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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"Beautiful things"


Are you a lover of Beautiful things?
I know I am. To me roses are just beautiful, the perfume coming from these is intoxicating. Far better to have a vase of roses than a spray of room freshener.
Over the past two days I have been working on a table centrepiece called "Beautiful Things" It is from the book by Natalie Bird called "from the heart". I have made the main quilt from this book a few years back and gave to Ryan and Edy for an engagement present. . So I thought it was time to tackle something else in the book. I used up two of the pieces of material I had won in the Easter Giveaway from Jacquelynne. Of course the two pieces I chose had roses on them.

There were four little stitchery patterns all the same to stitch out. For some reason the circle pattern in the book didn't match the measurements of my centre circle so I went to the cupboard and picked out a saucer to use as a template. I made this big enough to fit some pink ric-rac that I added around the centre circle. This wasn't in the pattern.

We even had to make our own bias binding. I did try but must have made an error because it didn't work out!!!! I knew I had orange binding I had made up a while back. We learnt how to do bias binding at sewing and as I used quite a big square to start of with I had metres of the orange stuff. Only a bit left of it now. Wow I have a project finished for May. I think I will have to go an make myself a cuppa. I hope you get a chance sometime today to sit and have a cuppa.
Happy days.
Bev C


suzitee said...

I am definitely a lover of beautiful things, especially flowers :) Off to boil the jug now...your project is just lovely!

Maria said...

Absolutly love both your roses and the table centre.

OH running late for my exercise class.

TURN OFF the computer Maria!!!!

Have a nice day Bev, XX

Pauline said...

Bev, you are stating the obvious here. Anyone who looks at your creations has positive evidence of your love of beautiful things! Today's creation is lovely! Hope you enjoyed that cuppa. :)

retdairyqueen said...

Love the table centre and so nicely presented with the beautiful roses
Cuppa sounds good

Terriaw said...

I am a lover of beautiful things too, and your flowers are gorgeous. They look perfect on your new centerpiece, which sounds like a fun project to try. I woke up way too early this morn, so I'm off to get my cuppa joe now too!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Those roses are so beautiful and the colors are my favorite shades. They go lovely with your table centre. Enjoy your day.

Anita said...

Hi Bev, well you've been very busy once again. In the garden and sewing...wow. Love the roses, I bet they do smell lovely. Oh P.S. I heard the motor bikes on the weekend!! Kind regards, Anita.

jackiescrafts said...

Love your roses, I'm looking forward to ours coming out
Your quilt is beautiful too

Hugs Jackie x

Linda4F's said...
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Linda4F's said...

I am a lover of the roses also. The table centre is just divine.
hope that you get the kettle boiled and you can sit and have a well earned cuppa! :-)
thanks for visiting my blog cheers Linda

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Great job Bev...and I'm having a cuppa right now!!!

Nicki Lee said...

Oh I think your table centre is just gorgeous - love it! I've always said the most beuatiful thing in the world is a rose - yours are so pretty.

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