30 April 2012

Weekend Wonders & Sibling Stitches

Hello there!
I hope you had a great weekend. Mine started off well with this wonderful package from Courtney (my pretty {little} pouch swap partner)
Courtney very kindly sent over some lovely treats from Trader Joes (which very quickly disappeared thanks D, A & C!!!) as well as this fab pouch
Isn't the wee birdie gorgeous! She also included this lovely notebook with more happy birdie applique
After all this excitement (& eating!) I seem to have spent most of Saturday cleaning the kitchen (believe me, it REALLY needed it!)... but I did manage to get a few bits & pieces finished, like these April do. Good Stitches blocks

I'm terrible for never throwing anything away, so I stitched all the tiny triangle scraps together, added some wadding & quilting....
.... and in the blink of an eye (not quite!) another wee scrappy pouch emerged from the sewing machine!
These are now on their way to Annabella who is our April mama. She wanted us to make bright, scrappy blocks for a Siblings Together quilt. This is a great project which was instigated by Lyn to support a charity working with brothers & sisters who have been separated in the British care system. Here are some of the lovely quilts being stitched, which will be handed over to the charity at the Fat Quarterly Retreat in June...
From Emily
From Susan
There are loads more which you can see here. If you would like to contribute, maybe even wadding for a quilt, or backing, do drop me a wee line - I would love to hear from you
Thanks so much for stopping by & I hope you have a great week
Take care


  1. You squeezed in some lovely makes this weekend as well as a sparkling kitchen! Di xo

  2. Lovely pouch received and another made with those HST scraps. And a huge thank you for showing my Siblings quilt. I can't wait to hear how many quilts actually get made for this summer.

  3. Love the pouches and the notebook. :-) Regret throwing out my triangles now. dxx

  4. What a lovely post filled with eye candy! You've made my afternoon bright and shiny!

  5. Oh you scored with that pouch and notebook!!
    Love your blocks too x

  6. Fancy coming to do my cleaning?! I love the pouch and notebook you received - she got you spot on! I also love your blocks and triangle pouch - what great idea!

  7. Oooh, lovely incoming parcel - is that chocolate covered pomegranate seeds?! Great job on the blocks and pouch though

  8. Oh that gifted pouch is v.you K! And what a fab way to use up those scraps! Great blocks too! Jxo

  9. Gosh - that HST pouch is adorable! I must hunt out my scrappy HSTs. Thank you for the blocks - they are beautiful Karen.

  10. So glad you liked your package! Your x and + blocks are great and I am in love with your scrappy pouch!

  11. I love what you did with the triangles...that pouch is so sweet! You got a beautiful pouch!