Sunday 31 October 2010

OPAM October

One last item for October's OPAM.
A summery pincushion lazing in the mint patch.

Saturday 30 October 2010

Beautiful FRIENDS!

Guess what was waiting for me in the mailbox Friday afternoon? My parcel from the lovely Dawn of dawnhaydesigns filled with FRIENDS Swap Goodness.

Inside the post-pack what did I see?
Seven pretty parcels just for ME!!!!

Dawn was ever so clever and left a clue on each label as to what might be inside.
And what was inside?

F ~ Fabric ... a Lumiere de Noel charmpack ... GORGEOUS!
R ~ Natalie Ross pattern
I ~ Item to use ... a beautiful purse or pouch
E ~ Embroidery Threads
N ~ Needle case with monogram and the cutest little robyn button
D ~ Doll Brooch and Key Holder
S ~ Scissor Fob ... already on my scissors.

A huge THANKYOU to Dawn for a delicious array of goodies.

And what did I send in return?

F ~ Four little parcels
R ~ Roses gift wrap and cards
I ~ a notebook for Inspiration and a little tapemeasure in Inches
E ~ Embroidery Hoop
N ~ Needle/Tread Keeper
D ~ Drawstring Dilly Bag
S ~ Scarf

Another huge THANKYOU to the wonderful Khris for organising the FRIENDS Swap once more. This is the second year I took part and I have been blessed with two lovely ladies whom I am lucky to call friends!

Wednesday 27 October 2010

Colourful Friday ~ Halloween

{If it's not Friday then you may choose not to read this yet :) I'm trying to post date it for Friday morning but it didn't work last time}

Halloween brings to my mind black ... and orange ... and cats.
My girls have their halloween coats on.

I was too slow and missed the witch zooming by on her broom.

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One Flower Wednesdays

How fast does a week go by? It's Wednesday again already!

This little yellow flower is made from 3/4" hexies and is for another pin cushion.

I auditioned some layouts on graph paper and came up with this design. The good thing is that if I go with this layout then I have just the right number of flowers made.

Please ignore the colour layout as I just plonked them down and will have to move them around a bit to even the colour out. I was wondering how a white filler hexie would look but I've always had a green pathway in mind and I do think I prefer the second pic with the green fillers.

Your opinions are most welcome. Not sure yet how to finish the outside off but all in good time.
This top measures 36" across the widest point and 32" from flat side to flat side. Just right for a small round table.
Happy Gardening

Tuesday 26 October 2010

Brutus 3

Another completed Brutus stitchery. Here he is with Sue and Cynthia.

I almost had a cat-tastophy when I learnt that this particular varigated thread had been discontinued. After a few phone calls I managed to track down enough skeins to finish all the stitcheries.
What are you stitching?

Friday 22 October 2010

Colourful Friday ~ Orange

Just a few orange things around my home. Off to town now but I hope to come visit your orange-ness later today.
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Wednesday 20 October 2010

O.F.W. ~ SAHR4

Hooray for Wednesday! ... middle of the week ... I don't go to work on Wednesdays ... and it's One Flower Wednesday.

I've been super busy trying to get the housework done and play with fabrics.

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Some of my fabric play has been for round 4 of SAH Robin.
Why does the camera ... or is it just me? ... make the blocks look wonky?

I've also managed to wrap all the gifts for the FRIENDS Swap and now just need to wait till I can get to the post office.
Off to do some more housework. Atleast I feel like I've achieved something today.

Friday 15 October 2010

Green Friday

Living in the country ... and after all the beautiful rain we've been having ... there is green as far as the eye can see.

Here are a few more green things I found around the house.

Happy Green Day!

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Wednesday 13 October 2010

One Flower Wednesdays

Wednesday again, yipee! Two more flowers to add to my garden.

With all the wet weather we've been having, you'd think I would have more to show for being indoors.

I've been up to my ears in bookwork but made sure I took time out for One Flower Wednesday. So it's back to the books for me ... sadly I can't come visiting your gardens just yet.

Hope you find time to be creative today.

Sunday 10 October 2010

Stitch by Stitch Brutus Appears

In the evenings I like to sit and stitch while glancing at the television now and then. It helps me to wind down from the days rush and bustle.

My second Brutus block from Bronwyn Hayes 'Catalicious' is DONE! And I started on the next one last night.

A stitch a day keeps the troubles away.
Enjoy the weekend!

Saturday 9 October 2010

More Blue Friday

I'm back with more BLUE!

I haven't had time to play with a collage maker yet so I'm still doing it my old fashioned way.
Speaking of time ... I hope that today I can pop round to check out all the blue in blogland
and reply to all the lovely comments. It's always lovely to hear from friends.

Friday 8 October 2010

Colourful Fridays ~ Blue

Well here it is BLUE Friday and of course I'm having trouble uploading ALL the photos.This is half. Hopefully through the day I can get to share the other half.
I'm left wondering ... are there so many blue things around my home because blue is my favourite colour or ... is blue my favourite colour because I am surrounded by it?
I didn't even start on the clothing.

Hope you're having fun with blue. I'll be around to visit soon.

Wednesday 6 October 2010

One Flower Wednesdays

Talk about speed gardening. This little hexie flower was quickly stitched this morning before heading out for the day.

I hope you've had time to 'stop and smell the flowers'.

Happy Gardening

Friday 1 October 2010

Colourful Fridays

Good Morning!
It's RED Friday today!
Robyn has the links to more 'red' delights.
Who else is playing?