Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year 2015!!!!

Long over due for a Post, I thought I would welcome 2015 and get back to Blogworld.

I hope you have all had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year and hope that 2015 will be a good year.

Just reflecting on some of things I have done in 2014 and havent yet posted I thought I would post some pics to prove that I really have been stitching throughout!!!

In fact all my spare minutes are spent stitching.
Doing a BOM which restricts posts has kept me quiet in blogland in 2014.

so..... for the things that got me sidetracked on the way!:'

Pincushions have been my distraction!!!!

This was a little cat one that I have been itching to do for a while now.

then was this little number I picked up in the "scrap" pile:

so... with a little bit of Japanese influenced diversion I "dawnified" it:

and then.... I had this one from Hatched and Patched and Sydney Craft show a few years back.
It has been sitting in my sewing room for sooo long even with the hexies waiting for to be stitched.. but epp not my favourite choice, it got waylaid.  Anyway turtle was ever so pleased when I got him together and said..... it's about time!!!

and then there was :

a little sewing kit

and next some Santa Stitching :

and also this little Hatched and Patched pattern just in time for Christmas

Well that wraps up the past 4 months of stitching that I havent posted
except of course the BOM that has been in progress.

Now off I go to find the next project....
I wonder what it is going to be????

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Missing From Blogland... Agan!!!!!

Well, I did have some pics at Sydney airport before I left to prove I had my stitching with me, however, cannot find those pics.

I have just returned from the most a m a z i n g trip - something that hubby and I have wanted to do for many years, and we decided t his was year.

We have just returned from a fabulous River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam.
I have to say it was just fabulous.

Now - it is all back to reality.
Of course I havent lost my passion for Stitching, however can say that there I didnt get as near much as what I had planned and took with me as was constantly distracted from the gorgeous Scenerery.

I did manage to find a couple of Patchwork shops though so was beside myself.
Something that I have wanted to do for many years.
Thought I would share a pic.

This is the first Patchwork shop I found.
It was in Rothenburg , Germany
Just love the buildings around here.

Shop was closed for lunch, but luckily opened a few hours later,
so you can sense yes I was first in the door!!!

And this was the lovely lady who served me.
We did well with the language barrier.
ie I showed how much I wanted and she cut.

Then in Amsterdam I was excited to find this shop::

until..... I read the opening hours.
It Was Thursday!!!!! and they  opened, frustration plus!!!!
and we were leaving the next day - grrrrrr

then .... just next door was this lovely little shop!!!!
I didnt think it would appeal, until I walked in

 So ,  naturally I had to go in, and of course I couldnt leave there without purchasing, so purchase a Quiltmania book and I was served by this delightful lady.

 Now best I get back on track and get back to Stitching.!!!!!!'

Stitching pics soon - I hope!!!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Long weekend - and some Retail Therapy!!!!

I have been doing a little bit of retail therapy and stocking on my favourite style - some gorgeous Japanese fabrics

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Chooky Party - update no 3 - Tah Dah!!! - Finished

I have been working on a Natalie Bird's Mouse Pincushion since  last weekend, and am pleased to report in that I have now have this finished.

I must say that it is  h u g e, so  there is no way I will lose this one.

It was fun to make and actually took a lot longer than I initially thought, but am pleased with the outcome.

And as per normal a few "dawnifications":

Monday, June 9, 2014

What a Lovely surprise!!!!!

I have said many times that I continually get blown away by the friendships and generosity with people on blogworld.

I had a pretty terrible week with various things and also the sad departure of a little dog that we have had for over 15 years,  and as I pulled up in the driveway in Friday I saw a package.
I knew that I hadnt ordered anything, but am alway excited when something arrives in t he mail
and look - it was this:

 All wrapped up and I couldnt wait to see what "surprise" was inside"
It instantly put a smile on my face and I was just blown away.

It is a gorgeous Pincushion , which has been created by  woodturned timber .
I had first seen this on Dory's table at a recent workshop that I attended.
I thought wow - how lucky are these ladies having one of these each that Cheryl generously   given them,  and walked away shaking my head thinking how amazing blogworld is that special friendships have been formed all via blogland and that when if the opportunity arises that they meet, then it is like catching up with an old friend!!!  

I didnt think for a minute that I would be that lucky to have one too.

How delighted was I to receive this from the lovely

What a great unexpected surprise!!!

Thank you so very  much
Love it.

Chooky's Party update with progress.......

What was I thinking???
anyone that knows me well knows that I hate doing Hexies!!!!
and here I am at it again!!!!
 No wonder I had to make morning tea again - to help get me inspired to finish!!!!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Party continues..........

It has been a hectic day celebrating Chooky's 2nd birthday - hope over here to have a look to see the real version!!!

My version has been as follows:
Believe it or not I have been cutting/stitching/sewing all day
and I only  have the following to show.
So much preparation....
think I need a long weekend to get this one finished!!!!!

I hope you are all having a fun weekend stitching and also enjoying the party!!!!!!

Looking forward to seeing the pics and progressions of everyone!!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Celebrating some Stitching!!!!!

Chookyblue  - is celebrating her 2 years of her Chookshed.
She has invited people from all over to join in in cyber space and blogworld.
Hope over here to see.

I have made a start - celebrating here seeing that I cant be there in person.

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