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.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Sewing is the BEST medicine.....

The winter ills took hold of me this week, but it takes a lot to keep me from sewing....I wasn't too sick for that!!  Hehe.........Here's what I've been doing...........
My Garden by Lynette Anderson
I'm still at various stages throughout the blocks, but here's the close-ups of those I've finished so far....




These little applique and stitcheries are a sheer delight to stitch up....and I love the murky, misty colours...I think the range is Evening Mist....can you spot the cute hand painted buttons?
The lovely Peg is responsible for me embarking on this project (thanks Peg), and I know she will be surprised at my progress, but I haven't been able to put them down for long....a bit like a good book!!!....do you ever become besotted with your sewing  projects like that, or am I the only obsessive one around!!!....lol...

But wait there's more..........

My Stitch-a-long blocks for June too....I have been a busy gal since last I blogged......

I think he is the cutest Santa......
I am gearing up for a very indulgent trip to Sydney to go to the Quilt Fair at Darling Harbour (that's if the volcanic ash stays in far parts!!). This will be my first time to a Sydney Fair, having only been to a Brisbane one before....I am busy preparing a 'wish list', and, Oh Gee, A4 paper is so short isn't it????  He he....

I hope you're having a great week......

12 comments:

Farmyard Crafts said...

You have been busy! Well done on the stitching you've achieved. Hope you're feeling better.

Kate-Show and Tell said...

Your My Garcen looks great......I am working on this at the moment.....I have not started the borders yet.......I am trying to finish all the stitching first......We'll see *Grin*..... I think you may have mixed up your bee and butterfly buttons..oops!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

OMG....I am blown away...Sandy your blocks are just so gorgeous...well done....you must be so very pleased....I am jealous...LOL....and your TTS look fantastic as well....Listen have your forgotten to sleep???

Maree: said...

I have seen this Quilt in person and it is Just Beautiful as are your blocks...Love your TTS blocks too...
I hope you will be at the show on Friday or Saturday you know there are blog meets organized...would love the chance to meet up.
cheers

Anita said...

Love the My Garden blocks! You have been very productive! Looking forward to catching up next week!

Too many eggs said...

Ohh

they look great Sandy

your work is beautiful

can't wait to catch up at Darling Harbour

Cardygirl said...

Super cute sewing...counting down!

Chookyblue...... said...

hunt the sickness away.........you sure have been busy with the stitching........I think you have the buttons mixed up too.........

6 sleeps til we catch up..........

Farm Girl said...

Lovely blocks ......... good to hear it takes more than winter ills to keep you from your stitching!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

WOW! you have been a busy girl. they all look fantastic.

shez said...

busy,busy busy no rest rest for the wicked,lol,you have done beauitful work and i hope you have a great time at the show,and i had to laugh at the bit about the A4 paper being so short,lol.

Christine said...

Beautiful blocks. You will have 2 lovely quilts soon.