Thursday, December 26, 2013


 Here are the lovely gifts I received from my Secret Santa
 And the inside of the bag
Thank you Melinda and thanks again to Chooky and her helper for another great swap
 My roses
Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas day
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish all my wonderful Blog friends a very Merry Christmas
You have all helped me through some difficult times and I apreciate each and every one of you
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Monday, December 23, 2013

Santa sack number 6

 The last package from Pat has been opened and oh my goodness Love my new table runner
So much work in it and so beautifully done
Of course Pat included some lovely extras
Thank you Pat for being a lovely swap partner and a very generous one
Thanks to swap mama Cheryll as well She puts so much work into these swaps

 We had a huge storm here last night
Sitting inside watching the lightning when all of a sudden our world turned red
It was actually quite eerie and quite beautiful.
 The sky and the air seemed to be red all around our house
The circles you see are actually rain drops
The photos have not captured it all that well
It lasted about 20 minutes
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Sunday, December 22, 2013

More Santa Sack gifts and my ornie

 Parcel 4 contained a fantastic knitted scarf
Cannot wait to wear it  Love the colours
Also included was  2014 pink... one of my favourite colours, an address book aflower pen in it's very own pot and choccies
 And in parcel 5
The most gorgeous heat bag cover
I have been planning to make a cover for my own tatty old bag, so now I don't have to
Mine would certainly not have been this lovely
And a beautiful box (love boxes) full of goodies
 Just realised I have not shown my lovely ornament I received from .Melinda.....melinfulblogspot,com/  in Chookys secret santa swap
Looking forward to opening the main gift on Christmas day
Not long now
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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Day 2 and 3 of Santa Sack gifts and FNSI

 Second parcel contained more lovely goodies
Pat's stitching is superb
Christmas tree wall hanging
Musk sticks Yum
Sticky notes and a friend calender
And lastly a whole book of mug rug patterns. Eat your heart out Shez
Maybe I will join the other girls and make you one from a pattern in my book!

 Gift number 3
A beautifully made  zippered pouch, hand lotion, serviettes, erasible pen and a knitted dish cloth
 For FNSI with Wendy and the girls I practised my embriodery skills
Trying to teach myself bullion stitch so I can sew the lavender
If that fails I may make them with french knots
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Friday, December 20, 2013

Blown Away..... Opening Day

 Yesterday was opening day in Cheryll's Santa Sack Swap
My partner was Pat and to say she has totally spoilt me would be an understatement.
I have decided to show you one gift at a time over the next few days
Day 1
Just look what I received
The most gorgeous bag and it was full of goodies
A lovely cup, some shortbread, a key ring and the prettiest fold up shopping bag
Thank you so much Pat

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Monday, December 16, 2013

I Got Some too

 I received a little Christmas parcel from Cheryll our dear swap mum
I was going to leave them under the tree till Christmas day, but seeing everyone else opened their parcels... well whats a girl to do?
I feel very priveleged that Cheryll sent me these
Thank you
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Thursday, December 12, 2013


 Not much sewing happening here
I did manage to finish this one Have been working on it for ages Don't know why it took me so long to get around to finishing it , but happy that I have
A few Christmas lunches have been happening
Still unsettled weather so not much gardening
And that's about it
I think I am just being lazy!
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Santa Sack gifts are here and a couple of Finishes

 My Santa Sack gifts have arrived from Pat. 
 If the packaging is anything to go by Iam in for a real treat. Almost to nice to unwrap Almost!!
 I made a pattern folder for a Khris Kringle gift

 Another smaller quilt from Lorraine's clothes
This one is for my daughter Lynda for Christmas
 And recycled some cards that were to nice to throw away
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

12" Flower Mini is hanging in My lounge room

 My lovely Flower mini has arrived this morning all the way from Sweden
Made by the lovely Carin of   
Love the colours she has used Bright and cheerful
Thank you Carin and thank you Cheryll for another fun swap

 Strawberries and icecream for tea
Strawberries from our very productive strawberry patch
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Flower Mini

 Seems a while since my last post Where does the time go?
This is the 12" flower mini that I made for????
Can't say who as yet as she has not received it
Iam starting to worry a little as I sent it some time ago
Maybe it is just the Christmas mail being slow
Last week we were flooded in
Yesterday was quite hot
Getting a bit done in the garden while the weather is being kind We are supposed to get more showers today
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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Garage Sale bargain and what I did while sewing with my friends

 I'am a little late in showing what I sewed on Friday night when once again I joined with Cheryll and the girls for some special sewing time
Yesterday dawned a beautiful sunny day (Shame it did not last Blowing a gale and raining this morning) so we did the rounds of some garage sales
I got all this for $5.00 A huge piece of backing fabric was in the bag
The other fabric is a decent size too
 I have had these stitcheries done for a while so on Friday night I put them together and so another Christmas gift done
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Monday, October 28, 2013

Stitching in the bad weather

 We have just returned from two very relaxing weeks holiday
We used our caravan which we have owned for about six years for the second time
The weather was lousy while we were away I think the only thing we did not get was snow
The wind blew a gale ,rain, hail and one day in the 30s
Any way while relaxing in the van I managed a good bit of stitching
My grand daughter has requested a horse quilt so I have made a start
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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Just finished

 I have just finished this framed stitchery which will be a gift for a special friend for Christmas
I found the pattern in an old edition of Handmade and it is a Clare Bower design
Next week we are heading off in the caravan for a couple of weeks of R and R
Looking forward to it
Spent a lovely day in the garden today
The weather is much improved
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Sunday, October 6, 2013


 Bit late in showing what I got up to on Friday night when I joined Cheryll and the girls for a lovely night of sewing
I stitched the binding down on this Charity quilt
Thanks again Cheryll for the motivation
Thank goodness the weather is starting to improve
The winds have been horrific and we have lots of trees down so a big clean up to follow
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Thursday, September 26, 2013


 I have finished my Aussie table runner
One for the present box
A wild old day here today
Damaging winds was the forecast
Hubby says we already have one tree down over a fence and two large branches.
Me? Iam not going out to look
Staying inside by the nice warm fire doing some stitching
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Saturday, September 21, 2013


 Last night I joined Wendy and the girls for a fun night of stitching
I started work on this table runner
The pattern is in the latest edition of Handmade.
Another lovely pattern by Anorina Morris
Off to see what others got up to last night
See Ya
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