Sunday, 2 September 2012

I'm back.......did you miss me?

Perle Cotton bought on a brocante market in France
I'm back from my 3 month France Adventure - if you followed my LibertyBlueVan blog, then I hope you enjoyed the trip!
I was lucky enough to find the above thread and fabric on a Brocante market in Sisteron.  I think the yellow fabric is similar to some of the newer ones available today.
I have been busy since my return and have already joined 2 swaps. Firstly there is the Japenese Charm swap....I have bought my fabric...and a few others that were in the sale.  Now I have to pluck up courage to cut it into charm squares!
......... and a little bit scary is an embroidery swap as part of the Phat Quarter Flickr Group. Hope I'm not too much out of my depth with the embroidery. If you have not looked at the contents of this group it is worth a browse as there are some fantastic talented modern embroideries.  This one by Mabith could be a good layout plan for a quilt.
DMC color project finished!
And I love the fabric detail in this one by Xperimentl
Come Sail Away with Me
Today I completed this block for part of a charity quilt at my quilt club.  Handbags and roses are not realy my thing, but it will go well with the rest of the quilt.
Charity quilt basket block.
My mum also made me this little Union Jack needle case for the Jubilee.Union Jack needle caseUnion Jack Needle Casse

I've also joined in a blog hop with my Kitchen Aid Mixer I made earlier this year.
 Practically Paper Piecing
It's good to be back for a while and I am slowly getting around the blogs that I have been missing and seeing what the new trends are....Liberty Love and Low Volume........


  1. Of course I missed you ;-) Though you werent totally gone! Cant wait to see the results of your new craftig adventures!

  2. I didn't miss you, because I followed right along. But it is lovely to have you back in the sewing world,

  3. Welcome back. And yes, you were missed although I did sometimes pop in to follow your travel blog. Di x

  4. Yes welcome back to the sewing world!