Another exciting year full of sewing expectations and ideas. I was so lucky that Santa left me a beautiful kit called Hannah's Garden by Melissa Grant over at One Day in May. Secretly, I had bought this for myself and told hubby he could give it to me so it was a win win for both of us :)
|Photo taken from One Day in May website|
My colours aren't exactly the same as above, but the material they have chosen for me is just as nice. The kit has seven (7) parts to it and each one comes beautifully presented in its own folder.
I decided to start with Pattern 2 -
Anemone Patchwork block
Embroidery Heart Block
Over the New Year, my sewing buddies, Christine, Donna and I, took a road trip down to The Patchwork Teahouse where this quilt/wall hanging was on display. I had the chance to look at her applique technique and it was perfect!! It puts mine to shame, I need lots more practice.
I tried needleturn applique on the Anemone Blocks and am reasonably happy but I think I will try the freezer paper method for my next pattern.
The Patchwork Teahouse was an absolutely lovely shop and we had lunch there too. I have also joined up for the monthly Cottage Garden Thread Club as I just love their multi-coloured embroidery threads. I will get four (4) different threads each month plus an embroidery pattern..... very exciting. Here are just some of what I purchased .....