Saturday, February 02, 2008

Good Golly Miss Molly its February already

Hewoo one and all

yes I am here but .....well I cant use hibernating as an excuse cos downunder its been firey hot. and bears just completely collapsed from the heat- well bears have lot of hair- even though cos of the heat I had my long hair cut before Christmas- this was the second cut into the length and its almost there- one more cut and it will be there - I am getting used to having shorter hai and folks around here say its looking nice so I cant say no one like it- in fact a shop assistant here didnt even recognise me until I put in my bread order for the following day Wot a hoot hey?? the lovely young one told me its taken years off my face -oh Emma I love ya for that one compliment- best one yet!!

Anyway even though I was not keeping up with my blog I was doing something called sewing along the way.

I made 4 hearts to go with my pile swapped with ladies on the "Chain of Hearts group" and may even make more I still cant make up my mind wot I wanna do with them - grrrrr!! I used some ribbons I dyed myself the Torquiose I wanted to see how it looked up against other colours etc as I am doing a block for one of my darling friends on a list I adore.

Then I also made a square for my "Gathering Ladies" group! and I am really pleased with that block- I used a black and white lady a dear friend sent me and used coloured pastel chalks to add colour to her face and the flowers around her head.

And the final thing I made was a brooch -I have wanted to make this pattern up for ever so long
the pattern comes from an online shop called Vintage Vogue. Its a pattern that has been around for a wee while just as well cos it took me longer then a wee while to put my presents money down and buy it. Am so happy I did now its a lovely lovely brooch in real time its sparkles because of the crystals ( Vintage Vogue) oh but its twinkling at me even now as I write yummy!!

so as you can see I did some not a lot mind you but some stitching to blocks etc
Let me know wot you think of the items please
much love n hugs to my dear friends
Bear xoxoxoxoxoxxo


Linda Fleming said...

Well, it's about time you posted something on your poor neglected blog! Hee hee!

I love your beautiful hearts, but this square is gorgeous!

I hope you get some cooler weather to perk you up. I cut my hair off, but have regretted it-LOL! So I am growing mine back out. I think the only way I could stand my hair short is if it was really, really short- like just a few inches long.

Kerry said...

These are all just so beautiful Bear, they take my breath away, just gorgeous!! The brooch is fantastic also,I love it all!!

Calidore said...

Your work is stunning as always Bear and I do love that brooch. Did you have the make the flowers too or did they come as part of the kit?



Judi Wellnitz said...

Oh Bear - the blocks are lovely - but the brooch takes my breath away! What a wonderful piece.

Bear said...

Hi Catherine
all the flowers were made by myself- although they are somewhat different to the pattern as shown, I just couldn't get them like Vintage Vogue had them -eek doesn't say a lot for mois ability to read a pattern does it?? But I kinda like the way they did turn out!!
love n hugs bear xooxoxoxoxoxo

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh wow you can't say you have been hibernating Bear. You have been busy making all these lovely block. They are breathtakingly beautiful. I love that broach. I saw that kinda broach on some online site and have been meaning to make it but have lost the site now.
Anyways you do beautiful work. I tried to post earlier but it wouldn't allow me to so I hope this gets through

MaryO said...

You've been a busy girl, Bear! All your work is lovely as usual and I love the colors you're working with. Love the hearts, love the square, love the little brooch....they're all beautiful and so "Bear"!

Sherry Goshon ODACA said...

oh bear this are sooooooooooo lovely...oh my truly you amaze me and when do we get to see a pic of you with your hair cut? love ya

Helen said...

Gorgeous work Bear. Do love that little brooch. You're way ahead of me. I have several unfinished hearts for Chains of Hearts and a heap of other UFOS. Just need the get up and go to get it all done. LOL
I also had my hair cut just before Christmas and like you,received many compliments and told it makes me look a lot younger. Needs a bit of a trim now though.

Edmund (the explorer) Nesbitt said...

I think your friends are very very lucky!

Louisiana Momma said...

gosh your embroidery is inspiring - it's what got me wanting to do CQ in the first place :-) Your ribbon embroidery is exquisite, that's something I could use some practice on. All the ladies in line for those hearts are lucky ducks for getting one of your beautiful works of art :-)

Anonymous said...

I love these Bear, you are so very clever, the embroidery is just wonderful, thanks for sharing ,
Diane L

Yvette said...

Oh Bear that brooch is stunning! I just love it!!!!!
Your embrodery is just so beautiful! Delicate and breathtaking!!

Glittering threads on the wind said...

Beautiful hearts my friend, just beautiful.
And when do we get to see the new bear?

Anonymous said...

Bear, Debbie here from the Australian group. Remember me, I asked you a million question abour SRE. Glad to see a new post. Gorgeous as ever.!! Miss you in the group, come back. Debbie

crazyQstitcher said...

Hi Bear, all 4 hearts are beautiful and your CQ block is gorgeous. You are so talented with your roses and way you put the embellishments together.
The brooch is one I eye off each time I visit the Vintage Vogue site.
What a terrific result you got - I really thought you had just put in a copy of that site brooch.

Well done,
hugs Mum

Cory said...

Congradulations, You are the winner of my necklace. Please email your address so I can send it to you. I would have emailed you personally but could not find an address anywhere. See photo of the necklace on

Happy Valentine's Day

Faye Dianne said...

Lovely work Belinda... I too love your brooch, it has really come together very well.
cheers - Faye