Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Blogger's BOM, little houses and secret sewing

Already it is the 7th month of Blogger's BOM and the latest block comes from Allison Harris from Cluck Cluck Sew.  Here are my 2 blocks.

My housing construction is coming along slowly, but steadily. Below are my five recent completions.

All over the world there are hundreds of ladies making these little houses from scraps. Each house block is just 3 inches square. To see what everyone else has been making go here. Some very industrious ladies have   finished their quilts already!

Now for the secret sewing. :)  It was my sister's birthday last week so I decided to make her a needlebook. She reads my blog, so I couldn't post the photos until she received the package.

I followed the same design as Susan's Hari Kuyo needlebook. The pages are wool felt and all the other fabrics are from old kimonos.

These needlebooks are lots of fun to make. I have started my third one! :)

The last few weeks I have had less time to read and comment on  blogs. I hope to be able to get back into my blogging routine soon.
Thank you for everyone who has visited and especially to those who have left comments. I love comments! ......and replying to them. :)


  1. Love your is looking great!! I am posting mine in the morning!! I am having fun making these blocks :):) Houses are to cute!! Hugs

  2. Hi Miriam, lovely work. Those needle cases are so lovely. I was changing my machine needle last week and my thoughts went to your blog post about the Japanese Festival of Broken Needles. The needle is in a container and will stay there until Feb 8th next year.

  3. Pretty blocks and sweet little houses. When I lived in Japan I collected Obis. I only have one that is coming apart at the seams and I keep thinking one day I'll re-purpose it.

  4. Oh how I love those little houses! And your needlebook is very pretty!

  5. I just finished my bloggers bom this weekend.
    Oh, i need to make my little house for this month.
    the needle book is wonderful.

  6. I really do love those houses. You really do have lots of patience for small things. I think I need a needle book. Great idea.

  7. I really do love those houses. You really do have lots of patience for small things. I think I need a needle book. Great idea.

  8. great projects! the needle book is a lovely gift and I love your little houses.

  9. Great BOM progress!
    I love your needlebooks - all the little touches to make each one special. Beautiful gift idea.
    Thank you for sharing.

  10. I just found your blog by searching for the Gorsuch quilt! I will sign up to be a follower! Thanks for posting an email address to help us find a pattern. I love to do applique and I'm so glad people are reproducing these quilts!

    Love the scrappy house blocks...

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

  11. Your little houses are gorgeous Miriam, I love the fabrics you are using.

  12. I adore your blocks! The little houses are the cutest ever :)
    The needlebook is gorgeous. What a treasure for your sister.