Thursday, 13 February 2014

Lovely goodies and WIP

So we have hit the birthday season in our house - again. Of course, it is a nice time of the year for the kids and it brightens the terrible weather we are enduring at the moment. But it also means I get to spend loooots of time in the kitchen baking cakes and more cakes. I have already 5 for Miss Strawberry Shortcake's 5th birthday this week, so I haven't had that much time for sewing really

But I did manage a few things. I made good progress on my mini for my Super Swaps partner (I only have the binding to hand sew now). I used a pattern from the Pretty Patchwork Holidays book for the Harvest Wine table runner. Well, one word of caution if you want to make this pattern, the templates printed in the book are wrong, you need to print the updated templates from the website here. I had already cut all my fabric when I realised so I used what I had cut but it did require some fiddling around with the curves! Anyway, I finished the quilt top last week-end but didn't get around to quilt it until yesterday. I used a leaf pattern to quilt it and a cream variegated thread. I like the effect, I hope my partner will too! I only have to sew the binding on the back and it can leave me to go and live with its new owner!

My other work in progress, which I am a little bit obsessed with is my NewFO for February: Once Upon a Time cross-stitch sampler. I am slowly catching up with the January box. I love it!
And I hadn't had time to post any pictures yet but last week, I received a gorgeous package from Susi for the Sew Sew Modern Swap.

Susi made a lovely sewing machine mat with hexagons and you know I love love hexagons so I am in love with it really! She also sent me some lovely baskets and a cute mini hoop with a owl, absolute gorgeous ornament.
Look at those stars too!
I feel really spoiled and so does my machine! Doesn't she look very cosy now?
Linking to WOW, Needle and Thread ThursdayBrit Thursday Sewing Linky.


  1. That cake is so glam it did not look edible at first sight! It is awesome, and it's a cake that will make a great birthday memory.
    And your new mat is so wowza!

  2. Oh, I am visiting from Kelly's NTT:-)

  3. Cute cute cake! Looks too good to cut into. And I love the sewing mat. Those stars are adorable!
    xo jan

  4. Sounds like you're having a fun time, despite the weather!

  5. I am sooo happy you like your mat, Celine! :) xoxo

  6. Wow, that cake is bright! I love the sewing machine mat ... all those hexagons, Susi is a wonder!

  7. super cute mini, and love the hexie sewing machine mat!

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  8. Oh, it's all so lovely! And that cake! Wow! :)
    H x

  9. Your new sewing machine mat is awesome, lucky you.


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