Monday, 23 June 2014

My House, My Home Swap

Am enjoying this swap through Mrs Martins Quilt Shop. We get to stitch something for our partner for each room of the house in their nominated colors. I showed you the lovely goodies I received in an earlier post, but this is what I stitched for Kerrie, my partner, for her laundry -
A peg apron - what a cute idea - a great pattern from Hatched and Patched, and it was fun to make.
 
I also stitched Kerrie this lovely Lynette Anderson design - love the quilts hanging on the line. The pattern was gift from my friend Karen, so I've stitched two - one for me as well.

Not on a sewing front but we have a fairly new "pickers market" where I live, and I enjoyed a visit recently and bought home some new treasures -

This plastic box of lovely old kitchen bits and pieces was just $8. A bit of a clean up and they make a lovely display.
I also bought this basket as it reminded me of one my mum used to have with all her sewing bits and pieces in it. I'm not sure if that was what it's original purpose was meant to be, but it does look lovely on my Singer sewing machine.
And I couldn't leave this Bendigo Pottery coffee canister there as it matches my tea canister perfectly.  You can see why I try and not visit too often.
Cheryl

10 comments:

Susan said...

Really cute stitchery and you've finished it off beautifully. Lovely bargains, those kitchen bits and pieces were a bargain.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Gorgeous stitcheries you did for Kerrie. I love all your new treasures...very dangerous!!!!

Melody said...

Lovely gifts for Kerrie and a great pile of new goodies for your place.

shez said...

Gorgeous projects you made for your partner Cheryl,and love your new found treasures,hope you have a lovely evening my friend.xx

Charlie and Wendy said...

The gifts you made are gorgeous, I especially love the framed stitchery. Lots of lovely new treasures too. xx

Christine M said...

What lovely gifts you made for Kerrie. I love the idea of a peg bag. Lovely treasure finds too!

marina said...

gorgeous swap giftie and the stitcheries are beautiful.
What a great box of treasures. So sad that they were considered trash.
Lovely cane basket too.
Going too often could definitely be dangerous.

Fiona said...

lovely stitching and fun bargains.... some of the old cooking utensils were much better than the modern ones...
Hugz

Karen said...

Gorgeous gifts for your swap partner.
And some lovely finds as well.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

gorgeou stitchery.....Lucky Kerrie.....nice treasures...