Friday, 21 March 2014

Friday Nigh Sew In

I recently went to our local Craft Alive which is held at the Seymour Alternative Farming Festival in February each year. Imagine my surprise at finding one of my favourite stitchy designers. None other than Rosalie Quinlan. What a delightful lady. Her display was totally irresistible and so I came away with four of her stitchery designs and two books.

Here's a photo of the little bit I started working on late last night. It's "Polka-Dot Dreams" stitched with Cottage Garden Threads, colour #601 Tulip. I had the most difficult time settling on a single CGT thread to stitch with because they are all so absolutely gorgeous. Impossible to choose however after much deliberation, I told myself that regardless of the colour I choose, it will still be beautiful.

I must say, this is the first time I've used Cottage Garden Threads and it is lovely to work with. I was a little miffed when I first opened the package to find that the threads are pre-cut. I really like to cut my own threads however I found that the pre-cuts were the perfect length. Should've known.

I've decided to join the Friday Night Sew In which you can find over here. Won't you join me?


  1. so glad you joined us Dot.....the cottage garden threads are gorgeous aren't they?? Love Rosalie's stitcheries too......and she's so lovely in person! xox sugary hugs :o)

  2. Just beautiful, those cottage garden threads certainly are lovely.

  3. Hi Dot you are a no reply blogger could you email me re the SB 2014 sal kathhintz@xtra co nz so I can send you an invitation to join. Cheers

  4. Hi Dot, it is going to be so lovely when it is done. Tulips is the perfect choice and I love the precut threads - makes life so much easier.

  5. Hi Dot,

    Love Rosalie Quinlan's designs :). I have two of her designs that I hope to embroider one day for my 2 girls :).

    Your embroidered piece looks gorgeous! Love the colours :). Looking forward to seeing progress pics or finished pics :).