Friday, 29 June 2018

Holly Cottage & Green Dragons

I finished needle turning this block and now i am up to doing the embroidery so hopefully it wont take long to finish.

These are the 3 other blocks that i have finished so far,this is a lovely pattern designed by my buddy Michelle Ridgway called Holly Cottage.

 Had another wonderful day at the Green Dragon's sit & sew on Wednesday,we laughed most of the day ,not sure much work got done,lol.
That beautiful pink flower in the center of the pic Michelle De Groot has just sold and it will be making its way to Syndey.
I also got to watch Michelle making a utube video on mitred corners ,Dot did the filming.
Isnt the girl quilt on the right in the middle amazing Michelle is so clever and always so helpful with any questions,so glad i found this group thanks to my buddy Brenda.

Lol i remembered to soak my cottage garden threads before starting on more of my tags for Ruth's quilt,thank goodness i did look at all that dye that came out.

I have finished 24 tags for Ruth's quilt,i think there is 34 to make so nearly there.

Hope your day is a good one.
Cheers Shez xx


  1. You do beautiful needleturn work, Shez; me, not so much--or at all really. ;000
    I have to have a prepared edge or I get very nervous and it's not fun--so for me this works fine...I am looking forward to seeing your embroidery on this one--decorating Mr Gingerbread man should be a lot of fun;))) hugs, Julierose

  2. Good progress is being made with your blocks as well as the tags.

  3. Your Holly Cottage blocks are lovely.... happy and bright and beautiful work of course.... lovely to see the Green Dragons, that girl sure is very talented..... Well done with the tags... we are seeing 2 quilts coming from you??????

  4. Love your blocks. Your tags looks fabulous. Lovely to see the Green Dragon ladies & their beautiful projects. Hugs,xx

  5. These blocks are super! I love the bright cheery fabrics. You have so many fun groups! It's nice to see all of the tags together.

  6. Your stitching is always so amazing!! Wow!! I love the beautiful colors and designs!! The pictures are so fabulous, Shez!! Have a great day, my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Always interesting coming here Shez, you and your gang are amazing..

  8. Phew - so glad you soaked those red threads! I don't understand why that seems to be the only colour that bleeds - you'd think they could fix that issue. Happy faces at your group!

  9. Looks like a great day was had by all and some gorgeous creations too, very clever stuff....
    I love the header on here, so funny....enjoy your day..xx

  10. Just beautiful Shez! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

  11. Your appliqué and embroidery are amazing. You must have so much patience!
    I found your blog, following advice from Christine B. (here above) who recommended a post of yours regarding the issue of no comment notifications in Blogger. Unfortunately I got the message that that post is no longer available when I tried the link. I'd like to be able to access it, so I'd be very grateful if you you could send me an email (address in my profile) with your advice, or an active link to your post.
    Thank you.

    1. It's OK Shez: Christine resent the link and I have your post. The first step I had already done, but I haven't received an email from Blogger. I'll try again. Thanks for posting this information.

  12. Great progress on your blocks. Luckily you soaked your threads Looking good. Enjoy.

  13. I think you must live with a needle in your hand. I always love seeing what you have in the works. With all that stitching, how do you find time to switch up your blog design so often!! You are my hero!
    xx, Carol

  14. So many beautiful projects, and always great time with your friends. Your Holly cottage blocks are so beautiful, and also the tags. I love them! Have a nice weekend! :-)

  15. Your Holly Cottage will be wonderful Shez. Have a fantastic weekend my friend...xox

  16. You’re making great progress on both of your projects. Thank goodness you remembered to soak your threads this time.

  17. Nice work on your Holly Cottage Shez and good job you remembered to soak that thread! xx

  18. Los bloques están quedando de lujo. Abrazos

  19. All those stitcheries look great. Hmmm, I hope that was the old thread and not the newer ones which are meant to be colour fast. Love the colours you have chosen for your Christmas quilt. Haven't started mine yet as I still have to finish an enormous one I made years ago. Hope you are keeping well.

  20. Shez such wonderful creativity here. Adore the quilts in progress.
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  21. I especially like the border around your needle turned pieces. Enjoy the embroidery.