Sunday, March 28, 2010

BD House on Holly Hill

Hi friends, hope you are having a super weekend. I've been enjoying a few hours to myself today as DH has been away and Hannah stayed with her Nannie and Grandad last night. I've been in my craft/computer studio with a big cup of coffee and my kitty Poppy for company, having a tidy up, browsing through some stash and sorting my sewing fabrics - a lovely way to spend a quiet Sunday morning.


I've stitched just the one ornament this month - I've been on bit of a stitching break over the past week or so as I've caught the knitting bug - more about that in another post :)


This was a lovely stitch, although I did make a wee bit of a mistake on the house, but by the time I realised what I'd done I'd nearly finished the entire house and wasn't going to reverse stitch a good few hours of stitching, lol. I chose to finish it into a hanging pillow.

House on Holly Hill
from the Peppermint & Holly book by Blackbird Designs
stitched with Weeks Dye Works threads.

While I was at the sewing machine I also made this ornament finish from earlier in the year into a hanging pillow as well. I really like this Moda fabric - I'd bought at least a metre of it in a quilting shop closing down sale several years ago and actually forgot I had it in my fabric stash so be prepared to see a bit more of this featuring in my sewing finishes this year,lol.



Its been awhile since I last got together to stitch with a few friends so yesterday my friends Kath and Clare came by to stitch. We spent the afternoon catching up and generally having a great time - stitching, chatting, snacking on some yummy treats. The girls stayed for dinner and we continued on into the evening. I can't remember the last time I sat and stitched for a good few hours and boy, did it feel great!


Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

11 comments:

Vonna said...

What cute little hanging pillows you've made! I think they are ADORABLE!

Farm Girl said...

What gorgeous finishes, I love the hanging pillow. The LHN ornie is on my list to do some time soon. Nice to hear you've had a lovely 'stitchy' weekend.

KarenV said...

Lovely finishes Katrina! That Moda fabric works wonderfully well for the LHN ornament.

Deb said...

Very nice finishes Katrina! I'm in agreement with Karen, that Moda fabric is perfect for the LHN ornament!!

Raven/Missy said...

Your finishes look wonderful! I love the fabrics you chose. Sounds like you had a great stitching visit with your friends also. Makes for a great weekend.

Andrea said...

Your ornaments are so adorable! Love them! You did a great job on stitching and finishing them :-)

xoxo

Kim B said...

They're lovely Katrina!

Suzanne said...

I love how you have finished both of these ornaments.

Karoline said...

Lovely finishing, congratulations

Andrea said...

Pretty finishes.

Bekca said...

Your finishes are really lovely, so cute!

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