Welcome to Shiralee Stitches. I live on a cattle farm in Australia with my family.
I am passionate about all things fabric so much so I started my own online and mobile store. Link is on the sidebar to my store. I teach patchwork classes and take my shop to quilting and patchwork groups and also attend various craft markets.
I love English Paper Piecing, applique, machine quilting, working with woven wools. I have started making my own designs which I love.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Just Couldn't Resist!.......

Blogging has opened up a whole new world for me, and also provided me with loads more temptations.....
I have recently admired a little quilt kit Peg has just begun, and after a lovely phone chat with Tess at Homespun and Beautiful.......
.......this arrived in the mail......
......beautifully wrapped in a fat quarter.....had to stop and wonder if it was my birthday and I'd clean forgot..lol..
and tied with ribbon....made me feel very special.....looked at it for a while over a cuppa before heading for the camera to take the important bloggy photo (still in training from Chookyblue on making sure I keep the camera handy!!!)...and then this was inside......yummy.....
 ......"My Garden" by Lynette Anderson.....and a gorgeous kit assembled by Tess herself....
....my favourite blocks......
....check out the cute buttons......
.....and pop over to Peg's blog Happy in Quilting and have a look at her completed block...just lovely...

I've been busy preparing these blocks ready for some blanket stitch. Remember the books and fabric I showed you in my last post?....well here's a start......


I hope you've had a great week, and an even better weekend planned....Our closest town, Casino NSW is having the annual BEEF WEEK this weekend. We have a family day planned, and my 10yr old son is competing in the whipcracking competition.....the day culminates in a parade of floats....should be fun....

9 comments:

Anita said...

Beautiful fabrics - and how cute are the buttons! That will keep you busy for a while!

Chookyblue...... said...

oh I am so impressed with this post.........your such a good student...........LOL..........likingthe quick progress on the applique........

Farm Girl said...

Your kit looks beautiful, those soft fabric colours are gorgeous. Your applique blocks look great, enjoy all that blanket stitch.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

How nice is the kit, you will love it....and look at your blocks, beautiful Sandy....and have a wonderful time tomorrow sounds like fun...

Farmyard Crafts said...

Gorgeous fabrics and kit!! It's going to look awesome!

Cardygirl said...

Looks gorgeous...am I seeing you soonish?

Too many eggs said...

wow the applique blocks look great,
knowing you they will be whipped up in no time....

the kit looks great, how lovely to receive such a lovely package in the mail

Bird on the Border said...

What lovely colours in both works. Good luck with them. Hope the little man does well with the whip cracking comp!

Barb said...

Love the fabrics and your blocks are going to be amazing!!