A big Happy New Year to everyone.
I for one have been looking forward to that calendar turning over...so many things went wrong in 2016 so we are glad to see the last of it!

On a brighter note, although I dont like summer that much,
I do however love December and January because that is my time at home to create, begin and hopefully  finish off those projects for the coming business year.

I managed to get the mini pineapple quilt quilted..

"Autumn Garden" has been basted and ready for quilting...

I am still finishing the quilting on the last border of " The Chatsworth Quilt"...I am beginning to wonder if it will ever be finished with!

Oh ...and i thought I would begin a new project!....I have been making some lovely felted wool items (see my last post)...and am hooked!...so here is a little peek at "Delightful Things".....pattern coming soon.

My progress on " Charlotte " is coming along....the centre is complete and I am now beginning work on the next round of borders....but this is another story!


End of another year

2016 is almost done and I am enjoying being at home and catching up on sewing and other things in readiness for 2017....talk about wishing time away!

Apart from working on new patterns of my own I have been making shop samples for patterns I will be stocking early next year ....

Just love these cute items from Hatched and Patched....I thoroughly enjoyed making all of them....however I am not a fan of zippers!....note to self....must practice  more!

Loving this "all in one" carry bag for all of your sewing projects.....I just loved using the hankie linen for this project and of course the lovely "Regent street lawns" from Moda.

My terrible efforts at Christmas decorating this year, is as you can see just that!
Thankfully I was saved by a friend who gave me these lovely retro fruit decorations and the wonderful candle holder that I have filled with red and white pips....not too shabby after all.

So...hoping that everyone has a safe and happy holiday season and will see you on the other side in 2017.


Re Coloured...Re Printed and Beautiful!!

Marcus Bros have done it again....
"Old Sturbridge Village Anniversary Collection" by Judy Rothermel
 is now in store and won't disappoint.

Here are four of my absolute favourites.....Great for fussy cutting and borders....

I have certainly taken my "Cut" from these, so why not get yours....

Click Here to view the whole range and to purchase.


Hi everyone....Just a quick note to let all of you know what has been happening here at Cherry Pie Designs over the last 3 weeks.....we decided to take a short break and hop on over the ditch to New Zealand and visit our son who has recently moved there. One week into our holiday on the Gondola in Queenstown I slipped on ice and broke my leg....the remaining 9 days were spent in Invercargill having surgery on this leg...I am now happy to report that we are home and glad to be here. We cannot thank the management and staff at the Scenic Hotel Group Queenstown... the Queenstown Medical Centre and Lakes District Hospital, the staff at the Bella Vista Motel in Invercargill.... and the fantastic nursing staff and doctors in the Invercargill base hospital for looking after us during this frustrating time....Finally our travel insurance company who organized our flights home (with upgrades), car and driver at the airport and their professionalism........Travel Insurance "Don't leave home without it"!!

At this point I will continue to be open on a Tuesday and Thursday BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. You may have to serve yourself though..LOL

Business will be as usual via the website however service may be a little slower than normal.

Remember if you shop on line and spend over $100 your postage is FREE (within Australia) so why not take advantage of this.


Having a holiday

I am taking some time to have  a little break in the middle of the year.....just lately this has not been achieved because I simply have not made the time.....Well now I have and I cant wait....
We are going off to see our son who has temporarily (I hope) relocated to another country.

Just can't wait to see him and this new place he is calling home at the moment.

And of course I will be taking some stitching with me...

I have made another one of these little cuties and hope to get some more done while we are away.

New fabrics have just arrived from the International Quilt Study Group there is "Provencale"
which is available now online....
Click here to view more

and a lovely new range from French General....Ville Fleurie
so yummy!
Click here to see more.

So please note that the shop will be closed from 18th May and will reopen 7th June.
You can still shop on line but these orders will not be dealt with until the 7th June.

Hope the rain is fall for those who need it most.


Springwood Community Quilt Show

I am home again after 4 lovely days in the Blue Mountains at Springwood.
The Springwood Community Quilt Show never disappoints and this year was no exception.

The weather was just perfect...except for a little rain on Friday afternoon which certainly did drop the temperature a degree or two.

I was excited to see another version of my Turkish Delight pattern hanging in the show. Beautifully made by Jeanette McKechnie and machine quilted by Suzie Anderson of Leura Quilting.

Such an assortment of beautifully hand and machined quilts were on display with certainly something for everyone's taste.

As there is each year, there was a diverse range of shops  for the visitors to enjoy, selling everything from fabrics, notions, finished items, china and antique items....I certainly came home with one or two little extras.

So I hope that you have enjoyed a small glimpse of a great show.....

Oh and of course I have managed to do a little stitching on the Sunday whilst I was there...

and now I can't stop....stayed tuned.


"On the road again"!

This past 2 weekends has just been non stop!
Weekend before last was the lovely Fairholme Quilters Exhibition..... A little bit of rain did not dampen the event.

Just loved the quilting in this one....

Last weekend was the Caroline Bay Quilters Exhibition..... lots of sunshine for this weekend. A fabulous array of quilts at this event which is only held every second year. So for those of you who missed out you will have to wait now until 2018!

And this weekend I am off to Springwood for the annual community quilt show...
So come along to the show....I will have lots of $10 p/m fabrics as well as a wonderful tray of bargain fabric bundles and patterns....but be quick...they won't last long!

The Chatsworth Quilt and Bubble and Squeak will be on show with patterns available.

For this weekend only there will be a saving of 20% on the next post out for the American Reproduction Fabric club for new members who sign up at the show.

See you there