Friday 28 December 2012

Interesting Back

I have just finished my latest curve quilt. I stitched the binding on last night, It always feels such a long way all the way round a quilt. Kit told me he liked the back better then the front! not sure how to take that!

I needed to use up some of my leftover bits so I pieced the back.

Friday 21 December 2012

Lots of colour at home

We are all about new colours at home at the moment. I have just got a new kettle and this purple one just had to come home with me. I love it with our green splash back.

We are decorating my daughters bedroom so lots of shade cards have been in the house so she could decide. Kit is planning to paint on Saturday. We are making new curtains too which will be hand painted with green snails.

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Finished Faces

This is the finished piece, using the same face but stitching it in 4 different ways. It hasn't got a name yet but I am sure one will come. I could just call it Nameless.

I have a few more faces drawn and ready to stitch, It seems to be my new direction for a while.

Thursday 13 December 2012

New Zealand Quilter

This is the latest issue of New Zealand Quilter. I am the featured quilter! all my friends laugh when I say that as I would not call myself a quilter but others seem too! I have had a piece of my work on the front of the embroiderers magazine Threads but this is the first time I have had my name on the front of a magazine that will be in the shops, I am pretty excited about that.

Tuesday 11 December 2012

A day designing

I am thinking of designing and making some needlepoint kits. So I had a day yesterday playing with ideas. I will have a think about this over the summer, so watch this space! DixeySoul needlepoint kits maybe in the shops in 2013.

Sunday 9 December 2012

Planning for next year

I have started my summer task of planning classes for next year. I decided to have some fun using up my tiny scraps of fabric that I can't seem to throw in the bin, I just put them in a bag in case I need them. So crazy patchwork was the answer. The class will be early next year at All Things Patchwork.

Sunday 2 December 2012

colour from the garden

This was the salad we had last night, all from the garden. I just love summer.

And this is one of the avocado's from my tree. It is just fantastic to be able to eat home grown avocado's. I even have tiny ones on the tree ready for next year while I still have some fully grown ones, amazing.