Thursday, January 18, 2018

January's blocks.

Sorry about the crappy photo. Time for a new camera i think.

Happy Stitching,

Monday, January 15, 2018


Happy New Year everybody....

I've done these blocks this month....

I have so many projects to do so I want to get these stitched or they will get forgotten in the dark recesses of my cupboards!!!  hmmmm ...  January always reminds me of my projects


Monday, January 08, 2018

First Blocks for 2018

Happy new year ladies!

I hope you all enjoyed or survived Christmas. It's a busy time of year. Thankyou again Sandi for my lovely gifts and card. It was so much fun to open on Christmas day!

Lucky this is a no fuss project as I have only spent a very small amount of time on one of the stitcheries while we were away camping in early November.

 I was kept very busy doing lots of other sewing for some special little girls. Besides making 5 Christmas dresses for my granddaughters I also made 5 other dresses and 2 rompers as Christmas gifts for friends with little girls, all out of the same seemed like a good idea at the time! They were all gratefully received which was lovely.

I took my sewing away on a family beach holiday but it didn't even come out of the cupboard. Now we are back I was determined to finish the last of my November blocks and make a start on the December ones. 

I will get there in my own no-fuss time!

xx Erica

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Here Is Something I Prepared Earlier

No only joking - I have no idea which month I completed these, so I am just saying "I'm Up To Date"
I am starting to enjoy using the variegated threads and it is interesting how the colours are changing on each stitchery..  I still can't resist chopping out variegations that don't change quick enough for my liking but I am doing the 'chopping' less and less..
It's been great seeing everyone else's blocks and their chosen colours.. Looking forward to seeing them all when they are finished..
Here are some - I prepared earlier..

Well that's it for me girls, hope you are all having a great new

3 Done, 6 Traced

NO FUSS is how I am approaching 2018.  My next 3 stitcheries 7, 8 and 9 scheduled for November are finished and I have 10 to 15 for December and January traced off ... and I'm pleased with how they're coming along. 

Enjoying this stitch along and looking forward to start playing with the fabrics.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

No fuss Christmas swap

Here's what I received from Julie ( Simple Stitches). There was a very cute needle case, complete with pins needles and scissors - Also some pretty lace and a lovely button. I think the tea towel might need to become a draw string bag, and to top it all off there was yummy pudding.
Thank you so much, Julie.

Monday, January 01, 2018

January - Susan Oh 2 Sew

Here are my January blocks:
There were a number of blocks that I didn't really want in the quilt so I have decided to substitute some of them.  This month I have done blocks representing two retreats I go to and this group.