Friday, 9 August 2019

Fruit, Stitching and Christmas

Hello Peeps,

I went into hiding after my first blog post for awhile (because it has been soooooo very cold and miserable here), and it wasn't until Miss H threatened that Snowy (the Enemy) would do this blog post unless I showed up that I decided the game was up. Miss H said I was very naughty and have put on a few kgs (one MUST have chocolate when hiding), so she said Snowy will do the next blog post. Harumph!!!

Miss H has almost finished the applique blocks for her Beary Fruity quilt. She called it that because it has bears and fruit in it and she couldn't resist the terribly cheesy name.

Miss H first wrote about the quilt last year HERE and HERE where she showed the flower, sun, watermelon, and two bear blocks. Now she is almost finished ALL of the blocks - she just has to colour match an aqua blue for a pair of sleeves and a shirt, as well as adding facial details. This quilt has taken much longer than Miss H had expected as it is done in blanket stitch by hand.

So here are some more of the blocks:

 Miss H has actually been munching on oranges this week, until her chin reacted so I had to finish them off for her. Plus they taste better with chocolate! Yummo!

Limes are one of the few fruit this little sheepie hasn't tried... yet! I wonder of these fabric ones will taste nice???

Ewwww! Sour lemons! You can have all of these ones, Miss H!

Miss H will take some photos of the bears - once they have eyes on! They look creepy without eyes...

And in stitching news:

The Mother is teaching a lady how to quilt, but they were one block of fabric short. So the Mother volunteered Miss H to hand stitch a block that would also function as the label. 
I think Miss H deserves chocolate for being volunteered!

"The Butterfly Quilt" 

Now, each year The Mother and Miss H have a Christmas theme, and this year it is the Mother's turn. Miss H has already started on an applique quilt for the theme - one which she will NOT do by hand so it may actually be finished in time...

Here is a sneaky peek:

Pictures of ugly sweaters on the ugly sweaters! Hee...hee...hee...

We don't really have ugly Christmas sweaters in New Zealand because Christmas is at summertime here. 
But I wouldn't mind this coolio snowman!

Miss H got this fabric a few years ago while visiting The Geek down in Wellington near Christmas time, so it is very special to her. 

The Mother and Miss H said the theme is a secret until closer to Christmas, but I'm going to give you a hint about what theme this deerly loved fabric will become.

Lots of love,
Baa. xxx


  1. Some wonderful creations going on there Baa. I rather like the "ugly sweaters". I rather like (love) chocolate too Baa. xxx

  2. Miss H has been busy Baa - lots of lovlies, the slices of fruit look very edible - much better for you than chocolate!! xx

  3. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished project. xx

  4. Love those fun sweaters (and I'll help you eat the fruit you don't like problem, as long as it comes with some chocolate too!).