Monday, November 29, 2010

Finishes for November

I can’t believe that it is nearly the end of the month and time to post my finishes for OPAM

Stella’s Quilt

A Floor Rug for

Mug Mats
One for Me
and one for my

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Secret Santa Swap


Mini Wall Hanging.

Another Fairy  and “ Isaac” the Robot.


004 (2) Oh and three “Huggles” to go to some sick kids in hospital.

I am still busy sewing some Christmas gifts.
So hope they get done and I can post them for December!!!
How are you going with your gift sewing???

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Catching Up!!

It is hard to believe that it has been a week since my last post. Life has been so busy.
After visiting my Kate and Lexie in hospital I drove about 500kms for my retreat in York.

We stay in “The Barn”

and so we have become “The Barn Owls” and these are our banners.
We did a lot of eating , chatting and even managed to do some stitching.

We were woken at 4.45am Sunday by on of the ladies asking us to get up and move our cars as there was a fire in the yard.
Thank goodness for the firemen who responded quickly and put out the flames.

After saying our Goodbyes on Sunday I drove to Perth to stay overnight with my DD2.
I had a great meal and a good nights sleep.Then in the morning it was off home again.
We have some beautiful country to see on the way. At this time of year this tree bursts into flower.
It is called a “Christmas Tree” 


I managed to clock up over a 1000 klms and I think I am still getting over it.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Welcome to the World

Alexis Meg Anna.
We are delighted to announce the arrival of Kate and Andy’s baby girl. She arrived at  9.40pm on the 18th November 2010 weighing 6lb 2oz.    

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 Alexis is the most
beautiful baby

005     In her Grandma’s arms. I am so looking forward to giving Alexis and her Mum a big cuddle later this morning.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cross Stitch Display.

I would like to thank Chookyblue for inviting us to display our cross stitches today.
When I decided to join in I did not realise how difficult it is to photograph framed stitcheries.
Here is the result and sorry if they are a bit blurry.

My “Chooks”
I have two more waiting to be done.

                                Spent many hours stitching
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018                After looking at all the beautiful work on all the ladies blogs I would like to do some more. If I have the time.

This is the first one I stitched.
It is my favourite as it reminds me of my DD1 013
when she was that small.

                                Busy mice that hang on my sewing room door.

Thank you Chooky. I have enjoyed participating in this tour and it is fun blog hopping to see all the lovely work.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Lots of Goodies and some fun sewing

Each time I went to my mail box this week there was a little white and red card. I always get excited because I know there will be something nice to collect.
First I received my lovely friends swap from Micki.All the way from Ireland.

Look at all the goodies I received.
Next was a giveaway I won from Scottish Nanna.
A cute bag with lots of gorgeous gifts for a little girl I know.

See the red tube?? It is a Kaleidoscope. I had fun looking in it.

Then today my parcel revealed my Candle Mat Swap all the way from Norway.
My partner also sent some cute fabric with matching ribbon.
Fun Sewing!!
Our Patch group has put out a challenge. We need to make a block out of rainbow colours.
We are required to take it along to our Christmas dinner. Then next year all the blocks will be put together into a quilt for the “Woman's Refuge” As I have made a few Bargello’s this year this come to mind.
007  and Taa Daa!!!

007 Isaac the Robot.

Now he is off on his bike.

Oh Tarniya  I found your block.
tucked safely away with my Mah-jong book.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

First Swim and some Finishes.

This morning I went for my first swim this season. It was chilly at first but it did not take long to enjoy the water.

Look at this cute fella!! Just sat there and posed for the shot.

After our swim we went here for brekkie here.
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Lovely  views.

When I returned home I spent some time finishing projects .

Stella's Quilt

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022       Swap Blocks and my Secret Santa all ready to go in the post in the morning.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Fun Week

I had a great week spent with my friend Pat whom I had not seen for nearly two years.
We spent hours chatting ,laughing, going to the movies,out for coffee, playing cards, out for lunch, visiting friends and a little sleep .
It was also my birthday on Friday and I was very spoilt.
032     A laptop flowers and a card from DH.
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A Beautiful new mug from DD1

033       A case for the Laptop from DD2

and lots of other beautiful gifts from my friends. 

I had coffee with the ladies from exercise
and my friend Sue made a lovely lunch with a yummy birthday cake for afters,

and in the evening some friends joined me for dinner.
Thank you so much to everyone.