Hello everyone and thanks for joining me once again on my little crafty adventures!
I have started something new and it just happens that it's appropriate for Valentine's Day this week, but that wasn't really planned - we surely all know that love needs to be spread around all year long and not only on particular days, although I do acknowledge that anything that brings hearts and love some extra attention must be good, so Happy Valentine's Day to you all - every day!
Oh and while I think on - for sometimes I forget to include the link, naughty naughty - I am linking up to the lovely Chrissie with this little stitchy for Stitching Sunday - many thanks Chrissie!
Okay, so we have a pretty flowery heart and a little bouquet of flowers and where is this leading us?
Ah well - so here we have a few more hearts and pretty flowers - AND some rather gorgeous fabrics too . . . . . . are you thinking what I'm thinking . . . . . . ?
It's not too difficult to guess is it . . . . . .
we're looking towards another quilt of some description, and a little help and advice too, which I have definitely found in these two books - 'Beginner's Guide to Quilting' by Elizabeth Betts and
'First Steps to free-motion quilting' by Christina Cameli.
First are some pics from Beginner's Guide …...
and here are a few from First Steps ……
Hopefully you will be able to enlarge these pics and have a clearer look at some of the beautiful projects, as well as the lists of contents and a little sneak preview of just a very small sample of the wonderful hints, tips and advice included in these two great publications. I can't praise the authors of these two books highly enough - such expert advice available for very low cost - why wouldn't you treat yourself to these if you have caught the patchwork/quilting bug and really want to go, go go! And even if you're not a total beginner, I'm sure there are those of you who would love to give some of these projects a try …...
My decision about where I was going with these hearts was made before I found these books so I won't be doing any of these projects just yet, but you can be sure I am itching to get cracking on a few of them! And of course I will be referring to them while going through the process of putting this little piece together!
And while on the subject of quilts, although there are many beauties in familiar blogs and on the web all over the place - too many to list that really have inspired me no end by beginners as well as very experienced quilters - do take a look at the lovely Hannapat's First Quilt here - she has produced such a gorgeous piece and on that particular post also includes a few links which may prove helpful to you if you are interested in 'having a go'. Through these links I was led to YouTube videos expertly done by Jenny from 'The Missourie Quilt Co' - you can't go wrong by taking a look at these.
I just want to brag about my dear Hubby's veggies now - the tomatoes are finally ripening and zucchinis are growing by the hour - see what you think . . . . . .
. . . . . . ah mother nature, how you bless us with your delights, thank you, and to J and his green fingers!
Have a wonderful week each and every one of you, you are very special and important to me! Also thank you again for all your lovely caring messages which I appreciate more than you know!
With my love,