This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Celebrating...Stitch-a-long...A Gardener's Journal Quilt...and some new buttons!!!

 After much deliberation...and with lots of encouragement from Dawnie I have joined Stitch-a-long hosted by Chookyblue...

Here is a copy of the book by Anni Downs I have had for ages...

I have decided to use Anni's recommended coloured threads...
I love Anni's quirky style and her muted country colour choices!!!
I first met Anni in my friend's lounge room while we were stitching away back when we lived in Bathurst...
and I remember to this day when she said she was opening a shop next week...and the rest is history now!!!

Here are the fabrics I have gathered...
 A few of them are from Anni's at Hatched and Patched so I thought it very fitting that they be used in this quilt!!!

I have traced Block A and started tonight...so let's hope the momentum keeps up!!!

I have just had a Blogaversary not too long ago and to celebrate that...
and the upcoming Halloween weekend I thought I would giveaway a copy of A Gardener's Journal...
so if anyone is interested in perhaps stitching along together with me just leave a comment here!!!

I'll draw the winner 2 posts from this one!!!

My banner above I won last year from Annabelle...she has one of the most magical and enchanting blogs I think!!!  Thank you so much Annabelle!!!



A couple of weeks ago a new gal in town...the lovely Barb from Theodora Cleave popped in for a minute and a chat and gave me some gorgeous painted buttons of hers...Just beautiful...Thanks so much Barb!!!

21 comments:

Kath said...

How lovely!

collettakay said...

I'd love to stitch along with you!

pespi324[at]yahoo[dot]com

Nezzy said...

How very beautiful this post is. Everything from the thread to the buttons, just charmin'!!!

God bless ya and have the most incredible week sweetie!!!

ann'squiltingjourney ~ said...

As I was reading your post I thought I really would like to do this stitch along, then I saw your give away! I would love to enter PLEASE!!! I actually ordered some more buttons from Theodora Cleave over the weekend for my Born to Quilt Mystery quilt, they are so beautiful! I like you fabric and thread selection, do you know if the pattern is still for sale? Kind regards, Ann ~ Australia who has her fingers crossed! LOL

Chookyblue...... said...

good to see you joined us........better late then never.........I am sure you will get it done..........

Chookyblue...... said...

good to see you joined us........better late then never.........I am sure you will get it done..........

Terry said...

Stitching Along you say. Might encourage me to get back into stitching or just enjoying Anni's lovely work.
Like the colors your using.

Jo in TAS said...

I'm way behind with the main group so maybe I can join along with you!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DZINTRA DEAREST! Oh, when I saw the date you posted this, I thought, "WHAT"? Then I remembered your location on the globe....teeeeheeee! STILL CABERTING IT, AYE? And you are loving every moment. How exciting! AND.....this thread, this stuff is just a warm and cozy memory of my mum and her love of sewing and the feeling I get when I have the opportunity to sit still and do it. I think Mr. Santa has something up his sleeve for a Bernina sewing machine for me! YYYYYYOOOOOWWSA!!!

Then maybe I can make a darling little bag with Peter and Benji, or I just might keep them rolled up really cute and place them with other pretty fabrics in a basket in my studio!

Thank you for coming dear one, and all your acts of kindness to me! BLESS YOU, Anita

Notjustnat said...

Lovely lovely post my dear. It's full of spring of joy - garden's journal quilt would be very fitting. Keep up the good work. I remember Anni from way back in Bathurst too - Hugs Nat

Fer said...

Have fun with the stitch-a-long!

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

A beautiful post, I am sure the stitching will be finished in no time. I bought the book about 6 weeks ago so may join you. Happy stitching.
Bev.xoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Dzintra dear, your header is sos cute! I think I past me up to quickly yesterday when I visited, but it is just wonderful! And yes, a Bernina would suit me just fine!!

Enjoy your day dearest one, Anita

DAWNIE said...

I am sooo proud of you starting your Gardener's Journal - you wont be disappointed. Just love the colours that you are going to make this in - is going to look wonderful. Also I am sooo jealous of those gorgeous buttons of Barbs - just beautiful. p.s musnt stop you from stitching, you have to thread those needles and the colours onto your stitchery.

Pooch Purple Reign said...

gorgeous as usual dzintra
~laura xx

Simone de Klerk said...

What a wonderful challenge you are joining and you got the perfect materials to it!
What a lovely visit you had(o:

Kerri said...

You wont have any regret doing this one. Very nice quilt to do. I have made three now. Welcome to the group

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Dzintra, have fun with the Stitch a Long...I am unable to join you...to many projects on the go at the moment...love your thread and fabric selection..hugs lyn

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Dzintra
Happy blogaversary!!!! and 100 followers I see..

Looks like you are keeping yourself quite busy with both Cabaret and stitching!!! Keeps you out of trouble!!!

So.. I won't include myself in the giveaway.. as I'm not a stitcher.. but such a lovely giveaway for those who are talented in that realm!!!

Have a lovely new week .. ciao xxx Julie

Micki said...

That is a lovely stitchery to do, and it is always nice to stich while one watches tv. I love the fabric that you got.
Micki

gill said...

I'd love to start this with you but first I need a copy of the book!!
Gill

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