Wednesday 28 April 2010

One Flower Wednesdays

My first flower for 'One Flower Wednesday'. I have a collection of hexies already basted ... but ... I made this one right from scratch. When I decide to dip into my stash of hexies, I think I should make atleast two flowers.

Here it is with the other three flowers I had stored in a square take-away container. They've been waiting patienly for another to join them.

One Flower Wednesdays

I found this picture at Valentina's Corner which led me to Journey of a Quilter where Karen is building her garden one flower at a time.
If you're like me and your hexies are feeling left out or forgotten, then take a look see. I'm hoping to make at least one flower each Wednesday and post it here each week.
Happy blooming. :-)

Friday 23 April 2010

Stitchery Proof!

A very quick post ... just to prove that I haven't totally given up on fabric and threads.

Wednesday I made it to our patchwork group and finally made a start on cat-a-licious.

I had an appointment in town first, then finished off some blanket stitching on the vase for Red Delicious Block 4 before threading up for the above.

Of course there was also some chatting and coffee and browsing books and coffee and checking out what everyone else had been up to and chatting. You know how it goes.

Tuesday 6 April 2010

Birthday Goodies

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Easter break spent with loved ones or just relaxing doing what makes you happy.

I'm a little behind the times but here are some gifts from my birthday. DD remembered my hinting and gave me this cake stand so we promptly made a batch of patty cakes to test it out.

BF Kerry is helping my stash grow with these two fat 1/4's and keeping my caffine intake up with this very clever mug. It reads "a clean house is a sign of a wasted life". One of the fat 1/4's also has sayings such as "if you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun!" and "a clean house is the sign of a broken sewing machine".

Being part of Maree's Birthday Fat 1/4 Swap is a lovely way to meet new friends and receive lovely fabrics and treats. Here are the gorgeous fat 1/4's I received from the beautiful ladies in my group. A big thankyou to Shari, Lise, Sheryl, Sandy, Karin and Laurie.

I had to include the pretty cards too.

So with a birthday closely followed by Easter, I must admit that I've had just a little too much chocolate lately, but I'm not complaining.
We've spent the last couple of days carrying out major garden maintenance so my body is less than co-operative today, think I might have an indoors day today.

Friday 2 April 2010

Happy Holidays

This is how my Thursday afternoon finished off ... last day of work ... school holidays begin!

My BF Kerry made this gorgeous bunny for our 'belated Christmas/now Easter' swap. I've named her Lindy Lou and she was keen to help me celebrate.

No I wasn't on a lean when I took this photo ... the stump isn't level!

The chocolates were also from Kerry ... this girl knows me too well!
I'll be back later with pics of my birthday goodies from the girls in our Fat 1/4 swap group.
Happy Easter to All