I've had a happy week and some small finishes...


- Bee Blessed blocks:

- Blogger's BOM blocks:

new projects

I joined a Bee!! I'm delighted and there are so many cool ladies in this group, some I have the pleasure of knowing through their blogs and I'm excited to get to know them all better! It's international and scrappy and I love it :)
I'll be working on a block this month for May's queen bee, May - that's how good she is at planning, even matching her name to the month!
I managed to make a little button for our bee and it'll be fun seeing our bee develop on the Flickr group:

Scrappy? Sew bee it!


- I did finish my last two embroideries for the FQR swap and have basted the hexagons but still not done!

- Stained QAL, all was going well until I ran out of thread. More has been ordered, right now it looks like this:

- Retro flowers... well hold on to your hats I managed to make half a block!!!

I love it already!! ;)
This is going to take me forever but it'll be worth it. I'm using Essex linen for the background and the texture is just so beautiful.

I am sewing my curves without pins but when it came to piecing the blocks I followed the pattern and pinned... this is what happens when I pin (because I'm lazy, hate pinning and REFUSE to take them out!!)

Would you believe this pin won?!! The needle broke! oh well... I am thinking of pressing my seams in different directions so I can butt them up and sew them that way, it might be quicker and less painful for the pins!!
Those of you making these blocks any tips on speeding up the process a little?? Otherwise I may end up with half a block a week and I'll run out of pins!!

no progress

- rose star blocks, I just feel sick about not doing any but I think with all the retreat preparation going on I'll just resign myself to looking forward to summer and catching up with them in the garden :)

completed: 2
new: 1
in progress: 5

I meant to share this with you a while ago but think I forgot...

My mum gave me this beautiful handbag that belonged to my Grandmother. It has no label or make printed anywhere I can see. I think it's some sort of skin rather than leather and it has the MOST AMAZING clasp and fittings.

Look at those pockets and that beautiful built in clasp purse! Heaven!
It's only quite small compared to today's huge bags. It measures approx. 10" x 6" x 4.5".
I adore it, am terrified to use it and it is too dainty and precious for all my crap anyway!!
Maybe just for a special occasion?! And keep it nice for my daughter :)

If anyone has any clue about bags or what they think it was made from I'd love to know!! I'm pretty certain it's pre WW2.

Well back to the grind...

Linking up:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced