Wednesday, November 30, 2011

One Flower Wednesday,OPAM Finishes,Blocks in and Out.

Busy busy busy. It is that time of year. Lots of Secret Santa sewing. Have just made it on time to post my Flower for One Flower Wednesday.


Finishes for OPAM this month. Can only show two as the rest are all secret stuff.

010  Butterfly Quilt

Roman’s Boy Doll
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Two Aussie Swap Blocks  

Christmas Swap Block  all in the mail.

Stitched two of my BOM 

2nd BOM 2011
3rd BOM 2011
sew now I am up to date with them.

My house block to send to Beth
Wonky House  Block 2011

A Block for Patch

Blue and White block for Patch 2011

Lovely Blocks I received from Gai

Last 3 Blocks from Gai 2011

and my great Christmas Block and buttons from Sue. Thank you ladies.


and I am happy my last overseas parcels go in the mail in the morning. Sew you can see I have been very busy indeed and that is why the cave looks like this!!.

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Don’t forget to visit my pervious post to enter the Stocking Giveaway.
Only comments put on that post will be included in the Giveaway.

Closes 7 pm WST Monday December 5th.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Stocking Giveaway

Some months ago I signed up to Robin's Stocking Giveaway

xmas stocking giveaway

I was even a good girl and made the stocking in plenty of time.          

QAYG Stocking 2011

and now it is filled with lots of goodies,


sew I can’t believe I missed the first day to post about the giveaway.

Anyone is welcome to join in . Just leave a comment saying what you would like Santa to leave under the tree for you.

There is a second chance to win by being an old or new follower and leaving another comment.

Make sure I have a way too contact you if you win.

Do pop over to Robin's Blog to see all the other stockings you could win by entering more giveaways.

Drawn Dec 5th


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

One Flower Wednesday plus.

It’s Wednesday again!!  Were did the other days go???

I sat down this afternoon and stitched my flower


sew I could join the other ladies at Karen's and see how the gardens are all growing.

There was a few parcels in the mail again this week.


Lovely FQ’s with a little tissue cover from Silvia


and my beautiful Aussie Swap Block from Debbie.

I sent out my Summer Swap to Sharmayne.


Sew I am catching up on all my swaps. Just a few Christmas gifts to go in the mail by end Nov.

Look who picked up my car keys when I dropped them and run off ??




Do I look guilty???

Sunday, November 20, 2011

FNSI and Retreat.

On Friday my friend Sue and I drove to Avalon in Toodyay (about 400kms away)  for a weekend retreat.


It is situated in beautiful relaxing bushland with fabulous views.


We spent lots of time sewing


and I finished this for FNSI. I was unable to post till tonight ,when I arrived home, as there was no internet reception there.


Saturday we drove into town and went here to drool over the gorgeous shop with so much eye candy.


Can’t believe I did not buy anything but my friends walked out with goodies in there bag.

Was very pleased to have made some secret Christmas gifts


and started another Elves Wall Hanging.


in between chatting, eating and drinking.

Sue and I were also pleased to have Bev.C. from Kainga Happenings come to visit us . She brought some beautiful roses from her garden. Thank you Bev was lovely to see you.

I think I will sleep well tonight after my great weekend and the drive home.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

One Flower Wednesday/ Great Mail and a finish.

I am a little late posting my flower this week as we had a power blackout sew could not post earlier.
My DD1 gave me this cute little fella to put in the garden.I brought him inside and sat him on my kitchen bench and he did give me enough light to wash my dishes by. thanks Jo!!
Powers back on Yeh!!

I took the photo of my Flower in a native shrub growing in our front yard this afternoon. As it is Spring in Aussie it is covered in beautiful little white bottlebrush flowers that have a lovely scent.
By joining Karen and the other ladies I make at least one flower every week.Maybe I can do a few more this week!

  Received some great parcels in the mail.


My last gifts from Christine for my Secret Santa Swap


and she popped in a surprise gift I could open NOW. 

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Cat also sent me two beautiful FQ’s 005

Both were pressies for my B/D. Thank you ladies for your great gifts.

and my YUMMY fabrics I bought.


This “Pirate Quilt” is the first one I quilted using “Maggie”


read the story at  " The Patch."   Was delighted with my quick finish.

It really is a “Dog’s Life”


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Keeping Busy!

I have been keeping very busy with wrapping and packing gifts for both my Secret Santa Swap and Advent Swap.



I was so pleased to have them in the post on Friday.


As you can see my Sack from Christine is filling up.
It will be such fun to open the gifts on Christmas morning. My DD2 is also in the swap and will be at our home for Christmas. That will make it even better to both have sacks with gifts to open.

Oh No only 41 days to go and I still have lots to do.

On Saturday I had lunch with the Red Hatters. We are only a very small group  but it always lovely to catch up and enjoy time together for a meal and chat.


“Hmmmmmmm!!!   What’s going on here???”


Who Me!! Nov 22011

“Ahhh!!!  I have no idea what you are talking about??”

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

One Flower Wednesday etc.

Last night I sat down to stitch my flower to add to my garden.
It is sew nice to pop over to visit the other ladies participating in One Flower Wednesday. Thanks Karen.

On the weekend I made my swap blocks
Christmas block Swap. 
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                                                        Aussie Swap Block

Did some secret sewing

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Organised some gifts to go in the mail on Monday.

9.10.11 For Christine's Santa Swap

When at the post office there was a parcel for me from Lyn.

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What lovely FQ’s, scissors fob plus a few small gifts.
Thank you sew much Lyn.

Who’s a clever girl????

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Lacy learned to go through the doggy door.