Saturday, May 16, 2015

FNSI Results….

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Friday night saw me working on block four of my “Scandinavian Roses” BOM, still lots to do on this one. Pop over to Wendy's and see what everyone else got up to last night, I’ll be seeing what everyone else got up to later tonight with a cuppa  as I’ll be taking this stitchery and my red willow blanket to Geelong today to meet up with friends I haven’t seen for a few months at the “Geelong Patch work & Quilter’s Quilt in” and I’ll be taking my camera so lots of pictures coming up soon see you when I get back Smile

Saturday, May 9, 2015

First finish for May….

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Finally made something for myself Smile I couldn’t resist making myself one of Gail Pan’s Cottage Garden Thread holder after making one for Cheryl's birthday recently and of course it had to be in red & white LOL! So one finish for OPAM.

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I’ve also been steadily working on this blanket, crocheting up my squares during my lunch breaks at work and stitching another couple of rows on in the evening while watching a spot of TV to make up it up to row seven, just ten more rows and it will be done! MMMMmmm that means another 170 squares still to be made yikes! I’d better get my skates on….I really can’t wait to see this one on my bed!!

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I’ve also been doing some slow stitching on block four of my Scandinavian Roses BOM which is coming along nicely, so as you can see I’ve been keeping myself busy over the past week or two Smile

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

What I made for Cheryl….Hexie swap

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This is what I made and sent to Cheryl for our first swap with our group FHF Swaps… A snowman themed hexie runner as I know Cheryl loves snowmen, a hexie themed fat 1/4, a cottage garden thread in the same colour I used to stitch her hexie runner with, a candle and a block of yummy chocolate. I’ve heard back from Cheryl and she loves everything I made and sent to her so now it’s onto our next swap which is for a ruler cover Smile

Monday, May 4, 2015

Hexie swap revealed!!

My fabulous hexie parcel arrived with my birthday gift from none

other than our Swap Momma extraordinaire Cheryll so I’ve waited very patiently to open this parcel LOL…… and then because of the week I’ve just had I actually didn’t open it till after the deadline!

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Here it is all wrapped up waiting for me to patiently open it……not!

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I finally ripped it open to reveal all these gorgeous hexie goodies!!!

 

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Here is a closer look at all the beautiful hexie’s Cheryll sent me, not one pouch but three pouches in different sizes for all my numerous projects on the go…..how did Cheryll know this?? I thought it was a well kept secret Smile

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I love the little hexie scissor fob……

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This beautiful pouch was full of hexie papers and hexie templates,I was  sooooo spoilt by Cheryll!

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I just have to show you the back of this gorgeous pouch…. isn’t it just beautiful! Thank you so much Cheryll for making our first Friends Having Fun Swaps for 2015 such a fun swap! Sending lots of 0000 & XXXX’s your way Smile

I would also like to send a big thank you to Peg and Shez our swap Momma’s for this swap for all the hard work they do behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly! Now to get to work on swap number two which is a ruler case, anyone have any suggestions on where I could find a pattern for one???

Sunday, May 3, 2015

FNWF Results….

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This is what I decided to work on for FNWF, block 4 of my “Scandinavian Roses” BOM by Rosalie Quinlan….. still a long way to go yet, but a start at least.

I also forgot  to show you a photo of block three that I’ve completed, so here’s a picture below for you…. All done and dusted, now to prep blocks five and six so I have them ready to work on when block four is done Smile

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Update…..

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I’ve added the 5th row and decided to try and take another photo in daylight to show this blankets true colour which is  a deep red, loving how this one is going together so quickly Smile

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

More birthday gifts….

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From Wendy

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and From Tarnyia who are members of the fat 1/4 birthday swap I’ve been in for the last couple of years                                                                                                                  

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From my hubby, I only asked for the pattern after seeing Wendy's on her blog      and asking her where she bought it as hubby had asked for some ideas on what to get me. Super spoilt!                                                                                                                           

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From my sister Anne…..The most delicious hand knitted dish cloths, red and white spotted lidded  jars full of colourful spools of ribbons

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Look at all these yummy fabrics hiding inside the  Paris themed box…. my hubby and my sister both know me very well. I told you I was spoilt rotten for my birthday!!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

FNSI Results….

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Friday night saw me sitting and sewing with Wendy and all the other girls who joined in for the night attaching another two rows of squares to this blanket using the “Willow” block by Jan Eaton…..this is a picture of the rows folded up on top of each other.

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So two rows became four by the time I went to bed Friday night, this blanket will be 17 x 17 for a total of 289 squares and will be for my bed when finished, I’m hoping it will turn out as I’ve imagined it but time will tell Smile I haven’t had a chance to pop over  to Wendy's and see what everyone else got up to Friday night but hopefully tomorrow I’ll get the chance to sit with a cuppa a and lose a couple of hours seeing what everyone else got up to after I get a few things done in the morning Smile

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Birthday gifts sent…..OPAM for April

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I’ve been busy making secret birthday gifts for a couple of friends but couldn’t show them till now, this Cottage garden thread holder I made for Cheryl using French General fabrics. Cheryl’s birthday is the day before mine so I stitched this up in March but couldn’t put it in my totals for OPAM as I didn’t want to spoil the surprise Smile

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Here is the inside which I filled with cherry ripes and Cottage Garden threads, it was a very special birthday for Cheryl this year and as such she needed something extra special!

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Another secret gift I was working on in March was for Ondrea whose birthday falls the day after mine, so a busy month leading up to my birthday LOL. Ondrea’s favourite colour is purple so I made her an assortment of doilies in purple and included a pretty purple Cottage Garden thread to add to her stash as well as a block of yummy dark chocolate…..so two OPAM finishes which will be added to my side bar for this months OPAM finish list Smile

I’ve had a pretty full week the past week ending with me not feeling too well for most of it and culminating in being decidedly off on Sunday so I’ll apologise to all who have left comments in my previous posts as I just haven’t been well enough to reply or do much of anything this past week and hope you can forgive me Sad smile I’ll try and do another blog post soon time permitting.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

More Birthday pressies……

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Have I ever told you how much I love Shez's beautiful crafty creations?? Well I do and especially this gorgeous mousie pin cushion! I’ve watched with secret jealousy as these beautiful mice have been made by Shez and given away secretly wishing one would come my way and guess what, Miss Mousie in the picture above is now mine all mine!!! I love her Shez but I have a confession to make…..I just can’t see myself ever putting a pin into her I’d be afraid she’d run away if I ever did this so she’s just going to sit on her pedestal and survey my craft room and occasionally be treated to a nibble or two on a piece of cheese I think!

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But wait Shez also included with Miss Mousie some yummy smelling soap and hand soap as well as a hand towel and some gorgeous fat 1/4’s. I have been utterly spoilt by my dear friend Shez ,I am so glad I took the chance to meet up with Shez at our first bloggers meet up so many years ago as I’ve mad some of the best friends through blogging Smile

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Another dear friend who I also met through blogging and our old craft forum Ondrea sent me these beautifully stitched wall hangings, utterly spoilt again!! and see that tiny little bottle? it’s full of hand quilting needles which will come in very handy for all those mini wall hangings I have in mind to do with all my leftover HST’s from other bigger projects. Thanks Ondrea you mad my birthday a very special day Smile

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Cheryl is another dear blogging friend and she also spoilt me by sending me this gorgeous assortment of goodies above, I love the little mini needle book so tiny and perfect for popping in a bag with a to-go project for the car! Cheryl and Ondrea must have got together as Cheryl also gave me a pkt of applique needles which will come in very handy for another birthday gift I received from my hubby. thanks you Cheryl I love everything you made/chose to send me and I have to admit the kit kat and lollies are long gone now lol SmileThank you Cheryl for being such a dear friend!

I’ll be beak later this week with a few more pictures of the gifts I received from my hubby and sister Anne. I also want to say thanks to everyone who helped me celebrate my birthday this year it’s been an awesome week for me Smile