Wednesday, 23 April 2014

BOM Done and Dusted!

I have managed to get another afternoons sewing in today. Yippee.

That's April's block from Quilt Doodle Designs BOM all done and I'm all ready for May's block.

I can't wait to see what the finished quilt will look like.
I'll have to though  :(

I had better take Lily to the cinema as promised, do my shopping and ironing tomorrow and Friday, as I'm off to Uttoxeter on Saturday to the

I went last year and really enjoyed it, spent to much and probably will do again.
But what is a girl to do. It's only half an hour away it would be rude not to!

Hope everyone is having a good week.

Melanie xxx

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Teacup Pincushion

In my box of UFO's I found the fabric for this lovely pincushion already cut out. It must have been six years or more since I started it. 

It was a pattern from a Australian P & Q magazine. I could't find any instructions  apart from the pattern paper (lost in transit I suppose). So I'm hoping this is how it is supposed to look. 

It was just a case of sewing it together, stuffing it and gluing. So that is what I did this afternoon.

I'm not sure if she is going in the gift box or staying with me in my sewing room.

I hope all you had a great Easter and are getting back to normal.

Melanie xxx

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Easter Offerings

Happy Easter 
I hope you have all had a lovely day and not over indulged too much. I know I have. Mind you I haven't stated my eggs yet so that is a bit of a suprise.

Yesterday we went to the Kedleston Hall Easter Egg Hunt. It was quite a nice when we set off but a little overcast , but when we arrived the sun came so we hunted in the warm sunshine.
Lily got her egg from a very large egg box. 

Lily with Grandma Pat


Me and Lily under a beautiful Magnolia tree in the gardens.

When we got home Lily wanted to do some baking. Her is her first try at Bread making.
She made this lovely Milk Chocolate cake too.

Here are a few of my Easter decorations

Hilda my Tilda rabbit on a runner I made last year.

My Easter Yankee Candle. Mmmm smells yummy 

Lily's table decoration she made for her Schools Easter Lunch

The Easter Bunny left these mmmmmm.

I hope you all have a lovely Easter Holiday

Melanie xxx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Easter Swap Goodies

I joined in the Easter Swap at Mii Stitch. These are the goodies I sent and received.

I sent these to Marie Christine 
A Bent Creek chart, threads, linen, easter chick fabric, 2 crochet egg cosies, wooden Easter sign and a Marvellous Creations Easter Egg, it was hard to part with as I love them.

My Cross Stitched item was a Heart in Hand Easter Bird.

This group of goodies popped through my door on Saturday.
I do like it when the postman has to knock as it usually means something lovely to open.
Today was one of those days.

Rita sent me these gorgeous goodies.

A cute Bunny Hanger

I can't wait to stitch this. Rita even sent the threads and buttons

Lemon and Elderflower tea-bags, 2 fat quarters and 4 Chocolate Eggs. I haven't eaten them yet either. Omg!
I do have will power!

Happy Easter
Melanie xxx

Sunday, 6 April 2014


I'm a little late with posting about my efforts on Friday night But here we go.

I thought I had better make a cake. You can't have a FNWF without one really. Can you?

This the results of my mornings baking. I can't see it lasting though! As I have a family of Chocoholics.

I started this project in May last year, but somehow it seemed to get pushed to one side.
I found it lurking in a box feeling all unloved when I was giving my sewing space a tidy up, so I pulled it out and decided to give it the attention it deserves.

I managed to get 9 more stars done. Only another 11 to go. Then it's on to the borders.

Why not pop over  to Cheryll's and have a look at what we've all been up to.

Melanie xxx

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Lady Like Swap

I joined in the Lady Like cross stitch swap hosted by Lisa @ Stitch Create Exchange.

These are the lovely gifts I received form Kay.

This is the cross stitched piece I made for Tina.
A Mannequin cushion. The fabric I used was from Downton Abbey's Lady Edith collection. 

These are the other gifts I sent with the cushion.

I loved all the gifts that I received. Thank you so much Kay

Melanie xxx