June 8, 2010

Sunshine & Stitches


Sneak peeks at a WIP that I started on monday... There's the new sewing table in use and I can fold it up and slide it away. I still prefer my round bistro table by the window for tea time.



I found that I am a bit rusty when it came to the free-motion quilting. I definitely need some more practice! My swirly lines were a bit wobbly but I left them because that's part of the charm... right?! I enjoyed the hand-embroidery which I took with me to the park today. I even had time to work on it because today Claire finally figured out how to swing all by herself!

Meet my new teacup and floral pillowcase. I found them for a great deal at a second hand shop last week :o) I think this is the prettiest teacup I have ever seen! I am trying to decide whether or not to cut into the pillowcase to make a pendant garland for above the window in my tea room as was the intended purpose...

Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)

19 comments :

What Comes Next? said...

your stitching is perfect, and I love that little tea cup! I bet the pillowcase will look wonderful as a garland above the window!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

That really is a sweet little cup! How nice to take your stitching to the park and watch your daughter swing! Love it.
Smiles, Karen

Angela , Jahrgang 1966 said...

i love your blog so much!!!, so nice pictures- wonderful!!!
angela

lillalotta said...

Everything you do is beautiful. It has that special touch that is totally unique to just you. I am just so glad that you are in the world to inspire so many of us with your wonderfulness x

countrycosy said...

The perfect post for a little break. Thank you for the gorgeous picture and for the sun (it's grey, rainy and windy today). Rachel D.

cinzia62 said...

ciao i tuoi lavori sono sempre una sorpresa e una meravigli per gli occhi ciao cinzia italy

Erika said...

Your project is looking beautiful as all the things you create! glad you are blogging more.

Marysia said...

Wrrr, my previous comment just disappeared! I love your tea cup!

Funny, I love the colours you use in your creations but personally I can not work with them. Somehow I have to use more vivid colours.

Jocelan Thiessen said...

gosh that teacup looks so much prettier in your picture, you really have a good eye for thrifting!|

i will have to see your new table for our next sewing get together :D

Susan in SC said...

I really enjoyed looking at your blog today. I can't wat to see what you are working on completed. I love the teacup! Howe pretty!

Sonia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY my sweet friend !
I hope you got a whole day to yourself & that you were spoiled by your loved ones !
xoxoxo many many hugs !!!!!c

Marga (MarPie) said...

It is a day later but even so happy birthday to you from me.
Sorry , my English is not that good.
Greetings from Holland,
Marga

cinzia62 said...

che meraviglia

Bela said...

Laurraine, I really appreciate your work! Everytime I need inspiration I come to visit your blog. Sweet and relaxing space you have created. Thank you!! Brazilian hugs, Bela.

Ah, the tea cup is lovely!!

kimberly shaw said...

I just love coming by for a visit, your blog is such a breath of fresh air. Love what you've been working on.

GOOD NEWS!!! You're a WINNER of my Recipe Card Give Away. CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy for you!

beth said...

everything looks so cozy at your house. Enjoy tea in your lovely new cup!!

duendes said...

hi,Laurraine
your blog is wonderful.Come visit my.I'llbe very happy if you became an accompanist.hugs(terradeduendes.blogspot.com)

nilda said...

A beleza não tem idioma certo, então... amei seus trabalhos, voce tem muito bom gosto e capricho.
Beijocas, Nilda
http://meucantin5.blogspot.com/

bricolo-chic said...

your handworks are fantastic!!!