This is the last block I have to stitch for Gardeners Journal quilt. earlier in the year I had three blocks completed, then fractured my foot and was able to complete most the stitcheries but wasn't able to put the blocks together. Just after christmas I spent about half a day piecing the blocks, got carried away with joining the blocks up and am now VERY impatient to have this last block stitched and added on so I can put the borders on!
At times it did feel like I had a mountain to stitch, but like mountains when you get there the feeling is just great! Can't wait to quilt this....
Now that Gardeners Journal is almost finished I can pick up the stitchery project I just started when the Stitch A Long came along. This is Little Patchwork Village by Rosalie Quinlan Designs. I raided my stash and have a lovely pile of reproduction fabrics to make the quilt up in. The threads I am using are the Valdini three strand that I got from Anni at The Home Patch. They are beautiful to work with; and though it isn't much trouble to separate the DMC threads it is nice to not do it for a bit.
Chookyblue has a new project for the StitchALong for this year, Natalie Birds gorgeous christmas book, but I won't be joining in with this as I want to get Little Patchwork Village finished and also have an older BOM that I want to get done that has alot of applique and stitching in it.
Aunty has been meeting up with other stitchers in her area and she tells me that she will be joining in with this StitchALong and will be working on it at their weekly get togethers....sounds so lovely! Aunty has another big job this year, she is coming to visit before/after we go to GDITC at Nundle and will be sorting/helping me to sort out my fabric kit to make up McKenna Ryan's 'Back to the Farm' quilt (the same one she has been making at classes). I ordered this kit last year from Hancocks of Paducah (who sell these kits for McKenna's new quilts at a great price) and Aunty joined her local patchwork shop to make the quilt; then we compared notes and realised we both wanted to make the same quilt!
This face is Raggie Rose and she needs to be finished before Tuesday as she is off for a full day on the train to Sydney to go to her new home. I bought her as a kit from Katkin Designs. Gorgeous dolls.