Wednesday, April 21, 2010

This and That!!

After returning from Perth this week there was
some lovely mail waiting for me to open.

Look at the range of great siggy's .     



Also one of my blogging friends, Polly, had sent me patterns from USA to make "Tuffets".

This is a whole new way of using up TINY scraps. The centre shoo fly block in the B/W tuffet has blocks 1" square. Even though they were time consuming to make I really enjoyed the end result.


Thank You Polly.
Remember this Photo???

Some time ago some of the ladies from The Patch were in a swap with the ladies from the
Narromine quilting group. We exchanged 3 FQ's ribbons buttons and notions. Oh we also sent along our favorite pkt of sweets and a small gift.


This what my partner Gai sent to me.  I think a little mouse ate some of the "Chicos" before I got a chance to take a photo .LOL
The brown fabric, laces and bells are Gai's and the beautiful blue FQ's were my pressie.

My swap has reached it's destination so now I am able to post Gai's finished piece.






18 comments:

  1. Cute siggies for sure. Now those Tuffets are adorable!
    What a lovely package from Gai!
    I have to say I am envious of her having that pretty stitchery quilt made by you!!
    looks like fun was had by all!
    Hugs,
    Lola

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  2. What a cute stitchery you made. So creative with the little bits of lace, scissors, etc. Gai is very lucky to hang this at her house. I think the tuffets are so cute. I haven't made any yet, but want to.

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  3. Lovely siggies and your little tuffets are adorable. Are they addicting?

    Your swap with Gai sounds like it was fabulous. What fun!

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  4. Great mail Maria, better than coming home to bills..
    Love the tuffets..and beautiful stitchery.
    Julia ♥

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  5. Hi Maria!
    Your work is certainly inspiring! I love the little wall hanging- it is supercalafragalistic -X-P - owl a docious! LOL
    Also love the little purse with the flowers = love the colors.
    I almost fell over because you noticed my shirt I was wereing! That was REALLY cool! You really have quiet an EYE for detail! Thank you so very much!

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  6. my what pretty "siggy" blocks you got in the mail---and I love the little sampler you did for the swap--and did you really make those tuffets---they are soooo cute--way to go girl!!!
    Hugs, Di

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  7. Maria, you've been a busy girl again. Love the stitchery and the tuffets are very cool.
    Ab

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  8. Love what you made for Gai....it will look fantastic in Gai's sewing room...

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  9. Terrific work Mary, I bet Gai is thrilled with that little wall hanging

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  10. Those tuffets are so lovely and I bet Gai is delighted with her wall hanging.

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  11. Maria, they are so cute!! Good job, you!! Polly :-)

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  12. I cant believe you have already made tuffets....I got the pattern at christmas aND Still havent made any.......
    I love your little quilt......so sweet.

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  13. Your work is sterrific and I love the siggies!
    Micki

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  14. Hi Maria
    I think I might be ending the week successfully because I finally made it to my sewing room!
    I had a brief moment of being dazed, but I finally got it worked out.
    It has puzzled me in the past why I start off with good luck and then it is like I get "stuck". Having the blog has helped me understand that a little better.
    IF I have several projects cut out - I am in a better plan as to how to accomplish what I hope to be my goal. But when I finish what I have cut out - it kind of stuns me as I attempt to "balance" myself so I can start a new project? Kinda nutty - but I have always been a little nutty alway. :)
    I would be curious to see if you feel that way when you finish a project - until you figure out what will be your new project? Or, do you keep a couple of different ones ongoing ?
    Thank you for coming for a visit! I love it.

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  15. Well I am up and working and think all is ok on my blog now! thanks for the hints cheers

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  16. Hi Maria !

    I was wondering IF you have any tulips too?

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  17. Hi Maria
    I think all the rain that stayed away from your celebrations -decided to come our way!We had water running down on both sides of our house this afternoon.

    I told DH that I owed that to my grandparents because when we moved here I asked the builders to put it as close to the spot where my grandparents house had burnt down - so I feel like they are still - kinda protecting me.

    Hope you are well.
    hugs

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