Pattern giveaway...
Time for one more thing??

Stitching and finishes...

There has been alot of stitching, pattern printing and packing happening around here as the new designs are finally almost all finished (just one more quilt to bind) all in readiness for Quilt Market in Houston where I will be going at the end of the month to show my new creations to shop owners.

I am feeling a bit weary today and have a sore throat so a trip to the doctor this afternoon confired that I have toncillitus, hopefully it will clear up with some anti biotics. Today to cheer my up Emma lined up all my new projects so I could see why my fingers ache both from stitching, pattern writing and from folding paper patterns!

New projects 2011

This display is showing off my new designs and showcasing my new fabric collection 'Secret Garden' which will be in stores towards the end of the year. This pillow called 'The Orange Tree' has turned out so nicely, there are a few stores who have ordered it already, the handpainted wheelbarrow button is available separately. I used some hand over dyed threads from Weeks Dye Works, I love the soft subtle shades.

Orange tree and pincushions

At the bottom of the pile is my new BOM, 'A Dogs Life' its a four part BOM and is almost ready for show and tell and I hope you will love it as much as I do. Well its time to make a cup of tea and think of something to cook for dinner its not really my turn to cook...perhpas the boys would like pizza...or chinese....

Congratulation dog

Thanks so much to everyone who left messages, we have three lucky winners of the Anvil Cottage pattern giveaway are... Lori P, Mieke and Lia. Be watching your inboxes for my email.

Many people asked, why is it called Anvil Cottage?? Anvil Cottage is the name of the cottage that my Aunt lives in, she lives in the South of England and I just love her cottage, warm and welcoming.

Lynette bird on jar