Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Hi all! I hope your holiday period is going peacefully & you have been enjoying the company of friends, family & your needle & thread!
Just wanted to share a couple of things I have made & some photo's of my spare room, this is for you Julia.
There is a couple of secret things I have been working on too, but I will have to wait to show you those.
First is some new oven mitts, that I have procrastinated about making for some time.
A couple of fat quarters, some Insul-bright & a couple of hours. ( btw.....this project can be started while you wait for the plumber to fix a burst pipe in your toilet wall!! :-/)
When I opened these fat quarters up to iron them I noticed they were both Debbie Mumm fabrics, but of two different lines.

Next are two cushions made from left over 2.5" squares from my Angel Story quilt. I think they look nice in my spare room. I still have 2.5" squares left...................:-)

The doll on the bed is "Kathleen-Rose' my doll from childhood, now wearing my sons Peter Rabbit jumpsuit.
My Heirloom Romance quilt hanging here next to my grandmothers 1934 singer treadle sewing machine.
 A cross stitch I made for my youngest daughter back in 2001. I remember the task not being a quick one as this particular design is stitched over linen rather than the Adia cloth I was use to.
I have a few Cross stitches in this room, ones I have stitched for my kids. I guess when they are settled in their own homes they will want them back.

Have you met Beth? I blogged about her 'birth' back here. She hangs to keep watch.

While we are talking all things pretty, I will leave you with the flowers I picked this morning & wish you all a magical 2014, with peace, happiness & thanks for your sweet comments & support.

can you smell the Tiny white Gardenia? & my friend Julie's lovely potpourri?


  1. Happy New Year to you my friend :-) You have been busy for sure. Are you oven mitts red?? as they have photographed pink?? I just love your spare room ... love everything & have a crink in my neck from peering at the screen too closely. All your quilts. x-stitches & handmade treasures are just beautiful Leeanne :-)
    Yes I can smell the gardenia & potpourri & seem to recognise the little terracotta cream cans also ... :-) x0x

  2. Happy New Year, Nice to see this lovely room again - very pretty - and all the gorgeous goodies in it. Sorry to hear about the burst pipe - hopefully you are all operational again....great to see you made good use of your time :-)

  3. A happy, healthy and productive New Year...Love this room and also what the burst pipe brought forth :)

  4. You have made some delightful items, Leeanne, and I LOVE the look of your spare room!
    Does the treadle machine function--do you ever use it?
    Oh, those flowers ALMOST make me wish for spring. (I say almost, because yard work always makes me cut way back on quilting, and I have too much to get done right now.) Yes, I think I can smell the gardenia. What a beautiful riot of color!!

  5. Happy new year Leeanne! Looks like a wonderful spare room - full of lots of treasures :)

  6. Such a pretty spare room. Happy New Year :)

  7. Happy new year Leanne, I just love your quilt looks great in spare room and what a great way to use the scraps.

  8. Your oven gloves and cushions are lovely Leeanne and your spare room looks gorgeous, very pretty. Happy new year to you too!

  9. Thank you Leeanne,
    It's all absolutely beautiful, so sweet and pretty.
    Love the cushions too.
    Julia ♥

  10. Happy 2014 Leeanne. Have not seen you lately...hope all is well ~k

  11. Happy 2014 Leeanne. Have not seen you lately...hope all is well ~k

  12. Just found your blog through Leonie (Sunshine x 3). Looks lovely and inspiring, I am going to have a good look around :o) Jenny
    P.S. I am a Northland girl originally, too!