"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April Flowers

We started with April flowers, then came the April showers.  It's been quite cool here the past few days, but we really needed the rain, and the flowers and Robins are very happy.  Even the hexie flowers are happy!

I was too lazy to go downstairs to cut more white fabric this afternoon, so I made a bunch of centers.  White fabric is now cut, and my garden will be blooming!  The end is near for this particular hexie garden.  If you'd like to see more hexies, visit Karen's blog for a linky list to more beautiful flowers.
I've completed my Christmas Through the Year gift for April.  The part that looks black is actually a nice dark green.  I think this will make a lovely candle mat.  This will also count as OPAM for April.

Another finish was my April BSA block.  Jessica requested a cat block.  Not surprisingly, I have at least three cat quilt patterns, so this was a fun one to make.  I did the applique by hand, but it is NOT needle turn! .

 I'm working on another needle turn project at the time, and this method is NOT my friend. But I am improving.  Fortunately, the applique is only a small part of the project, so I might possible have it finished by month end.

There are a couple of cross stitch projects in progress as well.  I always have either a needle or a crochet hook in my hands.  The high light of my workday is sitting in my car at lunchtime, working on a needle work project.  Am I pathetic or what?

"Sew to your heart's content."        Sunny

17 comments:

  1. I always love your photos. I'm especially fond of the candle mat. Those fabrics you put together are just lovely! Love that!

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  2. sunny lovely flower pics and love your cat blocks and hexies,lol,sitting in your car at lunch time,i would be doing the same thing.xx

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  3. Love all the flower centers! Beautiful candle mat and the cats are so very cute!

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  4. Such pretty flowers, natural AND in cotton, lol! The kitties are cute. I used to have a ton of cat patterns, I wonder what I did with them???

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  5. Beautiful flowers Sunny, both in your garden and the ones you stitched.
    I love your cats. I am sure Jessica will love them too.

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  6. Your flower garden is really coming together, and love the candle mat! I'm glad you are able to find time to stitch with your new schedule. :o) The kitty blocks are so cute! xo

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  7. Love your flowers,the cats and all!
    We do have almost the same climate as you,and believe me we have the April showers,a lot of them:-)
    Happy Sewing,Sunny!

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  8. Love the candle mat. Your kitties are adorable.

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  9. Beautiful flowers!(both hexie and real). Cute cat applique and the candlemat will make a lovely gift.

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  10. Lovely pictures and the candle mat is so effective...
    Hugz

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  11. I love the look of the white fabric with a patterned centre, very striking...x

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  12. Your flowers are so pretty, I have some tulips finally! When I worked I sat in an empty office and worked on an applique quilt. You might get an Ipad to watch a movie for fun too! You can get a lot done in an hour!

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  13. Love the cat blocks Sunny! Sometimes needle turn is easy for me and sometimes not. Machine applique is always easy and always fast! LOL!!

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  14. Like all the hexie centers.....LOVE the kitty cats! and the flowers that God made for you are glorious!

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  15. It is raining here today, but will help with the greening up process as we had a very dry winter. Love your flowers,both real and fabric.

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  16. Sunny your pics are always wonderful...think I need a class!! Yippeeee for your Christmas finish. Mine should be done tonight. Our weather has been crazy. High 80's last weekend, today rainy and 54 right now!

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  17. great flowers! what a cool idea, making a candle mat, I think I need one now!

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