Monday, June 23, 2008

A Walk in the Country Side...

Beautiful gray skies in contrast with the ripening grain, made me stop and snap this picture the other day! We've been having quite a mixed bag with regards to our weather lately here in Denmark! After two months of drought, there's finally been some rain for the thirsty fields! Not to mention thunder, lightning and some occasional gale-force winds!!

Right now, the poppies are blooming amongst the golden grain in the fields. A beautiful sight, here in the hills of Sjælland near our home. I always think of the poem, In Flanders Fields, whenever I see these gorgeous flowers. Memorized when I was a young child in school in Canada, John McCrae's poem is a tribute to all of the soldiers, Canadian and Allied, who served and died on the battle-fields of Europe.

Here's a few of my own flowers I stitched today. They're for a siggie which I'm sending to an internet quilting friend in Scotland! I usually stamp my siggies with permanent ink in different colours, but today I felt like doing something different! Hope you like it, Elly!!! I'd better go sign it and pop it in the mail!!!

Last but not least, thanks to my dear husband for the beautiful flowers on my recent birthday! You are such a sweetie!! XOXOXO

Friday, June 13, 2008

This and That!

Yesterday, I opened up the new copy of Danish Patchwork Guild's magazine and was surprised to see a picture of some of my work! I occasionally sew display items for the local patchwork shop, Slotshuset, and earlier this year, I made some little critters from Melly and Me designs. Shown in their ad, are Mrs. Perkins the giraffe and Pocket and Floss, a sweet little rabbit-couple!! They were such a pleasure to sew...I also loved using the brilliant-hued fabric of Kaffe Fassett to create with! It makes me soooo happy!!

I'm stitching on my Mom's flannel blanket these days. I'm doing it in the Yellow Brick Road pattern and using these yummy Moda flannels by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Designs. I just need to assemble the blocks and start the quilting process. Stay tuned for pictures!!
Last but not least, if you have a minute to check out Lynette Anderson's blog, you can enter to win a very dear little stitchery pattern in redwork called a Trio of Greetings! Good luck and have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Anybody Out There...?????

Well, it's been such a long time since I posted....I hope there's still a few faithful readers around to read my ramblings!!! Lots of things going on in my life, but I've still found time to sew a few projects....just not posting any pics of them!!!

Anyways, the garden's been just wonderful! We've had very hot and dry weather the past few months, so things are growing really well! A touch of rain would be nice for the plants, though!

Hmmm....let's see what's new!!!

I've finally been working on my Truly Scrumptious blocks!! These are so much fun to stitch!! I must confess that I love switching from project to project and these blocks are a nice break from sitting at the sewing machine! It's also been so relaxing sitting in the shade out in the backyard and indulging in a little embroidery!
I also just received two new Cinderberry Stitches patterns... Fresh Breeze and Tea Party For Madeline. I like to order from my favorite internet shop called Be Sew Whimsical. Darlene has a great selection of patterns and her customer service is fantastic!!! I totally recommend her!! Here are my two new patterns along with a beautiful new Fat Quarter for my collection!

This is my little Tulip Table-Topper I made this spring, too. It's hand-pieced with various batik fabrics from my stash. I had bought the pattern a couple of years ago and thought that now was as good a time as any to complete it!!!
Well, I'll sign off for now and see what I can come up with for my next post!! Have a great day!