Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Down in the Garden


The main stitchery from block 2 of "Down in the Garden" by Leanne Beasley.
This took me about two weeks to stitch and I wasn't working on it everyday.

 Most of the small stitcheries for block one.

 Small stitcheries for block two.

 All the stitcheries for blocks one and two, including two not started and the birdhouse that is nearly finished.


Stitcheries for other blocks, mostly blocks three and four I think.


I have started using the gorgeous bag Vicki made me for Christmas to keep the 'Down in the Garden' patterns, threads and stitcheries in. This makes it easily transportable from the coffee table to the dining table or outside. I have put each blocks pattern along with the traced or finished stitcheries into a plastic sleeve, this makes it easy to see where I am up and what needs working on. 
LOL, the working lately has been slow due to life taking over but I am still enjoying this quilt.

If you are waiting on an email from me, I am hoping to empty my inbox in the next few days (there are SO many emails there needing replies!). I have been using hte computer a lot less lately, only checking emails a couple of times a week and posting/scheduling my blog posts ahead of time (fantastic to be able to do this!). This is for better time efficiency and to help cut down on power usage, really the computer does not need to be running 24/7!


9 comments:

Fiona said...

Lovely work... I can see this will be one you will enjoy .... nice bag to keep it in too.... I have a similar one for going to stitching ...
Huz

marina said...

they are gorgeous. So happy to see your progress. I cheated a bit by not doing all the small stitcheries. I have tried to keep up the piecing as that is the part I enjoy the least-don't want to leave it till the end.
Happy stitching.

Hanne-Kristine said...

How beautiful Bec! I`ve bought this kit too, from Australia with the fabric and pattern, but I haven`t started yet....

You seem to have got a great start ;)
all the best hk

Amanda said...

I must admit to feeling rather jealous when I read about you taking your stitching outside! It's so cold here at the moment that my hands are often too chilly to stitch at all. I'm sure you're loving the Down in the Garden blocks, even though there is a lot of stitching to do. Mine takes turns on the lounge wall, along with An Angel's Story.

Lynda said...

The DITG blocks are so lovely Bec.

Wendy said...

Those blocks are just gorgeous! I love them...

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Looking good Bec and I LOVE the bag... I'm sure you can recognize some of your friends in those ladies :)

Janice said...

Just gorgeous. So nice and cheerful.

Kylie said...

Looks lovely Becv - the finished quilt is going to be fab xxx