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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Block E...A Gardener's Journal...and Faerie Kisses

Just before Christmas I completed Block E of A Gardeners Journal by Anni Downs...
This quilt is part of Stitch-a-long hosted by Chookyblue...
I have used lots of paisley and flowery prints in this quilt and it is starting to look really lovely now!!!




It's starting to come together really nicely...
Thank you Chooky and all the gals over at Stitch-a-long for your encouragement in this quilt!!!


I have also completed the next step in Faerie Kisses by Helen Stubbings of Hugs'nKissess


I have attached beads instead of doing French Knots...







The Shakespeare verse is on the border now...I'm getting there!!!


If you see a faery ring 
In a field of grass,
Very lightly step around,
Tip-Toe as you pass,
Last night Faeries frolicked there
And they're sleeping somewhere near.
If you see a tiny faery Lying fast asleep
Shut your eyes And run away,
Do not stay to peek!
Do not tell Or you'll break a faery spell.

William Shakespeare
Now I better get a move on...I've got heaps to keep me going...
amongst other new projects!!!

Excitement, excitement...we have got tickets to view The Harry Potter Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney..and I'm really looking forward to it!!!

18 comments:

Margaret said...

You can say that again your Gardener's Journal quilt and the fabrics you have used have made a lovely lively quilt. So much work in the Faiery quilt which is also a credit to you, a lovely piece of work. Our eldst daughter and G.D. went up to Sydney last Sunday to see the Harry Potter exhibition.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your quilts are so lovely! Beautiful fabrics and the stitcheries are wonderful! It's a great idea to add beads instead of the knots.

shez said...

whow they are so lovely,well done on some great work there.xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING DEAREST! WHat an enchanting thought, to STITCH such a sweet poem of SHAKESPEARE'S mind onto such a beautiful piece of art!!!

Oh, I cannot wait for summer vacation. I have so many projects in my mind! AND yes, what is up with the seasons? If you are having a spotty summer, what are we going to have? Our winter has truly been more spring-like, and that is just TOO STRANGE for Minnesota, USA!!!

ENJOY STITCHING ALONG!!!! Anita

Kath said...

Wonderful work Dzintra. I can only imagine the hours that went into all those beautiful stitcheries.

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Ooh I am in love with your Garden quilt, very inspirational,love the fabrics you have chosen. If you can't find it when it is finished you know I have been.

Enjoy Harry.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Lynn said...

You've been busy!! So much stitching, and it's all so lovely. The Faerie Kisses Quilt is spectacular. I love the garden quilt. I sat this sal out, after seeing yours, I'm a bit sorry that I did. How fun the Harry Potter exhibit, I hope you take some pics and share!

Palomasea said...

Hello dear friend!!
Has it warmed up a bit for you?

I love these quilts...beautiful and whimsical! Such creativity:))

Have a wonderful time with Harry Potter, and I hope you'll share the experience!!

Love and light to you, sweet Dzintra,
xoxo,
- Irina

Chookyblue...... said...

your GJ is coming along beautifully.....glad your sharing the journey with us.........

Pooch Purple Reign said...

you are a talented and dedicated stitcher ! awesome
~laura xx

Fer said...

Wonderful work Dzintra! :-)

Terry said...

I am always transported to somewhere of dreams with your stitch quilts. They reflect your pleasure in the work. Wonderful

a good yarn said...

They are stunning ! Beautiful stitchery.

Kimonos and Sushi(OLD BLOG) said...

Lovely I loved the Orchis in a Gardener's Journal you have done a great job

tillymint said...

How gorgeous your GJ quilt looks! I started this recently but as yet I only have some of the stitcheries completed. I'm hoping it will look as stunning as yours once I start adding the fabrics! Faerie Kisses is a stunner too :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my dearest Dzintra!

Thank you for coming to visit and to celebrate these MEN in our lives. They are supermen and I know I don't let mine know ENOUGH how much he means to me. PEACE and joy to you as you create and LOVE the man in your life!! Anita

Simone de Klerk said...

Such beauties, Dzintra! You are really getting there.
I never knew Shakespeare wrote such sweet lines. Perfect for the cute quilt!

Palomasea said...

Thank you, dearest Dzintra, for your LOVING wishes, and I send lots of love your way, sweet friend!!
Enjoy the week, and have a splendidly rosy Valentine's Day!
xoxo,
- Irina

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