Monday, June 19, 2017

Block a day Quilt

Since my husband fell of a ladder on the 26th of April, quilting, machine embroidery and any as well as every kind of hobby has ground to a halt.  You grow accustom to your way of life and when something major like this happens and everything comes down to one person, it kind of opens your eyes again to appreciate your spouse especially for what he contributes to your everyday existence.

Whilst he was in hospital and rehab for a little more than two weeks, I took these blocks along and stitched them.  There is now only 4 left and then I can start putting this quilt together.

Saturday, May 20, 2017


I embroidered these cross stitch motifs while still on school back in the 70's and never find a use for them.  So, I decided to turn them into a runner. 

Another way over due UFO done and dusted.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Birthday presents

When I saw this design at Embroidery Library I just new this is what I want to make for our quilting group, the Rotary Cutters birthdays this year. 

This is suitable for a mug rug or a thread catcher.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Burp Cloths

I've been embroidering burp cloths for friends of us.  First up two with elephants.  As the baby's gender was kept a secret at the request of the grandparents, I could not include a name.

For these 4 beautiful crocheted burp cloths, I used the Tiny Teddies set of Daleen Lubbe from Stitchdelight.  I was pleasantly surprised upon opening the folder to discover a set of accompanying borders that I could color code with the crochet borders.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Bibs for the elderly

This year our Guild decided to make bibs as an outreach project for the care centres looking after the elderly.  We bought hand towels, cut out the neck an opened up one shoulder.

I then embroidered them with verses from the Bible as my husband, Trevor suggested. 

Below are the 4 verses quoted from The Amplified Bible:

Philippians 3:14  I press on toward the goal to win the (supreme and heavenly) prize to which God in Jesus Christ is calling us upward.

Philippians 4:4  Rejoice in the Lord always (delight, gladden yourselves in Him);  again I say, Rejoice!

Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.

Isaiah 40:31  But those who wait for the Lord (who expect, look for, and hope in Him) shall change and renew their strength and power;  they shall lift their wings and mount up (close to God) as eagles (mount up to the sun);  they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Shopping Bag

Our quilting group is still going strong and enjoying each others company. At our last meeting, one of ou members, Marietjie van Rensburg, showed us how to make a beautiful shopping bag out of an ordinary Pep bag.

I used a black one I bought and embroidered years ago with this rooster from Hatched in Africa.

We added a pocket at the back of the bag

into which the bag then folds up to create this neat little bundle shown below.