Monday, December 26, 2011

One more block finished

First of all Merry Christmas to everyone.

Just before Christmas I finished my next Roseville Album block.

Here are my 4 finished blocks together.

I hope everyone's 2012 is full of good health, love, peace, joy, creativity and plenty of stitching time.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

How can it be...

...more than a month since I posted any sewing on my blog???

I have been sewing, just not very much. Firstly, trying to catch up with BOMs.

This week I made my next 2 blocks for Blogger's Block of the Month.

Split Star is Stephanie's block. It was a quick block to make and Stephanie's clear instructions made it easy to sew together.

Next on the agenda will be catching up with the Civil War blocks.

My next Friends of Baltimore block is coming along slowly.

It certainly looks better now the lyre is completed. Still lots of flowers to add and complete.

I have also been stitching on my next Roseville Album block. No photo today, but it is close to being finished.

Some time ago I mentioned a new fabric line from Andover. Last week I found the fabrics here.

Winterthur John Hewson  – by Winterthur Museum.

Only 4 fabrics here, but I have more coming. :)  The border fabric at the bottom of the photo is beautiful.

This week I discovered a fun new project for 2012. Jeanneke and lots of other bloggers worldwide are going to make lots of lots of tiny houses.One house for each day of the year!! It will be a great way to use all those tiny scraps.  Jeanneke publishes her posts in Dutch and English, so it is easy to follow along. (there is also a translate button on the left) Have you joined yet? All you need to do is send Jeanneke an email and she will add you to her growing list. The first instructions with the pattern will be sent out on the 15th December.

Happy sewing!! :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Inspiration from Malaysia.

During our 2 week stay in Penang and Kuala Lumpur I took lots of photos of things I thought might lead to quilting inspiration in the future.

This embroidery was framed behind glass and hanging in our hotel in Penang.


Moorish style architecture at Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station. (1910)

Tiles in Kuala Lumpur  Central Market.

Tiles on the outside of buildings.

After 2 posts with mostly architecture my next post will be back to sewing.

Lots of catching up to do!

I've been on holiday...

..traveling in Malaysia.  My DH and I celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary this month, so we decided to travel overseas.

This photo shows much of the skyline of high rise buildings in central Kuala Lumpur. The towers just to the left of the centre are the Patronas Towers. (once the tallest building in the world) To the right of the photo is the Kuala Lumpur Tower.

Lots of photos ahead.

We spent a few days in Georgetown, Penang.

Next a few days in Kuala Lumpur.

 More photos in my next post.