Thursday, 21 November 2013

Quiet Times at HibiscusHQ

Been a slow week here... well, on the stitchy front anyway...



On the weekend I decided it was time to at least finally finish stitching all the flowers I need for my long-neglected Hatched & Patched Tea Party Table Runner... stitched a couple while driving up to Perth & back...





This project ranks as one of my Top 5 WIVSPs of all time... Works In VERY Slow Progress...
I love it, so why is it taking me so darn long?!








 I'm linking these with One Flower Wednesday; thanks Karen for hosting us in our hexy flower making. If you are making hexagon flowers for any purpose at all, you are very welcome to link them on any Wednesday, over at Karen's blog Journey of a Quilter... or perhaps you are thinking of teaching yourself (they are so easy & somewhat addictive!) Karen has wonderful information & tips to get you going...
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I have finished the stitcheries for my HAPPY table runner.... it should come together quickly from here on, well that's the plan anyway...
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For my '1 Xmas Item A Month' I've made these great little books... heavens knows how long they've been in my Overload...
Thank You to Narelle at Pins & Whiskers for helping to keep her Elves on track!
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I really want everyone to see a gob-smacker of a quilt... if you haven't seen already, do your eyes a favour & click on over to Helen's Patchwork Passion... my lovely bloggy friend has this week featured her recently finished masterpiece, Mrs Billings Coverlet HERE.... And while you are there check these too.
I am sure you will agree that Helen is one talented & skilful lady!
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There's a lot of Christmas gift-making going on at the moment...
so why not link them up here to Christmas Through The Year, the linky will be available on Monday 25th to the 29th. As usual there will be a little prize for one lucky person who shows us the giftie item she's made.
I hope you will join in!

21 comments:

Helen said...

Love your table runner the colours are gorgeous !!!! maybe that's why it's taking longer than usual. :-) wow the books are great one thing I have never done. The stitcheries for your table runner look beautiful look forward to the finished project. You are toooo kind Anthea. xx

chrissies said...

All of your projects look amazing. I love the way you have used your flowers and feel inspired to get going on some more as I have been neglecting them of late

Chrissie x

retdairyqueen said...

You have managed to get a bit done and from what I see is lovely
Helens quilt is indeed beautiful Just found out she only lives about an hour away from me so we are going to catch up for a cuppa sometime

Susan said...

Very pretty hexies. Maybe you're going slow because you don't want it to end?

Maria said...

Those hexies are just gorgeous. I must get back into mine.

Kate said...

Your tea party table runner is looking fabulous! Have you ever wondered what you'd do if you ran out of WIPs - that could be scarey. :D

Karen said...

Why it takes so darn long, I ask myself that all the time! The tea party table runner is looking lovely, as is the stitchery.

Bev C said...

Hello Anthea,

Great hexagons, love the child's book.
You are so clever to stitch and drive!!!

Happy days.
Bev.

Hilachas said...

That table runner is going to be fabulous with your gorgeous flowers.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

such pretty flowers and you have been very busy on all your projects! well done, friend.

Fiona said...

I love those hexies with the fussy cut centres...
Hugz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your hexies are amazing Anthea...

Cheryl said...

Beautiful hexagons Anthea, and gorgeous Chrissy project

Maria said...

love your hexie project Anthea! And those stitcheries are beautiful. Looks like you will have a whole lot of finishes pretty soon which will be very satisfying :-)

Charlie and Wendy said...

For a slow week you are still getting lots done! Your hexies look lovely and I love your stitcheries, hugs Wendy

Chookyblue...... said...

nice hexies..........

Lin said...

Your little stitcheries are beautiful. Thank you so much for directing me to Helens blog - that read and white Dear Jane is stunning!

Susan said...

Love your fussy curt hexagons - it will so lovely when its done - and thanks for the link up to Helens blog & her quilt

Leanne said...

Your projects look lovely Anthea, you have been a busy girl, Its great to get a few finishes isn't it. I'm just putting the final touches on your christmas gift.

kim said...

Your hexie flowers are beautiful Anthea, and well worth the wait to have such a gorgeous table runner when finished. xx

Narelle said...

Lovely hexies and beautiful stitching.
Those books will delight for sure.
Thank you for being a 1 Xmas Item Elf this year :o)

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