Kainga, where Roses bloom, life is lived at a gentler pace.Living Simply, doing all those good things like stitching, gardening, cooking and reading.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Several finishes.


What a beautiful day we are having here. I have been out in the garden dead-heading roses. I also planted a punnet of stocks and some carnations. In a few weeks the flowers should be blooming. I completed my quilt the other day. I was hoping to have some dark brown homespun for the border. Unfortunately the brown in the shop didn't match at all. I ended up choosing a homespun blender which I think works just as well. The embroidery patterns are designed by Jennie Baer and are available from her website www.homeberries.com . The designs are free to download. I love this block. There is a black bird in nearly every design.
I finished putting on the binding and hand sewing the ric-rac on the Christmas stitchery. I love the brightness in the border fabric on the sides.

I picked up this panel for a cushion a few weeks back from the local St John's op-shop. I only paid $1.00 for it. Yesterday I added a blue floral border and button-holed on the pink hearts.

Now I have to decide if I start something new or find something that needs finishing off. Decisions, decisions.
Happy days
Bev C


Bobbie Lynn said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and I see that you have been very busy in the sewing room. Beautiful work! I will be back for a visit soon. Have a nice weekend.

Simone de Klerk said...

Beautiful work! I especially like the pillow.