My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Sweet and Simple

My Friday Night with Friends this month turned into Friday Night with Hubby as we made a last minute decision to pop into town for the evening. [We decided to flag the function we were going to and ended up having a meal by ourselves elsewhere and that was very nice!]
But I did have some stitching time once we got home and I put the last stitches in this block from my Country at Heart project... I just have the V to go and then I'll have done the whole alphabet :-)
Earlier in the day I'd had a session on some sweet little bibs for our wee girls. Apparently they are very dribbly nowadays so I hope these help catch it all! A simple pattern from sewshesews. When my kids were little I remember fighting with bias tape for the ties on their bibs.... modern day velcro is on these! I used towelling on the back instead of batting and fabric as suggested. Very happy with how they turned out and a fun way to play with some different fabrics.
A few more items for OPAM!
Thank you Cheryll for hosting us this all - to see more Friday Night activity, pop over to Cheryll's blog and check out the linky.

I have an ongoing battle trying to keep my flower garden tidy and weedfree. Its growth doesn't slow down all year - regardless of the season. Lately when I walk near it I have been hit with beautiful fragrances and this morning I wandered around sniffing and clicking.
The Frangipani and the Jasmine both have such simple flowers but they sure do pack a punch of pleasure — (try repeating that very fast!)
The Jasmine is supposed to be climbing up and over this post but refuses to!!
The flowers on the roses are not as simple but these two bushes are very heady with that old fashioned rose scent; delicious —
Now it's time to settle down for a little more sewing...trying not to wear myself ragged with Christmas sewing but there's a few little things I MUST do :-)
Have a great weekend and thank you for visiting,

28 comments:

Sisbabestitches said...

Time alone with Hubby sounds like a superb way to spend a Friday evening. Lovely to finish it with a little stitching also :) Love the variety of bibs, my sister loved the towelling backing for her little ones too, said it was much better to absorb all those dribbles :) What a gorgeous garden! I am envying you all that green right now :)

Leeanne said...

Lovely bibs for your special wee girls wow must be growing like mushrooms! I use to make my mob bibs but used stretch rib, just the pull over the head type. Your garden looks great to me, we are enjoying the scent from our Australian Frangapani trees too.

Janet O. said...

Nice stitchery--and I love the bibs!
Oh, an old rose scent is wonderful! It is so disappointing to lean close to smell a rose and find the scent has been bred out of it for the sake of color or shape. : )

Every Stitch said...

Beautiful garden! I can almost smell the perfumes :)

kiwikid said...

Wonderful bibs for the little bubs...they will look very smart!! Enjoying your garden photos, roses with a perfume are so special, love the jasmine...you will have to nail it in place!! Lol!!

Michelle Ridgway said...

When the star jasmine floers and the scent of frangipani is in the air I know it's near summer....your garden and roses are beautiful. Boy I am so far behind with my Alphabet ...only up to Q lol! Looks lovely and the bibs are so cute x

KERYN B said...

Your garden is absolutely stunning..bet it smells amazing.

margaret said...

the X is very pretty, bibs have worked well with the velcro, I expect the bribble is due to teething trust it is not too painful for the wee ones. Such a wonderful garden you have, here of course everything has died back for the winter so not much to do outside at the moment.

Mystic Quilter said...

Cute little bibs Raewyn. Your garden is looking lovely - especially the frangipani and roses.
Congratulations with only one more letter to go won your stitching!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Love your little babe bibs Raewyn! They will be very well used I'm sure.

Karen S said...

You have made great progress with the alphabet if there is only one letter left!
The bibs are delightful.
Your garden is looking so pretty - so many beautiful flowers.

KaHolly said...

Your yard looks beautiful! Everything is brown here as we welcome? winter. Cute little bibs. I use toweling instead of batting plus backing, too, with great results. I'll have to try this little pattern. You've done a great job getting through that whole alphabet! I look forward to seeing them all together in a quilt! XO

Lin said...

Pretty little bibs and your X looks great. Your garden looks gorgeous - so pretty. xx

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I got the Country abc's last year along with some of Michelle's other patterns--think I will try to the Country one this year--at least that sounds like a plan--love how yours is coming out-- and love those little bibs--how cute--
you have a package coming your way!!!!
smiles, di

shez said...

Hi Raewyn your work is always so lovely ,those bibs are very cute and wow your garden is gorgeous,hope you have a wonderful Sunday my friend xx

desertskyquilts said...

Your garden is delightful! It looks like something I'd see in a movie. I love the scent of Jasmine and honeysuckle and the only rose I have was bought for its beautiful sweet scent. Sadly, it isn't a very healthy rose bush! Love your two projects. Toweling on the back was a great idea on the bibs - very washable and absorbent, too. Yay on almost finished with the alphabet! Your evening out with your DH sounds so sweet, and just the perfect way to spend any evening at all.

Connie said...

It's a wonderful time of the year, but a busy time, too. I think it is wonderful that you and your hubby were able to spend a quite evening together. We can not forget that in all the hustle and bustle of life we need to be true to courtship and love . . . and not let it get put on the shelf. Your garden is beautiful . . . I love the smell of Jasmine, but have only smelled it in perfumes. It must be a glorious treat for the nose, strolling through your garden :)
Happy Holidays!
Connie :)

Julie said...

Your stitcheries & your bibs are just beautiful Raewyn, Your garden is looking very pretty too ... lots of mine has just finished its first flush & needs a tidy up now. Have a great week Raewyn.

Christine M said...

Looks like you had a busy day on Friday, Raewyn. Going out for dinner topped it off nicely.

Doniene said...

Those bibs are adorable!! Great job!

Your garden is one that always amazes me!!! I struggle to even grow anything but weeds!!! Oh well, it is what it is!!

I too, am trying to finish up some Christmas sewing/stitching! Seems I'm always add a few things at the last minute!!

Have a great day!

Blessings and hugs!

Fiona said...

I love the idea of sneaking off with a meal together! those bibs are great and I love putting towelling on them too.. much more absorbent... I had 3 of those native frangipani's in my last garden so will be planting some here too in time... they are lovely

Hugz

Maria said...

Lovely collection of bibs.. I made bibs for my Grandies with a ribbing neck like a T Shirt. Worked well.
Oh you have sew many pretty scented flowers...

Linda in Calif. said...

I've been enjoying your alphabet and sorry to see it coming to a close - but I bet you're NOT! hahaha. Lovely flowers and garden pictures! So nice to see during our winter months. :-)

Käthe said...

Wie schön die Blumen blühen. Bei uns wird es Winter, wir warten auf Schnee.
Den Buchstaben hast du wunderschön gestickt und die Lätzchen sind sehr praktisch.
Liebe Grüße
Käthe

Cath said...

oh Raewyn...so glad to eventually reach your blog on the FNWF blog hop....I love the bibs and bought some fabric the other week to make some bibs....just been looking for an easy pattern to use. love the garden shots too :)

Sue said...

I love a fragrant garden and I bet your smell divine. Frangapani, wow, I didn't even know it grew here. Well maybe up north where you are, not sure it would do so well down here. Well done on the bib making, guess you have to make heaps with the girls being twins.

Yvonne W said...

Pretty embroidery. I love the garden with the sweet flowers.

Needled Mom said...

I can almost smell your garden from here! ;-)

Those little dribble bibs should be really helpful with the terrycloth backing. They are so cute too.

Love your embroidered letter.