Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Fun Bloggy Times

Last Saturday I had a lovely visit from a blog friend, Terry of Terry's New Thread. I kicked myself afterwards because I forgot to take photos. I could have taken photos of Terry and her beautiful hand stitched patchwork she's working on, fussy cut hexagons and stars. But what I can share photos of is the beautiful sewing pouch she made me.

I just love the big blue Jane Sassaman sunflower on the front. I've told Gbf (the garden is his domain) I'd like a patch of sunflowers planted in front of my sewing room window. I wish I could have blue ones just like this!

Terry found lots of daisy fabrics in her scraps. Some pieces were only as big as the pieces used.

This handy wallet is perfect for my hexagons. I'll keep it well stocked in my handbag so I can pull it out whenever the moment is right. The scissor pocket is so precious, it looks like a little bunch of flowers. Thank you Terry!!



I was so honoured last week when I saw that Jo from Bearpaw blog was inspired to make a similar doll quilt to one I had made earlier in the year. I know she doesn't mind if I share the mosaic she made of them of them side by side. I'm loving all those spots and dots. Hey, does anyone know if there is a difference between a spot and a dot? I've always wondered... Anyway you can read more about Jo's quilt here on her blog.

I gave my little star quilt away in the last Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day, which just so happens to be coming up again on the 12/12. That's next Monday! Here's a sneak peek of my offering...

Have you got a giveaway planned for the big day? It's lots of fun!! Here's the link to find out more.

22 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Your new sewing pouch is lovely - very YOU! I love sunflowers too- they remind me of Provence- they are everywhere there! I had every intention of being part of the giveaway day but I'm just not sure whether I have anything made that is good enough. Maybe I'll wait and see what else is on offer?

Quiltbenaco said...

Devo ancora ringraziarti per il prezioso voto che ci hai regalato per il "Christmas quilt show",
Sei sempre molto gentile a farci visita e a donarci un po' del tuo tempo per rilasciarci un commento, sempre molto gradito.
Buona settimana!
Ciao

Terry said...

Thank you for great pictures and very kind words. I had a great time seeing all your quilts. Oh and visiting.

Mary said...

How very sweet! I love the little pocket for the scissors....clever!!! You are such an inspiration to all of us, Rachael! Thanks for the link to the giveaway....I need to give this some serious consideration. I can't wait to see your offering:)

Marg said...

That is a beautiful sewing pouch the sunflower and the scissors pocket are lovely.
I'm not sure whether I'll be able to join in on the SMS giveaway day, but I think it's a great idea. I'n intrigued by your sneak peek, it looks very cute.

Janet said...

I love the sunflower print, it's perfect for the sewing pouch, how lovely of Terry to make you that. Now you just have to get GBF to plant sunflowers and good luck if he does and manages to keep the parrots away from them.
Love the sneak peek.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Your little sewing pouch is adorable. You have the best of friends! I too would love blue sunflowers.
Your giveaway prize looks so cute, you are a very clever girl!!!

Sujata said...

That sewing pouch is beautiful ! Love the blue sunflower on the top. Lucky you!
I know what you mean about the pictures. I often forget to take them when my friends gather. Too much excitement and talking makes me quite forgetful!

Sasha said...

I love your new sewing pouch! It's absolutely adorable!! I can't wait to see your giveaway prize. The sneak peak is very cute!!

Heather said...

Love that little sewing pouch and a great idea for carrying hexies. Thanks for the info on Giveaway day, sounds like such fun.

Sandra Kaye said...

Your little hexie pouch is just to cute!! I carry my stuff around in a zip lock baggie. I think I need to make one myself. :):)

Melissa P said...

A Sassaman sewing pouch is perfect! And with Sis Boom hexies inside, nonetheless. A very inspiring item to have nearby.

Suzee said...

awww I love that sunflower! I like the sewing pouch alot!!
Hey wouldn't it be funny if I won your give away again this year too!?? because I love that little bear already! hehe
I can't wait for giveaway day!!!

Shay said...

I really must make myself a sewing pouch because yours is divine!

Like Sandra, Im a zip lock baggie kind of gal. (Classy huh?)

Karen 'n Chris said...

Well as you asked, officially, a dot is smaller than a spot.
Blue sunflowers, especially Sassaman styled ones would be a dream.
Gorgeous wallet too!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a great sewing pouch Rachael...and blue daisies...have never thought about that but hey, they would look good. Sounds like you both had a great visit!!! A dot and a spot....mmmmm

Karen said...

What an adorable sewing pouch! The sunflower fabric is the prettiest I have ever seen. The green spot binding is perfect.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

That is the most adorable little pouch I have ever seen! Just perfect for your hexies, lucky you :-)

Barb said...

What a cute sewing pouch and so perfect for you -
I love the doll quilts. I can't wait to have some time to play in the sewing room and make some.
The sneak peak is so cute too -

MulticoloredPieces said...

Coooooool sewing pouch--I need something like that. Thanks for showing it. Also liked your Waltzing Mathilda quilt and Jumping Jack Flash. Some very interesting fabrics there!
best, nadia

Karen said...

That's a lovely sewing pouch. What a gorgeous gift to receive.

Sunna Reyr said...

Hi there from an Icelandic stalker, I'm reading through your blog after having made me my very own dream village following your tutorial from July 14 2013. I will post about it in a few days on my neglected blog. I absolutely love my little village and your tutorial was superb. Thank you.

Anyway, to answer your question, as not having English as my native language I may have a different understanding sometimes, but spot to me is dirt (spot of dirt) but a dot... is a beautiful dot.

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