Friday, 31 January 2014

Chicky Chicks

I've had a busy sewing week. Hurrah my stitching mojo has returned.

I've been making little Chicky Birds. The pattern was from Love Patchwork and Quilting Issue 3
I have made 3 in felt and I've got 3 more cut out in material so far. They are so addictive. I might tweak the pattern a little to give them a bigger tail but that's something for another day.

It was my Baby Boys 22nd Birthday last week so I baked him his favourite Milk Chocolate cake from the BeRo book. 
I use that book so much. I'd be lost without it!

My Boy & Me

Have a great weekend whatever you do.
Melanie xxx

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Fabrics Chosen and Stitching Sunday

I stitched along with with Chrissie again this Sunday. 
I cross stitched another Easter decoration.

I will hopefully get these finished this week, fingers crossed.

I've also chosen the fabric for a Rail Fence Quilt for my sisters MIL . It had to be a quick design as I only have two weeks to get it finished. 
I think I'll manage it :)

My Hubby is hopefully starting back to work on Monday, so I will have a lot more time for my quilty endeavours.

Hugs Melanie xxx 

Monday, 20 January 2014

Sunday Stitching

I didn't have a lot of time for stitching yesterday as I went to the Nantwich Quilt Show & Fabric Sale with three of my sewing buddies. We had a great time and spent far too much money. 
Mind you I have plenty of new fabric to have a play with. 

I did manage to get a bit of Stitching done in the evening.
I'm going to get a another one done this evening hopefully.

I have spent last week making a hexagon heart for the front of a cushion. I am undecided what colour background to use for the cushion. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Well I had better go and finish my housework, as I am sneaking out again tonight to a sewing group with a few of my sewing buddies.

Have a great week sewing 
Melanie xxx

Saturday, 11 January 2014


It was that time of the month again when Cheryll holds her FNWF.
Mine was a few hours shorter than usual as Lily had her first Keyboard Lesson at 7pm so I only had a couple of hours.
I settled down on the bed with a Dvd and a box of Liquor Cherries that my DH had bought me for Christmas. 
(I hadn't even opened them.Shock horror!) 
Not many left by the end of the night though!

 I decided to a small Easter cross stitch which I'll  make into an Orni later on in the week.
I have got another one to do tonight this time of a bunny. They look so cute.

Have a lovely weekend whatever you do.
Hugs Melanie xxx

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Back To My Sewing

It seems like such a long time since I have done a long time since I have done sewing of any kind.
Three weeks!
But it seems a lot longer. 
I think next Christmas I will make sure I keep a hand sewing project out. I have been doing a little crochet but it's not the same.

I've joined a couple of Swaps. Cheryll's Initial Heart Swap 2014. This swap has now closed
but Tracy @ Mad About Bags Is doing Send A Little Love Swap which is still open is open Worldwide until Friday 10th January. So why not pop over and join the fun.
I'm off to get a cup of tea and start my days sewing. 
No housework today as I did it all before bed last night so I could devote the whole day to myself and sewing  :)

Hugs Melanie xxx

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year

I would like to wish you all a Happy and Healthy 2014. 
I'm having a lazy day today and back to normal tomorrow.

Hugs Melanie xxx