Saturday, 8 January 2011


I’m sorry that it has ages since I last wrote to my blog.  Hopefully, I can get back into the swing of things soon.
I have been sewing though and I’d like to show you what I’ve been up to.
So without further a do let’s get to the pictures ;) First up is a Dear Jane block I’ve just completed.   A-7 Dad’s Plaids.a-7 It’s a remake as the original which was the very first DJ block I made was made in different fabrics and  after 3 blocks I changed my mind to go repro.  Here’s the first one I did just to show you. a7
Here are a few gifts I’ve made over the past couple months. Fridge magnets 5 First some stitchery fridge magnets.  From Anni Downs’ book “A little book of little stitches Simple Pleasures”
Fridge MagnetHere’s a close up of one.
Then I finished off a Japanese style bag I made using some Japanese woven and printed fabrics (except for the red and handle)  The handle I bought.  First side.Japanese bag 1But I made the little zip pull… so chuffed with that bit can you see it   :-D  The little round thing dangling from the side near the handle.      Here is side two }Japanese bag side 2
A couple of sewing wallets.  From Lise Bergene’s book “A Passion for Patchwork”  Love this book!!
Inside and outside of first wallet:-  Sewing kit for Elaine

Sewing Kit for Elaine 2 RSewing Wallet for Lyn
Here is the  second one.
I also got a picture of the snow in our back garden in November but it is looking the same now since we’ve had more snow since.Our garden November 2010Last but not least I managed to Lewis Christmas 2010catch a photo of my DS lounging on my sofa drinking a beer and reading a book on Christmas Day :-)  
Well that’s it from me for now.  I a couple more pictures but I’ll save them for another day :)
Happy Stitching


  1. All those small gifts take time. So glad to see the pictures of the little bag.

  2. You have been busy. I prefer the second version of the DJ block,

    Happy News Years.

  3. My oh my, you have been busy! I hope it's been fun! Don't ever feel guilty about ignoring the blog... we all need breaks now and then, and come back when we feel like it. No guilt.

    Thanks so much for sharing your photos! That's often the hardest part for me, getting photos ready for a post! : )

    ~ Ronda

  4. Glad to see you back blogging. I prefer the new DJ block, but everyone does them in all sorts of fabrics.

  5. Happy New Year to you Elly.
    What a beautiful things you have made.

  6. Hi Elly,
    it is about time you show something on your blog. No, just kidding, I am glad you are back and you are showing us beautiful things.