Sunday, February 9, 2020

Sweet Sunday

A lovely welcome to you lovely lovelies, this sweet Sunday♥ Here in my little place Sunday has awoken. A cloudy sky kinda day, but nevertheless a day oozing with flowers and sweet fabric to put a smile in my day. A day filled with so, so many delightful possibilities.

With my blue hexies for my chaise lounge all stitched together, waiting to play nicely with the other fabrics..........and waiting for me to decide exactly how I am going to tart up my lovely chaise, I have started a new hand stitching, pretty. Now before you chastise me about finishing the hand quilting of Floralicious Delight before embarking on something new and fresh, I have been quilting this week, but I ran out of thread.

I confess, I have fell headlong into temptation yet again. With no portable, on-the-go pretty  to stitch  whilst travelling in the car over hill and down dale, I was wanting to have something to hand stitch. I happened upon a quilt called Sweet Sunday. I have seen this sweet quilt out there in cyberspace for a while and have always wanted to fashion one. Besides, this pretty oozes hexies and vintage embroidered linens......so considering I have a penchant for both hexies and sweet linens that were lovingly stitching by women in a bygone era, this quilt had my name on it. It was kismet. You know I am always up for a new hexie quilt. Why, she who has the most hexie quilts wins! =)

Sweet Sunday is a reworked Candied Hexagons design by Emma Di Stefano, of Treehouse Textiles, though I purchased the paper pieces from Tales of Cloth. This pattern has seven templates, consisting of small hexies, diamonds and triangles, which when pieced together form a large hexie. It is a fabulous quilt to use up all those leftover scraps and embroidered pretties from other projects. I might add at this juncture that I am not going to follow the pattern exactly. It wouldn't be me if I couldn't deviate from the straight and narrow path of patterns to explore other possibilities.

For my birthday, my husband gifted me oodles of Liberty Tana Lawn hankies. He knows his wife very, very well, does my husband. I do not believe I could've received a sweeter gift. For time immemorial I have swooned over Liberty fabrics. Liberty designs have always made my heart skip that little bit faster. It is always easy to pick out a Liberty pattern from a sea of other fabrics. So, with the addition of some Japanese Lawns and perhaps other snippets of scraps languishing in my scrap box, I am going to use the Liberty pretties to fashion my Sweet Sunday quilt. Have you seen the Liberty hankies out and about?? Perish the thought that one would wipe one's runny nose on these Liberty pretties!!



Sweet Sunday is a quilt which will not be rushed. It will be one where I steal a few minutes and stitch here and there; and of course stitch this pretty whilst travelling along in the car. I will piece each tiny piece bit by bit whenever the mood takes me. Another sweet quilt which enables me to dive head first into my many suitcases of embroidered linens which it seems I have been collecting forever. I am always delighted to revisit my plethora of vintage linens. Always delighted to gaze upon the exquisite needlework lovingly stitched in gentler times.  Delighted too, to play with oodles of Liberty fabrics, and once again play with itty bitty snippets of pretty fabrics.

Thank you so much for popping by my little place. May you enjoy a sweet Sunday sprinkled with beauty. As for me, I am off for a lazy Sunday drive with my husband....and a little Sweet Sunday stitching as the picturesque landscape rolls by.

Until the next time...............



Linking this week to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching.

54 comments:

  1. Beautiful Liberty hankies, they will be perfect for your Sweet Sunday quilt! Enjoy hand quilting while traveling ;)

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  2. Oh, your embroidered hexies are beauties, it's always a joy to visit your blog. You are really spoiled by your dear husband, he really knows how he can surprise you.
    Wish you a very nice Sunday. ♥

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    1. My husband is a dear, Loes, who always knows the perfect gift to put a smile in my day. Thank you for your sweet visit, lovely lady. KimXx

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  3. What a feast for the eyes---even gets my non-sewing heart going!

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    1. Liberty fabrics will do that to one's heart, Sandi. =) There are so many gorgeous patterns in gorgeous hues. Thank you for popping by. KimXx

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  4. Oh No dear Kim .... those hankies are way, way too nice to blow ones nose on!!! Perish the thought! They are just beautiful & I love them hanging on your ric rac line. I look forward to seeing this beauty come to life at your hands my friend xx

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  5. Oh, a new quilt in the works! I have not heard of Liberty hankies, but my how pretty they are! I am really looking forward to seeing this one in the works!

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    1. Thank you, Mary. Aren't the Liberty hankies pretty. All the gorgeous patterns are a vision splendid. KimXx

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  6. My goodness! Don't you just love when a present so beautiful makes your head spin in delight! What a thoughtful and heartfelt gift from your husband Kim!!
    And I couldn't believe my eyes at the amazing use of those mind blowing pieces of fabric on the windows - you have "installed" a true piece of art there!
    Have a blessed Sunday Kim! No clouds or dark skies can cast a shadow on the beauty of your soul, your garden and your wonderful hexies!

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  7. Hi Kim, I also like Liberty fabrics. How wonderful to have such vintage linings. Have looked at this pattern on the internet it is so pretty. Look forward to seeing your quilt I am sure it will be wonderful as always.
    Best wishes Kay c xx

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    1. 'Tis hard not to love Liberty fabrics, Kay. Each and every pattern is so pretty. I have always said my gorgeous collection of vintage linens is my 'dowry of cloth', an inheritance for my daughters, though I don't think they are as enamoured with them as I. =) Thank you for your lovely thoughts and words, Kay. I hope you are enjoying a fabulous weekend. KimXx

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  8. The hexies are lovely! The embroideries are perfect! What a wonderful new project!

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  9. Since discovering your beautiful blog I've been enthralled. I have only ever made one quilt, about 20 years ago. A cheap polycotton log cabin; all by hand as I don't have a sewing machine. You can see it on my blog under 'pretty little things' Despite it cobbled together cheapness it's still going strong and is currently on our bed for the winter. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful quilts. Best, Jane x

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  10. Really an enchanting blog...Fabulous flowers,gorgeous fabrics,amazing embroideries and so much creativity and talent...Your blog is to die for!I know I am being repetitive but what can I do...It is a pleasure stopping by!

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    1. As always, you delight my day, lovely Maristella, with your sweet visit and sweet, sweet words. Thank you so much! Kim Xx

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  11. I agree beautiful liberty fabric. When I lived in London I used to always pop into there shop and lust after there gorgeous fabrics and gifts! And the fabric seems to cry out hexies

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  12. I love a project that is portable and your new quilt project sounds perfect! It will be so fun to create each block from all of your lovely fabric - so many choices!! Also, I’m not going to say anything about finishing up one project before starting another. As you know, I always have several things going at one time. Variety is the spice of life, right? I’ve been working on machine quilting my square know quilt and find it more challenging than I’d thought. It’s good to try new things, though. I’ve already purchased my new project and will share it this week before we head off to warmer temperatures for awhile. Enjoy your beautiful world, hear Kim!! Zenda

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  13. Those Liberty fabrics are gorgeous. I like that you are going to use them in that pretty quilt patter.

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  14. Beautiful fabrics! I like your rick rack clothesline!

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  15. Gorgeous project, and fabrics. What a sweet husband. Love seeing your beautiful pictures!

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  16. I will delight in seeing the progress made on Sweet Sunday. Beautiful fabrics and lovely linens. You are so clever with your presentations as in hanging the hankies in the windows of your shed (not sure that's the correct designation).
    Pat

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  17. Oh My! Your new quilting adventure is going to be gorgeous!! I want to come play in your cases of vintage linens. :) It will be fun to watch your progress on this beauty. Enjoy!

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  18. What a lovely post!....and now I know that I will be on the lookout for embroidered hankies and pillowcases

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  19. Your posts are always so sunny and inspiring. The Liberty hankies are lovely. Have a good week.
    Marion

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    1. I am always delighted to beam a little sunny inspiration your way, lovely Marion. Thank you for your beautiful visit. Kim Xx

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  20. Siempre me gusta leer tus publicaciones, transmites tu pasión por las flores y las telas.
    Cierto que tu marido te conoce bien, ésos pañuelos que te ha regalado, hummmm....... y tus hexies me parecen muy, muy bonitos. BESICOS.

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  21. Such lovely Liberty hankies I didn't know they were available. What a wonderful hubby to go out and find them for you! Looking forward to seeing your pretty new project come to life, each gorgeous step of the way. As always, your blog is a delight to read.

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  22. The Liberty Hankies are lovely. The hankies will make a beautiful quilt. I look forward to your posts. They are always so lovely and pretty. Thy are a comfort to see and read. Enjoy the week.
    Marilyn

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    1. Lovely Marilyn, your beautiful words and sweet visit always sprinkle a pretty touch to my day; thank you. I don't seem to know how to do anything other than 'pretty' do I. Oh well, I won't fight it....I will just keep on keeping on, shall I?? =) May your week be sprinkled with lovely moments, sweet lady. Kim Xx

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  23. Heavenly flowers! Are we in the Garden of Eden? The hankies are just perfect. Can't wait to see your creation!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. No, not quite the Garden of Eden, lovely Jann, but pretty close. =) Can you just imagine what the Garden of Eden was like?? Thank you for your sweet comments, my beautiful friend. I think of you often sweet lady. Kim Xx

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  24. Sweet Sunday will be lovely made in those Liberty fabrics! It looks like you're having fun fussy cutting for your shapes, too. I enjoyed all your pretty photos!

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  25. I've never seen or heard about Liberty hankies. They sure are beautiful. I always enjoy your beautiful, colourful posts. Thelma.

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  26. A wonderful & thoughtful birthday gift of Liberty Tana Lawn Hankies! I did not know there was such a thing. It is a lovely sight to view them swaying merrily in your summer breezes. What fun you will have making one of your pretty projects if you dare to cut into them. It's a good thing to reuse sweet vintage embroideries. Much better than having them stored away in a drawer where no one can appreciate. Hope you enjoyed your Sweet Sunday drive!

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  27. Never seen so much beauty in one post! The little rick rack clothesline with all the pretty hankies and colored pins, oh my, only you! It all is so beautiful. Such pretty fabrics.

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  28. Oh my word, Kim, Sweet Sunday is going to be such a beautiful quilt, and I look forward to seeing the progress. What you've done so far is so YOU! The hankies that your dear sweetheart gave you for your birthday, are just so pretty. They look so lovely hanging on the rick rack clothes line, and lining the windows. I know you're in fabric heaven! God bless you as you create something fabulous. xx

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  29. I absolutely adore Liberty prints. My daughter hosts trunk shows for a children's clothing line that used a lot of Liberty. They're always so beautiful! Your hexies are absolutely marvelous! I especially love the one with the little teacup embroidered within its sides!! ♥

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  30. Kim, your command for color is only surpassed by your command with needle and thread! So gorgeous. Happy belated birthday, and those Liberty hankies were the perfect gift for you! Your displays are intoxicating!

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    1. Yes, Rita, my sweet husband could not have given me a more perfect gift. I have always hankered after some sweet Liberty fabric. Having waxed lyrical over Liberty all our married life, I guess he thought now was the time, just to keep me quiet. =) Your beautiful words have made me soar through my day....thank you. Kim Xx

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  31. Oh my isn't your hubby ever sweet, you know they are listening when they get you just what you want, I so love the patterns and colors to work with. oh my are you actually piecing the hexies, that looks hard, but oh so pretty! I love the little hexies with the stitching, oh how fun that would be to find all those little goodies in the quilt, making it extra special. I hope you enjoyed your drive and the sewing of your sweet quilt!

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  32. "I might add at this juncture that I am not going to follow the pattern exactly. It wouldn't be me if I couldn't deviate from the straight and narrow path of patterns to explore other possibilities." This was spot-on to my adage whenever it comes to a pattern. I've gotten myself into hot water when taking classes because I always want to change-up things!! :) Having handwork to do in the car is most definitely a splendid reason for beginning something new. Can't wait to see what you design - you sure do have a good start on things. My grandmother was a master crocheter and when things were dissipated after her death, many of the damaged items were sent to the sale. Oh, how I wish I had those items in my stash even though I'm tickled pink that I've got a nice array of things she made and which I use constantly. Have a great week, Kim.

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  33. Sweet Sunday is quite a quilt - and your Liberty is going to be perfect. Of course you have to change it up; that's a given. I once signed up help a designer make sure her pattern was correct. I realized that's the worse decision ever! I can't do a quilt just like someone else. I don't want to make a copy. I must put my own spin on it. Your spin on things is just wonderful. I love it.

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  34. birthday?? did we know about this birthday?? wish you a happy birthday??, i cannot remember...

    the zig-zag clothes line, the colorful clothes pins and the fabric...oh the fabric, everything is just precious!! i completely understand you starting a new project that is portable. i always have to have something i can work on in the car!!

    sweet sunday, a day that can not be rushed, a quilt that should not be rushed!!!

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  35. The hankies are so pretty!
    Lovely hexies you are makingfrom vintage finds. I especially love the dove and the ladies and the wee grape hyacinths.

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    1. It's hard for me to pick a favourite embroidery, Dixie...I love them all...BUT....if I had to choose, there is a smile in my heart when I look at the pretty grape hyacinths, as my beautiful mum stitched it many, many years ago. Every time I look at her stitcheries they make me smile as they are filled with many sweet memories. I don't have many heirlooms of hers, so this is special. Though of course, those beautiful ladies come very close. Thank you for your sweet visit, lovely lady. Kim Xx

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  36. I'm pretty sure I would swoon over those fabrics too! What pretty hankies! You definitely have a very sweet husband. Your little hexies are so beautiful!

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    1. They are swoonable, aren't they, Annie. As for my sweet husband, I am thinking I may just well keep him for a littler longer. =) Thank you for your sweet visit. Kim Xx

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  37. Kim - you never need to apologize for starting another delightful project, especially when it is backlit by your vibrant flowers and gardens. I am in love with your vintage collection - I really must do more of this type of embroidering - it takes me back to a gentler age. And how blessed you are to have a hubby that knows you well! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  38. Lovely collection of Liberties, Kim! Your husband certainly knows you well. Sweet Sunday will certainly be a very sweet quilt indeed. I can tell already. Enjoy!

    -Soma

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  39. Hi Kim! Did you get my email about the Jolly Postman? I was just wondering if you wanted to play along. It just means receiving him in the mail, continuing his story and mailing him back to me. You'd be the last of 7 or so stops (he would come to you from Ireland). No worries at all if you don't want to! xo
    Wow! Those fabrics! Drool! Gorgeous goings on at your patch!

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  40. Hello Kim,

    Oh my goodness what a delightful project this one will be. I was excited to see your sweet peas in bloom. They just don't grow well if at all for me. What seed do you use? Of course your climate would be perfect for growing them rather than the sunny dry wheatbelt of Western Australia.

    Have fun stitching.
    Bev.

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  41. I didn't realize Liberty made hankies - how wonderful - and even more wonderful that your DH 'gets' you and picked something that would be so very perfect for you. And don't feel badly about starting a new project because isn't there an old saying that variety is the spice of life?

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