Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lots to tell.......


 You had better grab a cuppa - I have lots to show you in this post.  Ta Da !!!  The needle roll is now finished.


It was 4 weeks ago that I started this project at the Gathering...


Many many evenings in that time have been spent stitching.


But there is a major problem with the finished project.......


It is way too pretty to use !!  I hope Leanne releases it into a pattern soon so you can all make one of your own too.....  You will enjoy it so much - I loved every minute of it.


Yesterday I also finished the borders around 4 more blocks of "Tis The Season - That makes 7 completed.


I made a few of these lovely little gift bags using this tutorial HERE.  This one I made from an old Vintage Napkin.


Isn't the little embroidered flower sweet? 



Last week I found a few treasures at my local thrift store.  A lovely candle stick, Vase, Napkins and a gorgeous lace and damask tablecloth.


Which is now cleaned, ironed and on my table.


Yesterday Jo came for a visit.  We decided that we would both start the Hexagon quilt in the latest issue of Vignette.  Jo is using Bliss and I am using Strawberry Fields.


We ceremonisouly opened our Jelly Rolls together ( I just hate unwrapping all that prettiness) and we traced, cut, glued and folded......


By the end of the day we had some nice little piles of hexagons to start stitching with.  We have decided to set aside 1 day a month to spend together and make hexies.  We figure we can have them finished by the time we are 50 - LOL


This morning we headed off to the local market together - I picked up a lovely bunch of flowers.  We then went to Jo's for some more hexie making for a couple of hours and watched a movie which made us both cry.  I can see why hexies are addictive - I am really enjoying making them. 

We have both joined Sarah & Leanne's Vignette Hexie Quilt A Long over HERE.  Are you making hexies too?


Finally before I head off for a nana nap I wanted to show you what Jo gave me for my birthday.


She made the card which is the most beautiful rose.  I adore cards - They are something I treasure.


And this adorable bag from Anni Downs Book - The Book Of The Bag.  Jo chose some very "Fee" fabrics and I will treasure it.

Easter has been a very relaxing break around here.  All of the family come for lunch tomorrow and all of the littlies will be having an easter egg hunt around our garden.  I hope that you have been able to spend some time with those that matter in your life and have enjoyed the break.

Love & Hugs,

Fee XX

22 comments:

shez said...

What a lovely post and how special is your friend Jo making those lovely things for you,the card is gorgeous.
Your needle roll is stunning look at all the stitching,that would've kept you busy for a while.
A safe and happy easter Fee to you and your family.

Maria said...

I enjoyed reading your post. You have been very busy. Love the needle roll.
It is so nice to sit and stitch with a friend. I have also joined the Hexie Quilt along but will make my out of scraps as I have so many.
Enjoy your luch with family tomorrow. My come yesterday.

Quilt Kitty said...

Lovely pressie from Jo, lucky you! The hexie production line looks like it is going to have great results. I figured 50 at a rough estimate for finishing too. I wonder how many hexie flowers have been made this Easter? Happy Easter. Tracee xx

Dawn said...

Fabulous few days stitching with Jo... and yes I am into hexies now that Vicki got me addicted...LOl... and Leannne's hexi quilt is so beautiful... Love the needle roll looks special...Enjoy tomorrow with the grandies and family... Happy Easter Fee Fee.
Hugs Dawn x x

Annie said...

What a great post Fee - loved reading every little snippet. Happy birthday, happy Easter and you are clearly blessed have a lovely friend in Jo.

simplestitches said...

boy you have been busy!
Happy Easter...Happy Birthday...happy stitching!
cheers Julz

Margaret said...

Now before I forget --- Why do you glue the hexies and where ??? and the bag is just lovely, I will have to try that now back to the begining-- The wrap is devine but to ggod to have wrapped up. Loved the post, on a restful Sunday afternoon.

Leanne said...

Hi Fee
Your needle roll is beautiful, I have almost finished stitching the front of mine,
I wish we lived closer then I could join you and Jo in making hexagons,
Have a wonderful easter break.

Sarah said...

WOW you finished the roll!!! BEautiful.

LOL starting the hexi quilt - I am being VERY strong...

Sarah said...

Hey Fee!
Happy Birthday for the other day! Looks like it was awesome!
Love your Needle Roll! I havent done any of mine lol!
Great idea to use a Jelly Roll for the hexies.... they both will look gorgeous!
x Sarah

Michelle May (Shell) said...

So many pretties all in one post! Happy belated birthday to you sweet lady!!
I know you and Jo must have had the most wonderful time together. Fun! Fun! Fun!
xx, shell

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Fee that needle roll is absolutely gorgeous...no wonder you are reluctant to use it...what a great day you and Jo have had...I can see many many hexies being made between the 2 of you...fun, fun, fun...Dzintra

Allie said...

You've been so very, very busy! That needle roll is so beautiful. USE IT, lol. Your blocks, your little gift bag, your new treasures, gorgeous! How fun to make hexies with a friend, I would have mine making them FOR me, lol. Such lovely gifts from Jo. Enjoy making your hexies together, Fee!

Maree: said...

Gorgeous Post so much to take in...Love Love that Needle Roll I hope it is released as a Pattern...aahh what a Beautiful Card & Bag from Jo..Great Size that Bag...
Oh you two are just bluffing... getting together to make Hexies..you'll be done in No Time..lol
Enjoy your Family Lunch hope you get lots of Chocolates...
xx

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Fee!

Your pencil roll is absolutely stunning, sweetie! As for those chocolate eggs... I think I've just gained five pounds reading your post! LOL!! Can a girl ever have enough chocolate?! I think not! :-)

I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll be making with those hexies! The gifts Jo made you are beautiful - and you're absolutely right - so Fee!

Happy Easter sweetie!
Vikki xoxoox

Anita said...

Your needleroll is just gorgeous!

teresa said...

Oh wow Fee... so many beautiful things to look at. Love that needle roll it is just gorgeous. And that little bag out of the vintage napkin..love it..and your treasures and those hexies... That bag Jo made you is just stunning. Great photos.
Hope you had a wonderful Easter Fee xx

Isabella said...

Love your roll I saw Jo's one when we were at her home on sunday afternoon (just missed you) :(
maybe next time just managed to get the right mag tonight on our way home from Hobart so that will be the next thing I do after catching up on blogland :):)

Stina said...

Oh my goodness Fee.. It is so beautiful... Hope Leanne hurry up to make the pattern!!!:0)
Love love the bag Jo made for you... And good luck with your hexies... Have started myself... But being very very slow in making some...;0)

Chookyblue...... said...

wow you sure have been busy.......lots of beautiful sewing.........nice bag from Jo too........

Cardygirl said...

Lots of lovely things on your post...but I adore that needleroll!

Mistea said...

The needle roll is gorgeous - might as well use it and enjoy all that work.
Have fun with those Hexies - looks like you will have lots of fun for years to come!