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Kitty Quote of the Day

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. - Jean Cocteau

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday Treasures

After spending a pleasant evening stitching Bronwyn Hayes new free stitchery from her Red Brolly blog I decided my treasure for this week is all the talented designers who freely offer us projects, blocks of the month, tutorials, giveaways and hints & tips to greater improve our stitching & enjoyment of our favourite crafty past times.

It isn't sewn into the pin cushion yet but here's my Easter bunny stitched from Bronwyn's free pattern.

Obviously I only know about a tiny percentage of the free projects on offer but here are a few that I love & whose generosity I would like to acknowledge;

Our beautiful hostess Melody, from The House On The Side Of The Hill & her unique 10 part Penny Rug BOM Home Sweet Home. Also thanks to Mel for all the freebies, tutorials & fun things she tells us about in her every post.

Val Laird & her beautiful BOM Thoughts in Thread.

Michelle from The Raspberry Rabbits & her exquisite wool felt BOM Hannah & Harrington portraying the antics of her sweet & sassy bunnies.

Val Spiers from Val Spiers Sews & the numerous small projects she designs & finds and happily shares with us - including kitty designs.
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Jenny of Elefantz & her Promises & Borders BOM with delicate stitcheries & scriptures.

Anne from Bunny Hill Designs who is currently hosting the Dresden Plate Club & has given away many free BOMs over the years, including Snowbound & A Tisket, A Tasket.

Fiona from Bugzrugz Quilt as you go tutorial with denim that was a guest spot on the blog Sew We Quilt. This was from May 2011 & yes I still have lots of denim circles of fabric sitting in a pile waiting for me to move ahead with my picnic blanket.

Dawn Hay from As Sweet As Cinnamon who has six gorgeous small project designs freely given on her blog currently. The Holly Berry Mug Rug is on my 'to do' list (actually I'm thinking of making a 'to do' quilt, as a list just doesn't have enough room).

That is just a few & I'm sure we could do a linky & end up with an amazing list of other great projects & generous designers (which would turn my 'to do' quilt in to a 'to do' hall runner, rather like the red carpet at the Oscars).

Whether I have named you or not, thank you to you all for your kindness & giving back to the quilty & stitchy community who love you & the beauty you bring to the world.

Happy stitching
Tracee xx


  1. Gorgeous stitchery I will check out all the links Thanks Tracee

  2. Love your bunny... there are so many lovely things - thanks for the links... and for my mention... how sweet of you to include me in that amazing group of people!!! Now go get those denim circles done!!!!! haha...

  3. Your stitchery from Red Brolly looks fabulous, I started mine this morning. Hope your darling Brun is well and Honey too, of course.

  4. lovely stitchery Tracee,and well said with all the other stuff,i agree totally.xx

  5. That's the cutest bunny! I will have to get that pattern. I don't think there is much chance I will get it done for this year. I am thinking I will just get out the penny rug I made last year. I did buy a jelly mold to make jelly eggs from Safeway in Portland. I haven't tried it yet but I love the idea of wobbly eggs :D
    Thanks for the thanks. Everyone seems to have lots of good ideas and designs.

  6. Bronwyn is just so talented. Love yout little bunny stitchery.

  7. Such a lovely post Tracee, your stitchery is gorgeous.

  8. Love Bronwyn's little bunny, I have downloaded it to use later. I am always amazed at the generosity of people in blog land! Hugs

  9. I couldn't agree more Tracee. I just jumped onto 'As Sweet as Cinnamon' and love the Easter Treat Bag and Merry Delights projects. Thanks for sharing.


  10. We really should be so thankful for the generosity of so many wonderful designers , well said .

  11. Lovely of you to acknowlege them all!


Thank you friends for leaving a comment on my post - love to get them! Tracee xx