics from my stash and seemed to have acquired a large number of yellow and pink fat quarters, so I added in a bit of green and this is what I will be making the quilt with - something a bit different for me.  Yesterday I managed to get through the first weekly lesson so here is that piece

Off on a three day retreat tomorrow morning - hopefully I will be super productive!



  1. Your needle turn looks so good De....gorgeous gifts Teresa sent to you...and as for Me....totally loved
    my goodies, the money box was a fantastic idea, and
    the noise of my package did keep me thinking..LOL..thanks so much again love your blocks..

  2. havr fun away - not jealous - not at all!!! :-(

  3. Great gifts sent and received De. I will catch up with you at the retreat only if you promise to be good.


  4. You have both sent each other lovely gifts. I do love the money box! Your pin cushion looks lovely too. Have a great time on retreat!

  5. you got lots done... and I am most impressed you have done your AfA block so quickly.... it's great to use from existing stash too...

  6. Great JUNE collection of finished projects... so go have FuN at your retreat... and come home with some to finish for JULY opam! :)

  7. wow gorgeous gifts sent and received De for your swap,love your pin cushion,well done on some beautiful finishes.xx

  8. You have been busy...lovely swap gifts...the tin for Peg was a great idea. Enjoy your retreat.

  9. Everything you've been making looks wonderful De. I hope you have a fantastic time at the retreat and out for dinner tonight.

  10. Lovely Gifts Great Idea with the Money Box...
    Sorry I'm Missing Tonight oh well can't be everywhere...
    see you Tomorrow...woohoo! what was that Helen!

  11. Wonderful swap gifts - both sent and received!
    Love your pincushion :) and the block looks perfect!


  12. Nice meeting you in person but not sure how I have never come across your blog before. I am a follower now.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

  13. great wrap-up De....have fun in Warwick on your is Warwick isn't it??? Give Marilyn a big hug from me and get her to give you one from me too!!! Love your blog look! snazzy!!!!! :O) sugary hugs Wendy xox

  14. Your pincushion looks fabulous de, and lve the gifts that teresa sent, gorgeous fabrics, and you moneyntim great idea and am sure peg will use

  15. Awesome projects! Have a
    great time on your retreat.
    Cheers, Anita.

  16. You've been a busy lady! They are all gorgeous :)

  17. Beautiful gifts, I've been seriously considering the aiming for accuracy challenge. Everyone is doing such great work.

  18. You have been busy.....well done you :)

  19. Well done, congrats!
    Hugs from Italy, Emanuela

  20. That pincushion sure is sweet.

  21. Just wanted to let you know my Christmas in July parcel came today Thank you
    Looking forward to the big day
    Enjoyed my visit to your blog too