Friday, 30 March 2012

A Monthly Make March 2012, and a few buys...

Well I'm gonna come running in at the very end of the month and skid to a flustered halt to present my March 2012 monthly make.  This is pretty much the only thing I have completed this month, my Christmas Quilt Stitchery.



I obviously have to turn it into a quilt at some stage but that will be sometime towards the end of the year.

Following my visit to Sewing for pleasure last week at the NEC I attended Pins and Needles today with my friend Nic.  This year it was held at the Newcastle Racecourse which was a much better venue than the aircraft hanger style arena where it usually is.

(I did take some nice photos of the venue and the knitted underwater display which was amazing, I will blog these another time as this post is rather photo heavy already.)

We had fun and I stocked up on some gorgeous fabrics, this little lot were from Just Quilting



This little (*cough*) pile was from Images of Egypt


and here is an array of other bits and bobs, including some quilting gloves, buttons, threads, patterns and hoops. 


Check out my giant button, I love it, bought from Button's Boutique.

This is my favourite buy of the day, it's a cross stitch pattern in the shape of a sewing machine.  I did see this at Birmingham and hummed and harred, but I snapped it up today.  I'm thinking of sewing it in various shades of dusky pinks and greys but I've not decided yet. 


Well all shopped out I came home to a lovely parcel from Emma Bear Forever in the form of these two lovely grey squares.  Thanks again Emma.



Next weekend will be my two year blogiversary, and so I am planning a little giveaway, stay tuned!

18 comments:

The Krafty Cupcake said...

I absolutely love your March Make it is gorgeous! I am also green with envy over your purchases! Sue x

LaaLaa said...

Oooh, lovely post! I really wish I'd bought the sewing machine pattern last week too. It's gorgeous. Well done, lovely buys. Xxx

Ali said...

Ooh I dont think I'll be able to sleep tonight cant wait to go tomorrow!! Glad the Egypt stall is there I thought they were quite reasonably priced last time I went there. Off for another drool at your stash xx

Ali said...

Oops forgot to say your quilt looks gorgeous - too cute xx

jill said...

Nice march make and love the sewing machine pattern.love Jill xx

Dinki Dots said...

I love your Christmas quilt - it's really lovely.
That cross-stitch pattern is great too! A bit funky and different - very nice!
As for all the exciting fabric and bits and bobs... wow!
Maria x

Gill said...

Great fabrics and I love the sewing machine pattern!

Josie-Mary said...

Your March Make is beautiful... well done! Lovely goodies too :) xx

Victoria Stevens said...

Your March make is georgous and I love the goodies you brought. x

The Vintage Hobby House said...

Gorgeous fabrics,and I love your quilt it's very cute
Thanks for the lovely comment about my blog header x
XX Manda XX

VintageVicki said...

Your make is stunning :)

Some fab buys there too - a girl can never have enough fabric or supplies.

Look forward to seeing the sewing machine cross-stitch made up - I think it will love amazing.

Jackie said...

Love your Christmas embroidery - you have been busy!

That sewing machine cross stitch pattern is fabulous - can't wait to see your finished one. Which company makes/sells it - I would love to get one :)

xxx

Ruby Mole said...

Fabulous March makes :)

Lovely choice of fabrics and I do like that cross stitch of the sewing machine. I quite like it done in the black thread, but I would also do some in gold too. It would then look like a vintage Singer.

Wendy said...

I think I've already said howmuch I love your reindeer stitchery, but it's worth saying again! Great haul, well done you!

Sew,ray,me said...

ooh so much eye candy!!!!!

I *love* the sewing machine embroidery! Can you tell me who sells it and where I might find a copy?

daisychain said...

you always make me want to get my craft things out!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your Christmas block is gorgeous, it will be a beautiful quilt. You got lots of lovely goodies.

FeltByRae said...

I love your make - so cute and am a teeny (large!) bit envious of your fabrics, you have such excellent taste!