I'm usually not one who joins in on mystery quilts, but when I saw many of the finished blocks to this mystery I knew I had to jump in. It's designed as an applique quilt but I immediately decided it would be great in embroidery. Here's my first finished block.
There's a link on my side bar that will take you to the blog that's hosting the mystery (french) where you can see many of the finished blocks, all beautifully done. There's also photo's of past quilts that this very talented lady has designed.
It will be a blog that I'll be watching in the future for more beautiful creations that she chooses to share with everyone.
If you decide to join in I'd love to hear from you and follow your progress.
Long weekends are wonderful, that extra day seems to make such a difference to what can be achieved in the sewing room. I'm fortunate that I have a great work schedule, working four 10 hour days, which gives me a three day weekend, so this extra day is great. I'm also fortunate in that I have the opportunity to sit and stitch at my desk in between taking calls.
The embroidery on this quilt was stitched at my desk over the last few months. During the weeks before work I've been working on putting the blocks together, and yesterday I was able to finish it up and get it quilted and bound.
It's heading to a lovely lady that I've never met in person, but have had the opportunity to speak to several times through my work. Her husband and I would have lengthy chats about anything and everything when the opportunity arose. She's going through some treatments and I thought it may make those treatments a little easier.
A little reminder of the things that we treasure in life.
And to remember to count our blessings.
Follow our hearts.
And treasure new friendships that come our way. The pattern was one that was shared last year through Australian Homespun on their website as a stitch along.
Our little Tayla Bug is not so little anymore, she'll be celebrating her 2nd birthday in three weeks time. She had some time with Gran and Pop yesterday afternoon, so I took the opportunity to snap a few photo's.
I love this first one, those beautiful blue eyes get me every time.
Always busy doing something.
You may remember I showed you these quite a long time ago.
It was time to get them finished.
The lighting is terrible but I'm sure you get the idea, a little name banner to hang over her bed at Gran's house.
And this afternoon I've started to cut into these pretties and make a start on a new quilt.
Tomorrow we plan on going to the lake for a picnic lunch, something we haven't done in a very long time.
I hope you've managed to spend time with your family on this long weekend, enjoy the extra day and remembered to count your blessing.