Thursday, December 30, 2010

Late Delivery and Last OPAM for the year.

Santa must have been overloaded this year as I was lucky enough to receive two lovely surprises from my blogging friends on Wed.
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Bookmark,wallet and lovely pattern from Linda.

Gorgeous Christmas cushion, buffalo soap, bamboo stiletto and the cutest cotton reel name tag from my “Secret Santa”
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     Now for my last “OPAM” post for the year.  Can’t believe it is nearly 2011. The year has gone so fast.

Remember the sneak peek!  Taa Dah!!!!!
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My Girls gifts.

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Rena’s stitchery. Look at the beautiful hanger she has put it on.

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I also completed Kate’s Birthday Quilt. Three more table runners and a tote which I posted in a previous post.

OH I nearly forgot. My DH’s Christmas Stocking.
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  I would like to wish all my blogging friends and Families a Happy and Healthy 2011.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Day After

The day after  Christmas we all feel like this

Except it is far too hot to have the  Santa hat on here.
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under our verandah. So I am sitting inside with the Air Con on.

We had a lovely Christmas Day. I was very spoilt by all my family and friends.
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So many beautiful gifts but the smallest one was just so cute .   
From my dear friend Pat.

Look what was in the wee draw!!
How sweet is that!!
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A special gift all the way from Germany sent by Rena. One of my blogging friends.
We agreed to wait and open our gifts on Christmas morning.
                 008   Love my surprise gifts. A gorgeous Christmas Mug Rug and ornaments I can use each year.  Thank you  Rena.

                                 Hope you all had a great day.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Just one more!!!

                    I decided it would be nice to make a
       Christmas Stocking for my DH to put his chocolates  in.  

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           It is not a huge stocking. I just have a small tree.
              Wishing everyone a Happy and safe Christmas.
                        ( don’t eat too much, LOL )

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Last night I sat down and completed the final Christmas gift for this year.

Can only give you a
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Next I decided start stitching my "Postage Stamp Quilt" . Heidi had invited us to join her in Feb to make this quilt. She has kindly put a tutorial on her blog.
I thought it would go together quickly but it is not so. Maybe I am just a slow seamstress.

Stripes ready to go.   
 002    My first set completed. I will work on it again later today.

Must away now as I am off into town for a coffee with a friend.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Busy Stitching.


I have had so much fun with all my cobblestone blocks.

Now I can post the quilt I have made for my GD1‘s birthday. I gave it to her last Tuesday.

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Here are all my table runners I have made in different sizes for Christmas presents. I HOPE they are not blog readers.

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009    and another gift finished.




While reading some blogs I came across this "Wonky House Block" swap

I thought it would be fun to make.

I have now caught up with my swaps and only have one gift to complete. Yeh!!

Monday, December 13, 2010


I just wanted to share these AHHHHHHHHHS!!
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IMG_0349  Just so cute!!!!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


I spent this FNSI at my DD2’s home in Perth.
After the kids had gone to bed we had a snack before heading into the craft room.

DD2 sat and relaxed doing some  hand stitching.She had spent many hours over the past few weeks in the sweet shop sewing 27 dance costumes for her DD concert.

All packed ready to go!!050

I moved into a corner of the Craft Room much to Holly’s disgust.



It seems this is her chair!!

I did manage to get some of my Christmas sewing done and last night I finished off a swap block.
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059        and nearly completed a tote. 
I really  enjoyed doing FNSI this week with my DD2.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

In Coming and Going Out.

This week there were a few of these in my mail box. So I went into the Post Office to collect my Parcels

I was delighted to receive lots of goodies.

Beautiful cards I won in a giveaway.
and I love my belated birthday gifts from Leona.
A wonderful Chooky Christmas card from Nicky
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Helen spoilt me too with a this gorgeous coaster and card.

Thank you to my dear blogging friends for my gifts.

Thursday was The “Patches” Christmas dinner
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Friday, December 3, 2010


Tonight I was chatting to my DD2. She said she was having a lot of trouble making 29 costumes for her DD dance concert.
She told me sometimes you just what to throw your overlocker out the window.
WELL!!  Later I understood what she meant. I was  going to throw my sewing machine out the window too.
I just wanted to fill a bobbin.The thread broke several times and then finally when it was filling I went out of the room only to return to this.
Okay I will fill another bobbin 
using this one. It also jumped off a few times. AH!! I know ,slow down the speed.

005         That worked and I also wasted at least a half an hour.
But I am pleased to say I did finish another gift.