Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Lovely things



A little while ago I received a beautiful heart felt gift...


 featuring a felt heart. 

It was made by the wonderful Suz of PatchworknPlay, in celebration of Mr Daisy's and I's special day.


It looks perfect hanging in our bedroom, as though it was made to be there.

I also received a special parcel from my lovely bloggy friend Linda of Koshka2 Quilts
It contained some pretty fabrics and a gorgeous patchwork pouch with a strawberry needle book. 

 Hand stitches always add that bit of extra magic, don't you think?

They arrived just as I'd just been thinking I needed something better than a plastic bag for my binding clips. It didn't take long to assemble a little binding set containing wonder clips, some snips and my favourite needles for binding in the needle book. Now I'll be ready to sew bindings at a drop of a hat. 

And finally - Yes, I have been sewing, besides the denim birds in my last post... some more flowers for my Daydream Garden quilt


And this block you've seen before but I added the black circles to give it some oomph!

But mostly I've been sewing labels onto the quilts I've entered into the Springwood Community Quilt Show which is soon approaching on the last weekend of April, and quilting my Sydney Quilt Show quilt which is not until June but the way the year is flying by it'll be that time soon enough. 

As for pictures of the quilts, all will be revealed in the fullness of time :) 

33 comments:

Melody said...

Beautiful gifts and gorgeous sewing - what a lovely blog post.

Dawn said...

Good luck with your showy endeavors, though I am sure you will be wonderful.

Barb said...

what lovely gifts from your friends. The swag is adorable and the bag and book are just wonderful. How sweet that little book is.
Your flower blocks are blooming nicely!
can't wait to see your quilts - exciting!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

What a wonderful mail surprise! Your applique looks so pretty and I can't wait to see the quilts.

Quiltbenaco said...

Bellissimi i regali che hai ricevuto!

Ciao

Terry said...

Happy joyful gifts. Inspired by your hanging in the bedroom. I have the same scone lights in the same position in my bedrroom. My mind is whirling with the possabilities.

Melissa P said...

Such colorful gifts! Just perfect.

And those black circles of "oomph" are fantastic! Love that addition.

shez said...

Hi Rachael,what wonderful gifts you have received and yes it does look like that heart belongs there in your bedroom.Wow i love the blocks for your block,they are gorgeous.xx

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

Not only are your gifts fabulous !! but
they have given me MORE food for thought, esp for the little kids next door. They need little portable pockets for 'stuff' they find haha
not sure what their mother will think but that's what mother's are for...finding treasures in pockets!!
Thank you again for letting us into your life.

audrey said...

Gifts of love.:) Can't wait to see more of your Daydream Garden quilt especially!

Vickie said...

How nice to get wonderful gifts ! And your right Rachael, hand stitching makes them very special ! I love your block style and am anxious to see what the whole thing looks like ! Blessings !

Marg said...

Beautiful gifts, Susan's wall hanging is just perfect and that is a lovely pouch to keep your binding paraphernalia.
Love the dark circles on the blick. Good luck with your quilt finishing.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

In the fullness of time - until then we can enjoy your snippets of gifts and your growing Daydream Garden quilt. The heart garland gift does look perfectly made for your bedroom!

Sandi said...

Lovely gifts for you to enjoy!

I like the shale of your tulip flowers and leaves, you always choose such intriguing colours. Look forward to the finished reveal.

Have fun stitching!

Sharon said...

What sweet, thoughtful gifts! What happy mail that was. Your little heart swag is so cute, as is the bag and needle book.

I love your flower blocks! The background fabric is lovely.

Good luck on getting ready for the quilt show. It always seems to be a rush to get it all done, doesn't it? Can't wait for the full Monty!

Susan C. said...

Good Morning Mrs Daisy! It was lovely to see what indeed it is you have been up to lately......did that sentence make any sense? ......?? I am counting sleeps until the quilt convention makes its appearance here in Melbourne, so I indeed share your enthusiasm for the upcoming shows that your quilts will be aired in........did that sentence make more sense?........I seem to have been bitten by a verbosity bug, best I go back to bed and get some sleep, lack of rest makes me a little like a drunk person, I talk a lot when I drink, in case you wanted to know, like ever!!!! Love your work xxx

O'Quilts said...

Oh....love...

Patchwork and Play said...

Your heart swag makes me smile seeing it hanging there! And I am really looking forward to the unveiling of your latest quilt finishes! I bet they are well worth waiting for!

Karen said...

Gorgeous gifts! Your applique looks beautiful. I managed to catch the stomach flu my son had (thought I had escaped it. Last laugh is on me) and am only resurfacing. Food is no longer my enemy! Yay! Hope you are having a good week.

Karen S said...

Beautiful handmade gifts are such a pleasure to receive. They are delightful. Good luck with all your planning and stitching.

Sharyn Baldwin said...

Handmade is always lovely, isn't it! Love your flowers - can't wait to see the final quilt.

Judy said...

It's lovely to be the recipient of handmade gifts, isn't it? I like the blocks that you've been working on and best wishes for your upcoming show!

Thimbleanna said...

What sweet gifts! I need to make a little binding kit -- I love that idea!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What lovely gifts RAchael, especially the little Binding Bag....what a lovely idea! I bet you have inspired a few of us to get organized now!

pandchintz said...

Lovely gifts for a lovely couple! Can't wait to see your quilt show entries. Happy quilting and labelling.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Can't wait to see pics of the quilts! What a great idea for holding binding clips. Mine are in an empty plastic yogurt container. Not nearly as pretty;)

rebecca said...

Marvelous handmade booty from very clever hands. Those quilts you are working in will be eagerly anticipated, I for one am very intrigued. Power to your wee stitches.

rebecca said...

Marvelous handmade booty from very clever hands. Those quilts you are working in will be eagerly anticipated, I for one am very intrigued. Power to your wee stitches.

tracie @ beets+birch said...

the whole way through the word that coming to mind was 'charming' each and every sweetness was exactly that!!!!

i adore felted lovelies and hand stitching. it's the good stuff!

Fisty Muff said...

Wow you were split.
You are one lucky duck!

Deborah Patchwork Atelier said...

Good Morning sweet Rachael! So beautiful and lovely gifts and I love your flower blocks!

Mary said...

Such nice gifts! That Susan! Isn't she wonderful! What sweet gifts to always remind you of this special time :)

Swedish Scrapper said...

Lovely gifty sewing. Those greens and golds are sublime, and so is the stitching. And the Daydream quilt update is really intriguing-- the stitchy, Van Goghy background is perfect for those lilting tuilips!

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