Hi, my name is Elga and I live in South Africa. I love dollhouses and miniatures. My two biggest passions are furniture making and embroidery and of course the two combined. Welcome and enjoy browsing my blog.
I spent the last month in stitching a chair seat, the two finished ones I stitched more than a year ago, long before I started my blog. There will be six in total, they are destined for six dining room chairs that will be made somewhere in the next year or so. I get bored easily so I chose this chart with six different animals :-)
When I saw the rug chart with the birds I knew it would go perfectly with chair seats. I made sure that I used some of the same colors for the rug and the Queen Anne chair seats to tie them all into a coordinating color scheme.
I started a hexagon quilt after a lot of talk on the subject over at the Petitpointer group, I am making it with the traditional English Paper Piecing method, one hexagon measures 1cm (3/8") from flat side to flat side, I am basing mine on an antique quilt from the 1800's. If you think making a dollhouse quilt with such small hexagons is crazy have a look here, it is almost unbelievable BUT definitely stunning!!!!!
I am married and the mother of two grown up daughters plus two dogs and two cats. I love working with my hands and enjoy furniture making, petit point, doll making, crochet and knitting and I am also building a dollhouse to house all my treasures.