Delightful Things....

I am so excited to have my first finish and new pattern for 2017!
"Delightful Things" is my first pattern that includes felted wool applique and I just love using this method....I think I will have to do more!

Made with scraps from my stash for the hexagons nothing has gone to waste!
I made good use of all of those tiny little bits that I just can't bear to throw away.

And there is a surprise on the inside.....

I just couldn't stop!

Pattern and kits are available now on the website...
Click here to learn more.

Bally Hall

I just wanted to share that "Bally Hall" by Di Ford Hall will be here next week....well all but 6 items....these will be delivered by 20th if you would like to secure your pieces then pop on over to the website and place your order.....Oooo so lucious!....Here is a taste....

Click here to view the others....


A big Happy New Year to everyone.
I for one have been looking forward to that calendar turning 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! 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 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.